Tuesday, December 21, 2004
I've apparently scratched my left cornea. My vision was getting very blurry over the last 2 weeks and I was becoming painfully sensitive to bright light (including sunlight). The doctor gave me some steroid drops and told me to stop wearing my contacts for a week or so. My vision is improving and the light sensitivity is pretty much gone. I hate wearing my glasses though. They're about 8 years old and the prescription is way-off. I can't wear them at night at all. I'm debating either getting new glasses or going for the laser surgery. Everyone I know swears by the surgery. I just have this fear that 10 years from now it's going to be common knowledge that this laser stuff was a Very Bad Idea. I may go for it though. We'll see how the finances are after Xmas.
Last night I came home after my eye doctor's appointment, greeted by my BF at the door doing his best Michael Stipe impression. He was mimicking what Stipe does when he sings "Animal" in concert. He's so adorable. "Whoa."
Now playing: My current favorite Xmas CD "VH-1's The Big 80's Christmas". The Ramones, The Smithereens, The Waitresses, Squeeze and more.
Things I'd like to do this week, but probably won't have time: John Waters at 9:30, The Hard Tomorrows at the Black Cat. I'm absolutely determined to see The Slickees though. Tru Fax and the Insaniacs are opening. Yowza. Sorry Mom. Gotta leave Christmas dinner a little early.
Speaking of The Slickees, I met someone at a different Xmas party this weekend who used to hang out at the old 9:30 Club back in the 80's. It sounds like we were probably at a bunch of the same shows...Black Market Baby, The Dead Milkmen, Black Flag, The Slickee Boys....Swapping stories about the good-old-days is always fun.
I've recently become addicted to "Days Of Our Lives". Partly because of him. (I'll post a better link when I'm not at work.) Thank God for The Soap Network.
Update: Here's a better link. His name is Kyle Lowder. He still looks better on tv though.