Tuesday, June 20, 2006

A Shade of Reality 

Even on cloudy days I often wear my sunnies. Even indoors, if I'm facing a window. I always hope noone will think me rude, or assume that I have bloodshot or bruised eyes to hide.

Of all the possible awkwardness, 'A Little Needling From Bush, and Then a Call of Regret' (The New York Times, 16 June 2006) isn't something I'd expect. Peter Wallsten, on the other hand, works for the LA Times and wore his sunglasses to a televised press briefing given by President Bush. Wallsten's sight is affected by Stargardt's Disease, a retinal condition affecting the macula. Bush asked the reporter,


"Are you going to ask that question with shades on?"

Mr. Wallsten offered to take them off, but the president said, "I'm interested in the shade look, seriously," and Mr. Wallsten did not.


The New York Times article doesn't mention it, but Bush also pointed out, "for the viewers, there's no sun."

Lol. From this report, I don't think Wallston is too phased, although perhaps surprised to receive a call on his mobile from the president.

If it were me, I'd be having one of those 'why can't life be normal?' moments but then, so long as you're comfortable, why shouldn't it be different?

Comments:
Uhhum, so still reading, not writing...

Anyway, in the past, if I'd seen people with sunglasses inside, I'd think it was a bit wierd(though wouldn't have thought much more about it). Now I know better :)
Geez, I hate being 'ignorant' of such things, I wish I knew everything! I guess that'll never happen though!!

Hey, maybe you should where your sunnies tomorrow, then I'll definetly recognise you! Or maybe I should be the one with sunnies on inside, that'd be interesting! (actually, I hardly ever even where them outside!)

Right, enough blabbing, back to blogging!
:)
 
Hi Simone!

The 'still reading, not writing' thing is why I don't blog as much as I intend. Every day this happens!

I don't think there are many of us out there with legitimate reasons to wear sunnies inside. Not that you need a legitimate reason. Some people like the world dark. :-) I'm hoping I'll remember to take mine off before 7pm but there's a good chance I'll be wearing them on my head and have forgotten they're there.

Hmm, I should give more detail but I'm sure we'll be introduced or introduce ourselves at meetup - Perth bloggers are good like that. :-)

Catchya soon,

Dee
 
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