(week of february 24, 2002)
February 27, 2002 • Wednesday
Have you ever had one of those moments where you wished you had the ability to turn back time, just for a minute or two?
So, I'm sitting at this stop light on my way home. It's a long light, so I've got some time. I notice that my glasses feel a bit loose. So I did something I've done since I've had this particular pair of glasses. I took them off, and bent them a little, so they'd feel a bit more snug when I put them back on. But this time, as I bent them ever so slightly, they snapped in half.
Once I overcame the shock of holding one half of my glasses in each hand, I realized that part of the reason I wear glasses is for driving. And here I am sitting at a stop light, in my car. And wouldn't ya know, the light just turned green.
Now, it's not like I'm blind as a bat without my glasses. I can still see... far away things just look like they've been through Photoshop's gaussian blur filter a couple of times. Even though I took the long way home, the drive seemed to take forever. All I could think about was getting home to my old pair of glasses, which thankfully had the same prescription as the ones I broke.
So now I'm stuck wearing my old glasses until I can get an appointment with my optometrist. They're not so bad. But I really liked the frames on my newer spectacles.
And so I come to the point of this post, which was turning back time. As I drove home (rather slowly, so as to not hit anything), I wished that right when my beloved frames had snapped, that I could have turned back time. Just a minute or two, right before my glasses became 2 separate pieces.
Of course, if I had just taken the freeway home, I wouldn't have had a stoplight to stop at and break my glasses. Hindsight is always 20/20.
February 25, 2002 • Monday
Maybe you have to have a bad week in order to have a fab-o weekend?
margaritas with Amie, a short road trip to oakland, a great band, and we somehow managed to stay awake until 3am.
Half moon bay with WonderWoman and her sidekick Scout (yarn, the beach, calamari and fried artichokes!)
Chinese New Year Parade with WW and Ed and dinner at Empress of China with a window seat so we could still see the parade.
brunch with Mum and Snake at an excellent little french bistro (the best french bread ever! Actually, everything there was great)
I was exhausted by the time I got home on Sunday night, but that was probably the best weekend I've had in a while. I couldn't help but brag a little.
Oh, and someone has started a letter writing campaign thing to save the Musee Mecanique. There's an e-mail making the rounds. If it doesn't reach your in-box and you want the address to send a letter, let me know: firstname.lastname@example.org. It may not help that much, but I'm willing to give it a shot.
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