Tag Archives: eyes

I’ll just squint

eye-twitch-penguins-of-madagascar-21689887-595-336My eye lid is twitching.

I can remember when I thought an eye lid twitch was the symptom of a serious illness. It probably is if your eye lid twitches constantly, but a few random twitches are just annoying.

I hope.

The great Google machines says eye lid twitches can be caused by stress, eye strain, tiredness, caffeine, alcohol, dry eyes, nutritional imbalances and allergies.

Geez…I probably have six of the eight. I’m surprised my eye lid doesn’t twitch all the time!

(I’ll leave it up to you to guess the two I don’t have.)

Smiles

Even after living in New York City almost 10 years now, I am still guilty of making eye contact with strangers and smiling at people on the subway, which is especially confusing to the natives.

Perhaps I should get this put on a tee or sweatshirt as some small means of explanation?

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Then again, I might just get beat up.

#southernsensibilities

My eyes!

In basketball games, the home team wears white, and the visiting team wears a more saturated color.

In tennis, the players wear whatever they please, regardless of their seed in the tournament.

Djokovic Monte CarloNadal Monte Carlo

That’s why all of us watching the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters tournament on Tennis Channel are experiencing eye strain.

Both players in orange jerseys.

On an orange clay court.

I believe my eyes are bleeding orange blood, too.

Do you see…

What makes a person look older?

Grey hair? Mom jeans? A few extra pounds?

According to the announcers calling the UK-Florida basketball game —

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It’s readers.

The announcer actually called them ‘cheaters’ when he spied them in the crowd on UK superfan and actress Ashley Judd. You could hear his disbelief, his teenage fantasies becoming as blurry as the words on her game day program.

She had aged before his very eyes.

One word: progressives.

All over but the crying

I have just finished binge-watching the new season of House of Cards. But don’t worry — there are no spoilers here.

You have to put in all those hours to learn about their latest foibles.

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I’m just anxious to interact with real people again after my total immersion the past couple of days (other than brief breaks for UK basketball [29-0] and dog walks).

You know what I missed most?

Blinking.

Not me — I blink quite a bit, whether in conversation or while watching hours of TV.  I wear contacts; it’s required.

But the cast of House of Cards never appears to blink. Not even when the camera takes a long, dramatic look…pushing in for a revealing closeup.

They simply don’t give into the urge.

I would love to be on set when the director yells ‘cut.’ I envision the actors blinking furiously. Eye drops being administered post haste. A furious rubbing of eyelids, followed by frantic makeup touch ups.

Or, I hope that happens.

 

The eyes are following me

I shared a bedroom with my sister as child. She slept with her eyes open.

It was creepy.

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Now my dog, who is almost 15 years old, has adopted thst same half-open, watchful stare while he snoozes.

Guess it runs in the family. Still freaks me out.

With the naked eye

Can you trust your eyes?  Let’s take a poll and find out!

What is pictured below?

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Thu 9/5:  Hope you enjoyed yesterday’s Hump Day mystery!  The correct answer is “colored sand.”