The future's so bright... - Tactical Ninja
Jul. 21st, 2011
09:21 am - The future's so bright...
I have to buy some sunglasses. The last time I bought sunglasses was in 1995 when I was working on a gameboat out of Tutukaka, and they were polaroid ones because this helps you see down into the water and thus know what's chasing your lures. They were also $2 shop ones and thus were Totally Not A Fashion Accessory. Suffice to say I'm not any kind of an expert at sunglasses.
Now, I need some. After the surgery on Tuesday I'm going to need them for two purposes - to protect from glare and to protect from the wind (yes, Wellington's wind is considered a factor in the healing of eyes). I have the same problem with sunglasses as I do with ordinary glasses - when I'm choosing them I can't actually see them because I'm not wearing my glasses. After my eyes are fixed it'll be too late - I need them for the trip home - so I'm planning to do this tomorrow. The problem is, I have no idea what to buy.
I did an image search and came up with a variety of styles that are available currently, and the statements I think they make:
I'm a refugee from Top Gun.
Where's my flying car, damnit?
Imagine all the people....
I am going to run away and join the circus.
It's 106 miles to Chicago, I got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark... and I'm wearing sunglasses. Also, I'm on a mission from God.
I've finally decided my future lies beyond the yellow brick road.
Paris? Paris? Why didn't you put me on your show?
I am having a geargasm right now but you can't tell because you can't see my eyes.
Looking attractive is SO MAINSTREAM!
As you can see, I'm not very good at this sunglasses thing. I know that I'll be wearing them a lot over the next few months and I want something that's a) effective, b) reasonably attractive and c) doesn't make me look like Roy Orbison whether wrapped in clingfilm or not.
So I'm throwing it over to you, oh flist. What sort of sunnies do you reckon I should wear, or that I could pull off? I am told there are people here who Know Such Things. Also, where on earth does one go to buy sunglasses?
And because you haven't had enough pictures yet today, have another:
Apparently these two lambs were born to a Perendale ewe crossed with a Dorper ram. Except, um, that ewe is totally NOT a perendale. She might be part but that there brown nose and legs is a dead giveaway for Suffolk blood - probably at least a quarter. Also, she's too fat and I'm amazed she didn't pop her bearing carrying twins.
*cough* Yes I'm a sheep geek. I also have OCD. So if you ever need to know the exact breeding of your livestock.. just tell me what sunnies to buy and my encyclopaedic knowledge of sheep breeds is all yours.
Does that count as a useless superpower?