Sunday, August 31, 2008

A Public Service Message

Well, folks, today I'm 43. I'm fairly upbeat about it, but I got some bad news recently.

I went in for an eye exam recently. I'm overdue, my glasses are in bad shape, but I've also been having problems with my right eye and I wanted to get a medical opinion. And my fears were confirmed: I have glaucoma. While I still can see out of my right eye, and there's been a minor loss in peripheral vision, I can still drive. But I'm to see an ophthamologist this week for a formal screening and he'll probably get me started on eyedrops. I was pretty bummed but I've had folks telling me all over, including an uncle, that lots of people have glaucoma for years and have been perfectly fine.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Late August update

Sorry I took so long to blog again. I got whalloped with a summer cold that bounced between my throat and my head and my chest. Lots of fun there.

The August Horrorfind convention was a bit of a letdown. It's become harder to get the "collector's market" DVDs these days as con managements are cracking down on that, and I've heard tales of law enforcement types wandering dealers' rooms looking for that stuff. I bought a few movies but overall I wasn't all that thrilled; there was a lot of mass-market stuff that I could buy cheaper on Amazon or Deep Discount, and there was quite a bit of straight porn, which was of little interest to me. I did get some books, too, that I'll be dipping into later.

Friday, August 15, 2008

My wrist is sore

No, get those smarmy comments out of your heads. It's sore because I just did something that few people do these days. I actually wrote a letter.

By hand. On paper. With a pen.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Catching up: Theater, film, and books

OK, my job's been a little crazy since the last time, and I've been busy with a couple of things; for one, I bought a new desk, one of those unfinished-wood things, that could look like something from a college dorm if you didn't do it right. But I did it right and after staining and polyurethaning it looks like an antique. It's now a cozy little corner of my living room for me to do my computing and other stuff.