Speaking of glasses….

May 2, 2011


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!


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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.

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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…


    • Lauren Said on:

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


    • 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.


      • 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.


  2. Beth Said on:

    I particularly like the rainbow-reflection effect.


  3. Beth Said on:

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


    • 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.


  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?


    • 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.)


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