Last Saturday I bought a new computer... an iMac. It's fantastic and will be the computer I write my first novel on. Isn't that exciting?

Next Wednesday the Navy is going to give me the PRK surgery -- lazer eye surgery. (For free.) It'll be painful, they say, but worth it. The thought of going from 20/400 to 20/20 is just plain exhilerating. :-) I won't have to think about contacts or glasses ever again, unless I need them when I'm old and can't naturally read a book in hand.

Today I had to present a block of instruction on writing to the staff where I work. I wasn't too nervous and it went better than I had expected, which is good. I have to do it again, this time to the big boss, on Tuesday. After that, I won't go back to work until I fly out to Seattle on the following Monday because of the eye surgery.

Next Saturday (the 29th) I'm going to the Coachella concert to see Snow Patrol, Keane, Wilco, and others. It'll be the best concert ever -- especially since some of my best friends are coming with me. One is flying in from England, one from South Dakota, one from New Mexico, and two from here. We'll be camping out in the desert there, as well. (Not that big-group camping is my ideal.... backpacking is better, of course, but in this case...)

Now I'm off... have a good week!
~ Amber


Sneercat said...

While I was in the Navy I got LASIK at the Air Force Acdy, and it is the most amazing thing to be able to see! Nothing is painful, there is discomfort and an odd smell (your eye burning) then you can see. Hope the new computer brings out your novel and have fun at the concert, sounds like a blast.

Anonymous said...

With 20/20 vision you'll be able to transfer out of intel and become a pilot!
good luck with the novel writing - Macs are supposed to be excellent computers so that should make the whole process easier. Am looking forward to the concert. take it easy
Brit #9

Anonymous said...

Smores! mmmm. I envy you. The laser should come in handy in the desert. Say hello for me.

Take it easy.


David Estefan said...

An iMac? Ewwwwwwwwww.... Are you gonna get an iPod as well now and show it off while nonchalantly walking by us PC-using Neanderthals? Hooogah hooogah!

Anonymous said...

you can thank me - I was a guinea pig for the military when they were just learning how to do it. I got the LASIK for free, so that the guy that was training all the eye docs in the military how to do it, could show them on a live patient. I'll never regret it, I went from 20/400 20/450 to 20/15 20/20. Good luck, keep the eye drops handy.