I can see clearly now

Old age, you terrible thing.

I drove over my glasses the other day. I’d spent days wondering where they were.

They were here … in the driveway …

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Kinda arty, really.

They must have been in my lap then fallen on the ground when I got out of the car. I didn’t notice and they got crunched.

The youngest rolled her eyes when I showed her the damage. “Muuuuum, it’s the second time you’ve done this!”

True that. I ran over a pair at our rental house 18 months ago.

DD was very sad when I told him about their demise. He really liked those glasses.

I didn’t think boys made passes at girls who wore glasses. (Well, 48-year-old women who recoil when they accidentally have their camera in selfie mode and get a horrifying glimpse of themselves.)

But he thought the glasses really suited me. I don’t know why I find that so hard to believe, since I think he’s really spunky in his glasses.

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We are are own worst enemies.

So, anyways, I picked up my new glasses yesterday, which was a blessed relief because spending more than a week in a blur really wasn’t much fun.

Here’s how I look:

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Ooooooold.

I was a little non-plussed last week by a story about the young woman who was horrified that the new Samsung phone comes in default airbrush mode.

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Author and blogger Mel Wells was furious about the automatic setting. She shared two selfies of herself on Instagram: one of her airbrushed face (right) after a Samsung phone automatically applied the “beauty level 8” filter, and one of her normal face (left).

“Wow Samsung. This means everyone who gets a new Samsung phone and flicks the front camera on is automatically being told ‘Hi, we’re Samsung and we think you look way better when we automatically airbrush your selfies for you, x 8!!’ ” she wrote.

“Thanks @samsungmobile for the vote of confidence, I think I’ll keep my freckles and imperfections since this is how I look in 3D and this is how all my friends see me in real life.”

Mel Wells is young.

I do see her point. But I reckon we get back to her in 20 years to see how she feels about automatic air-brushing THEN. I reckon she’ll think it’s AWESOME.

My first thought when I read about the controversy was … Oooooooooh, maybe it’s time to trade the iPhone in.

Since I don’t have one of those miraculous devices yet, I’ll just have to tilt my head in a certain way and put filters on my selfies so I don’t look like the total wreck that initially confronts me when I point a camera at myself.

Oh, I also finally gave in and bought two pairs of glasses – one for my short-sightedness and one for my long-sightedness.

Farking old age.

Song of the day:  Jimmy Cliff “I can see clearly now”

 

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5 thoughts on “I can see clearly now

  1. Go the multifocal!!! U just look odd til u get round them… & u walk weird at the start coz everything on the ground is a different & u need to step over it all… lol

  2. hahaha. I can see you doing that, Megz. Multifocals are not like they used to be, Alana. Clear transitions, not like our grandparents had with lines between the different lenses.

  3. I can’t find my glasses anywhere and have had to resort to my prescription sun glasses at all times of the day. I look ridiculous at the movies.

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