||[Jul. 14th, 2008|03:28 pm]
I found my sunglasses!!!
Now, to most people a lost pair of sunglasses is an irritating but trivial event. I know people who go through several pairs a season.
Not me. I've had the same sunglasses since before my elder daughter was born.
That's right: I've owned the same shades for about 23 years now.
They aren't anything special. They are, in fact, a pair of Uvex safety glasses with tinted, UV protective lenses. They are not pretty.
What they are is phenomenally protective. I have lots of allergy problems and very sensitive eyes, and if I get anything in them it's hell. These lenses hug close to my face and wrap around the side rather like glacier glasses. I've worn them for biking, canoeing, skiing, camping, and just driving for all these years.
Not having my glasses was one of the reasons I haven't had my bike out this summer (I know - the horror!!). So today I dragged it out, pumped up the tires and went for a ride: 6 miles round trip to my doctor's to pick up a prescription. It kicked my ass pretty well. But I rode, dammit, and I have my glasses. Yay!