Thursday, June 26, 2008

I got Hollywood sunglasses from a kiosk in the new Downtown, Branson. They were my first souvenir. The second was an 8-dollar key chain with pictures of us taken at our table in a bar-b-que restaurant by the person who then sold them to us in a nice little key chain. But I won't talk about that. The picture-taking monopoly in Branson gets Michael all riled up. It was tempting after she took the picture of us, to reach into my purse and ask her to now take the same pictures with my own camera. Would she have done it, do you suppose? Probably. But she would have charged 8 dollars for the flash.

So, anyway, the Hollywood glasses. I call them that because they're huge and dark and they're Versace. Actually, they're "compare our prices to" Versace. But that works for me because I have this ridiculous illusion (um, dee-lusion maybe?) that even if I could afford 500-dollar sunglasses, I wouldn't buy them because that's just wrong with all the poverty in the world. It's a lovely illusion since I'm not actually in a position to have to live up to it.

But I'm terribly disappointed, because I don't look a thing like Angelina Jolie in those glasses. I look more like a bug or something. It's very disheartening. I've actually never been able to pull off sunglasses. I don't know why I try.

Puh! That's not true. I know exactly why I try. People magazine much? Yes, but only if Julia, Jennifer Aniston, or Suri Cruise are on the cover. In sunglasses.


Felicity said...

That is the beauty of a trend, Seren. We ALL look like bugs, even Angelina, but since we're doing it together we get to call it cool!

Mine are silverish white and I always feel the same way.

Felicity said...

By the way, that is a clever little blog roll widget you've got there!

serenity said...

Well, that helps. I can always count on you to solve these annoyances for me. And also, thank you! It's a new blogger thing, and I like it. I like how it lists them from the most recent update. That way everyone on my list will get to be at the top at some point!

Valerie said...

I believe we are kindred spirits. On Tuesday, of this very week, I bought "Versace" sunglasses for $5 at my beauty shop. They are huge and dark and have big V's on the side(which was another know, Valerie/Versace, v's are good). I put them on and felt like a movie star trying to hide from the cameras. When I got to the van and looked in the mirror in the van you could have heard my sigh 2 miles away. I, too, realized that I do not LOOK like a movie star in the glasses. I look like an average mom from podunk...and maybe just a little bit like a bug! I love this post for making me feel normal!

SolShine7 said...

I got my "Hollywood sunglasses" from Walgreens. And I think they rock!