Ah, The Class Reunion [08.06.15]

August 6, 2015


  • We’re dangerously close to 60.
  • I was never with the “in” crowd and the “in” crowd still exists.
  • Conversation: “We haven’t talked yet.” No reply. “I’m Diane Staudt.” “I know.” End of conversation.
  • It took me three “I’ll help plan the next reunion”s before I was recognized.


  • I saw the people I wanted to see.
  • It was an open bar.
  • Who gives a rat’s ass.
  • I missed out on having my picture taken a million times as illustrated below.



Here comes the sun [08.04.15]

August 4, 2015

I wear bifocal eyeglasses and have sun-sensitive eyes. Sunglasses are a must. When you wear glasses you have several options for sun protection:

  • The baseball cap. It messes with my hair.
  • Prescription sunglasses. They mess with my budget.
  • Clip-on flip-ups. If you get a pair with rubber-coated clips, they don’t scratch your lenses but do leave smudge marks.
  • Sunglasses that fit over your eyeglasses.

Introduced to me by childhood peep and frequent commenter, DJ Carney, there are several brands. Google, “sunglasses that fit over eyeglasses.” D’oh. I got the appropriately named, Fitover brand. Deals can be found on various websites.

Love them! They…

  • have just the right degree of protection
  • are polarized to reduce glare
  • have side lenses for your peripheral vision
  • are less expensive than prescription glasses
  • make me look cool

blog pic

Tell ’em, “Diane sent me.”