I Wish I Could Draw
I would draw cartoons based on my relationship with my cat Tiggy, which mostly consists of him cursing me out for being a stupid human.
I’ve come to accept this as the truth of our relationship.
So this is me with Marisa, my roommate from my sophomore year of college at SUNY Albany. She sent me this pic on Facebook Messenger today, and it totally made my day. I don’t like pictures of myself (taken by other people) for the most part, which is why I spend so much time behind the camera. But I love this picture, because I’m happy in it, and I can still tell.
This was the 1995-1996 academic year (so I’m 18 or 19), and Marisa was the best roommate I have had to date. I remember we talked and hung out the summer before, and worked out all of the stuff we needed for the dorm down to the rug and the posters on the wall. The poster on the left is my Nirvana poster (we were still mourning Kurt as he died our senior year of HS), and the one on the right is possibly of Live. I remember that year we played Michael Jackson’s “HIStory” to death. And Marisa let me play “Love Me Still” by Bruce Hornsby and Chaka Kahn from the Clockers soundtrack WAY past its expiration date.
Back then we had enough flannel and henley shirts to clothe an army, Adidas Superstars to rep Queens (you’re not from Queens, you ARE Queens), a serious hat collection, and “Cool Runnings” on VHS. And we had each other as roommates. Life was simpler then and we didn’t want for much (aside from better food in the cafeteria).
This was an awesome moment in time for me, and it made me really happy to see it, so I had to post it.
So I got four new pairs of glasses from Zenni Optical today. I got all four for under $100, the prescriptions were spot on, and three out of four pairs were 100% comfortable. I arranged the pictures in order by frame preference. The top pair also happens to be the least comfortable, but for what I paid for them, I’m not complaining at all.
I have a long lasting love/hate relationship with Zenni. I placed my first order with them in 2007, way before ordering glasses online was popular. The first couple of orders were rough, and I had to fight with their customer service tooth and nail at the beginning, but their website, prices, and service have improved tremendously.
This is also the first time I’ve done any self portraits with my DSLR, and I tried to keep the poses virtually the same for all four pictures. I think they came out OK.
If you have any questions about ordering glasses online, Zenni Optical, or what you need before you make your first online eyeglass order, PLEASE hit my Ask box, or Kik me at geekspertise. I’ve been at this for a while, and I’d love to share my knowledge.