Category Archives: Mundane

I put my eyes in prison

My safety glasses arrived. Through the many years I wore only a contact, if anything, my left eye was subjected to no correction. It was very upset when I put this lens on it. It squirmed around. I saw double; things alternated between looking much more clear and much less clear. I don’t know if it is just glasses as Read More

Oh what gruesome sights we see, when first we practice to perceive

I got glasses about the time I was learning to drive. I didn’t have to, because in that state good vision in one eye was good enough to drive. But as I was very nearsighted in my right eye, and to keep the learning experience as safe as possible, I got the glasses and wore them intermittently, mainly for driving. Read More

Don’t shop while you wait

I had new tires put on my car, and some other maintenance done the meanwhile. I waited across the street in the Walmart. The longer I waited, the more went in the cart. Next time, I need a different strategy.

Not the first and not the last

NewMeat comes in comes in to ask for data and he makes obligatory small talk about the holiday. I ask him: “So, did you have the in-laws up for Thanksgiving?” “Yeah. . . all of them. Her brothers and sisters and their kids. It was great birth control,” he says, with a laugh. “Yeah,” I say. I grin, too, but Read More