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A night of sugar and boring watch...

December 2nd, 2007 (03:40 am)

current mood: listless
current song: Weird Al - Yoda

So, its 0342 and I'm staring at a blank LJ field that needs some TLC. Here goes nothing.

I've been slowly counting the days till I can take my leave and visit my girlfriend and family. Girlfriend had an interesting idea about meeting me at the airport and renting a hotel room to celebrate New Years at. Problem being my being freaked out every time I get on an air plane, which is kinda interesting because I've flown over 60,000 miles since joining the military, you would think I would be used to it by now. So, after twelve hours of being stressed out of my mind I don't know how much energy I will be able to muster for the count down to the New Year. An interesting challenge indeed.

Also looking forward to laser corrective surgery. The hoops that I have to jump through are a little annoying but getting a surgery that would've cost me into the four thousands for free is nice. I really would enjoy not taking the risk of my contacts being burned into my eyes or actually being able to read the tac numbers with out being two inches away from them. As it stands now I wear my glasses anytime that we are out to sea and as we all know glasses have that annoying habit of being misplaced or broken at the wrong time so being able to see with out them will be quite nice.

Was able to get most of the Christmas shopping done before getting underway. This brings the problems of shipping. In order to get everything to the people that are on my list I need at least three weeks before the holiday in order to get the packages to them on time without driving myself too far into debt. As it stands now I will not get those three weeks so I must start making the decisions as to how to get some of the holiday gifts safely though the plane flight that I will be taking home. Another interesting challenge indeed.

Still mildly depressed from my little Thanksgiving angerfest. Being locked in an ice chest bobbing in the water doesn't make it much better. Friends have helped and my next item of note might help as well.

Friends have decided to start an anime club and elicited my assistance in this matter to get it up and running. Today is the big day where the rubber meets the pavement to see if this will be a continuing item to put effort into. I've gone over the wording that they've created and suggested changes that hopefully will protect them from their own good natures. Seems they do not take into account that some people may not be trust worthy and some of the wording on the DVD borrowing made it too easy for take off with a considerable collection. This among other things hopefully will be delt with on the first meeting that they will have today. There is certainly going to be growing pains along the way but I hope that it does take off. It will certainly give some of my shipmates another way to keep their sanity and even more hopefully help them in interactions with others. With little banners waving and little trumpets blaring we shall charge...

So with pessimisms hopefully held at bay and with flickering hope I look forward to pulling into port. I know one thing I will be geocaching like mad the days that I have off ;).


Posted by: Risu (skwerly)
Posted at: December 2nd, 2007 06:04 pm (UTC)

laser eye surgery = lasik?

Posted by: Sarge (sarge104)
Posted at: December 3rd, 2007 08:05 am (UTC)

Correct, I was going to do PRK but the healing process is much longer for that and LASIK has gotten to the point that they still allow you to dive and fly aircraft. Somethings that I will not probably do but it will keep my options open.

Posted by: Risu (skwerly)
Posted at: December 3rd, 2007 09:19 pm (UTC)

mmm...yeah. I went in for a laser-eye consultation and, because my eyes are so bad, they said I would only be eligible for PRK. That alone is a surprise to me since I though, because my technically legally blind, I was a lost cause. Still, when I did a quick check on PRK, it stated that it corrects up to 700 (or -7), whilst my eyesight's more like 1150 (-11.5). I wear contacts so my prep for a PRK surgery would be at least a month without lenses. O_o;

In either case, research is good. Which clinic are you looking into?

Posted by: Sarge (sarge104)
Posted at: December 4th, 2007 06:45 am (UTC)

I will be going to a Navy hospital. One of the good things about were I'm stationed is the waiting list. San Diego is over a year, here is only four months depending on priority.

Posted by: Gai_Daigoji (jiro_yamada)
Posted at: December 2nd, 2007 09:09 pm (UTC)

My aunt just went through this too. She told me about the procedure, which personally I am not fond of. Basically, they do one eye, to offset the other, so when you are nearsighted, they do one eye to see far and keep the other for close. It's supposed to even them out for you to give you the ability to see close and far...

She did go through with it, and she liked the results. I can only conclude that it isn't the same with only one contact in, since that doesn't seem to work for me :P

Good luck with the surgery ^_^

Posted by: Sarge (sarge104)
Posted at: December 3rd, 2007 08:22 am (UTC)

Lots of hoops to jump through before the surgery so it should be interesting, thank you.

Posted by: boiler1 (boiler1)
Posted at: December 3rd, 2007 03:52 am (UTC)

after reading all of this i recommend one item...
eat more pie now.

Posted by: Sarge (sarge104)
Posted at: December 3rd, 2007 08:29 am (UTC)

And here I thought the power of cheese concured all...hmmm, indeed.

Posted by: boiler1 (boiler1)
Posted at: December 4th, 2007 07:58 pm (UTC)

ok, comprimise...cheesecake...yum

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