Friday, January 27, 2017

The Old Ten-Eye Weekly Link Round-Up

Some of you may be familiar with the epithet "old four-eyes" which is sometimes bestowed on those of us who wear glasses. I haven't seen it lately, but it used to be rather common on television crime dramas to have some snooty lawyer cast doubt on a witness's statement simply because the witness wears glasses. What's the problem if the witness was wearing his glasses at the time in question? What you don't want to hear is that the person wasn't wearing his specs, right?

Once I escaped grade school, my eyesight began to weaken, and I was saddled with glasses. Back then I only had one pair because we simply couldn't afford more than that. As soon as I could, I bought a pair of prescription sunglasses, too.

What I didn't realize is that the older you get, the more pairs of glasses you can accumulate. I now have four. My computer glasses stay here at my desk. You see them on that little wooden stand. The rest can move around a bit.

The other afternoon I was laying on the bed with my Kindle, reading glasses on my nose. It was very overcast, and I read until dark so I was making full use of the illuminated screen. I'm used to wandering around the house without turning on any lights, and that's what I did when I walked down the hall here to our office. I noticed that things were a bit fuzzier than usual but put it down to the darkness. I sat down at the computer, turned on the desk lamp, and reached for my computer glasses. When I took my glasses off, I understood why everything had been so fuzzy: I was still wearing my reading glasses.

Weird dreams, getting my glasses mixed up... what's next? Or should I even ask? I'll ponder it tomorrow. I've got to go out to the link corral.

Head 'em up! Mooooooooove 'em out!


►Books, Movies & Other Interesting Tidbits◄

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄

►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
  • Scientists are mapping the effects of consumption on the endangered species of the world.
  • The macabre life of Russia's Arctic reindeer herders
  • A rare lynx was spotted on the slopes of a Colorado ski resort.
  • Science explains why humans may never see the world through a hummingbird's eyes.

►The Happy Wanderer◄
  • You'll never believe the statue you'll find in the middle of Budapest
  • The book hoarder's guide to moving across the country. 
  • Having visited Bodie State Historic Park last October, I was dismayed to learn about the swarm of earthquakes and aftershocks that have hit the ghost town. Not to mention blizzards. (Guess I timed our trip well.)
  • Bears Ears, America's sacred and stunning new national monument.
  • There's a self-sufficient Scottish island for sale that comes with broadband and a post office.

►I ♥ Lists◄

That's all for this week! Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll be sharing a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure.

Have a great weekend, and read something fabulous!



  1. Unreliable narrators - such a trend these days. Sometimes I like them and sometimes I roll my eyes. Hey, want to buy the Scottish island? We could go in on it together. LOL

    1. I dunno. We might need another investor or two. We could run it as a kind of timeshare. ;-)

  2. I've got more than one pair of glasses, too, Cathy... And thanks, as ever, for these links. I can only imagine how gorgeous that carpet was.


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