20 September 2009

Speccy Four Eyes

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If you follow my inane and vaccuous tweets on Twitter you'll know that I had an eye test last week.
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I decided it was time to get them checked because most of our car journeys for the past few months have included the following converstion
(with me in the passenger seat I hasten to add)
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Me (to Mr Jelly) : "Tell me when you can read the words on that sign?"
Mr Jelly (before I've finished speaking) : "Now"
Me (choosing one further away) : "How about that one?"
Mr Jelly : "Now"
Me : "Oh"
Mr Jelly : "Please tell me you can read the number plate of the car in front?"
Me : "Yes of course I can!"
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And if ever there was anything to read on the telly ...
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Me : "What does that say?"
Mr Jelly : "Oh for Pete's sake, go and get your eyes tested already!"
.(Actually, he didn't use the word "Pete", but this is a family blog)
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So I finally got them tested.
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I was sitting in the optician's chair when she asked me if I could read a line of illuminated letters whilst donning some fancy frames.
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"Ummm. I can see that there's some letters there, but I can't read them to you, no"
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Then she slipped in some lenses.
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I said "Oooh! I can read them!" and then realised that, actually, that probably wasn't a good sign....
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I picked up my glasses last Wednesday.
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I don't strictly have to wear them all the time, and I try pretending they don't actually make that much difference, but it's no use, I can't deny how much sharper everything looks when I'm wearing them.
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Upon being told I had to wear glasses, Mr Jelly commented that perhaps they might make me look more intelligent?
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I told him the only time I look more intelligent is when I stand next to him
(boom, tish)
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Before revealing them to you, I wanted to perfect my speccy-four-eyes looks :
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.The "Why Mrs Jelly, you're beautiful " look.

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The "Let me just think about that for a moment" look
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The "You're in big trouble now, buster" look
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The "Away with the fairies" look
(although it was supposed to be "Office Slut")
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And the, "Yes, they do make me look more intelligent" look
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10 comments:

x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

they suit you - i like the style.
i can relate to that "sharp" look to everything i was like that when i finally got glasses but i've decided i like the hazy look so only wear mine at the cinema or when watching a subtitled film or who wants to be a millionaire {which is how i realised i needed my eyes testing!}

dottycookie said...

Urgh, I really need to get mine tested, it's been a while.

I LOVE your necklace, BTW.

Itch2stitch.com said...

Ahhh, welcome to the speccy four eyes club! They do look good on you though! I need mine now, I really do! Suzie. xxx

Menopausal musing said...

Wiping tears of laughter from my own little piggie/squinty eyes. Loved the "Office Slut" comment. x

busy lizzie said...

Aw cute! I have got that whole "holding something at arms length to read it" thing going on. its really annoying!!!

Han said...

Very Nice!

I need my glasses all the time - I am seriously blind without them (as I sit here if I look over my frames at the computer it's a fuzzy patch of light!)

Ruth said...

as tyra would say... FIERCE. love them. and congrats on getting the jane austen order done!!

Ally Johnston said...

They are quite versatile really, al those looks from one pair of glasses. All gorgeous.

Kathi D said...

I realized my shortcomings in vision when I started college. Sitting in the back of big lecture halls, I noticed that students around me were madly copying down what was written on the blackboard way down front, when all I saw was a big blur. Hmm. What was I missing?

I later realized that trees actually have individual leaves--they aren't just big round green things.

Kitschy Coo said...

Sigh... I'm pretty sure I need glasses too. Yours are great though, so maybe I shouldn't be dreading them so much?