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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

Gig - “What Do I Want to Do When I Grow Up?” and Other Typical Career Questions

In January, I wrote about The Teenager’s Guide to the Real World by Marshall Brain. I discussed how this book could be very useful to high school students, especially with seniors. It is a great guide on living successfully in today’s society. The Teenager’s Guide to the Real World kind of touched base with advice on choosing a livelihood. But it didn’t really give any ideas on possible occupations.

gig_interview.jpgMany students today are asking classic questions “What do I want to be when I grow up?” and “What do I want to do with my life?” They usually don’t request any help from a guidance counselor. And most role-model adults would suggest the typical career track:

  1. Go to college
  2. Get scouted by corporate headhunters
  3. Interview on campus
  4. Intern at the company
  5. Work there full-time with great benefits and a decent pay
  6. Start the cycle again with the next generation

Most of the time, students want to pursue one of the common careers that we hear about everyday. I can’t count how many times that I’ve heard of somebody wanting to be a nurse, a doctor, a teacher, a lawyer, a computer programmer, an actress, or an engineer. Many times, we don’t get past these highly generalized professions. It’s almost like we didn’t get much past the typical childhood ambition, “I want to be a fireman when I grow up!”
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April 5th, 2007 | No Comments | Miscellaneous, Reviews

Identify a Song by Humming the Tune or Tapping The Rhythm

It happens to us many times. You hear a song on the radio that you want to download on iTunes when you get home. The problem is that you don’t remember any of the lyrics (or you couldn’t understand any of the lyrics) to type into Google so you can identify the song.

A similar situation happened to me. It was a song I always remembered hearing in the 90s. They always played that song at CVS/pharmacy where I work. But I just couldn’t understand a word the artists were singing. When you are faced which such an annoying dilemma, there are three services online that you can turn to.
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February 28th, 2007 | 8 Comments | Internet, Music, Reviews

 
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