October 14th, 2009

First day of school

Pearl party?

Today I went to a pearl party. What is a pearl party you might ask? Well, it's similar to a jewelry party, except the lady hosting it bring a big batch of fresh oysters. You pick your oyster, she opens it up right in front of you and you get your pearl! Then, you can place your pearl in a setting (ring, earrings, necklace, etc). Pretty sweet.

I actually got a darkish blue pearl (again, sweet) and I had it set in an oyster shell. I figured it was a nice symbol of my first year of teaching and quite unique to the area. :) An interesting afternoon indeed.