The cold spell continues

It is remarkably clear and cold in Portland this morning.

LASIK

I had laser vision correction surgery (of the LASIK variety) yesterday at OHSU’s Casey Eye Institute. My vision went from 20/200 (left) and 20/400 (right) to 20/15 in both eyes in one day. It’ll take a couple of months before things stabilize, but so far I’m pretty chuffed!

Jacques' right eye shortly after LASIK treatment.

Jacques' right eye shortly after LASIK treatment.

My left eye looks fine — the suction cup hematoma is underneath the eyelid.

They’re back, baby!

They're back, baby!

They're back, baby!

I was absolutely delighted to learn that Comedy Central has ordered 26 new episodes of Futurama. First episodes to be shown mid-2010.

Frenchie fracas

I think someone else was using that ball....

I think someone else was using that ball....

Earlier this week, our 1-year-old French Bulldog Stitch had “an incident” at doggy day camp. As a member of the day camp staff described it, “she got another dog’s tooth caught on her head.” Basically, Stitch saw a tennis ball in the mouth of an older black lab, and hurled herself at it in an attempt to wrest it away. She succeeded only in scraping one of the dog’s teeth across her scalp.

You lookin' at me?

You lookin' at me?

When I picked her up a few hours later, she was running around crazily with a Scottie, a little patch of skin showing where the on-site vet had shaved it to assess the seriousness of the injury. It doesn’t seem to bother her in the least.

Renaming 42nd Ave

Now here’s a campaign we can support!

What do you get when you multiply six by nine?

What do you get when you multiply six by nine?

Let’s think the unthinkable, let’s do the undoable, let’s prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.

2009-03-11 update – it looks like this domain name has expired.