Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Halleluiah!!! I can see!!!

The doctors told me I couldn't drive because the use of only one eye can throw your depth perception way off (read last post). So my mom had to drive me back down to Bloomington, and I can't deliver Jimmy John's this week. So much fo tips this week.

So I went to the Opthalmologist and got my eye checked out. It was a really long walk since I can't drive there due to the eye problem. They told me that the metal was in there pretty deep and that needed to use a needle, and maybe even a drill, to get it out.


That kind of freaked me out a bit, but I wasn't going to argue will saving possible permanent cornea damage. The doctor numbed my eyes up; the left one too, just to be safe. He brought out his needle and started digging at my eye. I was breathing very heavily, but I could not feel a thing through the entire process. I could only hear the nasty, goosh, sound while the needle dug out the pieces of metal in my eye. It was a very awkward situation.

Then at last he was done. he put a potective clear contact lens in my eye, and I have to go in for a follow up on Wednesday. At least I don't have to wear the eyepatch anymore. I also have to put some sort of drops in my eye every four hous. But it looks like everything is going to work out fine. There is no permanent damage, and everything will heel up very quickly. I'm so relieved.



Here are my before and after pictures.

Oh Fuck!! I'm blind...

Late Saturday night I was getting ready to change the drive shaft on the Honda Civic Si I just bought. While I was raising it up one of the jack stands pinched my palm and I got a nasty blood blister. Oh, but that was not the last of my problems. When I finally got the car raised up and ready to take the axel nut off I ran into my biggest problem of the night. I needed an impact wrench in order to remove the axel nut and in order for an impact wrench to work you need an air compressor. While I was looking for the ON/OFF switch for the air compressor (it was foreign to me) the air release valve came unplugged and shot me right in the face. It was mostly aimed at my right eye. I could not see at all or open my eyes. My initial first thought was...

...Oh Fuck!! I'm blind...this is it. I will never again see anything of beauty like a sunset, a piece of artwork, or the wife and kids I will have one day.

The next thing I found myself doing was blindly rummaging through the glove box of my car for my eye drops. With no luck I moved on to my old car and did the same thing. Finally I found them. I went through half the bottle trying to squirt out whatever was in my eye. After about an hour or so of flushing my eye with even more eye drops, a sink faucet, and under the shower head I managed to free my left eye of any pain. I finally decided that I had to go to the Emergency Room to do something about me other eye.

Driving to the ER at night took a lot of concentration. When I finally got in, after the ridiculous amount of questions, dead waiting time, a new Tetanus shot, and paper work I had to endure with a really messed up eye, the doctor took a look. He told me I had clean my left eye out perfectly and that there was nothing in it. But for my right eye...that was a different story.

He told me that there were thirty some tiny pieces of metal either on the surface or lodged in my eye...

...Excuse me...come again...

Long story short, I needed to see an Ophthalmologist to get out the remaining pieces that the ER doctor could not remove from my eye through the saline flushing and numb eye scraping. I had to put this ointment in my eye every six hours that like a glue the kept my eye shut, and I had to wear gauze and an I patch. I was also prescribed some vicadin for the pain (not such a bad thing). Later when I met back up with my roommates we all thought it would be funny to tape a magazine cut out eye onto the patch for kicks. We had some people over that night, and we all laughed our asses off. I wore it to class on Monday. I thought since I already had to wear a fucking eye patch in public I might as well make the best of it.

So if anyone sees me on campus with an eye patch that has an eye taped on it you will now know the reason why and maybe laugh a little yourself. Please feel free to comment.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Network Downloading

The guitarist in my band and long time friend of mine attends Purdue University. There is this gigantic network in the Lafayette that gives you access to just about anything you could think of to download. Over break he brought his external hard drive down and I got a lot of music off of his iTunes. I really don't see too much harm in that, but when he started giving me full length movies that had just come out on video I asked myself, "Should I really be taking these." I did end up getting about 20 films or music DVDs from him. But I will probably watch them and then trash them. If I like them enough I will probably go out and buy them. I have a thing about having the originals.

It turns out that I just bought a new car over the internet this week and have to take a Greyhound bus out to Virginia, so I am puttting several of the movies on my iPod for the trip; that will be nice.

The real concern is that my friend tells me that he is viewing theater quality movies before they are even in the theaters. Is this wrong? In my opinion I think that he is a nerd for downloading so much shit, but I guess it is not hurting anyone really. Sure it isn't fair to the movies that are trying to make money, but it isn't like he selling bootleg copies or anything. They are really just losing his ticket sale, which I'm sure is nothing to big corporations.

If you'd like to make a comment on this or any other blog feel free.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Living In the Information Age?

I really don't know what I was thinking when I thought I might want to be a Telecommunications major. I think I belong in a career as far away from Telecomm as possible. I admit, I haven't read an entire section that has been assigned. I just get frustrated when I am reading the book assignments. I really like the lectures I attend. I think Thom really knows what he is talking about, and we address interesting topics, but this book is so hard to get through. I especially like the lecture when we discussed dissent in the media. It really opened my eyes and made me step into other people's shoes; which I feel is a very important part of becoming a good person. But I am going nowhere with what I am saying. I don't even really know what the hell I am suppose to be writing in these blogs or how often they should be posted. This class is really just pure confusion for me.

You know what?

The entire idea of me being in college right now is driving me mad. I don't know why I am here. I am not really working toward any particular goal. I kind of feel like I am just wasting my time, my life, and my mom's hard earned money. There is an example right there. How did my mom decide that she wanted to work as a contract administrator for a government company. I wonder if she really is happy at all with what she decided. Oh man...I hope so, because she has been through so much in her life and she still manages to seem happy around me. I really hope it isn't all a big act. I hope she isn't really unhappy.

There I go getting off track again.

I guess what I am trying to say is that I..............................................I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON!!!!!!!!!!!

I know that everyone is searching for answers, but I seem to be dwelling on them a lot lately.

...Why are we here?

I am not really religious at all. Well, I don't know. Maybe I should be. Maybe I would be happy if I was. But that just doesn't work for me. It never has.

The only thing I have figured out is that I want to make a difference in a positive way. But what the fuck can I do by myself. I can't fix all the problems in the world. I know that we are told that if we try hard enough we can do anything. I don't mean to sound pessimistic, but I don't see the reality in that. I want to more than anything, but I just don't.

I could go on forever about how I am not satisfied but no one what to hear me ramble like that. So I will leave with a simple statement:

What the fuck man?

Monday, February 06, 2006

Wow! Nice Topic

I think it is just fantastic that my group in my descussion class is doing our research project on the fuel cell. I was just talking to my friend over Winter Break about how we do not have an infinite amount of oil on our earth, and that if we ran out, how we are not prepared for the fallback. All of our current, gasoline fueled vehicles will be completely usless. Everyone would just have huge piece of metal in their driveway. I am glad that I am in the group that is going to be rearching this because it is so interesting to me. Maybe one day we will all have fuel cell cars and we won't even have to pay for fuel when we will be using the most abundant resource on earth instead.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Is Apple a little evil?

I recently got the new fifth generation ipod that plays videos as it new little thing that makes people what to buy it. My roommate and I were discussing how Apple is kind of screwing over the customers who bought the previous ipods. My roommate has the U2 edition ipod that just plays music; no photos or videos, and if I remember right he got it for his birthday last year. It has been less than a year and already we can watch videos on our ipods. That pretty much makes his ipod a thing of the past. It seems like Apple has jumped onto the bandwagon of companies only out to make money. I mean, couldn't they have made ipods view movies and store pictures earlier instead of going through 5 generations of the thing. I know there are people out there who have like four or five ipods because they had to have the new one and fell into the trap, but not me. I don't have money growing out of my ass like that. Who knows when my brand new video ipod will be obsolete to the next gadget. There was a Saturday Night Live sketch exaclty about this on Weekend Update, and they of couse really exaggerated things. But they said basically the same thing that I am. I guess Apple is another evil corporation only concerned with making money.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Stupid Ugg Boots

My fellow roommates and I have been discussing the boots that all the girls seem to be wearing around campus. I recently heard from a friend two floors down that they are called Ugg Boots. We all think that the Ugg is just an abreviation for "Ugly," because that is exactly what they are. I'm definitely no fashion adviser, but come on. They look like they came straight out of Napoleon Dynamite. I can remember back about two or three years ago when these boot were around but never caught on as a fad. I was happy then and really didn't expect to see them again. All these thoughts are my opinion, and I really don't care that much about a silly thing like boots. But they are just one of those things like wearing a scarf in the summer or wearing girls' jeans when you are a guy. It just plain doesn't make sense.