If You Would Be Kind Enough to Ignore My Oily Skin, Greasy Hair, and Hawkish Profile

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  1. yinyang says:

    I like the first ones. But, I don’t know your neighbors, so I’m not going to guess which ones they chose.

  2. Jeni says:

    One of my least favorite things to do in the whole wide world is shopping for new frames for my glasses! I can never figure out what to get because no matter what I do, they do nothing, absolutely nothing, that improves my appearance. Rats! Everytime I find a pair of frames I really like, they are either unavailable in the bifocal/trifocal stage my vision is in or they are so outrageously expensive I fear breaking them just trying the damned things on!
    I liked both pairs you showed here and, using the kind of logic I would apply to said purchase of an item like this for myself, though I liked the design of the Ridges a bit better, I would opt for the Circles simply because the color of the frames -to my logic -would be a tad more neutral, thus no risk of green clashing with anything in the clothing arena. Well, that and any cost that would also make one pair a bit easier on the pocketbook. Did I mention I have half-Swedish and half-Scottish genes and every now and again, the Scottish ancestry in me emerges and I become downright cheap?

  3. AmyTree says:

    Ridges!!! Ridges!!! (They look like mine, but I rock the wood-panelled finish instead…)

  4. Becky Cazares says:

    Okay, I vote Circles. They don’t compete with the lovely color of your eyes.

  5. Shania says:

    Circles! But I love them both.
    Where’s my snuggie?

    And go here:


    You can get a pair for each day of the week!

  6. Balou says:

    Frame shopping is fun although I’m usually looking at frames while my eyes are dialating from the eyedrops.

    I like both but I’m diggin’ Circles. They’re more unique. I’ve seen a lot of the Ridges on faces out and about. Plus, Circles don’t completely block your peripheral vision like Ridges do to keep an eye on #1 and #2 and the “nutty” professor. Plus, Circles let’s us see more of your beautiful eyes. Now I’ve probably completely burst your bubble because I’m guessing Ridges was the winner. Hey! Ridges look great too!

    I’d highly suggest getting the lineless bifocals. Because I’m apparently ancient compared to you as I’ve had them a few years, I found it was an easy transition and only took about 3 days to get the hang of it and realize I could read up close without removing my glasses.

    My guess was your neighbors house number was 00. 😉

    (Hey! Hubby got a job! happy dance I’m working on a post.)

  7. lime says:

    well, i kinda dig circles myself. i could really stand to go frame shopping but since my boy joined the bifocal club at the tender age of8 or 9 and then the girls successively joined the single lens club in rapid order there hasn’t been moolah for new mama frames. (mainly because she’s so vain she spends her paltry allotment on contact lenses, but ya know there are times when i need to rock the frames and my 12 yr old frames are just so past prime rocking stage. and i think i should get the opportunity to maybe see if i can find a pattern of snazzy “triangles” or something since my uber groovy psychic sister got to choose from ridges and circles and all. but my is this not the longest parenthetical comment ever…) anyway, i could really use me a snuggie and some ginsu knives so i hope i won.

  8. kmkat says:

    I like Ridges better, but someone made the point about peripheral vision so I am officially neutral. My own glasses are the rimless ones with hair-fine side pieces, the kind that were the height of fashion about 5 years ago but I just got them last year because I am cool like that.

    Go for the lineless bifocals — you don’t want the rest of the world to know that you need them 🙂

  9. Chantal says:

    See, I like the front shot of circles but I like ridges from the side… So now I need to decide, do you think face to face is more imporant, or how someone sees you as the come up beside you…

    I still think those ridges look cool from the side so I take those.

  10. Ann(ie) says:

    I gotta go with circles!! I dig em. 8)

  11. flutter says:

    Ridges fo sho. But honestly, I would prefer the 12 shots of winter solstice set, complete with your own pagan chanting bowl. Get on that, would you?

  12. heartinsanfrancisco says:

    Tough choice. Both look great on you, but I think Circles blends into your face more naturally while Ridges competes for our attention, kind of like wearing a dress or being worn by one.

    But I think the main consideration should be “What would Nancy do?”

  13. Pam says:

    Had the “take them home” thing myself. Daughter and friend talked me into pair A. with a “definitely!”. Paid a fortune, and forever after wished I’d chosen pair B…so not goin’ there girlfriend, telling you which ones I like best! Enjoy your new specs.xxx

  14. jess says:

    Oooh, I vote for circles, though both are great. Can I request Ramen noodles instead of Rice-a-roni, even though it is “The San Francisco Treat”? I love love loved the card, btw. thanks! 🙂

  15. ArtSparker says:

    I like the rideges, although they both have an assertive quality I think.

  16. Sunflower56 says:

    I like the circles! They are a little more interesting shape and seem to flatter your eyes and face shape better than the others.

    I dislike myself in reading glasses so much that I find myself only wanting to read when no one is around, and even when I answer the phone I find myself taking my glasses off first.

    BTW, I really enjoyed your new video camera post, that was fun.

  17. Voyager says:

    The Ridges rock. That’s all I hafta say.

  18. kirsten says:

    i like the arms of the circles (who couldn’t love all those little circles?!), but i like the contrast of color that the ridges frame gives on your face…
    i’m torn…but my final answer is…ridges…

  19. chelle says:

    B … the second pair love them.

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  21. actonbell says:

    I’d vote for Ridges, the first one, but as you say, they are rather similar, and are both mighty fine. You look really good in green, btw.

    I’m still in contacts, but beginning to fret over the dryness of my eyes–was once an oilslick, am now a dried-up middle-aged thing.
    I haven’t been here for awhile, I must remedy that…

  22. Midlife Jobhunter says:

    I’m going with Ridges.

    Saddest part about this, I’ve hear there are trifocals. Personally, I just have three chains around my neck – computer reading, regular reading, and sunglasses. If I have to look up a phone number, I load the computer glasses on top of reading glasses. My family just shake their heads at me.

  23. monica says:

    I like circles. So, blind uh? what’s your numbers ? mine are -3 on the left eye, -8 on the right… I can easily imagine your feel-me-up siuation with the neighbour :o) but isn’t it great there are so many frames to choose from… ( almost impossible) Ridges are nice too, but Circles are better. love to hear which one you’re getting.

  24. sid says:

    First time here. You’re frigging hilarious. Kept imagining you squinting at your kids and trying to reassure the “girl”.
    Anyway I refer circles

  25. Prefers Her Fantasy Life says:

    I’d go with the green pair. Although I foresee wardrobe and accessory issues in your future. But still, they have a bit of punch.

  26. Jazz says:

    God how I hate shopping for glasses. I hate the last pair I bought. And I’m stuck with them for several more months before insurance pay for another pair…

    I love Ridges myself.

  27. cathy says:

    I would have liked frame A with sides B but I always was difficult to please.

  28. Fragrant Liar says:

    Um, circles? 😉

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