Friday, April 25, 2008


I had an eye exam today. I've been out of contacts for about 2 months now and for the past few weeks I've been walking around with my super chic fake Chanel shades over my glasses. Admit it. I'm just about the coolest woman you know.

I don't like to have my eyes dilated but, due to some maintenance meds I take, I have to once a year. I got my eyes checked, dilated and prodded in every conceivable manner. I picked out some glasses (post dilation) and got a little seasick looking in the mirror. I shudder to think what I ended up with. They'll probably make me look like Harry Cary but, at least I'll be able to see. Plus, I got some contacts so I can turn my cool meter up a notch when I lose the pair of glasses under my faux Chanels. This was all to the tune of $336.00. That's AFTER insurance people. Holy crap! Eye care is expensive.

My daughter, who accompanied me to the eye exam, insisted that she wear her princess dress and spent the entire time charming the pants off of the staff by twirling and leaping in her fluffy skirt. She left the office with three plastic toys from the prize bowl and an inflated three-year-old ego. I left with a $336 hole in my pocket and some old-lady cataract shades. Go figure.


  1. ahhh the old lady cataract glasses! Got to love those! How I wish I would have been waiting outside paparazzi style to snap pictures as you left!

  2. Lately I have to move closer to the light to read fine print. I need to make the trek to the eye doctor too, but I'm in denial.
    I bet if YOU went there in a pink tutu they'd have given you a plastic toy too. That and meds. :)

  3. You are clearly too cool for me, but thanks for letting me hang out with you anyway!

  4. I feel your pain. I had to set my text messaging font options to "large" this weekend. And to beat it all, a 10-year-old kid in the baseball concession stand is the one who showed me how to do it. Now I can text WITHOUT my glasses! LOL
    Love your blog!

  5. Thanks for making me think about Harry Cary! I love to do impressions of him. "What's your favorite planet?" My office mates will thank you, too!

  6. If you were a hot dog would you eat yourself?
    -Just had to get one more in!

  7. There's nothing like a fluffy skirt to make you want to twirl and leap...