I heart My New Glasses

I just got my new glasses today from Rivet & Sway . I love them bunches.

I came to the sad realization that I needed to get my eyes checked about a month ago when my prescription sunglasses were not working anymore.  The place I got my eyes examined had crap for glasses.  I’ve decided that I want my glasses to make a statement about me.  I don’t want my glasses to blend into my face like the glasses I have chosen in the past.

I saw a banner ad for Rivet & Sway online and decided to take a peak.  The price of the glasses that I purchased were actually comparable to the ones that the ‘cheap’ chains give you after you have to get all the add-ons for your lenses.

Top: Great things come in small packages. Left mid: A love letter from the CEO saying thank you.  Right mid: my old glasses walking away as new glasses look on.  Bottom:  New Glasses.

Top: Great things come in small packages. Left mid: A love letter from the CEO saying thank you. Right mid: my old glasses walking away as new glasses look on. Bottom: New Glasses.

I have 60 days to return them if I don’t like them for whatever reason.  I hope I don’t need to return them.

New glasses :)

I Heart Tea (part 1)

It is hotter than Satan’s taint where I live. (I got that saying from the twitterverse, btw.)  I know that may seem an extremely vulgar expression, but it pretty much explains the temperature outside.

It is so hot that M’s school has been closed due to a “Heat Day” for the second day in a row.  Not only is is hot but I have a cold.  This cold has been going around our house since last week and I’m really glad that the kiddos wanted to share it with me.

Needless to say, I’m in a rotten mood.

You know what helps cheer me up when I’m in a rotten mood? Besides wine, that is.

Tea.

There is something that is calming in the hot cuppa tea when you’re upset or not feeling well.   When it’s hot out my Dad swears a hot cuppa will cool you down.

I think I’ll let the gentlemen rapper Professor Elemental inform you further on ‘the cup of the brown stuff’.

I Heart Stevie Ray Vaughan

Since Wednesday is considered Hump Day, I will be posting about various things I love on this day.

Last week  marked the anniversary of the death of Stevie Ray Vaughan. In my book he was one of the greatest guitar players ever.

It wasn’t until several years after he passed away that I became a fan of his work. Before than I only really liked music that I could sing along to. Luckily, I’ve evolved with my taste in music.

The first time I heard and saw SRV was at a friends house and we watched a concert.  My first reaction was “Fuck. That guy can play!” I’ve been hooked ever since.

In 2007 the hubby and I went to the Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival. There was a tent with Eric’s guitar “Blackie”, a few others and then Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Lenny”.

Lenny

Lenny

When I saw SRV’s guitar it was a very religious experience. I actually heard angels singing. This instrument was used to make beautiful music.

Don’t believe me?  Click play,  turn up the volume, close your eyes and just listen.

Who is your favorite guitar player?

Side note:  turns out I couldn’t find a video of SRV using the guitar pictured above.  I hope you do get my point about the importance of the guitar above.   Also, does the guitar make the musician or does the musician make the guitar?