Happy 23rd!

typed for your pleasure on 23 May 2005, at 2.46 pm

Sdtrk: ‘Will you be staying after Sunday’ by The Peppermint rainbow

And Happy Victoria Day, Canada! When I move to you in five years, you’re gonna have to esplain to me what that holiday’s all about. (Or rather, aboot.)

Went to the eye doctor on Friday, as I have a chalazion on my left lower eyelid. Actually, I’ve had the bastard for almost two months now, but I’ve been financially unable to have it seen to. Hurrah.
A chalazion, if you’re not familiar with it, is just a fancy Greek name for an eyelid zit. It doesn’t hurt unless I squint real hard, but they’re fecking annoying, and rather damaging to my already-tenuous opinion of my self-image. Mine is currently the size of an airsoft BB, and if I glance to the left and down, I can see it. Mnyeh. I’ve had them before, back a couple of years ago when I was working in the Blood and Serum Mines at Quest diagnostics, and they were hateful back then, too. Since I had really good health insurance through my job, I went and had ’em scraped out. That’s right! The eye doctor clamped on some Clockwork orange-style lidlocks, flipped my lids inside out, and scraped out the offending material. I went in one week to have one done, then went back next week for the other. Thanx to modern localised anaesthetic, the procedure didn’t hurt a lot, it was just very pinchy. So on 6 June I’ll have this one done. I should take before and after pics, so you will know what a chalazion looks like..

I’ll attempt to write something not steeped in nausea later on. Some people are still digesting lunch right now!

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7 have spoken to “Happy 23rd!”

  1. SafeTinspector writes:

    Ask them if you can save the bit of schmutz for later.

    You say you want a eye solution,
    we-ell you know,
    we’d all like to see the schmutz!

  2. veach writes:

    Assumeably your b-day was the reason for the title of this post…or it waz yer 23d eyelid pimple. Either way, I raize my can of caffeine-free beverage and say, ‘salut davecat – cause 23 of anything insures you’re no longer davykitten’. *clink-clink*

  3. Davecat writes:

    Ta very much for the toast, Veach, but today’s not my birthday. No, I’ll be thirty-three this November. Gods, I can’t even remember being twenty-three. What the hell happened to my life??

    But twenty-three is always good! Well, for the most part, anyway.

  4. veach writes:

    Yikes Batman! That number seems to be anywhere, everywhere, (now I understand your tip o’ the gulliver to the 23d). But your D’ priori-postada prefaced itself with the caveat: …select any number and it will be found anywhere… And the coin-side-dences are there to be drawn (as in this one: d’ caveat – davecat).

    It’s almost like that ‘six-degrees of separation’ thing. Associations can be found, all it takes is looking and then interpreting what is found to fit the parameter–in this instance a number.

    If I had the gumption (and the wherewithall) I’d compose a similar list with *orange* … supposedly the only english word with no english word that rhymes with it.

  5. PBShelley writes:

    Hey DC,
    Greetings and salutations! I hope that your… um, “procedure” goes as planned.
    I couldn’t bear to endure what M. McDowell did in Clockwork Orange, and that’s what is going through my mind right now *shudders*.
    I think I will skip the pics though LOL!
    Seriously, Lily and I wish you good luck!

    Oh! By the way, did you know that there’s a BIG HONKIN’ SPACE that has taken up residence atop your page here? :-O

    PBS (& yes, Lily)

  6. Davecat writes:

    PBS –
    A Great Void, you say? Could you describe this void?

    The scraping procedure wasn’t really bad — it’s not something you’d want to do out of sheer boredom, mind, but still. This time, I’ll ask them to not show the movies of young malchicks tolchocking poor old vecks whilst Beethoven plays in the background, as it’s a wee bit irritating. 🙂 Thanx to the pair of you for the well-wishes!

    Veach –
    Nothing rhymes with orange! *thinks* Nope, not a damned thing.

    Yeah, 23 can be rather insidious, but there is the factor, as mentioned, of ‘well, now the number’s in your head, so you’re gonna be more attentive to it,’ but those occurrences I listed are just freakishly coincidental. There might be other collections of odd occurrences with other numbers, but I’ve not seen them. Maybe more research is done with 23 cos people hear weird things about it, and get it stuck in their heads, in which case, it’s just self-perpetuating..

  7. PBShelley writes:

    Hmm… could the void be only on my end? No-one else seems to have mentioned it… :-O

    Essentially, all the right-hand typing displays at the bottom of the left-hand column’s typing, but on the right side. (i.e. at the bottom of the left column is the “some rights reserved” thingy, whereupon the right side’s entries start.)

    Weird, it is! (And I’m not channelling Yoda LOL)

    OTOH, maybe everyone else is too polite to mention it 😀

    Rob & Lily

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