Glasses got stepped on. Lenses survived, but the $300 frames got pretty mangled. They were able to kind-of fix them, but they're fragile and a permanent fix just isn't possible. Frames aren't eligible for insurance until next year. I don't technically need new glasses--they're wearable, but they won't sit on my face right (I'm concerned about headaches and changes to my vision since the lenses don't line up quite right). And I could get $35 glasses from Zenni (but I haven't found any I like and they don't let you try them on), or a $95 pair from Warby Parker--I was at their retail location yesterday and found a pair I like, but don't love.
But I really loved my old frames--it was the first time in my life I could afford the pretty frames and I've never before had frames in my life that I actually loved. And the place I got them is offering 20% off and new lenses for free. And it would ultimately come from my HSA and not out of pocket. But why spend $240 when I could just spend $35?
Also, I'm getting a very large tax refund (oops), and I'm sorely tempted to spend a chunk of it ($1500+) on a new gaming laptop. Mine is on its last legs (the screen turns off after 20 minutes and it seems to be an unfixable motherboard issue). But I don't have time to game anymore--I haven't even really missed not having my laptop. And hubs has enough spare parts lying around that we could build a halfway passable PC for me for less than $300. But I want a shiny new laptop.
Spring has come to Chicago, and I can't resist the siren song of patio restaurants. I won't even try to justify this one. Just facepunch me--I am unrepentant. The good thing is patio dining season is very short because I can't stand humidity. But right after that is $7-fries-and-$12-beers-on-the-river-walk season. Seriously, there is a place that sells nothing but overpriced fries and beers, and it is amazing.
Weep for my first world problems. Then punch me in the face.