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Okay, it's a strange day thus far. On Sunday I got a reminder call from the Ophthalmologist's that I have an appointment on Wednesday...
I said, "Wednesday? You mean Tuesday?"
"No, Wednesday the 16th at..."
"Oh, weird, I had it in my calendar as Tuesday the 15th. Well, I'll see you Wednesday then."

Come today, and I'm driving in for my 2:15pm appointment, and I get a call.
"Hi, Miranda, I'm calling about the appointment that was scheduled for 1:45 this afternoon."
"Um, what? It a 2:15 appointment. I'm on my way right now."
"Well, it's actually 1:45 here, but... okay well see you when you get here."

>.<

Whatever... I get there, and the nurse checks my vision. It's improved to 20/15 in each eye, with 20/10 using both. They said that they'd never had anyone read better than 20/15 after the surgery. :D I could make out the letters, but not the numbers on that line. Funny thing is that the nurse had to walk up to the line to check if I was right. XD

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While I was going through some medical photos trying to find one for a certain patient today, I got this song going through my head: #Great big gobs of greasy grey-haired grandmas' guts, mutilated misters' meat, ulcered diabetics' feet, all mixed up with all-purpose people's pus, and I made it just for you!# Yeah, it's weird how desensitized to these things I am now. :P I guess it's a better-- okay, a different-- earworm than "Still Alive" or "Code Monkey". Curse you and your catchy tunes, Jonathan Coulton!!

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Oh, also, evidently, if the weather is supposed to get bad, and I think there's a chance I might not be able or want to drive in to work the next day, I should put in a PTO request. If the roads are good or whatnot, I can just come in anyway. If that's the case, can I just put in a PTO request every work day, and only show up if I want? Muahahaha? Perhaps. Weird but true. I wish I'd known this when we got the ice storm and I missed a day. :P

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Also, I found out Monday that a co-worker of mine, the guy who does the overnights, plays WoW, too. It came about when he was making us listen to all sorts of odd music he listens to. One of the songs was "Tunak Tunak Tunak," which is the Dranei male's dance in WoW. No, seriously...



Anyway, we got talking, and he asked what server I was on, and I told him I've just switched over to an PvP-RP server to join an upstart new guild. He asked if it was The Venture Co. O.O Yes. So, I come to find out that he's an Alliance character named Wendersnaven on the server. I let him know it's too bad that he's Alliance because we're Horde. He says he's a carebear, and I say I'll tell my girls not to be too hard on him. Then... I find out he's a gnome...
...
warlock...
...
So all the girls in <Our Crits Are Real> want to hunt him down and camp him. I looked him up on Armory and said, "Good luck." I told him, "The girls will probably be free honor for you if you see them." Ah, well. We say goodbye now with, "Gank ya later!" So that's all good.

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klaus_weg
Jan. 17th, 2008 06:06 pm (UTC)
"I told him I've just switched over to an PvP-RP server"

Is this why we haven't seen you in forever? :( We miss you.
mandydax
Jan. 17th, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC)
Yeah, pretty much. I think I just needed a change of venue for a while. Learn to PvP, etc. Terenas was starting to get a bit frustrating because a lot of the night people left for whatever reason, the raids didn't have room for me when I got there late, and then it was always my undergeared priest that was needed. Otherwise, everyone seemed to want to do arenas, and I had a panic attack every time I'd get flagged. It's not the people in Lurkers. I love them all. I got my third character to 70 and it just felt like that was the end for them, and it was frustrating. :(

I thought that you and Charly were in the loop on that. Sorry.
klaus_weg
Jan. 17th, 2008 11:03 pm (UTC)
Nope, we didn't hear anything about it. I knew you were a little frustrated by your schedule, but then you just stopped showing up. I figured you had burned out on the game and were giving it a break.

If we were to roll toons on The Venture Company, would we have, well, company? All my slots on Terenas are full, and I wanted to try some other classes, anyway.
mandydax
Jan. 17th, 2008 11:44 pm (UTC)
Yeah, if you're on late. My pally's already up to 66. She could be 70 by now, but I've been doing a lot of BG. The guild is RL girls only, but one of the ladies' fiance and some other male friends are thinking of starting a sibling guild to ours. We're <Our Crits Are Real> and my main is Chiawai. Horde side, of course.
phoenixscribe
Jan. 18th, 2008 12:00 am (UTC)
First, I wanna know what ophthalmologist's office calls on SUNDAY to remind people of appointments, much less appointments THREE DAYS LATER?

Second, I have had to walk closer to the chart to read the 20/10 line when my patient reads it, and I am half the distance. The woes of refusing to wear my glasses in clinic. (I hate taking them off every time I have to use a piece of equipment.)

Third, I have seen a number of patients who can see 20/10 binocularly. You are among an elite few who are capable of seeing 20/10! It takes extra nerve endings inside your eye to be capable of that, regardless of the accuracy of the refraction / surgery.

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And, oddly enough, I was just singing "Greasy grimy gopher guts" the other day and couldn't get any other words out.
mandydax
Jan. 18th, 2008 12:36 am (UTC)
Might have been early Monday, but I'm pretty sure it was Sunday. Either way, the mix-up was bizarre.

Like I said, I couldn't make all of them out. The numbers were just little specks, but the letters seemed distinct enough. The odds of correctly guessing what 4 letters are in nearly half a million to one, so I doubt it was just luck. I'm really happy with the results of my surgery. I think the left eye could have been a little better, but very little. (I feel there's a tiny bit of astigmatism left, but binocularly my brain obviously compensates.)

I dunno why that song got in my head. Then I parodied it. :P I'm a weirdo.
snakewich
Jan. 18th, 2008 01:03 pm (UTC)
Yay! Supervision!
Next step x-ray vision, after you level up :)

I am glad your eye appointment went well.

I liked your version of 'Gopher Guts'.
I think it would have made Mrs. Lovett proud :)
I found my imagination trying to figure out how I would make a dish with these ingredients. I think it would be either a casserole or a souffle.
mandydax
Jan. 18th, 2008 08:56 pm (UTC)
We are sick, sick people. :D
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