Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Four eyes.


Today I went to the opticians to check out some new glasses.

I am one of those mousy people who doesn't like to hang out in the limelight--that's why I hated lecturing--all those students staring at me, usually with resentment because I actually expected them to use a tiny portion of their brain? Hated it. Anyway, I was looking at glasses frames and found a very nice pair--a very PLAIN pair--and I was suddenly struck by the thought, 'are these the glasses of a bestselling author?'

I guess if I was a bestselling author I could always buy another pair right? But I am probably too pragmatic (and tight) to do that. I have had my first pair of glasses for 12 years and only need new ones because my prescription has changed, and more importantly, I need sunspecs for the glare of sun on snow.

So there was this other pair there too. Manhatten frames with this marbled effect on the side. My DD liked them--but she liked them all, even the ones I was laughing my head off at, even the diamante ones, :).

So now I am in a quandary--plain glasses, or bestselling author glasses?

17 comments:

Meretta said...

Best selling author glasses, of course.

But never, ever ones that look like these...

www.vintageous.com/eyewear/e250.htm

Friends don't let friends where goggles like these.

I just love you too much!

Loreth Anne White said...

Bestselling author glasses. Without a doubt!!!! If you've got to wear them, might as well flaunt them, no?

Loreth Anne White said...

LOL, Meretta, those goggles could just work , ya know :) :)

Peggy said...

I'd go for bestselling. But if did buy the others and when you did become a bestseller, than everyone would associate those glasses with a bestselling writer! You'll start a trend! ;-)

Eve said...

Dear FBA,
What else? Go for the fab author glasses.

Toni Anderson said...

LOL--this is all too funny. Must check out the goggles :)

Toni Anderson said...

Meretta--but pink IS my color LOL!!

Kendra Clark said...

I have glasses too. Mine are really getting old. :)

Good luck with the new specs

Deb said...

I swear by the new really thin night and day contacts, but need glasses to occassionally look intelligent. Think you ought to have some that make a statement and that get you used to people staring at you - after all you'll have to get used to it when you make it REAL BIG!!!!!!

Toni Anderson said...

People stare at me anyway--I think it's the accent?

Melissa Marsh said...

I have to say bestselling author glasses, too!

I need to go get a new pair of frames myself. I'd love to get contacts again because I know I look better, but I'm allergic to them unless I get the disposable kind. Can't afford that!

You must take pictures when you have your new frames!

Brandy said...

Going to buck the majority. Go for the others. Most authors are lowkey until they make it huge and even then they usually choose to look everyday normal. But, regardless go with whatever you are most comfortable with.

Psychopath said...

Pink plaid? Too much *g*
Brandy - she will be huge, she's my FBA!

Toni Anderson said...

I might be huge--but will I ever be published :)
Pink Plaid-yuk!! OK for blankets :D

Haven't decided on the glasses yet. Brandy I do 'low key' VERY well *vbg*

Might see what Walmart have in their store. Compare prices :-/ Not prevaricating--honest ;-)

Psychopath said...

uh huh, yeah - I believe you. ;)

Dragonfly47 said...

I know someone who's "just published" and went for the bestselling glasses and they're, JMHO, horrible. :( I say go for what makes you a *bit* out of your comfort zone, so that when you're a bestselling author you can wear whatever you want and look stunning. By then, you'll be comfortable having a roomful of people staring at you and you won't care WHAT they think of you! Pink plaid, or not. :)

Toni Anderson said...

LOL, dragonfly, it can definitely go too far :)