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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Remember how I tried to get laser heat vision awhile ago? Well, it only kind of worked. The procedure was supposed to correct the myopia that has been plaguing (PLAGUE!) me all these years and maybe also the minor astigmatism. Since the procedure involved lasers, I thought I might try and unlock the power of laser heat vision while I was at it.

So…that part didn’t really work. I’ve tried and tried and I just can’t seem to generate any laser heat vision. I guess I didn’t eat enough tomatoes (three links) before the procedure. Or maybe I ate them at the wrong time. Maybe I had to eat them after too. But they told me to take my Xanax and go to sleep for the rest of the day, which I did. HEY! They probably give you a Xanax to put you to sleep so that people don’t develop laser heat vision! Sneaky! I didn’t even suspect that until now. Sugh. Well, if I ever have to go in for a touchup, I know what to do now.

Speaking of touchups, I may have to at some point. You see, my eyes were doing just fine after the surgery. My right eye was perfect, at 20/20, and no longer astigmatismatic (not a real word). I was so incredibly pleased with my right eye as it was the worse of my two eyes both in the degree of myopia and astigmatism. My left eye wasn’t as great. I think it was 20/15? I was slightly farsighted, anyway, and I had a quarter degree of astigmatism still. It wasn’t the greatest, but still much better than what it was. And it stayed this way for about a month after the procedure.

Well, I’m approaching my one year anniversary of attempting to unlock the power of laser heat vision. And…instead, I have unlocked the power of hyperopia. Whee. As it turned out, as my eyes were healing, my right eye also decided to become hyperoptic and my left eye decided to stay the same. Jerks. Why couldn’t they at least both stay the same? Or even better, why couldn’t my left eye shrink a little so as to be 20/20? Anyway, as of my six month checkup that happened some months back, my left eye is still 20/15 and a quarter degree astigmatism and my right eye is 20/10 (I think) and no astigmatism. Sugh. SUGH!

It actually isn’t a really big deal. I’m not extremely farsighted or anything. But I do notice it when I’m staring at a screen only a few feet from my nose. And…that happens a lot, seeing as how my main form of communication is via the internets and I have to use a computer a lot at work. I can only sit so far from the screen, you know. At this point, I only have laptops in my possession (I suppose I should introduce you to Behemoth at some point) and I don’t have separate keyboards for them. I can only sit about an arm’s length away and it’s kind of painful if I need to type a lot.

Sugh, I say. SUGH.


I got the idea to make mug rugs a long time ago as a way to get rid of some of the scrap cloth I have.  Perhaps you’re wondering what exactly is a mug rug.  It’s something like a really small place mat for your mug of delicious beverage (and maybe a delicious snack), or a really large coaster.  I made a test mug rug awhile back during the week of ALL THE PROJECTS and I was quite pleased with the results.


You’ll note that I was able to get rid of a little more of my never ending supply of Powerpuff Girls cloth.


I basically followed Jan’s tutorial for the mug rug because of it’s simplicity (but I forwent hand sewing the edging down).  Simplicity is key here, because I also ended up doing this with the girls on a Friday night.  And they turned out quite well.

A creation in flannel and corduroy.

Mixed cotton prints and whatever that PPG stuff is made from (pretty sure it’s synthetic).

So there you go, simple enough that jr high and high schoolers with limited sewing experience can do in a few hours.  One of the girls had to leave early and didn’t get a chance to sew the edging down.  Neither did I manage to get a picture of it.  And do you not think that my mug is such a wonderful model?  I’m sure so many agents will clamor to try and get my mug to sign a contract for modeling after seeing this post.

And I’ll be making one for myself eventually.  It’ll be a different pattern.  I’ll post that when I actually get around to making it.