Friday, October 9, 2015


About 20 years ago I used to wear contacts.  Nope, not the regular kind, I was flashy and wore the colored lenses that were really cool.  What most people don't know is back then when the lenses came in, you had to attend a class to learn how to put them in.  Well, my class had about 8 people in it, and it was supposed to last for about an hour.  That was the case for most of the people, who managed to get out of there in a quick 15 minutes.  Not me, my dear readers.  I ended up closing the eye store down and not in a good way. (lol)  I had so much trouble putting those things in, that it took almost 2 hours!  The thought of actually touching my eyes and putting something in them nearly drove me crazy.  My eyes kept tearing up,  it was a near disaster, but I finally figured it out.  The entire time I wore these prescription lenses, trying to be cute, I had to give myself an extra 15 minutes just to get ready! Flash forward to today, and I'm your glamour girl with glasses. (lol)

Do you remember that the rule back in the day was to remain quiet while in the library? Uh...apparently that's no longer the case.  For the past 3 days I had to do some work in the library, and set up shop with my laptop. Teenagers yelled across the room at each other, kids laughed loudly while watching things together on the computer, one man was on his laptop playing music, and two people were actually reading.  If you've been reading this blog, you already know that I'm a talker, but NOT in the library.  That's where we readers and writers go for peace and relaxation.  What in the world is going on?

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A verbal abuser will frequently tell you and anyone else who listens that "he is not an abuser and is madly in love."  In fact, this is the very same person who will use denial tactics and say to his partner:

"I never told you that".
"You're delusional".
"You're making all that up".
"You're getting upset about nothing".
"It's no big deal".
"We never had that conversation."

Just for the record, we haven't lost our minds. When it becomes crystal clear to us that there was a conversation, that we're not delusional and that we've made nothing up, our self-esteem helps us to realize the verbal abuse we're being or have been subjected to.


  1. I used to wear lenses too, it took me about that long to put them on and then, I had to learn to take them off ! Eventually, I did it... in the blink of an eye ;) And quiet in the library ? Our readers can't listen to music without earphones, people don't often talk loudly so we don't have to shush them. Our only problem is... phones. It looks that when you ask someone to go out of the library to make a phone call, you attack their human rights !

  2. I wear glasses because I cannot stand the thought of putting in contact lens either. But...way back in the 1960's and 1070's, I could glob on a ton of eye makeup and not even blink :))
    The library is definitely not the place it used to be as far as being a "quiet zone." There are many who need or like to use the libraries for just reading a book...or some quiet time. It is another sign that times are changing...not always for the better I am afraid~


  3. that is the only reason I don't wear contacts, I really do not know how other people do, I mean, there is a piece of plastic(?) on your eye, how is that comfortable? I guess some people can get use to them but not me. & besides, I think eyeglasses are so much better and certainly, easy to put on.

    I don't visit the library often, but there is a room in one of my larger public library where I think it's called the quiet room - in this room you are not allow to make noises of any kind - I thought that's great but for some reason, when I sit in that room, I could get nothing done. there's just so much silence, or at least, it felt like it.

    anyway, hope you have a lovely day.

  4. Oh how funny! I almost always wear glasses because I'm lazy but I can do contacts now without much trouble. They didn't do classes when I got them about 17 years ago but I was so bad at it one of our church counselors who was a friend actually came over to help me figure them out. lol

  5. Your contact lens experience made me laugh! The whole concept is definitely bizarre but I love the idea of colored lenses. I've worn contacts since I was in my early teens and glasses really aren't a choice for me. I have very bad vision and really have no peripheral vision if I'm just wearing glasses. I can see what's in front of me but on the sides it's just a blur. Thankfully lenses work for me or I'd have to have eye surgery which doesn't appeal to me. I love the park info! I'd love to visit the smallest park and maybe the biggest (but only when it's warm!)

  6. I've been wearing reading glasses for about 2 years now. There's no way I'd be able to wear contacts. People are so darn rude in the library. Last time I went and was using the computer, the guy beside me kept answering his phone and being loud when a sign states all calls must be taken outside. I complained about him 3-4-5 times and every time they would make him go outside. The last call he just looked at me and said, I'm going , damn! LOL

  7. Not too long ago I was standing in a l-o-n-g line at the library's checkout and two teenagers were talking and laughing (while scanning a phone). A little girl standing in front of them, perhaps she was four or five-years-old, turned and politely said, "shhh. Show some respect. You're in the library." It was sooooo cute!

  8. I feel robbed! I started wearing contacts in 1985 and there was no class. The doctor showed me how to put them in and I was off to do the rest on my own. I do remember having a difficult time those first couple of days. We didn't even have disposable contacts at that time. I've tried all the colors and brown looks the best in my eyes...but now I'm to the point where I can't see as well through my contacts, so I wear my glasses except for very special occasions.

  9. When I went to the library in AZ, one guy would regularly watch porn on his laptop. No one would say anything to him either. It was disturbing. Lol. Just thought I'd share xD

  10. I totally understand where you are coming from. My first experience with contact lenses went very similar. I buy the daily contact lenses, instead of the reusable kind. I find they feel better in my eyes. Although I have contacts, I really do love wearing my frames. It's nice to hear from a fellow glamour girl with glasses. Frames can be fun too!

    Barton Levesque @ Glenmore Vision Center


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