Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Weekend Assignment #270: Magic wishes

This week we get one-and-a-half wishes from Karen. She wants to know what we would change about ourselves if we could. With some minor exceptions.

Weekend Assignment #270: You've been given the magical opportunity to change just one thing about yourself, instantly and painlessly. There is no going back; whatever change you make is permanent, aside from normal aging. What would you change - or would you choose to stand pat? (Please note that this is a change to yourself, not the world around you. Also, I'm disallowing weight loss, because it's just too obvious.)

I thought about this for a little while. I came up with two that Karen also came up with, so I'll go with a different one than she did. I'd get rid of the need for glasses. I'm tired of them. They get bent out of shape after a while and become uncomfortable. You can't wear sunglasses with them, at least the kind I would like to wear. Sure, there are prescription sunglasses, and I have them, but it's a pain to change them all the time. And, no, I don't like the ones that get dark when you go outside; they never seem like they get light enough inside.

I also have a big problem picking out frames. I can spend hours in there trying to decide which make me look the least dorky. Or, on the other hand, the ones that don't make me look like I think I'm too cool for anyone around me. You know the type I'm talking about.

I've worn contacts in the past, but I can't anymore. For some reason my eyes get extremely dry at work, and since I spend a lot of time there, why get them and suffer? I should also mention I'm terrified of LASIK surgery. Yes, I know the odds are low that I would have a problem, but they aren't zero!

Extra Credit: If you could change two things, what would the second thing be?

For the extra credit, I'd go with allergies like Karen. They suck. And this year has been suckier than normal. (Yes, that is a word. In my dictionary.)


Karen Funk Blocher said...

I don't blame you a bit for not being comfortable with the idea of LASIK. I don;t think I could do that, even if I were a good candidate for it, which I'm not. (Another) good post!

Florinda said...

I thought about this topic myself. I have the opposite problem from you - I can't get strong enough vision correction with glasses, so I HAVE to wear contacts.

I'm not a LASIK candidate, either, but my husband had it done shortly before I met him, and he's been very happy with it. If you have dry-eye problems, though, it could make them worse for awhile - it did with him.

And those transition lenses are bogus - you're right about them never getting light enough inside. There are always clip-on sunglasses, though...yeah, I know, they're in the same league as pocket protectors :-).

Dreamybee said...

I'm so with you on the eye thing! I HATE picking out frames. Part of the problem is that even if they look cool in the store, they never look as cool with my quarter-inch lenses in them. =( (Okay, I actually just pulled out a ruler, and they are just over an 1/8" thick, but still.) And LASIK--Yeah, I know. Everyone's always telling me how safe it is, how millions of successful surgeries have been done, how much they love it, etc., etc., but it's my eyes! I could handle a screw up on something cosmetic, but if they screw up my eyes...

Dawn Allynn said...

I have tried to wear glasses for a minor near-sightedness, but I can't bear them. Even so, I have never thought about how inconvenient it would be to have them all the time. Things like not being able to wear sunglasses, not liking the transition lenses, ruining the only pair you have. Your post has been (pardon the pun) an "eye opening" read! :D

Mike said...

Karen: Thanks. Yes, messing with my eyes just seems too risky. Maybe some day...

Florinda: My mom is the same way with glasses. Hers is due to scare tissue or something like that. I've hear that about the dry-eye. That's what worries me.

Dreamybee: You should see me at the eye doctors office. I feel bad for the people that have to help me with frames. I feel like I should biuy them some kind of gift for putting up with me.

Dawn: Thanks. It can be a pain. You get used to them in some way, but there is always some kind of irritation.