Monday, July 21, 2008

seeing double

i can't believe i forgot to mention two other things from the weekend! (i'm trying to be all broad-minded-like clever w/ my post heading cos i usually suck at that, see if you can figure it out).

friday i picked up my new glasses. for the record i mostly wear contacts (glasses are my back up--and why are they called glasses instead of glass? it's just one.) but since last year have been having issues getting contacts that actually work. i'm getting old (40) and going blind (not for reals) and need bifocal contacts and it's hard to get the right fit/pair/acuity. so, my contacts are on order and i got new glasses. they are unlike any i've ever worn. i wanted to get those almost invisible glasses, the ones w/ no frames and just a bit of wire and lenses but apparently those styles don't work for people w/ vision as fucked up as mine ; ) so here is sort of what mine look like.
the hubs said they make me look 10 yrs younger. he's also asked me to get a white button down shirt and a plaid skirt and knee socks, something about a naughty school girl, but i digress.

the other thing i forgot to tell is that we took the kids to the drive in saturday night. we've not been to one since before the girl was born. there used to be one in the next town over but it closed more than 10 yrs ago. so we drove about an hour to get to a drive in. i had a pollyanna idea of how fun it would be. hmmmm, i was wrong. we got there as the previews were starting and had to park on the front row. not too bad but the car was angled funny and we couldn't see well so we sat outside the car. also, not too bad but i only had 2 of our folding chairs in the truck and though the kids brought pillows and a blanket the area for sitting was mostly rocky and dirt, not lush comfy grass. we made do. the first movie was the new batman movie. i have to confess i haven't liked the ones w/ this christian bale guy in them. i preferred batman when it was michael Keaton or george clooney. the new ones are much darker, more violent. i did pay more attention to the joker (heath ledger) than i probably would have, but i still prefer jack in that role. we stayed for the 2nd flick, journey to the center of the earth, which started at 11:30. lots of people left. i should point out that at this drive in you got the audio by tuning your car radio to a set channel. for the first movie we didn't have to do this cos we could hear all the other people's radios. for the 2nd movie the car beside us decide to sit in their car and run the engine (and air) the entire movie. i was so pissed. we could barely hear the audio. overall i suppose it was fine. i think the kids had a good time. we didn't get home until around 2:30-3am. it was something different though and that was good.


Kristin.... said...

I.Want.Those.Glasses. That is EXACTLY what I want to get. Must show my husband. I also wear contacts for 16 hours a day and would KILL to have glasses I can see out of to wear at night. Because I tried to wear my glasses to read the other night and it killed me. I have an astigmatism and the glasses don't contain that correction.

I have NEVEr been to a drive in. How sad is that?

creative kerfuffle said...

seriously K--our alikeness is freakish. i typically wear contacts all day until i get home from work and then put my glasses on cos i can't really read well w/ the contacts. i also have an astigmatism but can wear both contacts and glasses, maybe you need a new eye dr? i've worn glasses since middle school and always had astigmatism,as do both of my kids.
you need to experience a drive in at least once in your life.

Astarte said...

Wow, am I ever impressed that you all a)survived the drive-in, and b) stayed awake the whole time!!!!! I would NEVER make it to 2:30am in a situation like that. Nope.

I took the kids to see Journey to the Center of the Earth the other day, and we all really liked it. The local theater here is showing it in 3D, which was fun, although the final dinosaur scene scared the crap out of Patrick.

I'm a Christian Bale fan, hard core. Ever since Little Women, I have had a little fantasy about him... but I digress.

I had lasik about ten years ago, and it was the best thing I ever did. Glasses look cool (and I really like those, BTW!), but I was allergic to contacts and the bridge of my nose is slightly misshapen b/c I broke my nose when I was in 1st grade, so glasses slid a lot. You should post a pic of you wearing those new ones!

Trish said...

the new specs make you look smart!

broad minded said...

they look like cool glasses. i really want a second pair of uber geeky ones like these:

creative kerfuffle said...

astarte--i'm a night owl anyway so the 2:30 part didn't bother me too much; journey was good, brenden fraser isn't too bad on the eyes either; i sometimes think about lasik but it scares the crap out of me; and posting a pic of me in the glasses would involve a pic of ME and that just isn't happening : )
trish--LOOK smart? ; ) i is smart.
broad--cool glasses but i'd have to see them on you.