So I went down to the eye place to get me some contacts, and the eye guy yelled at me.
Okay, he didn’t actually yell. But he did give me crap because I hadn’t been down to get my eyes checked in 6 years. He started telling me all about how important my eyes were, and how he needed to check them every 3 years, probably because eye doctors everywhere just arbitrarily decided on that number.
I started to get a little angry with him. After all, I can still see fine with my glasses, my eyes feel fine, and last I checked I don’t have a rousing case of pink-eye. So we do the exam, and it turns out that both of my eyes actually got better since my last check-up. So yeah, my eyes are better than yours. Plus, mine let me see through girls’ clothes.
So I get one trial pair of contacts for free, then another eye exam and then another eye exam after 3 months, all for the low, low price of $200, plus the cost of contacts for 3 months. I think this is a bit of a rip-off, but I do want to make sure my contacts aren’t screwing up my eyes. Once 3 months is done, I’m totally buying them online.
The doc told me about how much money I’d save if I bought them a year at a time. I should really have said something snarky.
Random Thing I Enjoyed This Week
I did some home repairs the other night, and I really felt the pride of ownership in my house when I was done.
I fixed my patio roof, cleaned the gutters, did some cleaning up in the garden and put out some trash for the garbage people. I know, I’m such a handy guy. And no, I won’t come to your house and do your work for you, no matter how hard you try to bribe me with food.
Even though I think there’s going to be a real estate correction in this country, there’s still a time in people’s lives where owning a house will always trump renting, costs be damned. I take pride in making my house a nice place, having a nice yard and keeping things fixed up. For me, I’m not sure I’d be able to feel that pride about a house that I only rented.
I can’t believe I actually enjoyed work.
Random Thing That Irritated Me
I played soccer on Tuesday, and the bugs are going to be bad again this year.
I think I spent $30 on mosquito spray last year. Any insect that has a lust for human blood is creepy and I hate them.
Song I Like And Therefore You Should Like Too
I’ve been listening to this song pretty much all week.
Kudos to Michael Bolton for having enough of a sense of humour to do this hilarious song. Also, the preceding sentence is the only one ever wrote to contain both “Michael Bolton” and “hilarious”.
The Lonely Island’s new album is pretty much trash except this song and I Just Had Sex. Don’t buy it.
Simpsons Quote Of The Week
Troy McClure: Have you ever wondered why fat parents have fat children? Or why Chinese parents have Chinese children? It’s no coincidence.
Blogging Snack Of The Week
Frito-Lay just came out with some new Doritos, and they are SPICY.
There’s 3 different kinds, each hotter than the last. We tried some, and my tongue literally burned off. I can only communicate through my blog from now on. I like hot stuff, but those are a little ridiculous.
They only come in small bags, and they’ll be in gas stations throughout the summer. So if you like your Doritos flaming hot, go get yourself a bag. And like 4 pops to go with it. You’ll need them.
Sports TV You Should Watch This Week
Screw it. Read a book.
Blogging Babe Of The Week
I saw a woman in a gas station convenience store who could have easily been here. She had absolutely MASSIVE boobs that I’m about 97% sure were fake. Still, quite nice. Instead, I guess you’ll have to settle for Brooklyn Decker. Don’t lust too hard though, or Andy Roddick will probably yell at you.
Oh Right, Time For Links
Jen, over at She Bloggs, talks about the biggest mistake new grads make, and includes a story about a co-worker who bought a $4000 purse because she was convinced by a boss that having something to work for motivates you. I just can’t believe they actually make $4000 purses.
Krystal at Give Me Back My Five Bucks asks what qualifies someone to be a PF blogger. All I care about is if I blogger gives out advice, they get that advice right. Other than that, who cares?
Studeconomics tries to justify spending too much on UFC tickets by writing this post about spending on experiences. I kid, spending money on experiences beats spending it on crap any day of the week for me, it’s just easy for people to finance experiences too because they’re too impatient to save up.
Crystal at Budgeting In The Fun Stuff has some tips on dealing with crappy advertisers. And sorry to anyone this offends (actually, not really) but you’ll start seeing more ads here. Hey, a fella’s gotta eat.
Darwin’s Money HATES Communication majors. Okay, not really. The angry communications majors in the comment section were a little amusing.
Sandy from Yes I Am Cheap is finally getting rid of her tenant from hell. I’m glad for her, but a little disappointed as well. The stories were, at least from my perspective, a little amusing.
There’s more good stuff out there, but what do you expect from me? Quality?