I have been unable to wear bifocals and have wasted money buying two pairs in the past three years. Since i was in my teens, (maybe earlier) I needed glasses to drive and see distance, but my last eye appointment shows i am legal to drive without corrective lenses for the first time ever. And i can even read the crawl on CNN now where i used to need glasses at the movies.
However, i can't focus on my food when i'm eating. And i can't read a thing anymore. I liked it better the other way.
By last count I own 8 or 9 pairs of readers, not counting my prescription readers. (A couple of weeks ago I misplaced the expensive ones - my prescriptions, but i know they will eventually turn up because i never lose things.) I try to keep a pair in every room (and in my car and at work) because i keep taking them off and leaving them only to be annoyed when i need them again.
Anyway, i think i have found the end all this problem:
These are Clic readers and i think they are so cool! They are connected by a strong magnet at the bridge as you can see in the bottom photo. But they look good on. When you don't need them you just let them hang around your neck. Much better than those granny chains IMO.
you can find them here
I can't wait to use them flyfishing and taking photos.
Latest Books: I just finished Gold by the author who wrote Little Bee. Great book about two Olympic women cyclists who are competitors for the 2012 Olympics and are best friends. I really liked it. It's another one of those books i kept picking up and putting down that ended up being a favorite. I wrote about this in a previous blog post.
Now i'm reading Jonathan Tropper's new one One More Thing Before I Go. He really writes for men but i love him. The main character is always a hapless, sad figure without much redemption. But funny too.
Grits doesn't post here anymore but she told me about Richard Russo's Interventions. I just got that too but haven't started it.
Shout Out: To EoDE.... Where are you girl? I miss seeing you here. I was reading old blog posts the other day and seeing so many folks who are gone. Is everybody Facebooking? Louie i hope you don't leave us when you join the FB world. If anything, it should give you more to talk about.
What's Happening this Week: The Big Wedding of the Family Louvrak. After 9 years my brother Troy's son Brian is marrying his girlfriend this Saturday. They are having a similar wedding like mine. A friend is performing the ceremony. They are being married in a hall. No tuxes. Not too big of a wedding. Should be fun. My cousin is coming in to stay with us this Thursday, so I'll be away for a bit.
In the News: Lance Armstrong. (and then Neil Armstrong)... I have always thought Lance was guilty of doping. Maybe when he first started he told himself it was okay because of his famous testicular cancer. But you can't possibly have 10 teammates ready to testify against you without you being guilty, can you?
In the Air: Autumn! Thank you summer for your two weeks. See you next year!
Speaking of In the Air. That song In the Air Tonight used to be a favorite of mine by Phil Collins back in the 1980's. Now i can barely stand to listen to it. I think my next blog posts will be about how we change our minds about songs, movies, people, politicians, etc.
Ok, i didn't really have much to say today, but it was Sunday and i wanted to change this blog.