upside down glasses vs. the august beard

Clementine, for the past few months, has been trying to popularize the practice of wearing one’s glasses upside down. If you take them off of her and turn them right side up, she promptly removes them and puts them back on upside down. When asked to explain what it is that she likes about wearing her glasses this way, she doesn’t respond. She just looks at you like you’re insane for wearing yours like you do. (She’s so persuasive that several people we know have tried to wear their glasses her way. Most end up giving it up, however, when the headaches begin.) Well, as I sat here in Portland today, sweating profusely, it occurred to me that my practice of wearing an “August beard” might, at least on the face of it, seem just as ridiculous… Anyway, I decided to put it to a vote. So, whose idea is better, mine or my daughter’s? Which has a better chance of catching on?

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  1. srah
    Posted August 21, 2006 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    I am much more likely to wear my glasses upside down than to grow a beard, August or otherwise.

  2. murph
    Posted August 21, 2006 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    I think you’ve got it as upside-down as Clementine – a February beard would make much more sense.

  3. Dr Cherry
    Posted August 21, 2006 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    Clementine should grow a beard.

  4. be OH be
    Posted August 21, 2006 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    I think the world at large might be ready for an upside down beard. But only in the colder months.

  5. clownpuncher
    Posted August 21, 2006 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    As I am now growing my August beard and it drives me crazy when Mad Jill wears her sunglasses upside down, I must say August beard.

  6. It's Skinner Again
    Posted August 21, 2006 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    Are those our only choices?

  7. egpenet
    Posted August 21, 2006 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    Now we can add “August beards” and “UpsideDown Glasses” to “Blogging” … all three of which have sent Leiberman to the doghouse, Lamont to the Capitol, perhaps, and local politicians crazy.

  8. clownpuncher
    Posted August 21, 2006 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    Let’s add some choices. Clementine’s modern stainless steel kitchen with hanging utensils or her father’s MPT cabin in the woods with fire pit in the background?

  9. mark
    Posted August 21, 2006 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    I thought for sure that someone would have said, “Upside down or not, we all know that Clementine is your beard.” I’m disappointed in you all.

  10. carat
    Posted August 22, 2006 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    sorry dude, clementine is totes cuter. if your people sent that pic to Paris Hilton’s people, i’m sure she and her dog would be wearing upside-down glasses in no time

  11. UBU
    Posted August 23, 2006 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    Considering the look of that beard maybe February would be the best month so it would be visible for the shortest period of time — or how about a leap day beard?

  12. ChelseaL
    Posted August 24, 2006 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    She’s your kid, all right. Literally sees the world in a different way.

  13. Ted Glass
    Posted August 24, 2006 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    The August beard is only part of the story. You also have to do “Hairless in January.”

  14. muppster
    Posted August 24, 2006 at 11:35 pm | Permalink

    you win, only because of the shirt you’re wearing. clementine will have to change.

  15. mark
    Posted August 25, 2006 at 12:10 am | Permalink

    How aare you already leaving comments on my blog – didn’t I just leave you in the bar like five minutes ago?

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