Monday, August 10, 2009

My eyes are dilated.

I went for an eye exam today. I got those terrible drops that make my eyes look like they did when I was 16 and tripping on LSD. It is freaky to see this in the mirror and I cannot wait until it goes away. It has now been 3 hours - the Opthamologist told me it would take 4 hours to go away. I'm freaking out, man!

Tomorrow I have an appointment with my psychologist. I am going to do some specific therapy for PTSD. I am increasingly having problems with "retraumatization" when dealing with sexual assaults (which I have to do in my line of work). It is interfering with my ability to do my job. It is interfering with some other stuff too. I am very nervous about this appointment tomorrow.

So, the way I like to deal with unpleasant things: I like to think of something else. Yesterday I found a gorgeous pair of diamond stud earrings. They were on sale, but still rather extravagant for me. I really congratulated myself for not buying them on the spot, but I have thought about them all day today. I have wanted beautiful diamond stud earrings all my life. I look at women with them and know that they are loved. I don't care if I have to be the one who loves me enough to buy them... I would like to have them.

So today, I got to work and discovered that there is a proposal to close half the hospital. That is ominous. How small can it get before it makes no sense to have a hospital at all? So, do I act conservatively and not spend a cent or do I get these earrings while I can? And best case scenario, I am definitely taking a bit of a cut in pay.

I know this has nothing to do with the primary purpose of my blog, but indulge me, I am in need of serious subject changage today. Here's a survey:


Should I buy new diamond stud earrings?
Yes! Go get them! At once! You can do it!
Put them on a credit card - 6 months no interest.
Put them on lay-away and get them by Christmas.
Think about them later, now is not the time.
You have enough earrings Miss Mary.
Are you nuts? You are about to take a cut in pay!
pollcode.com free polls

Thank you!

13 comments:

Steve E. said...
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Mike Golch said...

been there as well.

Tall Karen said...

Very cute and fun! I voted!

Lou said...

Damn, my voting shows just how conservative I'm getting.

Pam said...

I'm pretty sure if you took this vote to the psychologist he would read A LOT into it.
I could swear you bought diamond studs last year.
I think you should have them 100%, however...this smacks of retail therapy sweet darlin'.
I eat food, you buy linnens and shoes. Yours is better.
Try to hold off if you can.
If you must have them...then so be it. THey will look beautiful on you.

Scott W said...

I voted yes. You only live once.

AnyEdge said...

When I was going to propose to my wife, then girlfriend, she knew it was coming, we'd been talking about it for 9 months. So I got a pair of small diamond stud, not too expensive, perhaps $300 for the pair. I put them in a ring box and gave them to her before we went out for dinner.

She was thrilled, then disappointed, then very happy to have a nice pair of diamond earrings.

I then proposed after the salad with a real ring. She cried and said yes and then got all anxious and wanted to go home. I'm sure everyone at the restaurant thought she said no, because I threw down money for the bill and we bailed, fast.

Syd said...

I like the voting idea. My wife has four pairs of diamond earrings. I don't believe that she wears them much. I know that they would look good. Sparkling ears.

Ed G. said...

I think you get to either buy or not buy and learn something either way...

Blessings and aloha...

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dAAve said...

Call your sponsor, then buy a pair from Syd.

Carol said...

The plentitude of good ideas from the commentors reminds me of a quote in one of the readers to the effect that God comes up with so many more ideas than I do.

Yeah, buy them from Syd.

Mary Christine said...

Just a note, a few years later....

I bought the earrings. I have never once regretted it. I wear them nearly every single day. They are in my ears right now.