“I Really Don’t Know…

crashdavis.jpg_art_160_20080902174136It’s not exactly amoeba to man, but as you can see, there’s been a little evolution going on around here nonetheless. Behold, Ocular Fusion 3.0!

Thanks to Greg Kendall-Ball (known in Church of Christ blogging circles as the “Blogfather”) for lending me a hand and lifting me up from the primordial goo that was WordPress 2.0. The quantum leap forward to 2.8.4 feels downright bipedal. Now if I can just get my cranium to expand a few more centimeters, I should be good to go.

The new WordPress theme is “Deep Silent,” (very apropos considering how quiet I’ve been the last few months), and the “old timey” eye exam header is from The Ophthalmoscope And How To Use It (1st Ed., 1906) by the eminent ophthalmologist James Thorington, A.M., M.D., Professor of Diseases of the Eye, Philadelphia Polyclinic and College for Graduates in Medicine. With a mouthful like that, you know he had to be good.

I like that old book sitting on my desk because it reminds me of something I’ve always fantasized about yelling while busting open the door to the exam room: “I have an ophthalmoscope, and I know how to use it!” Believe it or not, some of my patients would actually like an entrance like that. Others would probably keel over from a heart attack, so I haven’t tried it yet.

As to what shape the blog will take from here, I have some ideas, but I’m not entirely sure. It’s like Crash Davis told the petrified batter after rookie pitching sensation Ebby  Calvin “Nuke” LaLoosh beaned the mascot in Bull Durham:

“I really don’t know where the next one’s going.”

  1. That Girl

    I like the new format. Glad to have you back. I’ll read but I’m still not buying that RTR crap you’re selling! 🙂

  2. Mike the Eyeguy

    For you, and you alone TG, the “RTR crap” is totally free! 😉

    (Mondays ain’t so bad when it’s the start of GAME WEEK!!)

  3. Donna

    Welcome back….so there is an upgrade?

    I can scarcely wait till Saturday! Man I love this time of year!


  4. Mike the Eyeguy

    Thanks, and just in time, eh? RTR! And yes, I will have a comment or two about our upcoming skirmish with the Fightin’ Gobblers.

  5. That Girl

    It is all I can do not to scream WDE but I’m trying to be sweet!

  6. Mike the Eyeguy

    Go ahead, TG, let it out. I promise not to tell all your Searcy CoC friends how you cuss a blue streak on Game Day. And let’s face it, last year, you had a lot to cuss about! 🙂

  7. kristiS

    For the first time in my life, I am living out of the SEC. It might be enough to kill me to turn on the television on Saturday and not get to watch my beloved Hogs. It’s going to be a rough season.

  8. Mike the Eyeguy

    My thoughts and prayers go out to anyone who must endure a season of wall-to-wall Big 12 coverage. Be strong.

  9. cg

    You can see any game you want these days, if you’re willing to pay the cable price. And you can bet I would be watching some of those Big 12 games if I had the money to buy the package deal.

  10. kristiS

    Well, when you live in a condo, that’s not really allowed. I’m not allowed to change my cable package without approval from the HOA. I’m already missing my Razorbacks. It’s all Bob Stoops all the time over here.

  11. That Girl


    I moved to AR from AL and miss getting news on my Auburn Tigers everyday. I miss seeing Auburn t-shirts – heck, I even miss seeing those dern RTR shirts. However, I get more than my fill of your Razorbacks! 🙂

    At least I get to see SEC news and I have my own TV so that I can watch Auburn while HE watches those Razorbacks. Hang in there!

  12. JRB

    With a massive dose of microwaves to the posterior of the cranium, the optometrist coaxes the patient’s soul out through his right eye, using a Mayan diamond circle, then projects the inverted soul onto his own spectacles while driving a nail into his own nose to serve as a divining rod for contagious ailments. This method is believed to relieve the patient of headaches, gout and small pox while permitting the physician to diagnose the misplaced humors, all without leeches!

  13. Mike the Eyeguy

    You have a copy, too?

    Shhhh! Stop giving away my trade secrets!

  14. Stoogelover

    It’s good to have you back. I don’t twitter and though I do have a FB account, I hardly ever go there. Looking forward to the SEC with your commentary, since I live in California and they have none of the proper respect for SEC teams that any self-respecting form of humanity should possess.

  15. Mike the Eyeguy

    Hail, hail, the gang’s all here! What’s shakin’ Stoogie (besides the So. Cal ground beneath you)?

    Not a SC Trojans convert yet? Well, thank Bear is all I can say. Keep the faith, brother; The Promised Land is in sight! RTR!

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