Friday, January 27, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Okay, so my appointment this morning was a screening to see if I was a good candidate for LASIK surgery. My eyes have been bad my entire life--really, really bad. I've worn glasses since third grade, contacts for years, etc. I've wanted LASIK for as long as I can remember.
So I set up this appointment at the high-tech Moran Institute at the University of Utah. I thought the screening would be a five minute sit-down talk with an eye doc. Boy, was I wrong. They tortured my eyeballs for three and a half hours! EYE carumba! (Get it? EYE...never mind) I stared deeply into at least twelve laser beams, had yellow goo dripped into my eyes, stared up, stared down, etc. They did NOT use the worst machine--that wicked thing that shoots the puff of air into your eye. So, at least there's that. But they used everything else.
And guess what? I DON'T qualify for LASIK. The doctor said my corneas are too thin. According to him, LASIK is "Out of the question!" I do qualify for super-awesome corneal implants--which I would totally get, if they weren't, ulp, $4,000 per eyeball. (by my math, that's over $12,000 total!)
So I'll be wearing my glasses and contacts for a few more years, until the price drops.
My eyes were so blitzed that I had to drive home with crazy dark glasses. When I got home and looked in the mirror, they looked like this:
The light on my face is bright afternoon sun. That's some crazy dilation.
Needless to say, I don't want ANY extra staring at the screen time today. So you'll have to wait until tomorrow for the next part of the Taco story.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012
Hey guys, I know everyone's excited for the second half of TACO HELL. I'm not drawing it out to build suspense. Well, I am--but not on purpose. My bottomless deadlines have chased me through the holidays and I'm still catching up. A big one ends Monday, so next Tuesday will be TACO TUESDAY.
(scary voice) T-a-a-a-a-a-co Tu-u-u-u-esda-a-a-a-y.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Monday, January 2, 2012
Brand new year, brand new monster!
Mr. Turvildog has retired with the year. We have a new banner mascot! Say hello to the Blue-feathered Star-face!
I had a great break over the holidays. I'm looking forward to getting back into my blogging groove. This is my favorite time of year, the January to April corridor, no holidays, no school breaks, no nonsense, just a clean, unbroken set of weeks--it's beautiful!
What do we have lined up in the coming months...let's see...we have the Picture Book Marathon next month. That usually comes with a journey to the Land of Doom. I've got another Rick Walton spoof waiting in the wings (remember when we did Frankenstein?) I've got a big LEGO project on the horizon. And, of course, we have the exciting conclusion to the Taco Bell story--that will most likely start later this week.
I'm going to push my books more this year. 2011 saw zero books released from me, but 2012 will be a record year--THREE books will be coming out this summer/fall. You'll be hearing a lot about those.
So, off we go!