Wednesday, March 22, 2006

My purple power glasses

(Bearette, I think you asked for this. Well, not all of this, but the pictures. They're below the five yards of text, I promise)

A while back I shared that I have a little crush on Lisa Loeb. Actually, I think she's so adorable that when I needed new glasses a few months ago, I set out to find some just like hers.

That doesn't make me a stalker, right? I can't recall ever deliberately trying to look like a celebrity. Even when I rolled my cut-offs and wore white Keds I didn't know I was copying Jennifer Grey... it just sort of happened.

I couldn't really look more different from Lisa Loeb. She's brunette; I'm blonde. She's got olivey skin, I'm very fair. Her eyes are brown, while mine are green/blue/gray. (I use all the slashes there because I really don't know what color my eyes are. That's somewhat unsettling, you know? Like did I lie on my driver's license when I said they were blue? Because today they're very green. Once I stood naked in a white bathroom so I could find out once and for all. But even then I couldn't tell.)

What? Oh yeah, Lisa Loeb.

So anyway, she's just so adorable and I thought that if I had those chunky black-framed glasses then I would look adorable, too. But I just look like a stern librarian when I wear chunky black glasses. And as my husband helpfully pointed out, I'm really too pale to wear such dark glasses as they tend to "overwhelm" my face.

Pale and overwhelmed is not adorable.

I finally found some purple frames that I thought looked good, but I was so traumatized by the process of trying on glasses for two hours and finding out that my face was too timid for any of them that I was afraid my judgment had been obliterated. But when the nice frames specialist came over and saw them, and smiled, and said she liked them, I wearily plunked down my credit card and said, "Thank God."

You know what I like best about them, besides the fact that they're purple? There are these little lavender rhinestones on the sides. Just between you and me, I sometimes pretend that the rhinestones give me special powers. For example, if I have a stressful presentation or class to teach, I wear my purple glasses and the rhinestones give me brain power. You want to ask me tough questions? Ba-bling! Ask away! I am genius!

Sometimes I wear them in the car and the rhinestones protect me from road rage. What, you're mad because I'm only going 85? You want to gesture rudely and flash your high beams? Za-zing! My rhinestones deflect your irrational anger! Move along!

See? You can tell that they are very powerful glasses.

Do I look as adorable as Lisa Loeb? Please tell me I look as adorable as Lisa Loeb. And yet no one is as adorable as Lisa Loeb.


Blogger Bearette24 said...

Hee! I never knew about the curative powers of rhinestones ;)

Very nice!

7:48 PM  
Blogger Bearette24 said...

Oh, I was talking about INFJs with my friend MC...both our MILs are INFJs...though they are very different from you, I promise ;) Anyway, MC was saying INFJs are often advisors!! Do you see yourself that way?

7:50 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

Well...I used to be a social worker, and people often ask me for advice. I enjoy the process of thinking about a problem and looking for ways to deal with it or solve it. Does that make me an advisor? ;)

Of course, I give the best advice when I am wearing my purple glasses.

8:02 PM  
Blogger Roxanne said...

I believe those are the most adorable glasses I've ever seen. Super powers and all. And from those pictures I would say that green wins for the eye color. Or maybe it's just the purple rhinestones bringing out the green.


10:55 PM  
Blogger Frema said...

Great glasses. And Coach, no less! Amalah, she would be so proud. :)

Also, now when I read your blog I can't stop thinking about how cool your new template is. Can you share the secret?

8:22 AM  
Blogger Heather B. said...

You have Coach glasses with rhinestones. Very powerful indeed. So powerful that I want crappy eyesight so I can go get a pair.

12:33 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

You do look adorable in those glasses! (And not at all as I had pictured you---for some reason, I thought you were a brunette.)

Go, Go Super Glasses!

2:13 PM  
Blogger His suzy said...

Dang, your super glasses make mine look plainer than ever! I guess I can't have super contacts either, can I? I certainly wouldn't want rhinestones in my contacts. lol

4:48 PM  
Blogger verniciousknids said...

Your glasses are fabulous! On my computer your eyes are more blue than green but this could be a Japanese thing as they go ape for blue eyes over here :p

BTW is anyone else getting the word verification of "smentia" when they try to comment?! I couldn't comment on blogs last night because of this :(

6:28 PM  
Blogger Bearette24 said...

VK, that happened to my friend Carolyn at So at least you're not alone ;)

8:03 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

VK--That happened to me on my own blog yesterday! I finally had to close out IE and start over.

10:34 AM  
Blogger verniciousknids said...

Bearette and Lisa: thanks for letting me know I wasn't was starting to get very frustrating!

3:10 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

You guys are so nice! I'm glad you like my glasses. They give me a little tickle of pleasure every time I wear them.

Smentia? Sounds very much like "dementia". Hmmm...

God, I've had too much wine.

8:42 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

And Suzy? I think I remember reading about people getting eyeball art, if you can believe it. And I think some of that art involved rhinestones. I want to claw my eyes out just thinking about it...

Frema- there's no real secret. I just took a Blogger template and just made a few changes to the html... including adding a background image and changing some text colors and fonts...

8:45 PM  

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