Thursday, June 6, 2013


I got new glasses.
I knew exactly what I wanted.
I'd seen several
But I couldn't find the right ones in true life.
So I took my niece Maggie, the middle child, the one who is just like me except for the dog thing, to help me pick them out.
I think when you are near sighted it's hard to step back and make a decision when the world is a blur.
Unlike me, she has a great fashion sense.
Like me, she's very indecisive.
So I tried on a million glasses and finally we found them.
I was so happy and decided to take a picture of them to share on the blog.
Oh my goddddddddddddd!
It was worse than a really bad mug shot.
A very rude awakening. 
It's startling to realize what I have aged into.
In my mind I was -

Or maybe mature but trendy like Cyndi Lauper -

 But reality was more like-
Depression set in.

Maybe I was taking shots of the "bad side" of my face?

I found that it's very hard to take a photo of yourself.
Finally, I stood in front of a mirror, held the camera in front of me and kept taking photos.
Apparently my "good side" is just the top of my head.
Maybe if I edit the Hell out of it.
Make it sort of psychedelic and 60's? Mod?
Crap, whatever!
Here's a shot of my new glasses...
Jeez, it's hell getting old.


carla said...

Hi!!! Love them!!!! I hate wearing glasses and used to always wear contacts!!!! But....a few years back I gave in to glasses so I could see better and up close too!!!! I still hate them...and my hair gets stuck on the ear piece..lots of broken fun!!!! But I can see!!!

Nita Stacy said...

I love the glasses! I think you are being far too critical of yourself. I know photos I've seen of me that I hated at the time...I see later...and think...I looked fine. Why did I not like it? But I know what you mean. I took my latest blog photo before Xmas and hated it but then the other night I needed to change when I set up my Google + page and was forced to use it and I thought...what was so bad about it? But I hated it the night I took it. I think this photo looks great... want to see it without all the orange. Really love the glass shape.

sassypackrat said...

Love the glasses!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

You make me laugh so are a beautiful woman with a wicked sense of humor! I love the new glasses! You are so loved! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

An Urban Cottage said...

I feel the same way. I've never been comfortable having my picture taken. I think we must have unsymmetrical faces. We're used to seeing ourselves in the mirror but the reverse isn't the same. I had to take a photo of myself for something a few years ago and I couldn't stand looking at it. So finally I flipped it and it looked great. So I showed a friend and she said, "It looks funny, it's you but something is weird about it." So I flipped it back and she said. "OH, THAT'S A GOOD PHOTO OF YOU!" I wish I could see that.

I love the glasses. You should do four and make a Warhol poster.

sarah @ homeologymodernvintage said...

so just this evening i was trying to get a new profile shot for my blog. uggh... scrapped every last one of them!!! but you look great even through the haze, + i love your glasses!!!

Anonymous said...

They look good!
I need new glasses too and as You say, it's impossible to see how one looks when nearsighted :-) :-) :-)

Have a great day!

Robin Kent said...

Your glasses look way way cool!!! Good choice.The eyeglass topic could go on for eons. I used to wear contacts and felt much prettier, but with glucoma, can't do that anymore. I've always looks outward so no big transition there, except when I see a pic of myself. I'm of the John Lennon school where I like darker glasses to mask my baggy, bitty eyes, and be glad I can still see!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Your glasses are cute! I just got new glasses, and I look like the biggest nerd. Cyndi Lauper is so dang her!

carla said...

Hi!!!! Hope all is well with you!!! Missed your posts!!!