Thoughts Too Short For a Blog Post

November 4, 2010

My two bits

My dear friend Carole started the idea of piecing together into one post thoughts too short for individual blog posts. I always enjoy reading hers, and I like the idea so much that I started doing it here! Thanks, Carole!

1. I got my iPhone case. It is beautiful! I admit, I am a real gadget junkie. 😳

But it is so purdy!

I allow myself cute stuff like this because I work like a dog all day and into the night. I think I have become a work-a-holic. I can’t even relax without working on something! It’s been too long since we had a break; I really need to get serious about going on a short vacation or something. The kids especially need it.

2. I’m baking a turkey in the oven today. It’s cold and rainy today, and the kids are a little “down” because of it. But throw a turkey in the oven to bake all day and ahhhhhhhhh turn the rainy day into a cozy one. Nice. πŸ™‚

3. I think online banking password security is the WORST security system of all. Have you noticed it? They only allow you, for example, a maximum of 8 characters, and all must be letters or numbers. However, my Photobucket online photo account can have a billion characters (so it seems– I have a LOT) and they can be letter, numbers, symbols, anything! So my Photobucket account password is harder to hack than my bank account password! That’s crazy! I know banks use encryption, but if a hacker wanted to figure out the password, it wouldn’t be too difficult.

I think that either banks should change their security questions for our accounts, or social networks should stop demanding so much information (and we stop giving it). If you’ve ever applied to create an account online, you’ve no doubt run across these kinds of questions for a password reset, in case you forget your password:

OK, those questions are insane! Anyone who follows you on Facebook or Twitter can answer those! And the banks FORCE you to choose and answer one of those insipid questions. That’s crazy! It’s like they are BEGGING that your account get hacked and all your money stolen… :thinky: which makes me wonder. Hmmmmm….

4. Some of my neighbors have their Christmas lights up already. It’s bad enough that the stores have decorations up, LOL! Although, I think the white lights and other Christmas lights are very pretty. But it’s disconcerting how our society rushes us and hurries us and prods us.

5. I finally chose some new glasses. I haven’t had a new pair in about 7 years or so. These current ones have been through at least two major renovations, and the plaster and dust scratched them terribly.

Glasses have always been an instrument of fads... Would you wear these while driving? And how would you wear them if you already wore glasses? LOL

I never liked them, actually (I have always hated wearing glasses) because they are so small. At the time, teeny-tiny frames were all the rage, so there was nothing else to choose from. Now, people are wearing these mini-Drew Carey glasses– thick, ugly, dark plastic things– and I don’t like them, either. I ended up choosing another wire frame, but they are slightly larger than my current teeny-tiny ones. I wish fashion wouldn’t change things so much!

I also got the glasses at Walmart, my first time. It’s a REALLY long story full of adventure, drama, tragedy, and revenge, but let’s just say that I think state health insurance is great if you are mentally ill, have AIDS, or are pregnant. Of which I am none. But if you need glasses and a dental cleaning now and then, the insurance means very little. I require a very strong prescription, so my glasses are always very expensive (upwards of $250). But because I am not mentally ill, nor have AIDS, nor am expecting, the insurance would only cover about $50. :-p I checked prices for my prescription at Zenni Optical- and they do have great prices– but if you are legally blind and wear corrective lenses, you’re gonna pay through the nose no matter what.

Anyway, I’m looking forward to my new glasses. They are bigger, which is great! And I won’t have to squint through all the scratches anymore! πŸ˜€

So that’s it for now… thanks for reading!

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7 Responses to “Thoughts Too Short For a Blog Post”

  1. Carole Says:

    HA HA HA! I just went THIS MORNING to pick up my new “mini-Drew Carey glasses– thick, ugly, dark plastic things” – that is EXACTLY what I just got! I am totally laughing out loud! TOO FUNNY! (Pulls out notepad, scratches “write post about my new cool glasses” off “To Do” list…) Well, your “shout out” to my “Thoughts Too Short…” idea is a consolation, at least. πŸ˜€ LOL….
    P.S. Don’t feel bad – I’m pretty sure my husband is going to hate my new glasses too. πŸ˜›

    • Rebecca Says:

      Carole– OMG LOLOLOL!!!!! That is too funny about the Drew Carey glasses. I think the style is horribly klunky… but what really steams me is that we are offered no other choices except what is currently the fad. I DO NOT want to look like everyone else! And especially NOT like Drew Carey!

      But I do feel bad. :S Yes, it is a little consoling that your husband will probably not like them, LOL. But don’t scratch the post from your to-do list!! I’d love to read your thoughts. And you will no doubt look WAY MUCH better with the Drew Carey glasses than I.

  2. Staci at Just Bloggled Says:

    I just got my first new pair of glasses in about 14 or 15 years last summer. I had the other pair all through college and law school with different prescriptions in them, and they were a hot mess. The finish was peeling off the wires. I kept having to get new nose pads because they kept changing colors, and they were just out of style. It never bothered me that much because I usually wore contacts.

    I was surprised when I got there that glass lenses aren’t even the norm anymore. Plastic lenses are. My nephew and the lady at the counter actually talked me into more trendy, plastic framed glasses, but they’re not Drew Carey-ish. At least, I tell myself they’re not. Tortoiseshell makes them less nerdy, right?

    For what it’s worth, mine weren’t cheap either. I have an astigmatism in one eye and am super-nearsighted in the other. I think cheap is only for people who need reading glasses.

    BTW, I gave you the Versatile Blogger Award on my blog. Congrats!

  3. Renee Says:

    I love your Iphone case!! One tip on the glasses… don’t put them into your purse or anything for even a second if they aren’t in the case! I did that to mine (when they were very new) and wouldn’t you know it, I got a nice scratch right in my line of vision!! πŸ™

  4. Lin Says:

    Glasses are so darn expensive, aren’t they??! Even with insurance! Ugh. And you have to really , really like what you choose because if you are like me, you are stuck with these bad boys for years!

  5. bingkee Says:

    Your phone cover really looks so cute and beautiful….I mean cute and beautiful.
    My bank is People’s Bank and their online banking is better than what you have. But the bad thing about People’s Bank is that its customer service sucks—whether on the phone or upfront personal. I don’t know why this bank keeps so much rude, arrogant, discourteous, inept staff and I experience their bad customer service not only once or twice but 5 times–on the phone and personal upfront. Their online banking password allows you to mix letters and numbers combined . They also let you upload an image that is personal to you that only matches your account …so if a hacker tries to hack your account , he still has to submit or choose the image that should match the account. Then you have 3 questions to answer correctly before you get to write your password. So it’s more secure than what you have. But that’s it—-the customer service still sucks.
    Yea, why don’t you take a vacation now…. like just say, “Heck, I am taking my vacation now..”

    • Rebecca Says:

      Staci– wow, neat! I’m an award winner! πŸ˜€ I am honored. Wow, 14-15 years…. that’s a long time. I remember when they transition from glass to plastic. Plastic is nice because it is so lightweight, but I think glass is superior for visibility.

      Renee– thanks for the tip. But I can’t put my glasses in my purse, or anywhere, for that matter. They are firmly planted on my nose, otherwise I can’t see. I’ve been thinking of having them soldered to my face. They tend to slide off when I am working on projects (especially during those hot and humid summers), and I HATE that.

      Lin– I agree, you have to REALLY like them. But I have this deep-seated resentment toward glasses, ever since I was 6 years old when I got my first pair. I was so unhappy that I took them off and struck them on the sink. They shattered. Oh, was I scared that I’d broken them! But my mom was an understanding soul (wearing glasses herself), and didn’t kill me. She opted instead to get me another pair and then commenced to FORCE me to wear them! Wah!