Thursday, June 01, 2006

I haven't written in a while because I've been writing. I started up a book that I've been wanting to write for a while. I don't know how it will turn out, but that's part of the fun. I've even outlined the story, which is something I always had trouble with before. Some of the details are a little vague, but I have time to flesh them out.

A friend of mine is writing a book and I've been helping him by reading drafts and sending back comments. It really made me think about my book and get my butt in gear. It feels good to be writing something more meaty.

I won't post the book on the writing blog I set up since it'd be too large, but I may post a chapter or part of a chapter once I get it in decent shape. Right now I've only written the prologue, first chapter, and part of the second. I still don't know how much I'll change by the time I complete the story.

I realized the a few days ago it's been almost 5 years since I had Lasik. I hated glasses because they gave me headaches, no matter how adjusted they were by the optomitrist. I wore contacts for a long time, but I thought they were causing damage to my eyes because my eyes would water a lot. Turns out it probably had nothing to do with the contacts, because they still do that sometiems. I peg it on allergies now.

Still, I couldn't wear the contacts half the time because my eyes would swell and the edges of the contacts would cut my lenses and cause an infection. Anyway, I wasn't sure I believed I could ever have perfect site. I started wearing glasses in third grade and poor vision runs in my family. But it's been great and I still see as clearly as I did after the surgery. I was nervous about the risks, but I feel now that everything will be ok.

I don't know what I'll do when I'm older and I have to wear reading glasses. I hope I can limit the amount of time I wear them or there's some miraculous new surgery by then. Perhaps a light pair of lenses won't bother me as much. And outside activities shouldn't require them anyway.

Work has picked up. I have 5 projects now. Two I'm still trying to get scope on. Three have been transferred to me from another PM. I'm still getting my arms around it all. But I think it'll be fun once I know exactly what needs to be done (I'm still trying to get all of the information together).

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