Help me! I’m trapped! I see…circuits! And fans! And a giant LCD! AND I CAN’T GET OUUUUTTT!
…Wait. That’s my plan for if I ever get trapped in the computer.
Now, however, I retire an entirely different form of help.
Last night, you see, Jeff and I went glasses shopping. And I’ll be damned if I can’t make up my mind. I have three contenders to choose from. And I need your input.
Things to keep in mind:
- I never wear contacts, so these things will be on my face for 16 hours a day for the next five-ish years.
- I want some which are kinda funky, but not too funky. Not too much one “look”, but versatile and good with all sorts of outfits and hairstyles &c. Glasses which are really *me*, y’know?
- I have ridiculously close-set eyes (thanks Dad), so that makes it sort of hard to find glasses which fit my eyes (ie, so my eyes are in the center of the lens) *and* my face (ie, so that they don’t look like I crammed kids’ glasses on my face).
Contender #1: (hair down)
Contender #1: (hair up)
These frames are actually a burgundy-purple color. I love the slight cats-eye shape, but I’m not wild about how they’re only half-rim or whatever – I think they make my face look too top-heavy. I also think that if you look at them on my face straight-on, they’re kind of too small (they don’t go to the edges of my face, and the arms are a bit stretched outward. Not much, but a bit.)
Contender #2: (hair down)
Contender #2: (hair up)
These are actually pretty neat – they’re not black; they’re three layers of plastic. The outer layer is a transparent blue; the middle layer is a dark reddish brown; the inner layer is a blonde tortoise-shell. So when they’re on, they mostly look dark brown. But then there are flashes/hints of the blue, when that catches the light. And the tortoiseshell gives them a super cool textured/mottled look. However, I’m not sure if they may look a bit dated really quickly? And I think they’re a bit big for my face. But I like the height of the lenses, too.
Contender #3: (hair down)
(you can tell I was really sick of this game, by this point. Slumped shoulders…tired smile…”just take the damn picture” expression…)
Contender #3: (hair up)
These are also dark brown – not black. The only thing I really like about them is they make my face look nice and angular, and they’ve got the whole “sexy nerd” vibe. But would that get annoying after a (very short) while? Or is it awesome?
Last night I just couldn’t make up my mind. This morning, however, I’m tempted to scrap all three, and go look somewhere else. So help me out, here. Should I go with:
or Pair #go-look-somewhere-else;these-all-suck
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME. DON’T LET IT BE FREAKING *GLASSES* WHICH SEND ME TO THE MADHOUSE.
PS>Mom likes #2. Jeff and a random stranger like #1. The salesguy liked #3.
(cross-posted on Two Closets)