Hey! Guess what! I got new glasses! And they must look exactly like my old glasses because not a single soul has noticed! Except if you look really close, they are green!
But don’t worry, I still love my caramelly specs. But I have all this insurance, so I figured what the hell!?! Why not get a second pair? And I am so proud of myself for stepping outside the box and getting something a little bit funky this time.
But not too funky. Because, of course, according to some people I live in the Midwest and Midwesterners are stubbornly anti-funk, right? (Joking, people!)
Since I am a freak about my eyesight and my doctor knows I want to be able to see a flea scratch its ass from 20 meters away, my Rx changed enough that I really needed to update my old glasses to not feel like I am constantly on a roller coaster as I switch between the two pairs. And being the frugal person I am (stop laughing), I called a few eye centers to make sure I wasn’t going to get screwed on the cost of the lens replacement. Lenscrafters? They wanted $160 bucks. ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY DOLLARS. When *I* was providing the frames.
So, I held my breath at the eye doctors and asked them… how much for new lenses in these old glasses?
Fumble fumble fumble. Looking looking looking. Shuffle shuffle shuffle.
“Um, OK… After your insurance discount, nineteen twenty.”
“Nineteen DOLLARS and twenty CENTS?”
God, I fucking love my insurance.
By the way, have I ever told you that in real life I change topics mid-sentence a lot? Like, A LOT a lot?
So much so that Bryan has trained me to use a sonic device to inform him when I am taking a sharp right turn in the conversation. I put my finger in the air and say in a fairly high-pitched voice, “DING!” And he knows he needs to switch gears.
Remember that Great State Debate?
I have gotten a few awesome submissions for the contest, but to sweeten to pot, I will award to the winner (of my choosing, with supplementary judging by Bryan, of course) a free 8×10 from my Etsy store. Any nature print they want from there.
You have till this Sunday at 5pm to submit, and the winner will be announced on Monday.
And some of you have been stymied by lack of photo editing software. Just print it out and color it the old fashioned way and take a photo of your handiwork and send it to me that way!
Have fun! Be funny!
Email entries to aimee at greeblemonkey dot com!