The Sonia Show

Writer. Podcaster. Beer drinker. Old movie watcher. Mother. Goober.

‘I wear my sunglasses at night … on the back of my head’


Yeah, so, can someone please explain this look to me?

This is Guy Fieri from The Food Network and not the guy I saw stumbling out of a party in my building. He is, however, wearing sunglasses on the back of his head.

I don’t get it. I’m not a fan.

I see this look a lot with guys who are also rockin’ a coral necklace or some sort of man blouse. It makes you look like an idiot. There. I said it. Take the sunglasses off if you don’t need them to actually keep the sun out of your eyes. Put them in your jacket or a pocket or something. If someone can seriously justify this look to me, I’d love to hear it.

A few years ago, a cousin of mine was wearing his sunglasses on the back of his head at a wedding … in a church. I don’t give a crap about church, as you know, but still … I just wanted to slap those glasses off his head: “Everyone is dressed up here. Have some respect, you jackass.”

Saturday night, mighty, mighty good man David and I came home from dinner and a movie. (Dinner was at Dosa, which was awesome, and the movie was “True Grit,” which was also awesome. Western + Coen Brothers + Jeff Bridges = Win!) It was late, almost 1 a.m. One of our neighbors was throwing some big bash. I could hear the Rihanna music before I even got out of the car. As we walked into our building, three douchey guys came stumbling out and into a cab.

Of course, one of the guys was wearing his sunglasses on the back of his head. We don’t see a lot of that in the Dogpatch.

“He’s wearing his sunglasses on the back of his head,” I said, probably too loud. “What a fuckin’ douche. It’s after midnight. It’s been dark for a while.”

“It’s gettin’ all Marina up in here,” David replied.

The next morning, all that was left of the party was a pile of puke and broken Stella bottle on the sidewalk. Classy!


Author: The Sonia Show

I'm a writer/podcaster/mother/goober in San Francisco who likes to drink beer, shop, laugh and make other people laugh, watch old movies, feed my unhealthy obsession with pop culture, kick breast cancer's ass, go on adventures with my mighty, mighty good man David and my awesome autistic son, Calvin, wear orange and root for the San Francisco Giants, participate in general jackass-ery, talk about TV, eavesdrop on strangers' conversations, make nerdy “Star Wars” and “Simpsons” references, and post personal things about myself on the web for all to read, which makes me some sort of literary exhibitionist.

9 thoughts on “‘I wear my sunglasses at night … on the back of my head’

  1. It even looks like Guy Fieri! I was talking back at the TV a lot during a recent Triple D, exclaiming that I’m sure someone in production could hold Guy’s neon yellow sunglasses for him when he’s inside the restaurants.

  2. Have you ever seen a woman wear her sunglasses on the back of her head? It’s a guy thing. Guys, can you enlighten us?

  3. It’s the new-millennial version of tying a sweater around your neck. You know, because, like, you never know when you might just party all night long, and then the sun comes back up and, gee whiz, aren’t you sure glad you wore those stupid sunglasses on the back of your head all night. I might just try to start myself a little article-of-clothing-worn-in-wrong-location fad. You think if I tie my socks around my ankles it’ll catch on? But, seriously, what’s douchier in that picture, the sunglasses, or the frosted tips? Hmmmm…

  4. Well, that person looks a whole lot like Guy Fieri —
    (((quote)))In 2006, Guy Fieri competed on and won season two of The Next Food Network Star. Today he hosts three popular shows on Food Network: Guy’s Big Bite, Guy Off the Hook and Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.(((end quote)))
    MUST be him because it really looks like him, and yes, I HAVE seen him wear his sunglasses this way on the show. I’ve always found it strange too. Hey, I’M a dork, I think I’ll try it…

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