New Omnioculars, Etc!

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?”

“Yes ma’am.”

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.

Well, DING!

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!



This article has 17 comments

  1. Sizzle

    those glasses are SUPER cute. i’ve been itching to get new specs and am partial to a green color like that. they make your eyes stand out! so pretty. 🙂

    Ding! heehee.

  2. Anonymous

    Love the glasses! And need to get moving on my map!

  3. monstergirlee

    I LOVE the green glasses! I so totally wanted a pair of green glasses- even found a couple really nice pairs, but sadly my former-midwestern (AKA Minnesota) roots (frugal) took hold and staved off the onslaught of groovy-ness green frames. So mine are boring, which is OK since I almost never wear them. But I do like yours alot.

  4. tmrperry

    I absolutely love the glasses and DING! CO is not the midwest. Just sayin’…

  5. Tree

    Love the new specs!

  6. monstergirlee

    PS – There’s no way Colorado is part of the mid-west, no way. However, I think N dakota and S Dakota are part of the mid-west. Pennsylvania is definitely east coast. JMO.

  7. aimee / greeblemonkey

    Thanks guys!

    And Merry, I know, I am really lucky.

  8. Nadine

    I LOVE the glasses! And you have SUPER vision! Seeing a flee scratch his as from that distance. You should be in Heroes!

  9. merrymishaps

    Wow, lucky you and your insurance!

    My vision coverage is under a “discount plan” that my eye doctor doesn’t take so I have to remember to file claims … and I can only get contacts OR glasses. They only offer about $200 for contacts; that does not cover yearly lenses for a highly nearsighted person also blessed with an astigmatism on top of that.

    That said, my glasses haven’t been replaced in about five years. Granted, I only use them at night/morning when my contacts are out, but in case of emergency, I should not be driving in them.

  10. sue

    The glasses are great!

    Hubs swears all women have ADD. I tell him it is just our ability to think of more than one thing at a time. Ding! Love it.

  11. painted maypole

    oh, I could use your “ding” device!

    love the glasses!

  12. carrie

    Those glasses are adorable! Makes me wish I needed some . . .

  13. Sarah

    “Ding!” love that.

  14. soccer mom in denial

    Love the glasses. I need to get my first pair so this inspires me.

  15. Nat

    Can you adopt me please? I need new glasses?

    Nice glasses! I think I like more than the caramel.

  16. samantha Jo Campen

    That is a heck of a score on the glasses! Dude, if you gave them a $20, YOU’D GET CHANGE.


  17. g-man

    Nice peepers 🙂

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