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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Household Hints 

Expensive! But delicious.

I bought a new pair of glasses and thought it might be a good idea to get some maintenance equipment. Something for cleaning the lenses would be good, because smudgy lenses can make you think your eyesight is worse than it is. Also it imposes a dismal filter between you and the world. Projects seem somehow vague, even blurry. Newspaper stories are grey and featureless.

So I found a bottle of stuff in the drugstore, but it cost $3.99 for a tiny 60 ml bottle, and it was the only stuff they had. That's over $66.00 a litre. For that price you can get a fairly drinkable wine—Veuve Clicquot, one of those. Or you could get three bottles of “Russian Prince”. Then, if you needed to clean your glasses, you could moisten a corner of a handkerchief with the alcohol, wipe the lenses, and drink the remainder if you felt like it. Of course, you'd probably run out more quickly, but that would be your tradeoff.


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