Thursday, October 04, 2007


I've got my new glasses and thank heavens they're not like these! Flashback to the 70's! And the good news is that I can see again. Though it will take a little time to adjust, I can tell a big difference.

On the drive there two things made me laugh:

1) A radio promo for The Real American Idols (70's icons like the Bay City Rollers, The group that sang "Billy Don't be a hero, I can't remember all the bands--there were a load of them but the last name flashed cracked me up--Danny Bonaduce! I'll have to look up the link to the Crown. The tickets are only $20. I think it would be fun to see the show. What made me laugh was the idea of asking various friends or Al to go...and the looks I would get from them. It would be a hoot to see Danny I think.

2) I pass this sign all the time and can't read it until I get up close. Today I rode by and said, "The next time you see me, I'll see you first." As I kept driving, I imagined its reply, probably something like "That's the way it's suppose to be, babe."

When I got walked in the doctor's office, I was smiling really big, thinking of Danny Bonaduce and talking signs. They called me to the eyeglass showcase room and Thurman the eyefitter (my nickname for him) said, "I don't want you to take this the wrong way, but do you always go around smiling so much. Every time I see you, you're smiling. Even when Doctor Masters gave you the grave news about possibly developing angle closure glaucoma, you still could smile at all of us. So...what's your secret?"

I sat thinking about it... and said, "Well, the secret is to get someone to tell you a joke so funny that you can't stop smiling. I'm pretty lucky. Someone told me a great joke in my teens."

It took him a minute before he realized I was joking. But now that I think about it. Life is good, even if you have to eat sour grapes once in a while.

I hope to get some good photos of me and my new glasses.

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