I started wearing glasses when I was 6 years old. They were ghastly pink and purple plastic frames. I soon outgrew the need for them. When I was in college the time came for me to need them again. I was less than thrilled. I have never liked the way I look in glasses. I've never had a pair I didn't think were ugly. It was just a matter of degrees. Ok fine, I will take these. They are the least hideous. Twelve years ago I was very happy to finally get contact lenses so I could avoid wearing glasses. That was around the last time I got new frames too. As always, I hated them.
The kids and I had eye exams recently. They each needed new specs due to changing prescriptions. Although my eyes haven't changed (Yay for the old lady who doesn't need her arms extended to read small print!) I decided that after a dozen years I had earned a new pair. The old ones were scratched and uncomfortable and grew uglier each year. I chose the ones above. When I got them I was surprised to discover they are the first pair I don't hate. I've actually opted to wear them in favor of contacts a few times.
Whoda thunk it?