taking the red-eye home for the holidays

Sorry I haven’t been blogging much lately, but I’ve been trying my best to stay away… I got another scare a few days ago. My eye exploded again. It’s all full of blood. So, now I’ve got one eye that won’t stop fluttering (it’s been flickering like a strobe light for almost a month now), and one that’s full of blood. It’s not a terribly attractive combination. At any rate, I’ve taken this as a sign of impending death and I’ve decided to cut back on everything that isn’t directly tied to paying the bills and keeping the heat on. (I’ve mentioned it before, but I look at my eyes like warning lights. When they fill up with blood, I slow down. So far, it’s been a system that’s worked well for me.)

Anyway, I hope you all have happy holidays with your families, if I don’t see you before then.

UPDATE: The left eye, the one that flutters, is now also full of blood. This is the first time I’ve ever had both eyes blow out at once. Linette, trying to make me feel a bit less worried, told me that the blood really makes the blue parts of my eyes stand out. So, I guess I have that going for me.

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  1. brett
    Posted December 19, 2004 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    Mark, this town isn’t big enough for two “Ypsilanti Eyeball”s. You could run into serious intellectual property issues.

    Seriously, hope it clears up soon. I had Challazion (sp?) a few months ago, which caused my lower eyelid to puff up to 5 times its normal size,turned bright red, and I generally felt like quasimodo anytime i showed my face in public (except for when i went to vote, at which point i enjoyed the stares from Republican election monitors). So I felt something akin to your pain. I don’t have one of those little cards that lets people go see those “Doctor” and “Hospital” things for free, though, so I had to revert to Google for my prognosis.

    It doesn’t look like Clementine is terribly comfortable with your new look. Maybe until it goes away, you could employ green eyeshadow with glitter accents and aim for a ‘seasonal eye-modification’ explanation.

  2. Posted December 19, 2004 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    You’re a true red, white, and blue patriot. I can see it in your eyes.

  3. Posted December 19, 2004 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

    Sorry to hear it and hope it clears up soon.

  4. Alicia
    Posted December 20, 2004 at 8:12 am | Permalink

    I’m sorry to hear you’re maxed out, but glad that you’re easing off other responsibilities. Hopefully the holidays (and Clementine)will afford you some time to do whatever it is that relaxes and restores you.

    As for your January body comfort plans, you may soon be matching our former office director who reportedly (from two separate and reliable sources) did all of her pre-workout stretching nude on the floor of the women’s locker room at CCRB.

    Be well.

  5. Patty
    Posted December 20, 2004 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    If it makes you feel any better, I noticed a big red circle of blood on my left eyeball this morning. Not as bad as yours, but I thought of you.

  6. chris
    Posted December 20, 2004 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    Has anybody noticed how freaked (concerned) out Clementine looks?

  7. Brian
    Posted December 20, 2004 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    Mark looks like some sort of super-villain.

    Dr. Blood-Eyes!!!

  8. Ken
    Posted December 21, 2004 at 5:22 am | Permalink

    “Can Clementine be saved from the clutches of the evil Mr. Politablog?! Tune in next time!”

  9. chris
    Posted December 21, 2004 at 6:17 pm | Permalink


    I just realized that you look like a young Charles Kittredge Thompson, III aka Frank Black Francis. He was so hot when he was young. But look at him now. Still though, such talent makes him a hottie regardless of his physical, um, presence. So, mark, do your talents match his?

  10. mark
    Posted December 21, 2004 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    I’m the one on the left, Chris. The one that looks like Black Francis is my daughter, Clementine. Sorry I didn’t make that clear.

  11. mark
    Posted December 21, 2004 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    I wonder if they’re looking for a bad guy to go up against Spiderman in the next film… I’d love to play “The Blood-eyed Blogger.”

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