Cleolinda Jones (cleolinda) wrote,
Cleolinda Jones
cleolinda

AHHHHH SHIT. My glasses just spontaneously broke. Shitfire. You know where the frame curves over the lens and meets the nosepiece? Like, right there. I was just sitting here in front of the computer, working on Titanic and minding my own damn business, and the damn frame just breaks, pop! It's not a matter of a loose screw or a broken joint; the wire frame itself just snapped apropos of nothing. SHIT. I don't wear contacts and--of course!--I only have one pair of glasses. I do not have TIME for this. I have a paper and two movie parodies and about 90 pages of reading due for tomorrow. NO NO NO.

(I needed a new pair anyway. I wonder if there's any way I can go down to the little optometrist's shop on Merchant's Walk and just be like, "I was here five years ago. Pull up my records--NO, YOU DO SO HAVE MY RECORDS! YOU DO! YOU DO!--and just make me a new pair. No, I don't have time for you to poke me in the eye. I am NEARSIGHTED and my vision is twenty over SOMETHING and I have a slight ASTIGMATISM. Here's two hundred dollars, work your damn magic.")

(Dear Optometrist and Assistants: I would like to apologize in advance for any crazed grad students who may run in shrieking orders today. If you get a fruit basket tomorrow, it's from me.)

The sad thing is, I actually have pretty good vision--I think my prescription was something like 20/135. For years it was 20/75. So I can see--it's just a bitch because I'm used to seeing a hell of a lot better, and now I'm having to squint all over the place. You just know this is going to end in migraines and tears. Sigh.


ETA: Red Mountain Optometry says they think they still have my prescription, and they'll give it to me so I can go to Lenscrafters later tonight. Lenscrafters says they can do their thing in an hour. In the meantime, I'll be losing four or five hours of good reading-writing time (it will be transmuted into bad reading-writing time), but I won't have to sit in class blinking like a sun-blinded mole tomorrow, at the very least.

I am still so pissed off about the randomness and stupidness of the whole thing that I could cry.)
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