Saturday, March 29, 2008


I got my new glasses today. This has been a 2 month process with one thing and another. Here's a picture of me with my old glasses. Not bad, huh? I like rimless glasses.

My new glasses were suppose to be very similar. However, with one thing and another, the glasses that I picked out kept getting screwed up by the lab. Finally, the store called me up and told me, they could try again, or I could come and pick out some new frames that they could make the lenses for in house and they could have my glasses for me the next day. By this time, I just wanted my damned glasses. So I got these.

Pretty fugly huh? I'm not crazy about them, but they have this virtue, they are now in my possession. The other thing that occurs to me is that they help hide some of my face, so maybe it's all for the best.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Four, twice

I have been tagged for a meme by Will and Gavin, so I guess the universe really wants to know how boring I really am. I have to name four things about myself in different categories.

Four jobs I’ve had in my life:

Food Service (busboy, waiter, bartender, cook and baker)
Landscaper (The guy with the shovel, not the guy drawing up the plans)
Picture Framer (one of the best and worst jobs I ever had)
Office Slave (They told me there'd be no heavy lifting, hah!)

Four Movies I Watch Over and Over Again:

Sunset Boulevard (Gloria Swanson was brilliant)
The Fifth Element (Bumbling idiots save the universe)
Auntie Mame (what's not to love)
Some Like it Hot (It's like Jello on springs!)

Four Places I Have Lived:

Vermont (home state)
Boston (home sweet home)
Cambridge (rent control was sweet)
Cape Cod (summer jobs)

Four TV Shows I Watch:

I haven’t watched TV for about 6 years. I don't think that Mary Tyler Moore and the Bob Newhart Show count.

Four Places I have visited:

New York

Four People Who E-Mail Me Regularly:

My boss
The Niece

Four Favourite Foods:

Potatoes in just about any form
Pork Loin (okay, pork in just about any form)
Bluefish Dijonnaise
Trader Joe’s Triple Ginger Snaps (really, these things are addictive)

Four Places I Would Like to Be Right Now:

Cape Cod
In bed reading
My garden

Four Things I Am Looking Forward to this Year:

Visiting NYC
The Beach
Annual pilgrimage to a clam shack

I'm suppose to pass this along to 4 others, though I haven't decided yet whether or not to actually do that.