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The Solar Eclipse Is Coming, The Solar Eclipse Is Coming!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few weeks, you probably know that a solar eclipse is coming our way on Monday, August 21st and if you live in the USA, there are parts of the country where you will see all or some of it. We haven’t had one since 2009. Now unless you are planning on watching this phenomenon from the comfort of your home on the television or streamed somewhere on the websites of the globe, its IMPERATIVE that you are wearing the proper eye protection. According to the news reports, libraries across the country as well as your neighborhood optical place should have free glasses that will allow for a safe viewing of said eclipse. The stuff down in the photograph below are NOT recommended for viewing this eclipse.

The friends circle who follows my Swarm app check-ins know that my quest for a pair of these glasses has been less than successful. I also did these Check Ins on YELP and you can follow my account by clicking HERE (I don’t add those who I have not met IRL but following the profile works just as good). I called two area libraries who said they never had them and didn’t think they’d arrive before the eclipse and the larger pharmacy and retail stores like Rite Aid, Walgreens and Duane Reade didn’t have them either. As a matter of fact one clerk tried to sell me these lens covers that you see below. I quickly informed him that this is NOT what people are asking for and unless the store wanted lawsuits afterward they should not try to push these are safe to use. Oh I didn’t buy these from that visit but they are perfect for covering my regular glasses in the bright sun.
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Presenting A Brand New “Look” For Your Blog MC

I don’t always make a personal appearance here in The Chronicles of Piercing Ken and am quite content with letting my words paint the necessary pictures you need for the best enjoyment but there have been some developments recently that I wanted to share with you and the new photo below pretty much lines them out.

Yeah, it seems that its time for me to get a pair of glasses since a recent examination has discovered that I am now on the nearsighted side of the fence. Being nearsighted means that I have some difficulty seeing things that are farther away while items that are up close are in a better focus. Farsighted is the opposite of this in case you were curious. Gone are the days of 20/20 vision and a laser clear focus on anything that I looked at. I guess I cannot complain about only starting to need them now after all of the years I spent glaring at a computer screen. I do like the frames that I selected and while I didn’t think of this at the moment I should have gotten the ones that get darker when out in the sunlight. I got some glare protection on them since I felt this would help with watching shows from the back of venues. It’s all very new to me and I must admit that I am having a little bit of a confusion about them and needing them on a regular basis. I must admit that they do make me see the farther away items with some nice clarity so I guess I cannot complain.

My friends and followers have all chimed in with positive notes on the new “look” so let’s “see” how this progresses LOL, sorry I could not resist a bad pun since that is how I roll. I thank them all for the words since this is so new to me as an experience. It will take some getting used to. Maybe sometime soon I will be able to get contacts that have little skulls on them to reinforce the Metal guy aesthetic. Alright, that is all for now. I’ll be back with the usual stuff soon. Thanks for reading and if you haven’t gotten your own eyes checked out in a while you should do it. The office said you should try and do this at least once a year as you get older. They have some cool machinery to test you out now and that stuff fascinated me.