Whatever Happened to Her Selena Rainbows?

Yes I name my stuff.  In today’s episode of rambling and musing mostly rambling, I’m talking about my eyeglasses aka my Selena Rainbows.  They’re named after the brand – Selena and the rainbow colored frames.  I first wrote about my experience here if you want to begin at the beginning.

I was going to go to a different place to have things made right.  Then after much feedback in person and on the blog, I decided that the same place owed me.  One afternoon this week I took off early to return my new specs for adjustment.  I was trying to get the deed done and get back online for an afternoon meeting which I couldn’t miss.

I’m the worst about time y’all.  Always early and worry if I’m not … or perceive I am not going to be on time.  Instead of discussing the issue, I basically threw my glasses at the girl and said I’ll be back Saturday!  Went home and made my meeting with 15 minutes to spare.  Whew!

Guess what today is?  Saturday!!!

Per the website, the place is open 8:30 to 12:30.  I slept in until 9ish which helped my case because when I got there, only one car was in the lot.  Another customer.  Turns out the Saturday hours are 9:00 to 1:00.  Yet it was after 9 and I could tell the place was still closed.  Holy hell!  I cannot take off work to come back here again.  Well I can but what a freaking inconvenience!!  I called the number thinking maybe an employee got dropped off but my call went straight to voice mail.

I got out of the car and talked to the gentleman who had been waiting since 8:30!  Mind you it was already 9:25 when I arrived.  He gave me an earful about his experience.  Hopping mad!  I was only irritated.  We both decided to leave.  As I’m returning to my car, I see a Blazer turning left and speeding to the back employee parking lot.


As soon as I heard the front door lock open, I rushed in and proceed to word vomit why I am there.  Of course she’s apologizing as she’s turning the lights and everything else on.

She re-measures and sure enough, the lab put my Selena Rainbows at 18 and I’m 22.  The 4 degree drop makes all the difference in the world.  They will have to send back the glasses … not until Monday.  The corrected lens should be ready in about two weeks.  Thanks goodness my old pair will tide me over.

I might write a piece to conclude my saga or not … if not you’ll know things worked out just fine.

As always, more to come.

#SoCS for 7/13/19 ~ “Instructions”

Top O the Morning to Ya me Lucky Charms, they’re magically delicious!  Time for #SoCS.  I for one can’t believe it’s already middle of July.  Time you fickle construct of huMANs quit punking me!!!  The red squiggly line which you may not be able to see once this post is published means punking is not a word.  Oh but it is a made up verb for fooling.  Verbs ARE words.  The More You Know.  Ha!

This week the lovely Linda gives us the following prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “instructions.” Write instructions for anything you know how to do. As detailed or as rambling as you’d like. Enjoy!

Hmm!  Well shut the front door and don’t call me Shirley.  I remember this line … when reluctant pilot Ted Striker (Robert Hays) tells Dr. Rumack (Leslie Nielsen), “Surely you can’t be serious,” and Rumack replies, “I am serious — and don’t call me Shirley.  I still LOL everything I hear this line.

Or Don’t call me late for dinner.  Geez Louise!! Why am I doing this?!???

To win!  I have already succeeded had there been bonus points … for rambling that is.  I cannot “Keep a Thought in My Head” “I’m All Over the Place” “What Else is New?” “I Resemble that Remark” “Calgon Take Me Away” “And What’s All This Got to Do With the Price of Tea in China?”  Stop it with the incorrect quotation marks already would ya!!

“Instructions! … We don’t need no stinkin instructions … Or is it badges? We don’t need no stinkin’ badges!” It’s the latter from the 1974 film Blazing Saddles. This famous line is both a quote and a misquote.  My suggestion is you Google for more details because I am hot, I mean I am streaming!!!  Or it is steaming?  As in The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy.  When I say she was cool she was red hot.  I mean, she was steamin’  Ooh I LOVE that song!!  Or all songs!  I haven’t met a song I didn’t like or is that a donut?  I have never met a donut I didn’t like.  And puhlesse don’t ask me to pick a favorite … song or donut.

Oh snap, Oh behave, Oh stop it already Jilly Beans.  “You don’t have to tell me twice!”  You have to tell me over and over again until “you’re blue in the face”

In closing, the only instructions for how to write a #SoCS post are there are no rules!! Wait!  There are eight of them.  The first two say it all!  Minimal planning while letting  the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.  Guess I am done now.  Until next week.

To join this merry band of prompt respondents and/or read their works extraordinaire, here are the rules aka instructions and ping back.

Happy Saturday all.  Now let’s go to the crossroads  where Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene has created lovely escape.  Aaahhh now that’s the stuff.

As always, more to come.