Wednesday, April 15, 2009
One year ago yesterday that I saw Johnny Depp in Oshkosh. Ah, what a day that was! We still have a few more months before the Public Enemies movie comes out but we're starting to hear about it more on the radio, etc. They are already announcing special screenings and parties and things in Oshkosh. Don't know if I'll go to any of them but it's exciting anyway.
Casey had his eye exam last Thursday. His prescription has changed a bit so he picked new glasses. We would have gotten new ones anyway because his old ones are just too small for his head now. I was a bit ticked though because they did not do the contacts exam/fitting. They acted all surprised and asked me 'Did you tell anyone you wanted this?' Uh, no, I thought you were all psychic. DUH?! I specifically mentioned it when I made the appointment...while standing right there in person...and watched the lady make a special note of it on the appointment book. Whatever. So the totally unhelpful woman I had while Casey picked new glasses said we could just set up the appointment before we go. Duh, ya think? Over at the desk a much more helpful lady wondered why it hadn't been done because "there's a note right there" pointing to the book. She thought about it, said it was stupid that it hadn't been done, and wondered if we could get squeezed back in right away. She also wondered why they couldn't try a pair of lenses based on the brand new prescription. TotallyNonHelpfulLady went back to talk to the eye doctor, and he said no, Casey needs a separate exam for that because his astigmatism requires more detailed details than just the glasses prescription.
(I kinda laughed at this. So *his* astigmatism is going to be treated but mine, which has been complained about for three years, is not bad enough to correct for?)
Anyway, SmarterHelpfulLady studied the appointment schedule for the remainder of that afternoon and asked if we wanted to wait and they'd squeeze us in again as long as we were already there. She guessed maybe 45 more minutes. I said no, we'd make a new appointment. She said they had an 8am or a 10am opening for the next morning. I chose 10am. We left there feeling a little pissy.
That evening Casey decided he didn't want to try contacts afterall. I figured this would happen, which might be why I didn't wait to be squeezed in that same day. So I called early the next morning to cancel. Well, at least he's getting new glasses which all he really needed in the first place. Yeesh.
On Monday hubby had his consultation to go over results of his MRI. Now they say it's a lipoma instead of the Ganglion Cyst they mentioned previously. He will have surgery on April 29 to have it removed. The doctor said he'd be off work for two weeks, but his workplace has offered him light duty work during the recovery period. I think that's awesome because most places would not let him work at all since it isn't a work related injury. But this place is also the place that was willing to hire hubby after his knee surgery when his current (at that time) employer wanted nothing to do with him till he was 110% and would not even guarantee his same job position when he returned. Surgery is on a Wednesday, so hubby has decided to take Wed/Thur/Friday as vacation days and then go back on light duty till the doctor clears him.
Remember a couple weeks ago I posted about how I was happy to have found a photolab online that still makes reprints from all sizes of negatives? Well, my joy...and faith...has faded. That same day that I found them and signed up, I'd requested film mailer envelopes. That was March 20, and I still haven't gotten anything. Last night I emailed them thru their customer support and this morning got the usual unhelpful form letter reply stating that if I submit my full name and address they will be happy to send some mailers to me. Heh, yeah, I did all that when I registered in the first place?! GAH!! Why do businesses even have customer support when no human ever reads your email anyway? So, yeah, a little pissed about that today.
The Tale of Despereaux (2008) Despereaux (voiced by Matthew Broderick) is different from other mice: He reads books, has ears too big for his too-small body and loves the human Princess Pea (Emma Watson). With his friend, a rat named Roscuro (Dustin Hoffman), Despereaux sets out to escape the castle dungeon and win the girl of his dreams. Sigourney Weaver, William H. Macy and Kevin Kline also lend their voices to this adaptation of Kate DiCamillo's Newberry Medal-winning books.
We watched this last night. While the animation of the little mouse was cute, hubby and I both found it very boring. Hmm, I really don't have much of anything to say about it. Even the story was kinda 'Huh? Whatever.'
Over the weekend we kinda had a Warcraft fiasco that really is making me just want to quit. Now the new eagerly awaited patch is out and from what I see it seems like it's making all things easier so players can breeze thru to the top of everything, and devote all time and effort to the heroic level activities. It really seems to be what that game is meant to be, and that is soo not what I want out of a game. It makes me want the old days of playing UO even more than ever. I just wishwishwish I had someone to play it with. However...
...I have found a new game. It started as a joke, but I'm totally in love with it! It's called Wizard 101. I first saw something about it on TV, on one of the kid channels or something....Disney or Nik or something? I joked to Ty that I was quitting Warcraft and going to that. He laughed. Then I forgot about for a bit, and when I remembered it last night I couldn't download it because all three computers were downloading the stupid new Warcraft patch. So, haha, first thing this morning while the boys were getting ready for school I went to the site and checked it out. Casey scoffed that "It's not free, ya know," but you can indeed play a free version. I teased the boys that I was going to play all day and get an uber character built and they'd be jealous and have to play too because Warcraft keeps going down now after yesterday's updates.
And I do love it! It's rather kidlike, and kinda basic, but it's fun so far. It has ALOT of the same things as Warcraft but on a more kid level...which I apparently need. LOL! But it's also kinda mixing in card-type games like Magic or Yugi-Oh. There is a paid subscription version of it, and maybe someday I'll decide to go that route, but for now the free version seems just fine. It will give me something to putter around on when I'm alone and bored on my days off. And I bet you anything, when the boys get home today Casey at least will just HAVE to make a character too.