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Old Man, Look At My Eyes ... I'm A Lot Like You Are ... [Mar. 14th, 2006|05:33 pm]
Young Geoffrey
I have been working, in fits and starts (mostly fits, but what else is new?), on a response to sck5000's long-winded and only occasionally really rude responses to my previous post, along with a couple of short story starts and a rant about the junior-jingoism currently attempting to quell serious debate on serious issues in this country, and have been finishing up on bloody little.

Steve? You'll have to wait a little longer (much to your relief I'm sure, not to mention the relief of the rest of My Gentle Readers).

I am still half-blind. Due to a strange over-sight on the part of my surgeon, my GP's absence for holidays, and my refusal to take Laura's suggestion that I push harder serious, I only managed to get a consultation with an opthamologist last week.

That doctor, I am happy to say, told me I am healing very well (in fact, she said that people having their orbital bones replaced "often" require one or two more sessions under the knife). I am less happy to report that I am now officially an old man.

My new, hideously expensive, glasses will be bifocals. That's right, folks. From 4-eyes to 8-eyes.

Not that I didn't, on some level, expect it. I've been noticing for some time that small-print - the contents of vitamin bottles, young people's websites, and other sundry arcana have been getting increasingly hard to read over the past 2 or 3 years.

And so it has come at last. Not only do I need lenses to correct my astigmatism, but also my new-found friend, short- (or is it far-?) sightedness.

Well, whatever. The new pair are supposed to be ready sometime this week. Believe you me, I can't wait. I work with computers, I read a lot ... my eye-sight is important to me, and I am growing extremely weary of walking around in a blurry haze. Bring on the bifocals! I cry. Bring 'em fucking on.

Meanwhile, Laura and I are swiftly approaching the second anniversary of our first date, almost as rapidly the second anniversay of the first time we enjoyed what is now our bed and - amazingly - are only a few weeks away from our first anniversary as co-habitants.

I am happy to report I love her more now than I have at any time before. That girl has brought more joy into my life than I know how to say; I only hope I have managed the same for her.
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From: lykshweetdood
2006-03-15 12:32 am (UTC)
I am happy to report I love her more now than I have at any time before. That girl has brought more joy into my life than I know how to say; I only hope I have managed the same for her.

I just want to say: AWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! LKANGLKNGA:LMF:AR@(PYSOVN! How mushy gushy.

Hell, at least you'll be able to see, right? I'd just die if I didn't have my eyesight. I enjoy reading books at an obnoxiously fast rate.
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2006-03-15 12:52 am (UTC)

Mushy Gushy?

I suppose it is (or I am) - but thank god, she doesn't seem to mind.

And yeah, I can't wait to see properly again. Right now, there's a hockey game on a big screen from which I am not at all far and I can barely tell which team is which. Granted, I don't much care whether Toronto or Boston wins, but still ...

P.S. What in the world does, "LKANGLKNGA:LMF:AR@(PYSOVN!" mean?
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From: lykshweetdood
2006-03-15 01:05 am (UTC)

Re: Mushy Gushy?

The word "LKANGLKNGA:LMF:AR@(PYSOVN!" is up for interpretation.
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2006-03-15 01:07 am (UTC)

Re: Mushy Gushy?

Grastiuunsoonenmaon! Puurksidjhofiered, zsistienshaqs akdkd pokkemon.
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From: lykshweetdood
2006-03-15 01:18 am (UTC)

Re: Mushy Gushy?

[HAAJAAHAHAHAHHA POKKEMON!]

LKn5sglaguuag99msg, ylsakdngl jaugujgjklle! Qljasfbyyignczx...
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2006-03-15 01:21 am (UTC)

Re: Mushy Gushy?

Well shit, man; I had to put some of it in English? There are other people around, you know.

On the other hand, Ktkkringula Ci5oZZeor fkife04ktor, le4n qzrt4s spzekei34tu.
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From: lykshweetdood
2006-03-15 01:26 am (UTC)

Re: Mushy Gushy?

Screw the people! They can stare in awe as we have this highly intellectual conversation...

As I was saying, aslkniguycnwe = slagkh9rtnrc{sagkljb. Whuiasgntalzx ishrtnals tuhisgkl;an39vj alkng8jag ahghkg bahputio.
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2006-03-15 01:31 am (UTC)

Re: Mushy Gushy?

b4tt3r1 d9146. M82t 2t0p n08.

*giggle*
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[User Picture]From: offermeescape
2006-03-18 07:15 pm (UTC)
Wow.. welcome to the middle ages, my friend. Bifocals are only the beginning. ;) I'm glad to hear you're healing well, though.

Congrats on your anniversary with Laura as well. :)
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2006-03-27 03:33 am (UTC)

Bifocals Ain't So Bad ...

... nor even the artificial eye-sockets.

Wayddaminute! How would you know, my young friend? And how 'bout we try to grab that beer this week? As I (think I) mentioned in the post, I've quit smoking, so I can hang out pretty much anywhere all of a sudden.
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[User Picture]From: offermeescape
2006-03-27 11:45 pm (UTC)

Re: Bifocals Ain't So Bad ...

With the rate my eyes are going.. I would not be surprised if I had bifocals by age 35. Seriously. I have horrible eyes and a horrible family history that condemns me completely.

This week would be perfect for that beer. The weather is good and so are my spirits. Best night: Wednesday.. or Saturday. You choose. :)
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2006-03-28 02:01 am (UTC)

Re: Bifocals Ain't So Bad ...

Drag about your eyes - having been wearing glasses at least since I was 5, I know whereof I speak.

As for the beer, let's not tempt the weather gods; Wednesday sounds good to me. Name the time and place. And let me know if you don't still have my phone numbers.
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[User Picture]From: offermeescape
2006-03-28 10:04 pm (UTC)

Re: Bifocals Ain't So Bad ...

Okay.. Wednesday... 5:30-6:00 after work? I work till 5.. I suggest the Annex or Queen West West.. The sun sets at 6:40 - I hope we can catch those last rays. What about that pub on Queen West called.. err. black bull or something? We need prime people watching real estate, my friend.
So yeah. The Annex or Queen West West.

I still have your phone number..
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2006-03-28 10:28 pm (UTC)

Re: Bifocals Ain't So Bad ...

Queen near West sounds about perfect to me. If the Black Bull (at Queen and Peter, I believe) is full, which it might be, I know of a couple of other places not too far away that will serve our purposes reasonably well.

I'm calling it a date unless you tell me otherwise.
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[User Picture]From: offermeescape
2006-03-28 10:34 pm (UTC)

Re: Bifocals Ain't So Bad ...

You call it a date but I think our girlfriends might object. ;) I will call you tomorrow.
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From: boom_boxx
2006-03-25 03:44 am (UTC)
My name is Devon and as far as I know we've never met.

However, my boyfriend is someone you went to seed school with: marcosx

I am turning 21 in a month, he is turning 44 this fall, and we'll have been together two years as of June... sound familiar? :)

I found your journal randomly a while back, but thought I'd finally say hi. So, hi!
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2006-03-27 04:34 am (UTC)

Well, Holy Moly - How Do You Do?

I am fairly certain we haven't met; I haven't run into Marcos since before you and he have been together. Christ, I think it was 4 or 5 years ago, a cold February night, when I just coincidentally dropped-in on a mutual friend's place after work (the mutual friend also being a SEED alumni).

It was almost as strange seeing Marcos then is it was coming across you - his current girl-friend - in my journal 5 years down the line.

Marcos and I were never close friends. The 3 years that - when I was a young boy first down to the big city from Sudbury - separated Marcos and me saw to that, in part - but he was one of those who nevertheless did see something in that nervous young boy and welcomed me into his world.

By the time I fully enterred it, he had left for others. But he was one of the first "cool" people to take me seriously, and I never forgot that. Besides, he kept popping-up every now and again.

Anyway, long story short ... Howdy. I think it's very cool you popped by. I hope you do again.
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