Day: July 13, 2011

The Humiliation of the Eye Exam

I have been wearing some form of vision corrective since I was two, when my mother noticed that I was cross-eyed and whisked me off to the doctor for an eye patch and some glasses.  My pirate phase was thankfully short-lived and the lazy eye was corrected, but I wore glasses until the sixth grade and have been wearing contacts ever since.

Maybe all my posts should have pirate pictures in them.

Now I have never really had an issue with the whole glasses and contacts thing.*  Although a few mean girls made fun of me in kindergarten and wouldn’t let me play with them on the playground due to my four-eyes, it wasn’t ever really a thing for much of my school days.  When I was little I always had crazy and colorful plastic pairs of glasses.  I usually broke a pair a year, due to my tendency to play rough on the playground, and I would have a few weeks of wandering around with taped up eyeglasses before I finally got a new pair.  Same thing with contacts–I got used to them quickly and have no issue poking my fingers into my eyes.


50 Days to Dragon*Con Part II

Hahaha just kidding guys, I’m not really going to do another 50 Days to Dragon*Con Countdown (even though I sort of want to) mostly because I am still not 100% sure I am going Dragon*Con (even though I really want to, sniff).  Still, if you want to go ahead and re-read all my other 50 Days to Dragon*Con posts, please be my guest.  You can reminisce about all the things you were anticipating this time last year that have now actually come to pass!  Like the Game of Thrones HBO series (AND NEW BOOK!), and Tron: Legacy, and the last Harry Potter movie and also the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie–wait, no one cared about that, and I certainly didn’t see it.  Anyways, indeed, today it is officially 50 Days to Dragon*Con.  Time flies, y’all.

We lost our self-respect while making this movie and are currently in the jungle trying to track it down.

You know what else today is?  Today is Patrick Stewart’s birthday.  Patrick Stewart is awesome, I talked to him some my first Dragon*Con, he (and Jean-Luc Picard duh), was the subject of a number of 50 Days to Dragon*Con posts.  He’s the best.  Let us celebrate this day in Patrick Stewart’s life by watching him talk about naked ladies.

Oh and you know, there’s another special birthday today!  It is Harrison Ford’s birthday guys!  He sure is sexy, all running around as Han Solo and Indiana Jones and such.  How about we  celebrate by watching a clever/obvious/clever-obvious montage of Indiana Jones whip scenes set to Devo’s “Whip It”?

Happy Birthday, you fine specimens of men, you.