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Saturday, February 11, 2006

What, no jackhammers?

I went to the eye doctor yesterday and got a prescription for new glasses. I'm considering some retro-ish frames to replace the ten year old pair of glasses I'm currently wearing (which would be retro in a different way). In the course of doing some research online, I stumbled across an online forum for eye care professionals. One thread in particular was about a pair of frames I'm interested, and the assembled opticians and technicians discuss ways to keep said frames from slipping down ones nose. At about this point, the discussion gets a little silly....

Posted at 5:02 AM

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my dad had those frames when i was little! i find them quite soothing in a fedora-type way. go for it!

p.s.: i'm expecting some lovely photos of deep snow from you...columbus got nothing of that storm. :-(

Posted by shirley at 10:11 AM, February 13, 2006 [Link]

Problem is they're damned near impossible to find around here. The people at the place I wound up going to for glasses said that they do actually have one customer for whom they special order the Ronsirs, a 100 year old gentleman who is particularly attached to them. But they say that they're not as well made as they could be, and they don't keep them in stock. I wound up getting what could best be described as a reinterpretation of them.

I may wind up ordering a pair of the genuine articles from some place online just to have them for fun. They're not too expensive.

As for the snow, we didn't get hit nearly as hard as most of the other towns around here. I measured the snow on the deck this morning, and it was only nine inches, which puts us about 18 inches short of what fell in Central Park....

Posted by ralph at 1:51 PM, February 13, 2006 [Link]

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