Wednesday, February 23, 2011

"Transitions" terrify me....

Ok people....check it.  It is TIME we talk about something that just NEEDS to be talked about.

Way, way back, many centuries (or at least decades) ago, when I was in first or second grade, one of my chasing suitors was John D.  John troubled me because he wore these glasses.  These really creepy glasses that turned dark when he went outside.  EWWW!  I've never been able to shake that image from my mind.  I often wonder if Johns whole life was "ruined" by the stigma that these glasses gave him.

Yes my friends...I am talkin about Transition Lenses.


all photos compliments of google images

WHAT are they?  More importantly WHY are they?  I HATE them!  I despise and detest them.  Am I alone here?  Who's with me?


Nothing says creepy, or nerd quite like it. 
And really....does and ENTIRE family need to be dragged down in the tragedy?

One time, Jere went and got new glasses, without me, without my consult.  Tra la la, he comes home and WHAT does he have?  Freakin, make me wanna run and scream, post a sign over your head that you're a Chester (SIDEBAR:  Don't ever name your child Chester, that's just downright rude. Bad name, PLUS, it holds some serious creep factor.  Just sayin.  And sidebar over.), TRANSITION LENSES!  Hideous!!!!!  Not cool my love, NOT COOL.  Pictures were just so annoying....'cause OOPSY, your glasses are dark.

I get it, clever....no extra pair of sunglasses, all in one.  Great idea, but the execution just does NOT work.

I felt the time had come to discuss this because I just KEEP on seeing commercials for these awful glasses.  They try and make them seem so cool, and hip.  They try and use pretty ladies to make it all seem ok. 'Tis NOT ok.  NEVER GONNA BE OK.

Whatever....you may be cute, model girl, but your glasses are NOT.

Ok, I feel better having that off my chest.   Now, tell me what you think?  Am I a freakshow?  Do you love them?  Hate them?

Sunshine and creepy eyes,

Allyson


16 comments:

Taryn said...

No, they are creepy...and just so tragic when some nice person (especially a child who has no say in the matter) falls into the trap of owning a pair. Great post...very funny.

Kristina P. said...

Yeah, he looks like he should be driving a rapist van.

The Atomic Mom said...

Absolutley agree with you on transistions lenses. I always thought they were what child molesters wore.

Katie said...

They totally creep me out too! HATE them! Especially when they don't
"transition" quickly after coming back indoors.

Yuck!

jen said...

I've always harbored a secret desire to have some. But you already know I'm a nerd.

Emily Lauren said...

Hahaha. This post cracked me up. They totally creep me out, too. Like Katie, it especially bugs me when they're still shaded in doors. Ew.

Cool in theory, not in reality. If only the rest of the world new this.

Ryan and Lori Jones said...

They are great for people like Carter who have photophobia
(bright lights or sun that hurts their eyes) maybe not the most stylish thing but nice for little kids to not have worry about remembering regular glasses and sunglasses..... I may be a little biased because of our situation but if anyone could rock those my Carter sure could!

azandersens said...

He didn't! Next thing you know, he's going to come home and will have bought a window-less van.

Sabes said...

I HATE them! They are indeed very creepy and should be banned by the FDA or whatever. Those lenses take a great pair of glasses from super adorable to downright vomit in mouth, chills down the spine, disgusting

Jason and Kate said...

So, there was a boy in grade school that had them. I too thought they were creepy and nerdy. But I will have to be honest and say I own a pair. Not that I wear my glasses often...just at night when I'm giving my contacts a rest. I've never had to use the transition lenses but the eye glasses lady talked me into them. They will be nice if I ever have to use them. Sorry if I creep you out! I actually creep myself out too. :)

Steph said...

I LOVE your lamp. Awesome deal. And your chair turned out so cute! And yes, I am so with you on transitions. They are always in some creepy in-between state, so they never look normal.

Taylor Morris said...

Agreed. Transitions lenses creep me out, too!

CindyLou said...

Major creep Alert if someone wears those! I always step away from a person wearing those!

Crandell Fam said...

One thing, though...my father in law is named Chester and he is just the greatest guy on earth. So, careful there little lady!! :) But I hate transitions more than anything, and I let Jere know that right away when I saw him with them! :)

TornadoTwos said...

I HATE these type glasses too! They look so silly, and plus- who wants your glasses deciding for you whether or not your going to wear sunglasses??? Who can give up that kind of control?

Kaitlynn Bluth said...

Agreed. hate transition lenses! ick. Also, agreed about Chester. Had an awesome time with you this last week!