Computer Problems Suck, Especially For One-Eyed Men
So I missed a Friday posting last week for the first time in a long time, because my desktop died. Apparently it's the motherboard. I'm getting a new tower; should be delivered next week sometime.
Meanwhile I'm toiling on my laptop linked to the Internet, which doesn't have nearly the laptop my memory has. Which is a good thing; it means I'm spending less time on the Internet, which means I'm working more. And writing more.
I'm currently turning my Nicholl Fellowship into a one-hour pilot. It's keeping me off the streets.
Also keeping me off the streets is the fact that I had cataract surgery on my right eye two weeks ago, and I'm having the left one done in two weeks.
For anyone as unfamiliar as with cataracts as I was, it's a clouding on the lens of the eye, that usually hits much older people. I was getting it really bad on my right eye, and noticably on my left. It may be because of genetics, or the fact that I'm a type 2 diabetic, or maybe just from looking into a computer screen a lot, or a combination of them.
The surgery was quick and painless, and the right eye is doing great, while after taking a couple of says off it really hasn't curtailed my reading any.
But in this 4-week one-eye-done, the-other-not period, my eyes don't work together. because the lens they put in the right eye makes everything look about 10% bigger. Which is cool, but it makes my brain hurt to use both eyes, and there's no sense forcing my brain to learn how to deal with it if it's just temporary.
So I've been wearing an eye patch, which I switch back and forth from eye to eye during the day. Arrrrrr. Pain in the butt.
And I can't drive. So I sit, and toil.
Though when my other eye gets done, things should be great.
2012 made $65.2 million over the weekend, and like $250 million around the world. I have to admit that I'm not that thrilled about seeing a movie in which the world ends and I die.
PRECIOUS made almost $5.9 million in only 174 theaters, to finish third. Nice to see movies doing well because they are supposed to be good, though it'll also be interesting to see if it means agents and producers will be dusting off more sad tales of unhappy youth and trying to get them made.