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4th-Apr-2011 10:58 am
State of the 'Song
I am not adjusting well to my new glasses, to the point where I'm wondering if they're the right prescription. *skeptical look*

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Things I'm Gonna Do
* It appears that we will be holding monthly Strowler Salons. Locations are being investigated. Stay tuned.
* I'm a huge fan of A Song of Ice and Fire. Adam's never read any of the books. So we'll be doing joint reviews of every episode of Game of Thrones!

Of course, I currently have the ability to do everything I'm doing minus. one. thing. When I take away one thing? Balance. When I try to do everything? Stress and chaos. Is there anything I can reasonably drop? No.

The salon thing I have a co-host on, and it's small enough that it doesn't count; I'm talking about the Big Things. And hopefully I'll stop being constantly sick. That would clear up one Big Thing right there.

Link Soup
* How to Steal like an Artist.
* Oooh, Anne Lamott reading on Wednesday!
* Dave gives a fascinating review of Sucker Punch.
* Your del.icio.us replacement.
* Check out Interfictions Zero!
* My Little Pony mashups are awesome.

Daily Science
A new study led by researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, has shown how the battle between two competing molecules can determine whether nerve cells grow and migrate or whether, in the case of scar tissue, they are inhibited, severely limiting recovery from damage to the central nervous system.

Work, writing. Tonight is the only night this week that I don't have plans, and it needs to stay that way!
4th-Apr-2011 06:53 pm (UTC)
I have just had about the same problem with glasses - finally got a new pair after needing them for ages, worse them for two days of gradually worsening headache and decided it obviously wasn't getting better and was not worth it. They're going to remake them so they don't correct my astygmatism as much, I think - the lay said some people's brains just don't get used to it and it hadn't been corrected before. Going to be more weeks before I get the new new ones -.-
4th-Apr-2011 09:02 pm (UTC)
A question for both you and 'song: are your new glasses made out of polycarbonate?

If the answer is Yes, I highly suggest talking with your eye docs about having new glasses made at the same prescription but out of older-style plastic. Leave aside my uncle the now-retired ophthalmologist; a number of years ago I went to a place one town over from me for new glasses and they pushed me to get polycarbonate lenses despite the extra cost. I got them. They didn't resolve, I had blurry vision on the edges of my glasses, gave me headaches and suchlike. I asked them to remake them with regular plastic. They said, "Sure, no extra charge." I groaned inside because they just effectively overbilled me for plastic lenses. Anyways, the older style plastic worked just fine as soon as I put 'em on, including the edges of the lenses - no headaches, no vision problems, no "wait a few days." They simply worked.

Fast forward to a couple of years back. I got glasses from Costco. I told them I wanted medium index plastic, aka the old stuff, just ground thin. The doc on duty was slightly dubious but did it. The glasses came in, I put them on, and they worked fine right off the bat. I will specifically keep away from polycarbonate in the future.

Not everybody does well with polycarbonate, something they do not mention in optometrists' offices. Shiyiya, I am not saying it will definitively help; but there is a decent chance that the new scrip on older style plastic will work just fine if you answered Yes above and have never had polycarbonate lenses before.
4th-Apr-2011 09:25 pm (UTC)
The new ones are polycarbonate - or at least it says 'poly' on the invoice, I assume that stands for polycarbonate - but I'm pretty sure the old ones are too. They're both from Costco, and with transitions. The new ones were really blurry on the edges, if they weren't aligned right on my face. Old ones don't do that. I will definitely ask about that when I go back in, though, if it may be a contributing factor. And my old glasses have scratches anyway, so it can't be that great a material.
4th-Apr-2011 08:11 pm (UTC)
I was impressed by Dave's insightful review of Sucker Punch. What i loved about this movie is that it's about being a survivor - not a victim (I think he kind of says it).
4th-Apr-2011 09:45 pm (UTC)
Ditto the above re: polycarbonate lenses. I ended up going back to glass. But I only wear my glasses for five or ten minutes a week, so....

You might also want to have them doing their measurey thing to make sure your glasses are centered properly (I'm not sure what the technical term is). I once had a pair that I just could not get used to, and when I finally went to a different optometrist, they said that the glasses weren't centered properly and remade them. After I got the new ones, I never had any more problems with that pair.
9th-Apr-2011 02:26 am (UTC)
I am not going to put any more time or money into "Ice and Fire" until and unless Martin decides to actually FINISH the thing. At this pint he seems to be much keener to approach the New Shiny and to work up enthusiasm for the already-created stuff- and i see NO indication that he prioritizes finishing the damn series.

I have already spent $ to buy the novels, and i am stuck in media res. As far as i can see, he's completely OK with keeping his fans stuck in media res.

I am not going to drop more good money after bad, in order to continue to be stuck in media res, which is all he's offering now.
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