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The life of a porn addicted housewife.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Step Away From The 80's! 

What year is this? 2005? Darn, I was hoping it was 1985!

I am horribly stuck in the 80’s and am trying desperately to release myself from their evil clutches.

The way I dress, the way I wear my hair, even the music I listen to is all based in the 80’s.

I wear jeans and t-shirts, but most of them are retro models from the mid-80’s from Old Navy. My favorite shirt is a nice purple t-shirt with the cover of Prince’s Purple Rain album on it.
I haven’t had a haircut in at least 15 years if not longer. I usually wear it in a ponytail held back by big brightly colored scrunchies. At least I moved the ponytail off the side of my head to the back!

I was even a slave to the same pair of glasses for the last 18 years. 18 years ago the style of glasses were totally different than today. Mine were big and round and had the arms that came out of the bottoms and bent upwards. And yes I wore these glasses every waking minute of every single day for the past 18 years. Talk about being dated!

I finally broke down yesterday and went and had an eye exam and bought two new pairs of glasses.

I went to VisionWorks in the Brandon Towncenter. Let me first say that I would recommend this particular office to anyone. It was like being in the comedic school of eye exam. I have never seen so many happy goofy people in one place of business before. Everyone was cracking jokes with the other employees and the customers. They made you feel like they wanted you to be there. In these days of grumpy grouchy service people who act like they are doing you a favor by letting you come into their store I have to say it was a refreshing change to be treated well.

The first lady I saw gave me the test that blows a ball of air into your eye. She was hysterical. She had me rolling when she was telling me how scared she always is when she has to have that test done herself. She said that she is always worried that it will blow too hard and blow her eyeballs out. Then she couldn’t get my chair to lift up. She fussed around for a good 3 minutes with the switches and whirling me around trying to get it to do something. Finally my little sister had to point out to her that the chair was unplugged.

Next I saw the doctor who looks like a total hippy throwback. She was amazingly nice. In fact she didn’t even yell at me for not having an eye exam in over 10 years. We went through all of the tests and come to find out; my prescription has not changed at all in 18 years! How odd is that? She gave me the drops to dilate my eyes and sent me out to pick out frames.

The poor girl who had to help me with the frames was a jewel. She asked if I had any idea what shape or style I wanted and I had to tell her “Look at the glasses I am wearing now. Do you really think I have any fashion sense at all?” This sent her into a fit of laughter which was totally understandable. I told her that she was the professional so it was up to her not to make me look silly. In the end we picked out two pairs with nice small rectangular frames. I admit that I was a bit iffy about them because they were so small, but both the salesgirl and my little sister swore up and down to me that I did not look ridiculous. By then the drops had set in and I couldn’t see worth a darn anyway so I just had to take their word for it.

So here I am today, feeling like my face is naked. Ap0k loves them (thank goodness) and swears I look good in them, but I am still in shock at the difference. I have spent 18 years with giant glasses covering up so much of my face and now I feel so odd. The weight is different by miles. These are amazingly lighter. I am not used to seeing so much of my face and I am not sure I am really happy about that. I’m sure I will get used to it soon, but now…..ehhhhh.

Now, if I could only figure out what to do about my hair. I don’t want to cut it off. In fact I won’t cut much, if any, length off at all. It’s waist length now and it took me too long to get it this long to go chopping it off! I have thought about getting it permed, but there again that is so 80’s and I don’t want that. I know I need to do something with it, because now it just kind of hangs there looking boring.

I will worry about changing my clothing style after I lose some more weight. I know Clinton and Stacy say you should dress for now, not for the future, but I don’t have the money to be buying new clothes now and then again later. I am determined to lose weight and have made some progress already (8 pounds.)

Not to worry, I will make it to 2005 by 2010 at the latest!

(I won’t change the music I listen to though!)
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