Speaking of glasses....

Speaking of glasses….

May 2, 2011

Cheap

Lauren said that it was bad form to talk about sunglasses after she posted about eyes. Me, I’m not so sure.

I broke my sunglasses over the weekend. It was tragic. No, wait, it wasn’t. They were cheap, and they were starting to get a little worn out in the cheap way that cheap lenses do.

I went to Scheels because It was right by where Lauren wanted to go, but first all I could find were the Oaklies (whatever) and the Ray Bans, and I’m not a $140 sunglasses type of guy.

Then I found the cheap glasses.

Then I found the fisherman glasses.

Then I found the biker glasses.

It was cheap glasses vs. biker glasses. I found a sunny spot in the store and tried on a lot of glasses. My criteria were these: (a) polarized (b) really freaky dark. I drive into the Sun (well, toward the Sun anyway) both on my way into work and back home from work (it’s a gift).

It was a close call, but the cheap glasses won. As an added bonus, I also have the ugliest pair of sun glasses that you can buy (without a perscription).

Don't hurt me, Terminator!

,

About Lloyd

Lloyd Sommerer is a middle/high school teacher who likes to build websites, read books, grow beards, make fun of Lauren’s prototypes and eat the sauce of the picante.

View all posts by Lloyd

9 Responses to “Speaking of glasses….”

  1. Brad Said on:

    So was “function” your only criteria? No consideration of “form” whatsoever? I’ve done purchases where it was completely about form, but I don’t know if I’ve done a function-only purchase. Hmmm…

    Reply

    • Lauren Said on:

      He wondered about the ugliness factor, but I reminded him that he only wears them alone in a car.

      Reply

    • Lloyd Said on:

      I did consider briefly what the middle schoolers would say when I wore them on sunny days when I had after school supervision duties.

      Reply

      • Peggy Said on:

        I’m sure your endorsement of them will automatically make them cool! Next thing you know, all the students will have them too.

        Reply

  2. Beth Said on:

    I particularly like the rainbow-reflection effect.

    Reply

  3. Beth Said on:

    Didn’t you buy your last pair of sunglasses when you had your eyes dilateed for the first time?

    Reply

    • Lloyd Said on:

      Yeah, I don’t remember when that happened, but the short version of the story is that I got my eyes dilated a few years ago and I had no idea what it would be like. It was a miracle that I found my car and it took 5 minutes to get the key in the keyhole.

      I had a pair of sun glasses in the car, but they were only good enough to get me to a store where I bought the darkest pair that they had. I think I wore both pair on the way home.

      Reply

  4. bekahcubed Said on:

    I am lucky enough to drive with the sun at my back both ways--which means I never remember to put my sunglasses in the car for those freak occasions when I’m driving opposite.

    As for THOSE glasses? I was thinking that the woman in the glasses didn’t exactly look like the photos I’ve seen of Lauren--when I realized that what I thought was the face in the photos was actually the space between the photographer’s arms. Or am I the only person who thinks the gap between Lauren’s arms in that photo looks like a face?

    Reply

    • Lauren Said on:

      Well, the correct spooky answer would be, “Lauren wasn’t even in the caaarrrrrr!” (It only works if you say it in a haunted-house voice.)

      Reply

Leave a Reply