I can see clearly now ...
So I was at the eye doctor for, like, two hours yesterday.
Bad news: I have a retinal tear in my right eye. It pisses me off, because he showed me my test results from two years ago and they're PERFECT and then he showed me last year and this year, and you can see this huge difference. I want perfect! Basically, it affects my peripheral vision. It freaks me out a little because HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO WATCH TV IF I GO BLIND?!? (I'm not really going to go blind, at least I hope not, anyway, but I do have to go back in three months to see if there's any change. Boo.)
By the way, the test to determine such things is the worst thing ever. You have to look into this machine filled with bright light and stare at this tiny black square in the middle. Every time you see clear, squiggly lines somewhere in the machine, you have to click a button. And you're supposed to try not to blink. And it goes on FOREVER! All I kept thinking was, "How come they never try THIS on 24?" Forget ripping off people's fingernails; give someone 20 minutes of that and I guarantee they'll spill all of their secrets and their next-door neighbor's to boot. I was seeing, like, quadruple by the time I was done.
Good news: This is the real point of my post. I GOT NEW GLASSES! This is huge because I HATE glasses. The very first thing I do in the morning is put in my contacts and the last thing I do at night is take them out. I only wear glasses to read or watch TV in bed. (It's so funny when I think about it, because ironically enough I was SCARED TO DEATH when I first got contacts--I was maybe 11 or 12, and I wanted them sooo bad, but then I realized I didn't really know what I looked like without glasses and I was afraid I would look bad and I wouldn't want them anymore and my parents would get mad at me.)
But anyway. I hadn't gotten new glasses in TEN YEARS. My glasses are such crap--they're all scratched, and I fall asleep on them all the time so they're totally crooked. So I decided it was time for a new pair. Here's the scary part: I let the girls at the doctor's office pick them out for me! I figured since I've hated every pair I've ever gotten, and they look at glasses every day, they would know better than I would. So the one girl brought me maybe 20 pairs and we narrowed it down to four, and then I tried on the four for her and two other girls. They independently picked the same pair as their favorite. And the one that was my favorite was everyone's LEAST favorite. (Ha! There you go.)
So I got new glasses. They are SO DIFFERENT from any pair I've ever had. They're forest green. (I KNOW! FOREST GREEN! But I have green eyes, so ... I guess it works.) I tried to find a similar-looking pair online, but I couldn't find one, so you'll have to wait until they come in to see what they look like. Is the suspense not killing you?!? It's killing me.