Saturday, October 01, 2005

Glaucoma Testing, Midget Faces and DVR Love

I am blind. Well, that's an exaggeration, but seriously, if I don't have some kind of corrective lense in front of my Precious Moment-like eyeballs, I tend to run into things and say "Excuse me" to inanimate objects.

Confession: I say "Excuse me" to inanimate objects even when I'm wearing contacts or glasses. Because I'm polite that way.

Anyway, I had my vision tested this morning, and my slide into darkness continues. -6.5 in each eye! I feel like I should recieve an award for that. Anyway, my optometrist performed a glaucoma test as well, and seriously, I think there is no stranger sensation then having the nerves in your eyeballs deadened by eyedrops. I could feel the insides of my eyelids sliding across them. It was fucking insane, and a little awesome.

The frames for my new glasses? Why, yes, I did get new frames. And, because I have a midget face (it goes with my midget feet, you see), I ended up buying a pair of kids frames. A picture of which I cannot find online, so a photo of me wearing the suckers will have to wait until they're in my possession.

Completely unrelated, but I bring it up because I'm currently watching Vera Drake, which is heartbreaking and amazing and one of the best things I've seen on-film in ages, is my love for my DVR. Kate thinks I have an unnatural relationship with it, and I have a sneaking suspicion that she's right. But, really, how can you not love something that records shows for you while you sleep and have forgotten that you told it to tape?


joolz said...

Dude. You are possibly the one person I know who has an equivalent prescription to me.


You're worse (but barely) and I love you for it. It's a rough life when you have to be approximately ten centimetres from someone to see them without ocular assistance.

Melissa said...

Having to explain, "No, I'm not that friendly, just BLIND" can get a little tired after a while.

my name is kate said...

I have to say, inspired by you and your PVR's relationship, I looked up on Rogers site how to trade in my sturdy yet not-super-sexy digital terminal for my own shiny PVR. I think I know what I'll be giving thanks for this year!! Turkey .. who has time to cook turkey!

Melissa said...

Welcome to the dark side, lady. I look forward to developing a new DVR language with you so we can discussion our obsessions (okay, yet another obsession) across the room.

Roro said...

Dear Melissa,

Please keep talking up the DVR.

Thank you.

Melissa said...

Thats the plan, lady. That's the plan.

Melissa said...

PS! I'm currently watching today's DVRd Starting Over episode, and am about to watch last night's DVRd Huff.


Roro said...

LOL Thanks, man, thanks.