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Who wants to help me pick out eyeglass frames? You? Oh, I hope it's you.

I had perfect vision. Had. Then one day, not long ago, I couldn't read the directions on a box of…something. (My memory is also failing me.) A few weeks later, I couldn't tell whether the shampoo I was considering contained sodium lauryl sulfate or sodium laureth sulfate. (Important!) I noticed a deep vertical furrow running between my eyebrows, which became deeper (and weirdly achy) after every computer session. I had to hold takeout menus at arm's length. Then my arms were not long enough.

I saw the fuzzy writing on the wall. I am Aged now, and require reading glasses. So be it. After a trip to the eye doctor and a tour through the expensive eyeglass choices on display, I skipped over to the drugstore and purchased the only pair that wasn't studded with rhinestones or cartoon characters. They are not hideous, but I could do better.

When Rivet & Sway offered me a pair of reading glasses, damn right I was going to take them up on it. I had a hard time choosing from their selections, as their choices were uniformly cute and unspangled and very few of them, if any, sported tiny Winnie the Poohs in the corners. They all look good to me. Fortunately Rivet and Sway offers the services of Ritzy, the Personal Stylist With the Best Name, to help you choose pairs.

Here are the frames she picked for me. I like them all, frankly, although I secretly have a favorite. What do you think?

(I took pictures with my computer camera, and included some staged photos of what I look like while I'm working. I aim to Entertain as well as Inform.)

First: we have the Faster, Pussycat!, in Jet Black.  


faster, pussycat

Turns out that one of my ears is higher than the other. Fortunately I am filled with self-acceptance. Stop laughing at me!


fp, chocolate


Chocolate helps the brain.

faster pussycat, peering

Wait, how do I make the camera take a pic… oh.


Next: the Ruby Red, in Heart Throb.

ruby red



This is not a face I make while working, ever.

ruby red, shocked

My deadline was when?

Finally: the Je Ne Sais Quoi, in Water Lily.

je ne sais quoi

Blue! I like blue.

jnsq, dumb


Sometimes I stick my tongue out while thinking, as if I were a kitty cat.


je ne sais quoi, sliding

This is the face I make when Scott tells me I'm pretty. And then I slide out of the frame.


je ne sais quoi, laffing

I am a great wit!

Weigh in. I know you have opinions.


Rivet & Sway is hosting a Super Mom Contest for Mother's Day. To enter? Share a short story (250-500 characters) of a super mom in your life by going here. I am pretty sure she doesn't need to have actual super powers. The grand prize winner will win two pairs of Rivet & Sway frames as well as a monthly delivery of Vosges Haut-Chocolate. Two runner-up winners will each receive a pair of frames and the exotic truffle collection from Vosges. Rivet & Sway will be accepting entries from May 1-12. Winner will be announced on Facebook and notified via email on May 15, 2013.

In the meantime, Rivet & Sway is offering Finslippy readers a 25% off $25 off discount with code SUPER-MOM between now and June 30th, 2013. Enjoy!