double your pleasure

I just got new glasses today, and I can’t see very well. I haven’t decided if it’s because I need to get used to the new prescription or if it’s because the lenses aren’t centered properly. Any suggestions?
Well, anyway, I meant to talk about these Chocolate Chip Brownie Double Decker Cookies. You get the best of both worlds!

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Peter took them to school, since it was the English Department’s turn to bring faculty snacks (and he’s an English teacher, in case you didn’t know). I overbaked them a bit, but they were still tasty. Next time I will watch the timer carefully. If they are slightly underbaked, they’d be chewier and fudgier. Yummmmm. You can find the recipe here.
And by the way, I am now seriously addicted to Tim Tams (though the mint cookies and the Milo Energy Bar and all the other things were really tasty, too). I discovered that you CAN acquire them in North America:
Simply Australian
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19 Responses to double your pleasure

  1. Jan says:

    If the glasses are bifocal (there’s a *kinder, gentler* name for them now, but I can’t think of it now. Progressives?), then give them a few days. If they are just a new, stronger prescription, go have your glasses adjusted. I’ve experienced both problems.
    When it was a problem with a regular new prescription, it turned out the lenses were slightly ‘off’ when inserted into the new frames. A small readjustment took care of it.
    When I left the optician’s wearing my first bifocal lenses, I remember walking into a bookstore and feeling like the bookcases were all falling in on me, like some cheap, 1950s horror film. Within a day or two, my eyes had adjusted with no problem.
    Good luck. Nothing worse than sight problems!
    (BTW, I’m gaining weight just reading your entries!! So cruel!!)

  2. girly says:

    glasses are bad for you. i suggest you get a vision therapy book or tape from amazon and make your eyes better.

  3. Rae says:

    did you know there are many different kinds of tim tams?

  4. Silvia says:

    Dude, there’s three sticks of butter in that yummy two layer recipe! Wow, they must be excellent.

  5. Lara says:

    I remember there was one of those gossipy “news” shows a few years ago that did an investigation of eyeglass prescrptions and glasses and discovered that they are incorrect more often than not. Either the lenses are made wrong (not the proper prescription), they weren’t located properly in the frame to align the center of the lens with the center of your eyeball, or they didn’t fit in the frame correctly. There was no correlation between the get em fast places or the slow places in terms of accuracy, either.
    I’d be suspicious if they are still annoying in a week.
    YUM on the brownie cookie thingie btw!

  6. Kristi says:

    Did you have large change in Rx? When DH and I got our new classes this fall DH’s was a large change and they recommended he not switch to the new Rx until the next morning. Something about the eyes already being adjusted to the old ones and if you put the new ones on first thing in the morning your mind doesn’t have that adjustment active so it makes a smoother transition to the new Rx. I’d give it a few days at least, but if it still bothers after that I’d go complain. Good luck!

  7. Jenny says:

    I find it best just to go right back to the eye glass place and tell them your problem. I’ve always been amazed at how quickly and easily they can adjust them to get rid of a problem. When I got my newest glasses, I struggled at home to try and wear them, feeling nauseous all the time. After a week, I went to complain that I couldn’t wear them, and they made a quick adjustment, and I have been fine ever since. I should have gone right back, instead of trying to give it time to adjust.

  8. stephanie says:

    Sigh. There’s just no coming back from Tim Tams…

  9. Janice in GA says:

    It took the opticians two tries to get the lenses correct in my last pair of glasses. I wear progressives, and have for some years, and I know what it looks like when you have to adjust to a new prescription. Neither of the two problems I had was like that. The first time, they just got the wrong prescription in the distance part. For the second try, they had put the near part correction in the wrong part of the lens for my left eye. So I could see close up if I turned my head to the right and looked down and to the left!
    Both times I didn’t leave the shop with the glasses. I got them to understand what was going on and to get the fix in place before I left.
    But I’ve worn glasses for about 44 years, and I know how mine should work by now.
    If you don’t feel better about yours SOON, go back and have them checked. Good luck!

  10. lena says:

    once this happened to me and the problem was that the left lens was in the right lens spot and vice versa. the lens place switched it and blammo — i could see great. go back right away and tell them your problem. do not suffer weird vision stuff. that is seriously the worst! good luck!

  11. Heidi says:

    Wow everyone has advice.
    In my experience, if the frames are different, the center focal point of the lenses will be too, and it just takes 4-5 days to adjust.

  12. Leanne says:

    Speaking as an expat who would do anything for Timtams, the Simply Australian Store is the best. Their turnaround times are fantastic (important when you NEED TimTams yesterday) and the customer service is spot on 🙂
    Try the Sherbies! You’ll find them in the candy/lolly section – YUM!

  13. Megan says:

    Go back to your eye doctor – after I got my new glasses, I felt like everything I looked at was something in a 3-D movie. I thought it was just the Rx change, but I kept banging into doorways and grasping for things in the wrong place, which (duh) isn’t good. Turns out the doctor had written down the Rx wrong. They fix those things for free, even if you got the glasses made elsewhere (I had mine made at Costco).

  14. Mary Beth says:

    It took a few days for me to adjust to my new glasses.

  15. girly says:

    no, no, listen to me, listen to me. scroll down and listen to meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

  16. Hannah says:

    I have had the problem with glasses too! BTW, I didn’t know Peter was an English teacher– me too, but you might’ve known that.
    That cookie looks YUMMY!!!

  17. deeleea says:

    Uh Oh… I didn’t plan to create a Tim Tam obsession…
    Of course I understand how it can happen *winks*

  18. michelle says:

    those tams-tams look tasty. i recommend getting cadbury flake chocolate. those are soooo good too. it’s a british chocolate product, and you could get it online too.
    you should really try to get your glasses checked again and then maybe adjusted. i used to get migranes and eye strain before i found out that my prescription for my last pair was completely off on my left eye. it’s better to take care of the problem before it gets worse like mine. 😛
    and about those brownies,when i saw the recipe for those..combining cookies and brownies (my fav, just like your blog), i knew i had to print out the recipe!

  19. kathreen says:

    hey great recipe must try, I have a great standby see instructions at this site

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