Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Black Holes and Broken Sunglasses

This weekend my top favorite sunglasses broke.

They broke while I was drumming, which could have made for a really cool story, like maybe I had just finished a perfect rendition of "Knights of Cydonia" by Muse and did a massive headbang to celebrate and my sunglasses flew off and hit Dom Howard (the drummer from Muse) in the chest because he happened to be standing in the doorway and then he started a slow clap and said "You're bloody talented" and when I jumped up to hug him I stepped on my sunglasses and they broke and Dom was like, "Don't worry about it, I'll buy you some new ones IN LONDON because you are going to come on tour with us and fill in for me whenever I need a wee nap. Cheers!"

In reality I was sitting completely still while my little brother (who is a way better drummer than I am) tried to explain to me the concept of a paradiddle, and my $12 sunglasses just fell off my head onto the floor and broke. And I seriously almost cried.

I was able to find a replacement pair (in blue plaid) on ebay the same night for less than 10 bucks, which was awesome, but in my state of grief I also bought two other vintage pairs from Etsy and saved about a thousand more in my favorites folder, including these:


Now I'm sort of hoping someone else buys these before I do, because I need to stop spending all my money on sunglasses, and I'll need to pack light when I go on tour.

p.s. I just bought tickets to see Muse in Minneapolis in October. Might need to buy a new pair of sunglasses to celebrate.

16 comments:

Jane said...

This post definitely had me laughing out loud.

HawkZ said...

Rainbow 70's sunglasses. I've never been so in love.

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

Perhaps you should get the rainbow ones to wear to the show. Then Dom will spot you in the crowd and say "Hey! You! The girl with the cool sunglasses. Wanna fill in drums for me whenever I'm feeling sleepy?"

Tohnia said...

oh Winona! I found your glasses here in Canada...for $5 and buy one get one free! I bought a black pair, and am going back for the purple plaid and the blue plaid versions. Those rainbow glasses are awesome!

Fel said...

Muse are the best! (I saw them once in Vienna.) Those rainbow glasses would fit in nicely with their last album. :)

Penny Dreadful said...

Rainbow rainbow rainbow! You need to get the rainbow ones!

They had some fantastic sunglasses in the Sunday Times Style section this weekend - they had whiskers and bunny ears <3 Unfortunately they were also something like £200 so I can only dream

The Raisin Girl said...

I can relate. My favorite pair were this really old vintage pair of cat lady sunglasses that I LOVED. I picked them up at a yard sale like forever ago for 50 cents or something. And they just died one day, no warning. That or my ex boyfriend stepped on them, but as we're trying to maintain a friendship, I'd like to forget that maybe.

Sal said...

I feel you. I dropped mine recently and nicked the lens - fixing it will cost more than I paid for them in the first place. Gah.

SO EXCITED TO SEE YOU IN OCTOBER!!!

WendyB said...

I'm not a believer in inexpensive sunglasses....bad for your eyes. I have one pair and it's like not wearing anything. All the light comes through even though the glasses are dark...

lisa said...

RIP Winona's favourite sunglasses

Skygirl said...

Dear Winona, I live in Minneapolis. So it's awesome you're coming to my city. If I see you on the street in Mpls, though, I'd probably flip my shit. <3 sarah

Liberty said...

I, too, lost my favorite sunglasses, but to an unfortunate drunken trampling accident which I've preferred to modify to "the running of the bulls." I'm glad to see someone else likes to turn tales of tragic loss into epic stories as well!

J.See said...

See, the thing is, expensive sunglasses break JUST as easily as inexpensive ones, or at least that has always been the case with me. But the difference is while you are still quite heartbroken when your favorite cheap pair breaks, you are heartbroken and angry at the money you'll never see again when you spend $100 or more on a pair. I'm still angry about my Michael Kors sunglasses that broke last summer.

J.See said...

Oh, and PEE ESS, I just started reading your blog recently and it is HILARIOUS. Thanks for the work distraction. DSYC is the best!

Anonymous said...

I saw Muse in January... best concert I've ever seen! They're wicked good live.

kayla! said...

in college, i fell for a drummer who taught me what a paradiddle was in exchange for my awesome long division skills. i think he might have turned out gay, but i can still do a mean paradiddle.

sorry about your sunglasses. i have about eight pairs, just in case.

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