February 5, 2016

for the love of...spectacles

In middle school I decided having glasses would be cool. Of course my eyes were fine, but I wanted them anyway. Having no actual money of my own, my mom said no.

When my eyes actually went bad about a year later it took quite a bit of convincing that I was actually seeing a blurry chalkboard as opposed to being a manipulative 12 year old. My first pair of wire rimmed tortoise shell frames were acquired in 7th grade.

I was done with them by fall of 8th grade. Playing volleyball with glasses was annoying and I was over using a glasses strap to keep them on my face. I rocked that strap for sports prior to contacts. Have no doubt, I was totally cool.
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I pretty much wore contacts through college and then I boarded the glasses train around 2008.

In 2012 I'd been reading blogs and found my first pair of online glasses [for free] and since then I've been hooked on cheap frames. Granted, I have a super-low prescription and I don't spend more than $15 a pair AND returns are annoying so I'm stuck if I get something I don't actually want, but it's been OK for me.

Plus, I didn't have insurance for a while there, so cheap glasses it was!
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I really like these ones and I wear them quite a bit even though they're out of the heavy rotation right now. I can't remember where I got them, I'm pretty sure I just googled around until I found some I liked after I was inspired by this pin on pinterest a couple of years ago. 

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I think these were my first colorful frames. LOVE. 

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The first frames I ordered. I don't wear them any more because the clear parts don't look so clear anymore. I'd totally get another pair though if they made them, but unfortunately they don't. I went as far as emailing the company and they replied, but nothing. Sad day. This brand does have some gold glitter frames though. *heart eye emoji* I attempted to replace them, but the glasses I got just didn't live up to these standards. )-:
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[These were the attempted replacements.]

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Zenni frames that I never wear. I have a big head and I feel like they're just a touch too small...so, I got another pair. [hint: see below]

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These aren't available anymore, but they're totally Sally Jessy Raphael sized frames. They're the famous frames that the Grandpa doesn't love

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I loved the green ones so much, I got them in purple too. 

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These were my last pair of glasses from the optometrist when I went in 2010. Don't be like me. Get your eyes checked. 

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Not my favorite pair, plus they're scratched horribly. 

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HEY-O! CLEAR PINK GLASSES. <3 br="">


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These are my three favorite pairs right now.



January 29, 2016

coronado heights

It's been sunny and warm and lovely out in Kansas, so Becky, Polly, and I went up a Kansas mountain!
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And by "Kansas mountain" I totally mean a large hill. Because it's Kansas and while it's not entirely flat, it's definitely not mountainous. Polly and I were still in wonder though.
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All the land is in winter right now. It's not white with snow, but it's brown and tan.
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Except the spots where someone painted fake moss on the rocks.

Coronado Heights is just outside of Lindsborg, KS and supposedly Francisco Vasquez de Coronado [an explorer in the 16th century] went up this hill to survey the land looking for gold. It was all about gold back then, wasn't it? In the 1930s the Works Progress Administration built a castle and picnic areas around the hill. It was New Deal time and people needed jobs, yo. Since it was built it's been a place people went for school field trips, high school drinking parties [not me, of course] and summer time family fun finding horny toads [that's what I did].
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I love adventures. 





January 26, 2016

glasses

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I wore these glasses for most of Christmas when I was with family in Fort Wayne. 

At one point my grandpa looked at me and said "I really like your glasses." 

"Really?" 

"Nope."





heh. 


**edit: I don't in any way think this was a slam from my grandpa. I mostly thought it was hilarious. He's the kind of old-school gentleman who always compliments a lady, but totally doesn't get the trendiness of giant glasses. I get plenty of compliments other places on my glasses that I'm not worried about my ego. (-;