Oct 26, 2010

nobody does it better

Posted by Mary |

In the realm of things I am good at, I think "shopping" ranks pretty high. Now, I may live in Fairbanks where shopping opportunities are few and far between, but there is the Internet when I need shoes. But when it comes to a new pair of glasses, I feel the need to physically try on as many pairs as possible. Tonight I dragged my roommate along to help me narrow it down.

From the whole store, I got myself down to 13 possible pairs of glasses. And from those 13 possible pairs, I ended up with 4 nearly identical pairs. Like, they're all pretty much the same frames. Don't believe me?

There's your proof. Dark frames, moderately cat-eye-ish, with aqua/teal/blue interiors. Hell, they even have almost identical lens, bridge and frame widths. So I'm opening my life up to votes once again. Vision wear by democracy, if you will.

Which glasses do you like best?

Oct 14, 2010

breaking news, not breaking leg

Posted by Mary |

My radio silence has been deliberate. It's not a "no news is good news" sort of situation. My knee just didn't heal well after the surgery in July. I've tried, but the range of motion is not coming back through physical therapy.

Tomorrow morning I go back into the hospital for another procedure. This one is less involved than the actual knee surgery. More painkillers this time, from what I understand. That should make for interesting post-operation conversations. I recall waking up in my hospital room in July with the overwhelming urge to discuss diversifying my portfolio to include more foreign investments. Fortunately MNB was only a phone call away and more than willing to talk about fiscal matters.

I'm all out of sick time at this point, so I am using vacation time to take one of the two weeks I need off from work. I'll just have to be back at work the second week.

In semi-related news, winter is setting in. The snow has arrived and it looks like it will be here to stay. When I get out of the operating room, I will have another OnQ ball in my knee. Non-sequitur? No. I do not own any pants that will fit over all the wrappings and the OnQ and will keep me warm in the wintry weather, so I am wearing my fleece pajama pants to the hospital. Tres WalMart chic.