Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Good-bye smoker's teeth world. Hello London.

At the moment, I'm halfway through the two part process of cataract removal. The right eye was done yesterday. Amazing! The walls in our house aren't smoker's teeth yellow after all. They're white! And the fence in the Bird Park? The wood has a lovely grain. One thing. I have occasionally noticed the curve of the new lens along the outside corner of my vision. I hope that goes away but, no matter what, next Tuesday we're doing the left eye.  

Now for the summer travels countdown part of this ongoing, chaotic account of my life accompanied by a fair amount of anxiety. Not for the trip itself, five weeks in London, five weeks in Paris. That should be really interesting and fun. It's the preparation that makes me crazy and I am currently fully in The Crazy, with an extra dose of anxiety for the flight itself, a two-part adventure beginning with that restless night before the flight. We get up about 4 am for the kick-off flight to LA on May 21 followed by a several hour layover before the 10 hour flight to London arriving 8 hours ahead of our biological clocks so we'll do what travelers do. Stay up to catch up. But more on all this later.

8 comments:

Kimberlee said...

New perspective on life hey....I'm wondering what kind of "visions" will appear with the new outlook?!?!

Have a great time Paris is a wonderful city especially for walkers I like so much in fact we named our van after it, but of course you know that already :)

Safe travels amiga!

Nicholas said...

Good luck with the cataract stuff, and very cool that you are traveling to all these exotic places, even if it's a little stressful. I hope you take lots of pictures and descriptions for those of us who rely on you for our adventures nowadays.

Roy said...

Oops. We have stumbled upon one of my old secret identities, for purposes of getting email from craigslist buyers, who are all psychopathic in nature. Nicholas is a very likable guy--he even had a brief foray in MW and never even got flamed! OK. Back to sleep if this headache cooperates.

Paula said...

HEY NICHOLAS!! Where's my antique Mickey Mouse watch??? Omg.

That sounds like an awesome trip, Asha. Wow. Can't wait to hear all about it!

Nicholas said...

Waiting for your bogus check to clear, Paula. I'm beginning to think there is no Bank of Goofy! I should have sold it to that Nigerian prince!!

Anonymous said...

MISTER NICHOLAS,

I AM VERY MUCH EAGER TO PURCHASE YOUR ANTIQUE MICKEY MOUSE WATCH AND HAVE FUND IMMEDIATELY ON HAND TO COMPLETE THIS TRANSACTION.

ALSO I AM HOPING YOU WILL STAND IN AS BENEFICIARY/NEXT OF KIN IN A SIMPLE TRANSACTION THAT WILL MAKE US BOTH VERY RICH MEN. MY LATE FATHER REALISED THIS FORTUNE FROM OIL ROYALTIES AND INTENDED FOR ME TO INHERIT IT BUT INSTEAD IT IS BEING HELD BY RASCALS IN THE PALACE. PLEASE IMMEDIATELY SEND ME THE DETAILS OF YOUR BANK ACCOUNT AND I WILL ARRANGE FOR THIS VAST SUM TO BE TRANSFERRED TO YOUR ACCOUNT FOR US TO SHARE. THERE IS NO RISK INVOLVED.

I URGENTLY AWAIT YOUR REPLY.

BEST REGARDS,
PRINCE DESMOND OKOTIEBOR ETETE.

Roy said...

Dear Prince Okeedokie,
If there's one thing I hate, it's a rascal in the palace. I sent you my banking information under separate cover (you can't be too careful!) as well as the paperwork on my '92 Ford Fiesta. I have also, as a gesture of good faith, sent you not the Mickey Mouse watch but a Richard Nixon Wristwatch with Moving Eyes. Richard Nixon, you may recall from your world history lessons, was the third president of the United States and was known for his honesty and his direct, steady gaze.
It is with baited breath that I await the transfer of vast sums of riches to my bank so I may finally get that "tornado room" installed beneath my trailer.
Regards,
Joe Schmoe

Anonymous said...

MR. HONORABLE JOE SCHMOE,

I AM BLESSED TO FIND ONE HONEST MAN SUCH AS YOU IN THIS WORLD. I WILL STRAIGHT AWAY WEAR THE GLORIOUS RICHARD NIXON WRISTWATCH WITH MOVING EYES YOU SENT ME. OF COURSE I LEARNED ABOUT YOUR ESTEEMED THURD PRESIDENT, MR. GLORIOUS RICHARD NIXON OF THE HONEST DIRECT STEADY GAZE FROM MY TUTORS IN THE PALACE. THIS WAS BEFORE THE RASCALS DROVE THEM AWAY IN ORDER TO ROB MY POOR DECEASED FATHER, THE KING, OF OUR FAMALY VAST RICHES OF OIL MONEY. ALSO I AM HAPPY TO RECEIVE THE PAPERWORK ON YOUR FINE FORD FIESTA. IT IS A VEHICLE BEFITTING A PRINCE SUCH AS I. WHEN WE MEET TO DIVIDE OUR VAST RICHES, YOU WILL RIDE ON BHIMA, MY BULL ELEPHANT.

SOME VERY DANGEROUS FELLOWS WOULD LIKE TO STOP THIS TRANSFER BUT IF YOU MOVE QUICKLY ALL WILL BE WELL SO SEND YOUR BANKING INFORMATION IMMEDIATELY RIGHT NOW. THEN WE CAN BEGIN OUR NEW LIVES OF VAST RICHES.

BEST REGARDS,
PRINCE DESMOND OKOTIEBOR ETETE.