Have a Cool Pair of Glasses for Every Day of the Week: Here’s Where I Got Them.
o last year, when I made my life list, I included: “15. Have a cool pair of glasses for every day of the week.” Because now that I actually have to wear glasses every day of the week (Dammit 40!), I am picky about (and need variety in) the things I have to put on my face. Honestly, I would have 300 pair if I could. But that would be ridiculous and glasses are dumb expensive…. However, I got a tip from a hipster friend, and in the spirit of hipster SXSW week, I’m passing it along to you. Sort of a PSA for the visually challenged and glasses obsessed….
To make this happen, I got my prescription from my doctor and ordered them myself online (It’s would be totally impossible for me to afford 7 pairs of glasses from my optometrist.) And I found this site that I now tell everyone (including you) about.(Seriously, everyone asks me about these glasses…just this morning, like 10 minutes ago, the three girls that work at the bank next door to my office all sort of bombarded me when I went in. So that happened.)
So here it is. The secret to owning 7 pairs of glasses: This site.
They run about $20 to $60 a piece. You put in your own prescription (It’s yours, take it with you, and don’t buy the expensive glasses at your optometrist’s office. Seriously. Major markup.) And about 10 days later or less, they’re in your mail. Done.
This sounds like an advertisement. It’s not. This isn’t even a sponsored post. It’s an above-and-beyond love post. Because I love my glasses. I am asked where I got them all the time. All the time.
So get your prescription and get your glases. You’re welcome.
Jonesing for Tex-Mex
Approximately three minutes after I arrived back in Texas, I started craving enchiladas again. It’s a disease. I really can’t explain it, except that there’s crack in the spices down here.
In years past, I would answer these cravings with a visit to Lupe Tortilla, Chuy’s, Molina’s, or Juan in a Million. To name a few. Because there are about 100 within 10 miles of my house, and I visit them all regularly. Or I did. But not this year. This year, I’ve resolved to learn how to cook this stuff myself. Granted, it’s not super hard, and there are great shortcuts at my closest grocery store, aptly called “Fiesta”. But still. I’m learning.
One thing that has inspired and saved me recently is my new Tex-Mex Bible, Mex-Tex.It’s written by the son of the man who opened my favorite Mexican food restaurant in Dallas. And it’s basically all you need if you’re into learning how to create all things Tex-Mex. Here’s a tidbit from the book, which can be used and applied in a variety of recipes. I keep a jar of this at the ready.
Your first step to complete addiction.
Matt’s El Rancho
3 Tablespoons plus 2 Teaspoons ground cumin
3 Tablespoons granuated garlic
2 Tablespoons salt
1 Tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
Proteins, Carbohydrates and oils change the character of a spice. So you can cook a variety of things with the same seasoning, with different results. The spice mix responds best when it is slightly browned during the cooking process. It keeps well in an airtight container.
It’s so simple. But it’s key.
And as they say, first one’s free.
And now, I’m going to join a gym.