Stare

Jun. 27th, 2017 09:49 am
pjthompson: quotes (quotei)

Random quote of the day:

“There are times when those eyes inside your brain stare back at you.”

—Charles Bukowski, What Matters Most Is How Well You Walk Through the Fire

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Lucy and Ethel, Justin Bieber, or the Kardashian Klan. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

Mirrored from Better Than Dead.

Eyen

Mar. 20th, 2017 09:35 am
pjthompson: quotes (quotei)

Random quote of the day:

“This world and all our powers in it are far more awful and beautiful than even we know until some accident reminds us. If you wish to perceive that limitless felicity, limit yourself if only for a moment. If you wish to realise how fearfully and wonderfully God’s image is made, stand on one leg. If you want to realise the splendid vision of all visible things—wink the other eye.”

—G. K. Chesterton, Tremendous Trifles

 

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Lucy and Ethel, Justin Bieber, or the Kardashian Klan. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

 

Mirrored from Better Than Dead.

Cheesy

Jan. 27th, 2016 10:13 am
pjthompson: quotes (quotei)

Random quote of the day:

“A dinner without cheese is like a pretty woman with only one eye.”

—Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste: or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy, tr. L. F. Simpson

cheese4WP@@@ 

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Siegfried and Roy, Leonard Maltin, or the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

Mirrored from Better Than Dead.

Cheesy

Jan. 27th, 2016 10:13 am
pjthompson: quotes (quotei)

Random quote of the day:

“A dinner without cheese is like a pretty woman with only one eye.”

—Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste: or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy, tr. L. F. Simpson

cheese4WP@@@ 

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Siegfried and Roy, Leonard Maltin, or the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

Mirrored from Better Than Dead.

Wide-eyed

Apr. 7th, 2015 09:49 am
pjthompson: quotes (quotei)

Random quote of the day:

“Stare. It’s the way to educate your eye, and more. Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long.”

—Walker Evans, afterword, Many Are Called, ed. Jeff L. Rosenheim

 stare4WP@@@

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Siegfried and Roy, Leonard Maltin, or the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

Mirrored from Better Than Dead.

Wide-eyed

Apr. 7th, 2015 09:49 am
pjthompson: quotes (quotei)

Random quote of the day:

“Stare. It’s the way to educate your eye, and more. Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long.”

—Walker Evans, afterword, Many Are Called, ed. Jeff L. Rosenheim

 stare4WP@@@

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Siegfried and Roy, Leonard Maltin, or the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

Mirrored from Better Than Dead.

pjthompson: quotes (quotei)

Random quote of the day:

“Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”

—Roald Dahl, The Minpins

eyes4WP@@@

 

Disclaimer:  The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Siegfried and Roy, Leonard Maltin, or the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

 

Mirrored from Better Than Dead.

pjthompson: quotes (quotei)

Random quote of the day:

“Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”

—Roald Dahl, The Minpins

eyes4WP@@@

 

Disclaimer:  The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Siegfried and Roy, Leonard Maltin, or the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

 

Mirrored from Better Than Dead.

pjthompson: quotes (quotei)

Random quote of the day:

 

“There are people who criticize my work…and say it is not realistic.  But I feel that merely copying the outward appearance of the world would not result in anything real—that is only copying.  I think that to find what is real one must look very closely at one’s world, to search for those things that contribute to this reality which one feels under the surface.  These are few and one uses them to create.  These are the core around which the world moves, the axis on which it turns….To be an artist means to search for, find, and look at these things; to be an artist means never to avert one’s eyes.”

—Akira Kurosawa, quoted in The Films of Akira Kurosawa by Donald Richie

 

 


Disclaimer:  The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Siegfried and Roy, Leonard Maltin, or the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

Mirrored from Better Than Dead.

pjthompson: quotes (quotei)

Random quote of the day:

 

“There are people who criticize my work…and say it is not realistic.  But I feel that merely copying the outward appearance of the world would not result in anything real—that is only copying.  I think that to find what is real one must look very closely at one’s world, to search for those things that contribute to this reality which one feels under the surface.  These are few and one uses them to create.  These are the core around which the world moves, the axis on which it turns….To be an artist means to search for, find, and look at these things; to be an artist means never to avert one’s eyes.”

—Akira Kurosawa, quoted in The Films of Akira Kurosawa by Donald Richie

 

 


Disclaimer:  The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Siegfried and Roy, Leonard Maltin, or the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

Mirrored from Better Than Dead.

Eyes

Aug. 4th, 2010 09:18 am
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Random quote of the day:


"Most lovers want to be known for what they are, to see their bond reflected in other people’s eyes."

—Elizabeth Cunningham, The Passion of Mary Magdalen












Illustrated version. )


Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Siegfried and Roy, Leonard Maltin, or the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.
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Not only fascinating, but fricking fascinating:

How those brown eyes got blue. )
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Oracular liberation of the day: I swore up one side and down the other that I would not be returning to Dr. Quacky McQuackenstein for my eye care after the last time. The guy was slippery and slimy and I'd lost all confidence in him. (I hadn't had much to begin with.) So I went to a new guy, highly recommended by a colleague whose father was an optometrist. What a refreshing change: calm, professional, an air of competence, no name dropping and bragging about his Mercedes and plush Brentwood home, no bombastic conflation of every minor problem, no scare tactics trying to get me to buy higher end consumer goods.

"Have your current lenses bothered you a lot?" the new doctor asked me. "Yes. Almost since the day I got them." "Did you go back for your refittings?" "Yes, and the doctor told me they were fine. Later, when I complained of discomfort, he said it was probably due to calcium build up." "I see," said the eye doctor, and turned back to writing on my chart.

Later, when the exam was finished and the new lenses ordered, he said in the calmest, most professional manner, "Your eyes are in good health, and now maybe you'll have some lenses that actually fit your eyes."

Writingness of the day: Yoiks! Rereading the old ms. of Rough Magic has not been the (relatively) happy experience of rereading the old ms. of Venus in Transit. Magic is older—and I apparently learned quite a bit between Magic and Venus. (Then again, I ask you, who doesn't?)

The writing in Magic is cringeworthy, but fortunately, the characters and the basic situation are still sound, still hold my interest. This one will have to be rewritten from the ground up. Since I'm redoing the whole substructure of the story, I guess that would have been unavoidable even if the writing held up. Venus is much further along the path than Magic (oh the possible puns are endless), but the idea doesn't excite me as much. Such is life.

In other writing news: probably no more than two or three chapters left on Charged with Folly. Yoiks, again! There is much speechifying and twirling of moustachios amonst the villainous types. Except nobody has mustaches, but if they did, those suckers'd be a-twirlin'!

Random quote of the day:

"A different language is a different vision of life."

—Federico Fellini
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I went to see Dr. Quacky McQuackenstein last night about my eye. I did have a minor abrasion, but I was able to put my lenses back in this morning and everything's been fine.

The thing is, that chip I thought I saw and felt on the left lens? It turned out to be a really bad case of protein build up, and that's why it looked and felt ridged. He polished them up and, boy howdy, I can see better than I've been able to in months. Heh. Heh heh.

Don't get me wrong: I'm glad that a) it's not chipped; b) I didn't have to buy a new lens; c) my eye wasn't seriously hurt (the same eye I poked earlier in the year to give myself a major abrasion, btw). It's just that I did rather a lot of carping to the receptionist about having two chipped lens in two years... and I didn't, actually. Heh. Heh heh.

Speaking of armpit farting monkeys: As [livejournal.com profile] kmkibble75 and I were...But no, maybe I'll put this behind a cut. Some people don't like reading about indecorous behavior, and I do have a reputation as a really classy broad to protect. ;-)

Sanitized for your protection. )
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I think I've got a chip in one of my contact lenses--the same eye that I managed to gouge last year. This is the second time one of the lenses I got from Dr. Quacky McQuackenstein has chipped on me. He must use some cheap jack crap. I once again find myself returning to this doofus because I could get in right away, but when it comes time for my next regular exam I hope to have a new doctor.

Fortunately, I had my backup glasses with me at work, however they only work for distance. I'm having to sit waaaaay close to the computer screen to see what I'm typing.

Writingness of the day: I decided that it might help me to get my head around chapter 5 by rereading chapters 2-4 so that's what I did. And I think it did help. I feel like I have a better idea of how to attack the chapter. While I was at it, I cleaned up chapter 4 and posted it to the OWW. I didn't have many expectations for this morning, crit-wise, since three of my regulars are NaNo-ing and the holidays are rapidly approaching, but I was somewhat chagrined to find that no one at all had even clicked on the sucker. Woe is me. Hell, if I can survive the dearth of interest in the later chapters of my previous two novels, I guess I'll survive my current chagrination.

What's new in the yard:

I've decided to post some of the pictures I took at sunset on 11/11/06.

Pictures )


Random quote of the day:

"There is no death, only a change of worlds."

—Chief Seattle


Which strikes me as a quote I could use for Charged with Folly.
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I'm glad to say that drama queen Dr. Barry's predictions of screaming with pain did not come to pass. Mild pressure is about the worst I felt last night and this morning when I put the antibiotic eye drops in they didn't sting for the first time, so I thought that was a good sign. Dr. Barry confirmed this when I saw him at 10. The abasion is 70% healed over and no infection, so things are looking good. I'll continue the antibiotics through Monday and see him Tuesday.

But to add insult to injury I was hit with food poisoning last night. Not a pretty picture. The tummy is betterish this morning, but I plan to do a whole bunch of nothing for the rest of the day. I have no idea which mean caused it, since the roommate and I ate the same thing last night. However, I did read once that the results of food poisoning can hit you from one hour to thirty-six hours after ingesting the dicey food. So no telling what caused it.

Undie was not amused. "Eww. Gross. Stay away from me until you've been properly sanitized."

Here's a picture that just makes me laugh. )
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You know, there's a lot to be said for ordinary days—boring, routine, slogworthy days. This isn't one of them, which is why I say that.

Started off pretty slogworthy, with a bit of an uptick because yay! it's Friday. But I hadn't been to work more than fifteen minutes before I somehow, apparently, got a sudden burst of superpowers because I picked up my book bag so forcefully that I managed to slam it into my own head. Specifically, my eye.

Hurt some. I managed to get the contact out. Once before I managed to crack it inside my eye with, remarkably, no eye damage and I thought perhaps I'd accomplished the same feat, only this time it felt like I may have cracked it with damage. It hadn't cracked, so I just sat there for awhile letting the eye tear until it felt sort of okay. Then, because I am completely blind and my backup glasses were at home (half hour drive if the traffic's good), I popped the contact back in.

Hurt some. And stoopid. So I finally drove home for the glasses, then drove back to work. Felt better once I'd taken the lenses out, but the glasses aren't really the right prescription for me anymore, so now it's difficult to tell if the hurt is due to residual damage to the eye or from eye strain. Going to see the doctor at 2:30.

Hopefully, that won't hurt some.

How did I manage such a dorky trick? I am still trying to figure that out.

ETA: I managed to take off two layers of about 1/8 of my cornea. "The only reason you're not screaming in pain," said the doctor, "is because you also managed to sever a nerve." (Dr. Barry has a flair for the dramatic. Hey--it's the Westside of L.A. Why not?) So, liquid antibiotics for a couple of days to prevent infection, and we'll hope there's no scarring, and I'm trés trés pissed at myself right now. That's life for you!

Undie the cat update: Apparently, she liked being escorted to bed by those getting ready for work so much that she has repeated her request (and of course been granted it) every morning this week. She will be disappointed when I don't get out of bed at six tomorrow. Hehehe.

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