Majorly important question

Whilst my darling bride was driving me back from the ophthalmologist (which I spelled right the first time, amazingly enough), we were talking about our upcoming income tax refund. I mentioned that President Obama had changed the withholding schedules without actually changing tax rates, so our refund would probably be smaller.

She then said, Why do you call him Obama, as in rhymes with Alabama. His name’s Obama, with the first a sounding like the o in bomb.

So, which of us is pronouncing it correctly?

As for the ophthalmologist, I’ll be having eye surgery soon. I had a cataract removed in 2003, in my right eye, and some scar tissue has formed. On Friday, the ophthalmologist will use a laser to blast away the scat tissue, so I’ll be able to see more clearly out of my right eye.

Then, on Tuesday, 19 January, I’ll be having the cataract which has been developing in my left eye removed. The doctor said that Friday’s treatment was quick and painless, and that I should see better immediately, so I don’t anticipate any hiatus from entertaining everybody with my brilliant mind and powerful prose. The surgery on the nineteenth should leave me able to see just fine that afternoon, but I might take a break for a day or so./

16 Comments

  1. Best wishes on both procedures, Dana.

    I had both eyes done, a month apart, this past summer, which changed me from being near sighted to far sighted, meaning I need glasses for reading now. That was strange at first. Other than needing sunglasses for a few days, the improved vision, especially night vision, is great.

  2. I had both eyes done, a month apart, this past summer, which changed me from being near sighted to far sighted, meaning I need glasses for reading now. That was strange at first. Other than needing sunglasses for a few days, the improved vision, especially night vision, is great.

    My Dad had it done also, and reported basically the same, namely, that his distance vision had improved, in fact, enough so he no longer needed glasses to drive! It’s amazing what American medicine can do nowadays, and quickly, too. Of course, if Dana lived in a socialized medicine country, he’d probably have to wait for years, that is, if they agreed to do it at all.

  3. It did take awhile for the US to catch up on lasiks surgery. I remember about 10-15 years ago people here in NH were traveling to Canada to have lasiks done.

  4. Rather than deal with recurring cataract issues, I had lens replacements. Best money I ever spent. 48 hours after surgery, I could see better than 20/20. It’s been over 5 years and no problemos.

  5. Heh, tough to follow Yorkshire…anyway, I hope all goes well, Dana, and trust that your personal nurse will take really good care of you! (I go with ‘bomb’, too – somehow it seems more, uh, apropos…)

  6. As for the ophthalmologist, I’ll be having eye surgery soon. I had a cataract removed in 2003, in my right eye, and some scar tissue has formed. On Friday, the ophthalmologist will use a laser to blast away the scat tissue, so I’ll be able to see more clearly out of my right eye.

    Good luck. This bad vision would explain a lot of your “views” once it gets corrected hopefully everything will change.

    And yes, it’s O boma jackass

  7. You’re gonna have to take a break? Bull. Get back on the horse, we’re depending on ya!

    I will pull a “Lutheran” prayer for ya.

  8. Yeah, it’s oh-BOMB-uh (with a fifth rise in pitch on the last syllable).

    And if you take a break on the 19th for “a day or so”, I’m gonna fill up this place with my attack-dog style articles. Maybe I’ll write an open letter to SanFranNan and the hairy reed. Or maybe I’ll write an article proving in detail how the Biden family tree has no branches.

    I know, I’ll write an article proving how the huge petroleum price jump on the futures market was all due to Soros so he could get his lackey into office. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

    So you go ahead and take three or four weeks off. I’ll have this place rockin’.

  9. Yeah, it’s oh-BOMB-uh (with a fifth rise in pitch on the last syllable).

    I call his followers “Obamatons”

  10. She then said, Why do you call him Obama, as in rhymes with Alabama. His name’s Obama, with the first a sounding like the o in bomb.

    So, which of us is pronouncing it correctly?

    Well, the bomb part is just about right.

    Basically, “Obama” can be broken down into three parts. There’s O as in “Oh shit, what have we elected”, followed by “ba”, the sound a sheep makes, since that’s what we’re all supposed to become under his rule, and finally “ma”, as in, his Ma surrounded him with far left radicals and Muslims when he was growing up, thus setting the grounds for his current ideology.

    Of course, you can avoid the whole mess and simply refer to him as “That incompetent A-hole in the White House”. Hope that helps.

  11. Donviti wrote:

    Good luck. This bad vision would explain a lot of your “views” once it gets corrected hopefully everything will change.

    Well, with one eye now fixed, I’ve been saying, “Is this how the world really looks?” I can read the computer screen from a reasonable distance, I can see the individual bricks on the house across the street, and the colors are brighter; I’m surprised at how bright a blue the headings on my own website are!

    But, so far, I’ve had two visits to my new ophthalmologist, had one $30 co-pay (the first visit), and my vision in my right eye is just amazingly better. Man, I love the American health care system!

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