Thursday, October 30, 2008

Eyeballs

For your Halloween pleasure...a post about eyeballs!

No, actually not. It's just that I went to the eye doctor today for a checkup. I'm going to get contacts again! It's been years since I wore them and I really hate wearing glasses. I did get two cheap pairs of glasses with my new prescription (two because it was actually considerably cheaper to get two instead of one, which is weird) and one of them has blue frames and the other lavender. They were supposed to be ready this afternoon but "the machine" was messed up so I'm going to pick them up Saturday after work.

My life is just one big pile of excitement after another, isn't it?

They dilated my eyes at the doctor's, which I didn't expect. I didn't have any sunglasses in the car (who am I kidding? I don't OWN any sunglasses) so I had to use the crappy plastic shades they give out for free, the ones that sort of look like flimsy 3d glasses. Mine made me look like Supertard. When I got home, with my eyes all dilated for the next four hours so I couldn't read, I wanted to put on my fancy movie-star nightgown and robe and swan around pretending to be an Italian countess in the renaissance with belladonna in her eyes, but it was too cold.

You will notice I do not mention my book. That is because I am STUCK. RIGHT BEFORE NANO! This is some kind of cosmic justice for me starting my Nano book early.

9 comments:

Aaron Polson said...

I like eyeballs...wait! The bait and switch! :)

My mom wears a pair of those big 3-D sunglasses everytime she leaves the house.

K.C. Shaw said...

Once I get my contacts, I can wear cheap sunglasses again! Even 3-D sunglasses! :)

Catherine J Gardner said...

Dilated your eyes! What the **** is that? Sounds scary.

I'm supposed to wear glasses for distance (I tried to wear contacts once but I kept winking at everyone - weird) but prefer to bump into things and walk past people I know with my nose in the air. :)

K.C. Shaw said...

The eye dilation thing is when they put drops in your eyes that make your pupils get huge. Apparently it lets the doctor see the back of your eyeball. Which is kind of cool and kind of gross all at once. Perfect for Halloween!

Carrie Harris said...

I don't know how you do contacts. I'm lucky I have good eyesight, because there's no way I could put something in my eyeballs. My eyeballs are purists. ;)

Jeremy Kelly said...

Yeah, I have purist eyeballs as well, and will always wear glasses. By the way, I've found my glasses beneath the seat in the car just the other day, so hooray to me, and all the people who've been swerving to get out of my way on the roads at night.

K.C. Shaw said...

Really, contacts don't feel like anything! You honestly can't tell they're there. Then again, I seem to have a flattish sort of face so when I wear glasses, they slide down my nose. This is fine with me, because if I push them up my nose they rub against my eyelashes. And I can't even begin to tell you how many people want to push my glasses up my nose for me! Stop it, people! That's my face! Go get your own!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Congratulations in making it into the Every Day Fiction Best of Anthology - I and my wee Sam are so jealous.

K.C. Shaw said...

WHAT? I made it into the antho?! *runs to look*

I didn't get an email! Um, or I did and my filter ate it. Which is very probable.