Jun. 4th, 2010 07:14 pm
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Nick's glasses have been in bad shape for a while, held together with increasing amounts of solder. Over the weekend they got thoroughly fragmented when I threw a ball at him and knocked them off, and then they got even more crunched after we got home. So we finally went out to get him some new ones. I decided to replace mine, as well; they're serviceable, but the right lens is increasingly and annoyingly scratched.

The optometrist told me that my prescription is lighter than the previous one from back in '06. Which was lighter than what I had before.

It's official; I'm getting old. I'm still very nearsighted - I'll know I'm really getting old when things get to the point where I can stop wearing glasses, and then to the point where I need them for close work instead of for seeing any further than six inches away.

On the other hand I am typing this while sitting on the back porch, wearing a short skirt and a tank-top, so I guess I'm not that old. Especially given that I'm going to be drawing weird porn once I finish this post and order a pizza...

Date: 2010-06-04 11:16 pm (UTC)
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I've told you guys about right?

Date: 2010-06-04 11:29 pm (UTC)
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I was gonna get some glasses from there, once I can find my prescription! Which is somewhere in my room...

Date: 2010-06-04 11:34 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, we were thinking of doing something like that but there were just too many yaks to shave before there were glasses in our hands. We paid rather a bit more than that would have been but I don't think we would have ever gotten glasses happening otherwise. And I really don't want the only person capable of driving to have glasses on their last legs when we have a cross-country move coming up!

Date: 2010-06-04 11:44 pm (UTC)
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Totally reasonable, just wanted to make sure you knew about it. :)

Date: 2010-06-05 09:58 am (UTC)
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I love that site! Mom got her last two pairs of glasses from there (just remember: shipping and billing addresses MUST match). My last were from America's Best Contacts and Eyeglasses though - they have a deal where you can get an eye exam and two pairs of glasses for $69!

Date: 2010-06-05 12:19 am (UTC)
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I've had these glasses since high school! They're held together with string. They used to be soldered, but somehow, the solder popped off like a bad dental filling. Same with the epoxy. I say fuck contacts, not just because I love glasses, but because my eyes won't let anything come a centimeter close without getting all squirrely.

If you make it to age 65 and can still draw weird porn, I would call that a triumph, the most defiant triumph against kippleization. The things I fear losing the most are my mind and my sex drive.

Date: 2010-06-05 06:31 pm (UTC)
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Nick's glasses at some point became a minor engineering project. One side is basically okay, although bent and battered as hell. On the other side, the temple is held to the lens frame with solder and a wire winding that could serve as a small electromagnet, and the lens frame itself is held together by a heavier piece of wire soldered to the upper and lower half. The solder does indeed break off every couple of months, and then it's back to my workbench for some repair work. When it works well, the solder blobs give the frame a sort of biopunk cool, and being able to fix his glasses however badly makes me feel happy and useful. :)

Date: 2010-06-05 10:09 pm (UTC)
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A recent viewing of Tetsuo the Iron Man has made this mental image of soldered biopunk glasses go very, very wrong in my mind's eye. Or perhaps very right, depending on the audience.

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