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Monday, June 30, 2008

Purple Birth Control Glasses


Imagine these eyeglass frames...in light purple. That's what I'm wearing these days.

This is a funny story about my glasses. It seques to a recipe for bread I tried this weekend.

Last Thursday, Randy had an eye appointment at Lenscrafters. While he was getting his eyes checked, I inquired about repairing the frames of my glasses, which I basically bent out of shape when I fell in Paris.

The nice man said sure, we'll be happy to fix those for free, ma'am.

Bend. Bend. Shape. CLICK. BREAK. He looks up and says, I seem to have broken your frames. He left to speak to a manager, then comes back and says, I'll find some frames here that will fit your lenses, at no charge, and we'll fix those for you.

What I ended up with is purple birth control glasses. Free glasses, sure, but I'm not sure I like them as much as my old ones. But I'm stuck -- I got my glasses in Milledgeville, where they're still under warranty, and I won't be able to get them fixed until next week. And if they can't fix them, I may be stuck with these purple birth control classes.

Sigh.

In case you don't know why they call these "birth control glasses," well, they render the wearer so unattractive...well, I hope you can "see" what I mean.

Randy's glasses, on the other hand, are lovely. I wish I could show you a picture of our new looks, but his computer doesn't have a place for my compact flash card. You'll just have to imagine. This is not, I might add, an indictment against Lenscrafters. They were very nice.

Seque: Easy Sandwich Bread

Elizabeth Barbone, of www.glutenfreebaking.com, does baking seminars all over the U.S., and last week, she shared a recipe on the Delphi Celiac Site for her Easy Sandwich Bread. It is! Easy. And it is delicious. Out of the oven, it was crusty and tasty, and non-GF dinner guests thought it was great (either that, or they were too polite). Yesterday, I ate a slice with peanut butter. Still moist and tasty. I am considering a tomato sandwich today...we'll see. At any rate, I am very excited about this recipe. It is a perfect everyday bread!

I would like to share this recipe with you, but out of courtesy to Elizabeth, who hasn't given me permission to do so, I won't...right now. But if you really want to know this simple recipe for a loaf of GF bread, email me, and I'll forward you the Delphi Celiac Listserv message (and that, I don't think, violates her rights).

Edited to add: My bud Carrie, the Ginger Lemon Girl, sent me Elizabeth's blog address, which has the recipe posted. So if it's there, it's now here:

Much love, and happy Monday!
Ging

6 comments:

Julie, the mama said...

Just the visual is making me laugh!

The Petersons said...

That is funny! and I am sure that the glasses aren't that bad...but they were free...

Carrie said...

it is a great bread ging! the bread recipe is on her blog, so you can link to it for people from there!

carrie

Carly & Garrett said...

This post is hilarious!!! Love it and Im kinda digging the purple frames as well. G's family lives in Waycross so we will make a short pitt stop there to say hello before traveling to Fernandina.

Tiffany said...

I hate when that happens to my glasses! Although my glasses have never been broken by someone else, I know that all to familiar click sound! Sorry about the ugly purples :(

I'll have to check out that bread recipe. I'm always looking for a good one :)

Karen Russell said...

Seriously, I'm driving to M-ville to see this.