April 15 10

Restaurants, grocery stores, furniture stores, malls, parks, Old Navy, electronic stores, Target, Starbucks. Pretty much everywhere I go, I get stopped.

“I LOVE your glasses.”

“I just had to stop and ask you about your glasses. WHERE did you get them?”

“Are they real? Like, are they vintage, or just retro replicas?”

“I wish I could pull off glasses like that!”

“I had those exact glasses when I was young.”

“You need to be wearing pearls and a shirt dress, you look so Mad Men.”

“Those are amazing.”

I always enjoy giving the answers, it never gets old. Yes. They ARE amazing. Yes. They are actually from the 50s, no replicas here. Yes. I did pay a lot of money for them. Yes. They have real lenses in them. Yes. I DO need some pearls and a shirt dress.

Honestly, I am kind of enjoying the attention. I have never been the kind of girl who stops traffic or gets noticed in a crowd. I’m kind of a blender, I’d say. So, it’s nice to stand out a little. I smile now when people stare and me, as opposed to before, when I’d get all fidgety and worry if people were staring at a giant booger hanging from my nostril. Or something.

My glasses are making me a more confidant person. It’s interesting, that. Because when I got my glasses at age 12, they kind of did the exact opposite.

So, you can kind of see my surprise when I ran into someone at the school parking lot this morning, and while I thought she was going to make a comment about my glasses, instead, she looked at me and said,

“ARE YOU WEARING A NEW WIG?”

without a single hint of irony.

AHEM. A new wig? As opposed to my old wig? WIG? Why does she think I wear a wig? Maybe she thought I was someone else? Maybe my new 6-inch haircut looks like a wig, omg?

So, I turned to her and said YES. Then I hopped in my car and immediately pulled down the mirror to make sure I didn’t have a booger hanging from my nose and to adjust my hair to make it as UNWIGLIKE as I could.

I mean, obviously, if I WAS going to get a wig, it’s gonna look like this…

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  1. seriously. someone asked me that a couple of months ago. However it was actually “are you doing okay – I’ve noticed you started wearing a wig.”
    RANDOM.
    And she works with me and sees me all the time.
    Who asks that?

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    Comment by Laural on April 15, 2010
  2. wow
    .-= Tammi Marie´s last blog ..Freebies =-.

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    Comment by Tammi Marie on April 15, 2010
  3. Maybe “wig” is the hip slang term these days for um… shirt?

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    Comment by C @ Kid Things on April 15, 2010
  4. A wig? Really?

    I love both your glasses and your haircut, pretty lady.

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    Comment by Angella on April 15, 2010
  5. Maybe your hair looks THAT fabulous that people think it must be fake!

    I work with a woman who wears wigs and you would never know, except for the fact that her hair changes dramatically. And her hair is FANTASTIC!

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    Comment by Kristabella on April 15, 2010
  6. Bold glasses rule. If I ever lose my pink ones, I will surely perish.

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    Comment by whoorl on April 15, 2010
  7. Oy. She must just think you’re orthodox. I want those glasses. Trade you for my new tooth?

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    Comment by Haley-O (Cheaty) on April 15, 2010
  8. hahahaha I can’t hahahaha comment hahahahahaha I’m laughing hahahaha too hahahahard.

    My boyfriend is Southern and for angry/pissed off/postal they say “ill”. Out of nowhere the other day he asks me “Are you ill?” And I burst out laughing. He said “Why is that funny?” I said, “That’s like walking up to someone and asking “Are you a dick?”

    Wig! Hahahahahahahaha And NOOOOOOOO you look great!
    .-= Elisa´s last blog ..After the Storm =-.

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    Comment by Elisa on April 15, 2010
  9. I LOVE those glasses.

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    Comment by Kaleigha on April 15, 2010
  10. Love the glasses, my mom has my grandmother’s old pair and I have seriously considered snagging them from her to use for myself. I haven’t had the guts to do it though.

    Also…a wig?!!?

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    Comment by Heather on April 15, 2010
  11. Haha!

    Those glasses ARE fabulous. I need some new ones and have been thinking about switching things up a bit.

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    Comment by Assertagirl Amy on April 15, 2010
  12. Stop wiggin’ out over this, ok?

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    Comment by Muskrat on April 15, 2010
  13. I would be tempted to start spending time with this woman, just to see what else she could come up with. Because…wow. That’s a certain kind of special.

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    Comment by Moose on April 15, 2010
  14. Oh, Gaaa!

    I need me those glasses…now!!!!

    Hot dang, they make you look all sexy librarian.

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    Comment by Alexandra on April 15, 2010
  15. A wig? Really? I’ve never seen you in person but your photos don’t scream Kim-from-Real-Housewives-of-Atlanta-wig to me. My favourite part though is that you said ‘yes’!

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    Comment by Steph on April 15, 2010
  16. It’s like those glasses are MAGIC.

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    Comment by Kerri Anne on April 15, 2010
  17. I loves your glasses HARD.

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    Comment by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on April 16, 2010
  18. I highly covet your glasses, although I’m not sure I could pull them off like you do….you are adorable.

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    Comment by designHER Momma on April 16, 2010
  19. The best was the GUY who said he would die to have a pair of those glasses to wear!
    .-= Gav´s last blog ..Pan-Roasted Lamb Chops with Red Wine-Black Currant Sauce and Wine-Simmered Vegetables =-.

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    Comment by Gav on April 16, 2010
  20. You know, I’ve seen you in person before you got those glasses, and you are a head-turner either way. As long as you have your good wig on, that is.

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    Comment by Avitable on April 18, 2010
  21. now you have pressure for the rest of you to be as cute as your glasses all the time. a friend got a cute haircut and said it ended up as too much pressure, dressing to match her hair’s cuteness!

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    Comment by Wendy on April 18, 2010
  22. That is so freaking WEIRD, yo!

    Sadie at heyMamas

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    Comment by Sadie at heyMamas on April 19, 2010
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