Saturday, June 14, 2008

Been a while...

With getting Parent's Zone up and running - Tammy, I can't even thank you enough...- and the insanity of work, salted with the occasional migraine.. I've been lax in posting..

I'm growing gills, I think - I need them to breathe around here. Last weekend's heat wave knocked me for a loop! I used to be able to handle heat and humidity, but age and migraine have turned me into a wimp. These headaches rule my life now, and my husband's time off too.

Yesterday, you may have read that 30 blocks of downtown DC were dark for a long time. I was in our office... in the dark... no AC (remember this, it's important later) and NO COFFEE. the partners waited until about 9:30 (I got there at 7:45) to tell us to just go home. After all... we were looking at 4 hours to get the servers up, even if the power went on... which it did right after most people left. I elected to take work home, but didn't get any done. Thanks to the whole no AC/stuffiness and no coffee.. the migraine hit about 2. I had gone to the shoe stores ... I'll rant about that later... and then to get new glasses, which I desperately need. and then I could feel it starting, so home we went and the rest of the day was a total loss.

Shoe store - tell me WHY they have to have the music up to a decibel level designed to make you want to break things??? and it's weird "world music" too... with unintelligible screeeeeeching and atonal chording of unknown instruments. I can handle that at a decent sound level, but the windows were shaking from the level... I asked for them to turn it down and was told they have no control over it... bizarre. I got a pair of sandals and fled. then off to safe, stodgy old JC Penney for a pair of black small heeled shoes.... no 4 inch spikes, no strange and wonderful coins/chain/strange heel... just boring old black "court" shoes. I fail to understand WHY someone {the Sex in the City dressers} decided we needed spikes again, to make our low backs scream, the toes whimper and the plantar fascia vibrate... I just don't know..

I sound like a grumpy old lady. I'm not, really, I'm not.

Then to the dreaded eyeglasses. Now folks, I've been wearing glasses since I was 8. I have had some true disasters of frames, but now I'm just floored. If the lenses get any smaller, there won't be room for the bifocal I need! and the rimless ones I have now, I will never get again. I'm hard on the things, I fall asleep with my glasses on and "mush" them under the motorcycle helmet and all sorts of silly things. so I got the ones you can basically tie up in a knot. Luxotica brand and many many $$ but they need to last, they need to be usable for at least a year. and NO, no separate sunglasses (I hate carrying around another set of glasses...) so I'll get a few pairs of clip on sunglasses I won't worry about if I lose them...

I AM turning into an old lady... HELP ME!

Later, guys... Later.

LAW

6 comments:

EL-EM-ES said...

I found your blog through another blog. I'm looking forward to reading more! ;)

Kati said...

Ever consider lasik? Its amazing.

MAJ Arkay said...

Motorcycle helmet? I just knew there was a good reason why I like you...

Bette said...

You're not really old until you get those giant wraparound sunglasses that fit over your regular specs. *Then* the teasing will start. :-)

Jan Wesner said...

Hey LAW - I looked for months for flat black sandals. Flat - no heel. I live in Florida, so you'd think it'd be easy. But nooooo ... all I could find was spiky heels or rubber flip flops.

Finally, my local specialsize/orthopedic/oldpeople shoe store had a sale. I found my black sandals - and also bought the same style in brown!

And don't get me started on glasses ... I bought new ones about a year and a half ago. The woman at the eyeglass place talked me into those tiny frames. She went on and on about how fashionable they were and how good they made me look. I think I've worn them twice. Can't stand the things. Oh, and the sunglasses? I lost those about two weeks later ...

wendy said...

A shoe store that caused a migrane - that's terrible.

I've been looking for the perfect pair of red sandals this summer. Something cute, and a little sassy, but with an arch support. Nothing says old lady like arch support...