First world problem: glasses in the rain

I don’t know if you know dear reader, but I am now wearing glasses full time.

Four eyes

Which has been fine because the weather has been fine.

But today it rained.

And of course my glasses fogged up and got covered in raindrops.


And of course those of you who have seen me daily wrestling with my overstuffed handbag to find my pass, keys, wallet, playing cards, headphones, phone, other phone, book, kindle, nail file, water bottle, book would realise that a quick dip into my bag to pull out my glasses case and get out the special little glasses shammy to clean them is just not possible.

Just another first world problem to put up with.

When I first got my glasses, some were kind enough to point out my resemblance to the character of Velma in Scooby Doo.

In fact, when I, AS A JOKE PEOPLE, used a photo of Velma as my avatar on Facebook, you commented “Great photo” not realising that it was Linda Cardellini.

My alter ego

I don’t even suit orange (although I do like that funky little utility belt).

Still.  It could be worse.

Original Velma

People who wear glasses – what do you do about the rain problem?

Early Morning Reflections

Played bridge tonight. Not my best effort.

To cope with the cold I’m fighting I took two cold/flu tablets that make me sleepy so then I thought, I’ll have a cup of coffee to balance that. Now, even after a gin and bitter lemon, it’s nearly one o’clock and I’m wide awake.

Went shopping today and so along with my new specs I’m wearing my new Jag jeans (25% off) and a new Flower top. The jeans are high-cut. Not Kath-high but higher than hipsters. Thank goodness they are back in. Not that I minded wearing the lower cut but they didn’t really suit my muffin top. Ewww.

The jeans are also very long so I wore my highest black boots which made my legs look about 4 inches longer, balancing my heavier-side-of-average thighs. Gotta love that. Playing bridge I was sitting down most of the night so no problems with sore feet. So I guess I won’t be taking up those babies any time soon.

It was so nice to find a pair of jeans that looked okay – mostly they just look crap – and were on special – that I bought two pair.

Not sure the glasses work so well for bridge. First of all, I don’t really need them to see the cards… and while my vision is clearer for writing scores with them on, I can get by quite easily (at this stage). The problem is that because my long sight is fuzzy with them on, looking across the table to my partner or further afield is disconcerting.

So I think, despite their inate grooviness, I won’t be wearing them much – probably only when I’m reading a book or something like that. And yes, I’ll be cultivating that over the top of my glasses look when disturbed.

PS: I gave the details of the manufacturer – Roger Henley – to one of my fellow bridge players who told me she hasn’t updated her glasses for 5 years because she hasn’t seen frames she likes better than the ones she has… anyhoo, she rang up the factory – and spoke to Roger himself. Apparently he sounds very nice. I look forward to seeing her new specs!

Seeing clearly

glassesHere I type, wearing my new spectacles. Still getting used to the whole deal, in particular the change in focus to the screen. Reading is so clear I can’t believe I could read before!

They are different to how I remember them too. I didn’t think you could see the blue at the front and I thought the arms were blue – they are on the other side. And they are wider across my face.

So here is where you tell me that I look vastly more intelligent and way younger! 🙂

Man this multifocal thing makes me feel dizzy!

I could hardly bear to listen to the news today – that whole Virginia Tech massacre chilled me and then the story of the 14-yr-old boy left me feeling sick. I am feeling poorly anyway because I’m getting a cold. But a glass of white and two cold tablets is helping that.

Did anyone see South Park (World of Warcraft episode) last night. The best episode I’ve seen. Hilarious.

Meanwhile, I cleaned out the back room today and discovered my old roller blades. As Numberoneson has the same size feet as me at the moment I thought he could have a go but Junior Poshi got in first and has not taken them off. Note to self: Must get knee pads.

Happy Easter

We are going to eat too much, drink too much, read too much, sloth too much and generally have a fabulous time.

Happy Easter and bring on the chocolate.


By the way – I am in fact getting glasses – the frames are made in Australia by the only handcraftsman of eyewear in the country – and they weren’t even the most expensive ones there. They were the most gorgeous.