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August 7th, 2008


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03:53 pm - Lessons I Have Learned Regarding Glasses

  1. No, you don't have to be self-conscious anymore, even though you have frames on your face. You do not need to remove them in order to speak with someone. These are not your 1980's glasses, so get over yourself and start being okay with them.

  2. New glasses ≠ sunglasses. Just because you have frames on your face does not mean that girls cannot see where your eyes are going.


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From:arianrhodstorm
Date:August 7th, 2008 07:58 pm (UTC)

LOL

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Looking at the eye-attractors again, eh?
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 7th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)

Re: LOL

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Just glancing around, really. . . :)
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 7th, 2008 08:25 pm (UTC)

Re: LOL

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Already considering it. Particularly since I look really silly with sunglasses on top of my glasses.
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From:rfunk
Date:August 7th, 2008 08:39 pm (UTC)

peril-sensitive lenses

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I used to have photo-sensitive lenses. They're really not worth it. They don't respond as well in warm weather as in cold weather, they don't work well behind glass (e.g. when driving), and they don't respond fast enough when conditions change. I don't think they're polarized, so they don't cut glare. Plus, they have to be glass, so they're heavy.

Though it's possible that things have improved in the last ~15 years since I had them.

I just use clip-on shades that (mostly) match my glasses. Hides the eye direction just fine. ;-)
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From:tesinth
Date:August 7th, 2008 11:12 pm (UTC)

Re: peril-sensitive lenses

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They haven't really improved much, I had a pair a couple years ago that had the same problems (although they don't have to be glass anymore). My main problem with them is that they are activated by UV light, so when you're driving they don't darken (since almost all US automakers have had UV protected windows in cars since the early 80's or so I think).

My current pair have sunglasses that attach magneticly to the frame, so far, so good (although I sometimes find myself forgetting that I don't have the sunglasses on...)
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From:mischevousblend
Date:August 7th, 2008 09:05 pm (UTC)
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Definitely nothing to be self-conscious about - you look very handsome in your glasses! :)
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From:mischevousblend
Date:August 7th, 2008 10:23 pm (UTC)
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Ha Ha ha! I agree! :)
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From:tesinth
Date:August 7th, 2008 11:24 pm (UTC)
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Dude, there's so much more you can do with a pair of glasses:

1) The Superman - you hear a distant scream, sure, you run over to see what the problem is, but not before puffing your chest up and yanking your glasses off in an heroic fashion.

2) The Thinker - you hear something you don't like in a meeting, you make a slight sigh and as everyone's eyes are drawn to you, you slowly remove your glasses, sort of hold them in front of your lower face, loudly exhale, inhale deeply, slowly put the glasses back on, look up and start by saying, "Well, that's not exactly how I see it" (or something of the sort)

3) The Skeptic - (works best if you're seated behind a desk and someone presents you with a piece of paper), after exchanging pleasentries, review the document, smirk, then look over the top of your lenses at the person, followed by a snarky comment

4) The Frustrater - (works best when people think that you don't know that they are watching you) lean backwards, take you glasses off with one hand, rub your eyes with the other, quickly put glasses back on when you hear a noise (so they think that you don't want them to know that you are frustrated or tired or whatever, what a hard worker you are!)

Those are just the ones I remember off the top of my head, not that I would ever use such tactics...
From:snakesinspace
Date:August 8th, 2008 02:44 am (UTC)
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If girls want to not be stared at by me they should stop being so gorgeous/sexy/pretty/curvy/cute. ;)
From:matchgirl42
Date:August 8th, 2008 03:44 am (UTC)

Have I got the cat macro for you. *evil cackle*

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From:romandruid
Date:August 8th, 2008 03:47 am (UTC)

Re: Have I got the cat macro for you. *evil cackle*

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Oh. My. This is the second laughoutloud invoked by LJ comments today. Thank you for that!
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From:mischevousblend
Date:August 8th, 2008 02:16 pm (UTC)

Re: Have I got the cat macro for you. *evil cackle*

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Made me laugh out loud too! I love it!
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From:romandruid
Date:August 8th, 2008 03:51 am (UTC)
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New glasses ≠ sunglasses. Just because you have frames on your face does not mean that girls cannot see where your eyes are going.

OMG, this made me laugh so hard it startled Ludi out of a sound sleep! I'm *still* catching on to this one, actually -- walking across the school campus to the bathroom and I don't want to have to notice a pair of HS students who are just a bit too intimate. But they KNOW I see them (darn it!) and so I HAVE to call them on it (when I really want to say "Congrats... but take it to a hotel already.")

*headdesk*

You'll catch on... after you've been caught gawking a few dozen times, anyway. *smirk*

Enjoy the ride. :)
From:tn_roadmap
Date:August 8th, 2008 09:29 am (UTC)
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I've been wearing glasses for about 10 years now. Never have gotten used to them. When I got my last pair, which I am currently overdue for new ones too, I got them permanently tinted so they always looked like sun glasses, which I didn't mind wearing.

Good Luck with the new glasses

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