Drooling on the Pillow

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Dorian Gray 

I'm really not that old -- mid-fifties. These days, that means the mid-life crisis is still on the horizon. But consider this:

Just about a year ago I had a knee replaced. Arthritis runs in my family so that's not too surprising even though I'm about 20 years younger than the demographic for this procedure. And since no one that I know about on either side of my parent's families has ever had cancer, I'll take the trade-off. But now I have cataracts. Both eyes. The lights are going out fast.

I had the same prescription for probably twenty years and then suddenly, and I mean suddenly, about seven month ago I noticed that I couldn't read a road sign that I really should be able to read. The deterioration became evident, week by week. Went to my eye guy. He said this was coming, but I might hold it off with a new perscription. I got new glasses but the dimmer switch is inexorable. So next month I get new lens implants. I'll be out of work for one day and the upside is I might not need glasses anymore because the new thing is corrective lens implants. I've had glasses since I was twelve so that's cool.

What's not cool is that I'm starting to see myself as a sixteen year old trapped in a seventy year old's body who happens to be fifty-six.

Until the end of October I'd stay off the NJ Turnpike if I was you.

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

If Karl Rove was a Democrat . . . 

There are just so many tin hats to go around, but I managed to get ahold of one (traded it for a grilled cheese sandwich from a hungry protester at the RNC) and I'm getting some interesting signals.

Ra*th*ergate. You know, even though the CBS documents are almost certainly bogus, the story they tell certainly isn't outside the realm of possibility. It could have happened. I'm not sure what it would mean or if anyone should care, but it's possible.

What if they have the original documents and are saving them for the end of October.

I'm just saying.

Monday, September 13, 2004

Over/Under 25 

How many new blogs are there this week with the word "pajamas" in the title?
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