Last weekend I went to the mall . Yes, I went willingly, in search of some sunglasses. All pairs that I presently own are falling apart. So, having just earned $50 from letting a fellow graduate student scan my brain, I was in an indulgent mood, and thought I would get some hardier sunglasses, a pair that would last me a while before getting scratched or bent out of shape. But my search was fruitless. Sunglasses have gotten big, big, big. Forgive me as I have not participated in American culture for a while: When did sunglasses get so large? And what was the inspiration? Too many people seeing The Aviator? Has Martin Scorsese shaped our national sunglass preferences?
Me, I just cannot handle it. The man at the "Sunglass Hut" kiosk patiently handed me pair after pair, as I looked in the mirror and felt mildly traumatized. How can you walk around with something so heavy weighing down your temples?
So, after some investigation on Froogle, I found this pair, which I am contemplating. It may be the closest I will get to my ideal. I haven't decided whether to buy them or not. I welcome your opinion.