Wednesday, January 18, 2006
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?