Monday, November 10, 2008

Free Sunglass-Thingys! Ugly! But Free! (But ugly..) (Actually Butt-Ugly)

The enthusiasm over this post idea (through comments and e-mails) made me realize that you're all as crazy as I am. And for that, I am relieved. One of us! One of us!

Remember how I gifted Hills & Shawn with some beautiful elder-wear in the form of glaucoma-check glasses? Well as soon as I outfitted Shawn with the specs, I received a lovely pair from my own optician. But now, instead of the wrap-around methodology, they've gone a bit more minimalist and removed the frame part that actually rests over the ears; now all that remains is something that simply screams: John Lennon-y pince-nez. Actually, all that remains is something really, really ugly.

All apologies for the somewhat stringy Jersey-Girl hair.
Naturally curly hair + no time for flat-iron love = Niiiiiiiiice.

Remember being embarrassed by your dad's clip-on eye-wear? This is MUCH worse. So, of course, I'm saving them to wear on outings with my children. I'll slip 'em on right before I grab their 13-year-old hands to skip across the parking lot, all the time telling them how radical/awesome/sweet (whatever the word-of-the-day 10 years prior was) they are. Maybe I'll even flash some signs--to let their classmates know their mom has street-cred.

Yeah, that's all I've got. What wasn't captured in the photo was the chest-knock-knock before I tossed the sign. Also slightly magical is my hand, completely void of pigment.


Jess, I know you thought this might actually be a giveaway, so I apologize for any disappointment. BUT if I get a free napkin at a restaurant, I'll totally toss that into the next contest. Will that fill the void? :-)

14 comments:

Sparkliesunshine said...

Oh man. Those are bad. But hooray for free. I guess it's a compromise.


Ps. my word verification is pinkini. I think that's a drink.

Al said...

gotta love the free sunnies. Especially when they can be easily modified to work well w/your regular glasses.

Bridge said...

Love the part about embarassing children. I tell my kids I will do it all the time.

jess said...

damn! HOWEVER. i have a pair of these ALREADY somewhere...

i hate hate HATE having my pupils dilated.

monstergirlee said...

FUNNY! My husband came home yesterday from a health fair at work - with a pair of roll-up sunglasses.

Directions:
RollUps
Unroll, grasp both ends and place on both temples.

Hillary said...

dude, they go on the inside? I am so confused.

Meg said...

Wow.
I'm...sorry?

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Nilsa said...

I feel sorry ... VERY sorry for your future children. Hahaha.

matches said...

HOT.

I'm confident that you will still get hit on when you are 80 picking up lemons at the grocery store...as long as you are wearing these gems.

Hyphen Mama said...

Ooooooh, and they fit INSIDE your normal glasses. That's so unexpected, making them SO COOL. Not.

And what's with you and your chair?

Memarie Lane said...

my mom still uses the clip-on things, but i'd be happy with those if she'd just wax her eyebrows.

Sra said...

Those are truly heinous.

P.S. My captcha is "nongelyn" (adj), (v), used to describe someone who forgot to don their Dr. Scholes insoles.

friyet said...

to be honest, i looked at this last night and could not for the life of me figure out wtf you had on your face... after a good night's sleep and a really crappy ass day at work, i realize that you have those roy orbison glasses on under your regular glasses... quite fetching if you were in an old folk's home and the lights were out! i'm glad this wasn't a giveaway, because they would be mine for sure, that's just how luck i am!

Natalie said...

i had some of those cool shades once. i'm sure i don't know why i saved them after i was done driving home from the eye doctor. maybe for the kids!

now let's talk about your hair. is is curly? it seems to be getting long. i like it! personally i can't wait to get back to the states and get about 2 inches cut off mine. too much for me right now!