Monday, June 23, 2008

See those glasses up above? The ones right up there in the header? Those are my glasses. Well, actually they were my glasses. They finally bit the big one. Gave up the ghost. Crashed and burned and fell apart. You see, a number of months ago I was doing an activity with my kindergartners. We were tossing a beach ball back and forth, singing up and down when the ball went up and down. Don't worry, it makes sense when you actually do it. Anyhow, one energetic child decided, instead of gently tossing the beach ball, to pitch it at me... directly at my face. It must have hot my glasses at just the right spot and the stem popped off. Ever since then I have been fighting a losing battle. I would super glue it back on, only to have the glue give out at the worst times. On Friday (after I had just told myself I would get them replaced at the end of summer if they would just hold out) I gave my dog a hug. POP! Off popped the stem. Again. For the last damn time. With so many layers of glue on the glasses there was no way I could repair them and have them continue to fit.

Today I got my eyes checked. Good thing! My prescription had changed enough to need new lenses in a big way. Thank goodness I am on summer vacation and had no where to be. I am what you would call an extremely indecisive person. I looked around for about an hour and got help from the guy working there before I found frames I liked. I found one that was super funky and fun. I found another that was fun, but a bit more "normal". What to do? The gentleman working there had determined from the very beginning that I was not allowed to purchase "boring glasses". He refused. (I quite liked him and he made fabulous suggestions.) Since he was dying for me to buy the super funky pair, he gave me a great deal on the frames. (Keep in mind this was not Lens Crafters, so not el cheapo glasses place.) Each pair came in a good bit under $200 including the lenses. He got me the super funky ones for almost $100 less than they should have been. Woo hoo!!! So I broke down and bought both. (Hey! I just received my economic stimulus check.) Now I have the choice of different glasses for different moods or outfits.

So what do I do about my blog header? Should I keep it the same, in memory of my old dilapidated frames? Should I design something new? Should I retake the photo with my new frames? Oy! Decisions, decisions...

9 comments:

Aymless said...

I like the header you have. Just because your getting new "eyes" doesn't mean you should change it, but I am really curious now as to what you bought! ^_^

Carolyn Jean said...

Well, I want to see your new glasses, but I think you should keep your header too, because old glasses are sort of like old friends.

Christine said...

I say redo the header with your new frames. But use the image of the old frames maybe on the sidebar? Can you tell I'm a Libra? lol Always trying to keep the balance. :)

Katie(babs) said...

I like your header because it shows your personality perfectly :D
I need to go get my eyes checked also...

Shannon said...

haha, OK I'll keep the header as is. Once I stop looking grungy and do my hair and make up (What??!!?! I'm on summer vacation!) I'll take pics with my new specs. I luvs them lots!

Tracy said...

I definitely want to see the new specs but I like your header.

How about take a picture of both and do a poll???

Congrats on the funky glasses! :)

little alys said...

Woo, poll!!! I'm going to second Christine and say why not both? ;)

Of course, keeping the header and having the new one on the sidebar works supergood! ^_^

Can't wait to see your new luvly glasses.

Like Katiebabs, I need to recheck my eyes and get glasses. Been on contacts too long. >_<

Rowena said...

I like your header too...and your old glasses but I'm nosy and want to see your new glasses so I agree with Chrstine. Redo the header with your new frames but keep a still of your old header on your sidebar, you think that would work?

Sarai said...

I like the header too! So much in fact I tried to steal it but I figured you'd call me out.