Tuesday, May 20, 2008


The time has finally come.

This Friday, I will be watching Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Speaking of Forbidden Eyes, I will be having my eyes lasered this Friday (the Indiana Jones thing in the earlier sentence was a red herring. I'm actually hoping to see it Thursday).

But back to LASIK! On Friday afternoon, I will attempt to correct my vision via the Advanced Surface Ablation (ASA) procedure. That, as I mentioned in an earlier blentry, is the "flapless" procedure on account of my thin corneas. But still, I don't really know what really to expect. Will it hurt when they "gently remove the surface layer of my eyes?" Will it hurt when I'm not allowed to blink for 2 minutes? Will it hurt when I'm staring up at a laser and it's zapping away my eye cells?

I will let you all know after I recover. I made the appointment this Friday so that I could have the long weekend to heal.

But in the meantime, I've used very sophisticated Mac software to render how I will look as a result of this surgery.

This is me before the procedure, as I am now, behind very thick -8.00 coke bottle glasses.

If I come back to this entry and have forgotten what it feels like to wear these, I want to remind myself how I hate these glasses. They make me breakout in acne and make it hard to drive. Plus, note to self, remember how I could not see people's faces unless I was right up next to them.

This is a artist conception of what I will look like the night after the surgery.

And one week later, the grand end result!

I think it will be well worth it!



Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Paint Misbehavin'

It was supposed to be an easy weekend task: paint six rooms in our new house. Four hours on Saturday and then six hours on Sunday and only two rooms are complete! Why the hell isn't it like it is on TV; reveal the paint color, dab a little on the wall, fast-forward motion and the room is perfectly painted?

Painting is hard ass work. It really is. I went in naively thinking that since I actually cared about the place, I would enjoy it more. To a small degree, it does feel better doing something for something you will enjoy. But hard ass work is still hard ass. So things are moving a little slower than anticipated. This weekend we will continue our painting expedition, as we attempt to conquer the Family Room, Living Room, and Entry Plaza. It won't be an easy task, but hopefully a few minions will join us in our fight. We will also be moving in a few things too!

Take a gander at some of these shots of us goofing around.



Monday, May 05, 2008

Hard Work Ahead

And we thought the hard part was over.

We just spent the entire weekend working on the new house. But if you think we got a ton of things accomplished... think again. We took three days to seal the tile. And even so, we didn't finish. It's an arduous chore to spread the glue-like sealer in the grout and on the tile. It sucks!

But we'll get that done this Saturday, while at the same time prepping for paint! I finally settled on paint colors and I'm extremely excited to see how it turns out. I stayed pretty neutral with more muted greens and blues. We'll see how it goes. This Saturday, we have family coming down to help paint. And I guess we'll get pizza or something. Should be fun.

Speaking of fun, I am getting my eyes laser beamed! At last, I will be shedding my heavy coke-bottle glasses and suffocating contact lenses and getting my eyes reshaped PRK-style. A second opinion recommended that I do NOT do the flap procedure. That's fine by me. That is the part of the procedure that I am most afeared of.

So, by the end of the month, the plan is to have corrected vision. I hope everything goes swimmingly.

Keep you posted,