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May. 30th, 2008

02:53 pm - New glasses!

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Nothing wrong with the glasses I've been using, except that up until now they were my only pair, and I kept forgetting them as I left the house. I mean I'd grab the glasses case, stuff it in my bag, leave the house, get in my car, start the engine and the A/C, then open my glasses case... and find it empty.

That happened to me one too many times (actually more like five too many times) and I decided to get new glasses to wear at the computer. On Tuesday I was given an eye exam and measured. They asked me to pick out frames for them. I didn't know Hummer made glasses frames! (I'm not even kidding about that! The frames are branded "Hummer".) They said they'd call when the glasses were ready.

Yesterday they never called. This morning they didn't call. So I decided to call them. Oh, guess what, they're ready! Um, I thought they said they were gonna call. Whatever. So I went and got 'em, and the guy gave me the glasses, and a case for them that's a big macho-looking box with a big metallic plate stamped HUMMER "riveted" to the side. Well, it's good to know that if I'm ever in a collision with another pedestrian, my big boxy glasses will utterly crush his oh-so-serious-lawyer-looking puny little glasses. Muhahahaha!

Current Music: Johnny Nash - I Can See Clearly Now

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From:deckardcanine
Date:May 30th, 2008 08:27 pm (UTC)
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Huh.

My glasses are always in my case
When not in my hands or on my face.
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From:orv
Date:May 30th, 2008 10:02 pm (UTC)
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I saw some Jeep frames, once. There are also Jeep-branded radios and such. Brand licensing gets seriously weird sometimes.
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From:toonygal
Date:May 30th, 2008 10:11 pm (UTC)
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My new glasses
Mysterious glasses
When I wear them
I feel like I'm in a fantasy.

link.
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:May 31st, 2008 02:46 am (UTC)
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I have a couple of cases, never used them. They're on my face for 99% of my waking hours, at least, and when I not waking hours, I just fold them up and put them on the nightstand with my watch, wallet, and keys. Honestly, I don't see the need for a case.

The case for your new glasses (you chose the Hummers??) sounds big, boxy, and manly (ie, just like the car), but what about the Hummer glasses themselves, they big and boxy too? ("Big and boxy glasses" are really the type that only belong on someone who was in the A/V club at school, if you get my drift. They aren't the first people that come to mind when I hear "Hummer".) My current glasses that I've had for a few years now (less than four, as it was after I moved to this neighbourhood) are lightweight and slim and definitely not "nerdy", mainly bought because my wife said she likes em (have to go for what impresses the girls!) I've always been used to bulky glasses though, maybe because I identify as a geek (or the other way around), I've always thought these were way too delicate (as I pointed out in my latest blog entry where interestingly my first thought was of their well being after my recent bike accident.)
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:May 31st, 2008 04:44 am (UTC)
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The case is definitely big and boxy. The glasses themselves are somewhat big and boxy, but definitely not nerdy at all. None of the frames at the glasses place look nerdy; they all look yuppie, which means tiny lenses. They may be long side to side, but top to bottom they're very narrow. Which is a shame; I'd rather have big ol' eighties-era Roger Ebert lenses! I chose these Hummer glasses because they had the largest lenses I could find. Still not very big though. Just my luck to need glasses during a historical period when the trend in lenses is "pinched and squinty".
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From:wbwolf
Date:May 31st, 2008 03:41 am (UTC)
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With those glasses, now you can go out four wheeling! Are you sure you don't have some sort of male inadequacy that you're trying to cover for?
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:May 31st, 2008 04:45 am (UTC)

Man, now I got dirt in my rims!

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No I can't! See my response to thecanuckguy above.

Maybe I could with the case, though.
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From:discopanda
Date:May 31st, 2008 07:52 am (UTC)
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Hmm, how to beat Hummer-branded glasses... Well, I suppose if they made Unimog-branded glasses, those would beat Hummer-branded ones... :-D
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