Apparently the assertion that you learn something new every day is false, because I haven’t learned anything worth posting about in the last few days. I have had previous assumptions confirmed (for example, we have a very naughty dog, the inside of the shower curtain is disgusting, wasp stings make little girls cry for hours, gas is stupidly expensive, I like vacation, things like that), but nothing really interesting that was truly new.
However, today I did learn something.
I learned that my corneas are low average on the thickness scale. I went to have an assessment for laser eye surgery and that’s what they told me. I am booked for December. That piece of knowledge, as far as I can tell, is relatively inconsequential – it doesn’t contraindicate the surgery, but might determine which kind I have, PRK or Lasik.
That’s about it. Oh, I learned that my new course will be a fair amount of work and slightly boring but not horrible. And there’s a group project – which sucks. I picked this one because previous iterations of it did not involve a group project, but they’ve obviously changed it. Group projects never serve the purpose the instructors want them to serve – they only irritate those with a good work ethic by forcing them to deal with people who have a poor work ethic. I always learn more about how to mitigate the effects of the stupidity of others on my grades than I do about the actual subject matter of the project. Oh well, I guess I’ll suck it up and get it done. Six more to go.
I want cookies. Think I’ll teach Jack how to make some for me. It’s like the goose that laid the golden egg… or is it that teach a man to fish parable… either way, maybe he’ll make his momma cookies whenever she wants them.