I really want to get Lasik surgery, but I'm unreasonable paranoid that I'll be the unlucky fella who goes blind from the procedure. So sometimes I practice knitting with my eyes shut so I could continue my hobby sans eyesight...
Oh.my.god. I am seriously laughing my BUTT off right now.
Posted by: Erin at February 25, 2006 05:49 AM (t8ak8)
Posted by: CaliValleyGirl at February 25, 2006 06:06 AM (MQrwl)
Is still thinking that this horrible immoral war even after everyone from Francis Fukuyama to your husband has come out otherwise on that list of 14 reasons?
Many illnesses are symbolic -- Rush Limbaugh goes stone deaf except a little hearing in his right ear because he never listens to anyone but a little on the extreme right. Could you be going blind because you refuse to see?
Posted by: question at February 25, 2006 07:00 AM (n17hK)
Question -- My husband is most certainly not against the war. And your comment is the most ridiculous thing I've read all day; thanks for the laugh.
Posted by: Sarah at February 25, 2006 08:21 AM (nlGMo)
Yeah, question...You should do stand-up. Hilarious.
Posted by: Erin at February 25, 2006 08:23 AM (t8ak8)
Please summarize in 20 words or less your husbands change of opinion that you have you don't want him to be right about.
"We can't leave Iraq because civil war will break out" >>>> THAT'S the laugh on the day as civil war breaks out anyway. (Laugh so you don't cry.)
Posted by: question at February 25, 2006 09:19 AM (n17hK)
Everyone who reads this blog knows what I think about the war, but Francis Fukuyama ought to go hide in a cave somewhere. Back in the 1990s he wrote this Hegelian book about how the fall of Communism was the end of history... liberal democracy was going to sweep the world, and the historical struggle between competing ideologies was over. What must it be like to be so wrong so publicly? How can he dare to speak again?
Posted by: Pericles at February 25, 2006 09:21 AM (eKf5G)
My husband never had any sort of change of opinion. He was *always* more pessimistic than I was about the success of democracy in the Middle East, and he only became more pessimistic after living there for 13 months. I
was the one whose opinion has started to change: I'm going from thinking that all people want to be free to thinking that maybe Muslims really don't understand the point of democracy.
Posted by: Sarah at February 25, 2006 10:07 AM (nlGMo)
How f*ing conscending -- the US supports the dictatorships in the Arab world and reigns unprovoked invasion, murder and occupation onto Iraq -- and now it's Muslims who don't understand democracy?
Maybe Muslims just need glasses like yours, so they can see so 20-20.
Posted by: question at February 25, 2006 10:34 AM (n17hK)
Interesting how folks cannot just comment on what you write. Very deep indeed. Hmmm.
But to comment on your post. I had Lasik a few years back. Just before the surgery, they tell you you might get a wiff of something that smells a bit like hair in a curling iron (your eye is made similar material to your hair). So the first eye was fine. The second, I caught a small wiff. When the procedure was over and the doc asked how I was doing, my comment was "This is the dumbest thing I have ever done!" He may have been offended. But I am glad I did it, and have no regrets. (Of course, I also had no complications!)
Posted by: jck at February 25, 2006 11:38 AM (DXAp+)
Last year, we had the "Lasik" craze among Cole's friends...so many trips to Landstuhl and each and every one of them is more-than-satisifed with the results. I say go for it...but keep practicing your blind knitting just in case...too funny.
Posted by: Nicole at February 25, 2006 12:59 PM (1ECnr)
To make you feel better I want Lasik too but asked if I could do one eye at a time. I figure if they screw up one eye and I am blind, at least I have the other one!
Posted by: Household6 at February 26, 2006 05:03 PM (ucTog)
Jason had it in 2001 and his eyes are still PERFECT! He thinks it was one of the the best decisions of his life. We were just talking about it this weekend.
Posted by: Stephanie at February 27, 2006 03:11 AM (Y1m/K)
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