September 23rd, 2009

wombat

another Tuesday

Got some stuff done online today, but otherwise wasn't too productive. Legs have been hurting pretty much all day, and I hope this is an indication that they're doing some healing. I did notice less weeping from some areas on the right leg that had been doing so yesterday, so we'll see. Got an eye appointment tomorrow morning and then Thursday it's back to the vascular clinic. Speaking of which, the Profore bandages they didn't have at the pharmacy last week still haven't showed up, but they did send me 4000 gauze sponges and a couple rolls of 2" tape.

Nats got massacred by the Dodgers tonight 16-2, and my Dukes are doing only slightly better since Wakefield's return from the DL was less than epic.

Been reading a lot of old stuff out of the boxes recovered from the house, most recently A Spaceship for the King and Poul Anderson's Agent of the Terran Empire. There's another series of tales that would make an awesome anime series, but I don't expect to see it in my lifetime. Currently reading Sister Time by John Ringo.

Have to get up at 0600 to wring out my legs before heading off to the VA hospital downtown; since it's "payday" tomorrow and driving there in the Sportage through the AM rush would be MADNESS, I'm taking the Metro. So I probably won't get anything else done all day. :(
dead wombat

DOCTOR MY EYES

They're in good shape, actually. No sugar-induced degeneration, no cataracts, none of that stuff. They're just as good as they were when I had them checked back in May of 2007. The VA is even going to cut me a set of replacement shades so I can keep them in good shape, too. Not Polaroids, but beggars can't be choosers. (Besides, Murphy being the jovial fellow he is, I expect my old shades will show up right after the new ones arrive.) Unfortunately neither of the friends I called were free for lunch today or tomorrow, but them's the breaks. Also unfortunately, the atropine they dripped into my eyes didn't wear off for about six hours, which made the bus ride home unpleasant and using white-background screens a tad painful.

Going to head out in an hour or so (once the sun is further down) to get my head sheared and some groceries, since the cupboard is a bit bare at the moment. Probably going to watch more Dollhouse tonight since the Nationals are likely to get clubbed like baby seals again by the Dodgers, and I've had enough pain already.

I also signed up for the new LJ/Google AdSense option. Be interesting to see how it works and if it actually brings in any coin, significant or otherwise.