Rants and Raves

Guide to Buying Cheap Rimless Glasses Online

Eyeglasses are one of the only “accessories” that society allows a guy to wear. I’ve always admired how they showed my intellect. Every time I see a friend with a pair of nifty glasses, I want to try them on to see how they would look on me. In the past, I’ve often wanted a fake pair. Maybe they would come in handy at a job interview to make me look smarter, more skilled, and more mature in the eyes of my potential future employer. Little did I know that I would actually need these medical devices!

Aging Eyes

It all started out when I had trouble seeing the signs on the road. At first, I thought, “DPS should make bigger signs!” Then, my sister pointed out that it was not hard at all for her to see the letters. We compared what signs we could and could not see and I realized that my years of long computer use finally caught up to me. I tried on a pair of my friend’s glasses (who had the same vision as me) and I exclaimed, “I was blind but now I see!” It was an epiphany-like experience like I was living in a whole new world.

Rim-less Eyewear

glasses_marchon.jpgRight then and there, I decided that I needed eyeglasses. But not just any glasses! No, no! Fashionable glasses! I bought framed glasses at Eyemasters … and returned them in two weeks. I wanted the rimless variety, not that cheap semi-rimless knockoff. Rimless glasses are one of the hottest styles in the market. Too bad that they are also one of the most expensive types to make. To obtain a decent pair, the optician must drill very precise holes into the lens. The lens also has to be made of polycarbonate plastic or it will very likely shatter and/or scratch. These two requirements coupled with their popularity of rimless eye wear set prices back at least $300 retail price!
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April 18th, 2007 | 25 Comments | Buying and Selling, Internet, Rants and Raves, Reviews

List of Fun Things to Do When You’re Out of Ideas

todo_bored.jpgThe weekend, notably Friday or Saturday night, is filled with so many high expectations for high school and the twenty-something crowd. For the under-thirty young people, it’s a time when you need to go out and/or party. Or, at the very least, stay home and watch a movie with friends. Staying home alone and not doing anything – or worse, doing homework – is a Saturday night activity synonymous with a loser!

What to Do in This Common Scenario

This is a situation has been replayed countless times by my groups of friends since high school. The time is either Saturday night or vacation. We continue asking questions to nobody in particular like “I’m so bored. Let’s do something.” or “Let’s do something tonight. What should we do?” What’s worse is when someone says, “Call me when you guys plan something!” leaving the responsibility of social event coordinating to a hapless group of young people. It’s like we’re hoping somebody will spring into action and think of something to do that is both interesting and entertaining! No one take will take the initiative to decide. So, we’re just standing there confusingly bumping into each other or just stupidly sulking in our undecided boredom.
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April 7th, 2007 | No Comments | Miscellaneous, Rants and Raves

Need a Human Operator? Go Psycho with your Dirty Mouth

angry_phone.jpgReal human beings are so hard to call these days. When you’re trying to call your friends, you get that robotic messaging service from the phone company. And when you try to call a business for customer assistance you get stuck in a limbo of tone-touch menu options or poor speech-recognition technologies. I just want somebody to talk to! 😥

After you finally find a menu option that will connect you to somebody living and breathing. You often wait in another dimension of half-duplex elevator music … or worse no music at all. Is there anyway to get priority to talk to a warm-blooded creature on the phone?
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February 28th, 2007 | 1 Comment | Miscellaneous, Rants and Raves

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