Yes, of course, I got not only a message from a 68 year old, but a 68 year old who lives in Minnesota. What the hell? I also got a wink from a 59 year old, but at least he’s local. I’m not responding, mind you, but still. This is not about my elderly fan club though. It’s about testing out an old adage. The one about ‘boys don’t make passes as girls who wear glasses’. I used to wear glasses. I loved them. You know how there are just some people who look good in hats and some people who look good in glasses? Well, I’m both. LOL. Just kidding. Who knows what the rest of the world thought, but I loved my glasses when I wore them. I never wanted contacts (nor could I really ever imagine willingly wanting to stick my finger in my eye each day) and was never embarrassed to wear my four eyes with pride. I had lasik surgery (horrifying procedure) about 15 years ago. It was a ‘gift’ from my mother. When she started to panic that I might never get married and I guess landed on the fact that I wore glasses as the main reason. Ha! I had never really considered it, but if mom was volunteering to foot the bill, who am I to turn down the not so cheap procedure?
Sure, I had the big ole’ epiphany that I could actually see across the room when I woke up the next morning. Yipee. Kind of. I missed my glasses. Well my friends, that time has come full circle. I just got back from the optometrist and guess who needs glasses for distance? Me! Guess who is inordinately excited to be able to wear glasses again? Yup, me again! As I’m only slightly nearsighted, I’ll just need them for driving and evenings out on the town. Wheee! The ladies at the doctor’s office were hysterical in helping me pick out frames. The poor things were probably ready to kick my ass out after an hour, but I finally settled on an uber cool pair. And I can’t wait.
Oh, and that saying about boys not making passes? Yeah, that’s a bunch of bullshit. 🙂