I haven't blogged since Tuesday? Wow, it's like an alien abduction or something. But no, I don't think so. Here's a shot of the toads during a rare break in sexual activity for no other purpose than to include a photo of the week:
I do appreciate the suggestions and sympathies in regards to my eye-skin dizeeez. I've tried different things, and it's certainly manageable. I think Doctor [Terri] is onto something when she suggested it was the colder drier weather having an adverse effect.
My bicycle commute does expose my fragile face to the harsh elements, moreso than being out walking school kids across the street. Even with my Secret Squirrel glasses, I think the ailment is more of a windburn thing since it's mainly irritating my skin while my eyeballs and mucus membranes are fine.
With that diagnosis, before heading out this morning for a bike ride, I lubed my face up but good with some petrolatum-based healing and preventative ointment. I'd gotten the stuff for Chaco a while back when he'd gotten sunburned at a pool party and was dubbed "The English Patient" for about a week.
I looked like a prizefighter, but, by gum, it made a big difference!
In other silver liningness, this was an election week. Everything I voted in favor of won, and the corollary: everything I voted against lost! One of the issues up for vote was whether Colorado should tax retail sales of marijuana. Well... YEAH. Wasn't that the whole reason for legalizing the stuff in the first place? All that untapped revenue? The potheads aren't particularly happy.
I haven't mentioned good movies in a while mainly because I haven't seen any - but not from a lack of trying.
I finally stopped the downward spiral. Magnum and I watched "Dead Man Down" and we both liked it. It's not really for everyone since it does involve thugs and violence, but it's really a love story cleverly disguised as a shoot-em-up. Strong character portrayals and interractions, plus I thought Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace especially pulled off nicely believable chemistry. Plus... well... Colin Farrell...