Hey there, music nerds! I could use your help. I’m writing the Miss Music Nerd FAQ, and I have a few questions in mind for it, but I could use some more. So ask me something! Otherwise, I’ll just make up a bunch of silly stuff! (Well, I’ll do that anyway, but I’ll take real questions, too! 😉 )
Here’s a sample:
Why are Miss Music Nerd’s glasses drawn on?
Have you ever felt like you were born in the wrong era? I started wearing glasses in the 8th grade, long before nerd became the new cool. It was a rather painful state of affairs, especially since I never did too well with contact lenses (darn my dry eyes!). I wasn’t just a little bit nearsighted, either; by the time I was in college, I couldn’t sit at the piano and read the music on the stand without my glasses!
It was always a big challenge to find frames that looked reasonably cute, and even then, it was a big drag for things like exercising or dressing up for special occasions. Sometimes I would dust off an old pair of disposable contacts when I was getting gussied up, and I could get about 6 hours out of them before I felt like someone had stuck little pieces of plastic on my eyeballs (and realized, to my horror, that I had done it myself!).
Eventually, I had LASIK surgery, and it went really well — I haven’t needed glasses since (although lately, it does seem to me that the street signs are getting smaller…). But I believe it was oh, maybe like THE NEXT DAY that those über-nerdy, rectangular plastic film-school glasses suddenly became très chic. D’oh!!
I know, I know, I could always get some fake ones so I could look cool like everybody else. But that’s just not how I roll. So I drew ’em on. I thought it was pretty cute. 😉
Your turn, music nerds — what else do you want to know? 🙂