Waiting for my new specs, and some new brain cells

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, December 29th, 2010
Categories: Life

It has been great, but I’m looking forward to the end of the holiday season and the beginning of 2011!

The year is ending and the chaos of all the holiday parties and running around from function to function is finally coming to a close.  January 2nd will mark the first non-chaotic day in my household since mid November. Lack of sleep, too much food, too many adult beverages over the last month have compromised my cerebral cortex and caused me to not be able to deduce that 50 divided by 52 is not 2.1….

Can’t see too good (Ah the Jerky Boys.  What memories)

On one of my recent trips to some golf travel destination I think I left my glasses in the seat pocket in front of me on the plane.  I used to rely on glasses for reading now and then, or when I got tired they’d help me focus.  But over the last few months or so my vision has declined to the point where I find that I can’t read the letters on the signs over the isles in the grocery store, or see the golf ball in the air or on the ground beyond about 150 yards.

I went to the eye doc and had a new exam.  It was quite funny, or at least I thought it was:

Eye doctor: “So why are you here?”

Me: “Rectal exam?”

Eye doctor: “Haha.”

Me: (In the voice of the Jerky Boys’ Sol Rosenberg, a whining sounding New York Jew with a high pitched voice) “I can’t see too good.”

So I have a new prescription coming and two new pairs of hip RayBan specs on the way.  They were supposed to be done Monday and it is now Wednesday.  So until then I will only take partial credit for any typos or mathematical calculations which go awry.

I wonder how or if my golf game will change when I can see better.  My putting is pretty damn good, so I hope it doesn’t make that worse.  Being able to see certainly won’t make my iron game any worse than it already is.

Can’t do contacts

I’m very sensitive with my eyes or I would have tried contacts.  I can’t touch my eyes or have anything in them.  I can barely watch when someone else puts in contacts or takes them out without getting the creeps.

One response to “Waiting for my new specs, and some new brain cells”

  1. SimonM says:

    My golf game didn’t get any better after my Lasik (which I highly recommend, by the way). I don’t necessarily see any better than with contacts, but boy, are my eyes more comfortable! Sounds like you’re a wee bit sensitive about your eyes but if you can see your way (pun intended) to getting Lasik, I don’t think you will regret it.

    Happy New Year Tony and to all your blog readers. Here’s to lowering our handicaps in ’11.





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