"A mood ring is a ring that contains a thermochromic element, such as liquid crystal, that changes colors based upon the temperature of the finger of the wearer. Most new rings come with a color chart indicating the supposed mood of the wearer based upon the colors indicated on the ring.
The mood ring was created in 1975 by two New York inventors, Josh Reynolds and Maris Ambats, who bonded liquid crystals with quartz stones set into rings. They initially retailed for $45 for a 'silvery setting' and $250 for gold, and were first sold at Bonwit Teller, rapidly becoming a fad in the 1970's."
I remember some people took them quite seriously... and by people, I mean grade schoolers, because I was one in 1975 and those folks seemed to take the oddest things seriously. I couldn't afford one - even the knock-off brand they sold at Pamida, but a friend of mine let me wear his once.
Anyway, I thought it would be nice to take a look at the eleven basic colors used on flashcards for the pre-school set and equate them with emotions, feelings or thoughts in order to take our current personal temperature.
1/ What are you doing to ensure you remain 'in the pink'? In other words, what are you doing to help ensure you maintain good health?
I'm very introspective. So first, I try to find the source for these feelings. Then, if there is nothing I can do about it, I remind myself that this is a temporary state.
So, there are a few situations in the world that get me angry.
4/ When you're stuck inside having a grey day what are you going to be doing with your time?
Those dudes who are fully vaccinated and keep hitting on me on Grindr and Scruff.
6/ The term 'paint it black' is an industrial term wherein something manufactured - an entire lot, for example, is determined to be all bad. It cannot be redeemed, so must be thrown away. What would you like to paint black these days?
Republicans. Yeah, I know, I know... easy target. But see, I used to give some of them the benefit of the doubt, such as, "Yes, he said this and this, but then he did this, so maybe he's not that bad of a person."
8/ White is the color of purity, which is a state of perfection. What gets a rise out of your inner perfectionist these days?
Language. Spelling. Punctuation.
9/ When at a loss, you can always go with dependable brown. Who or what do you look upon as steadfast and true, these days?
The three people that make up my people pod. The Boyfriend, The Ex, and my Mom.
10/ Purple is associated with royalty. What has you feeling all high and mighty these days?
I am very proud of how I've handled the Covid pandemic. I have been doing all the right things - not just paying lip service to it. I have refrained from activities that pretty much define who I am and put my energies elsewhere. I mask up. I stay home. I keep myself and others safe.