Broken Heart? Buy Some Armor

Breaking up is hard to do. Breaking up after planning an elaborate marriage proposal and designing a custom engagement ring? Now that's a whole 'nother level of emotional anguish. Unfortunately, this was the sad reality for Eric Smith of the Philly-based nerd culture blog Geekadelphia. After purchasing a white-gold-and-canary-diamond engagement ring, his girlfriend confessed she was in love with someone else. What's a geek to do?

There's more!

Buy some armor, naturally.


Photos: Courtesy of Eric Smith/The Bygone Bureau

After selling the engagement ring on eBay, Eric decided to spend the money on something he'd always wanted—a custom made suit of armor, modeled after Master Chief's, from the video game Halo. He shares the motives behind his decision, in heart-wrenching detail, here.

While Eric's ability to turn his proverbial lemons into something way more awesome is commendable, once he's ready to begin dating again he'll soon find out that his plan has a fatal flaw: Chicks prefer Stormtroopers (see: Barney Stinson).

Have you ever splurged on something ridiculous to help you get over a breakup? —Allison Bean

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