I'm in the San Francisco Bay Area for a few days, to get my lasik-ed eyes looked at by my optomitrist and spend some long-past-due family time. I was actually expecting to go under the laser again today, but my doctor told me yesterday that he didn't think that there was much probability that they would be able to improve my vision that much, and that there was even a slight chance of vision degradation. So that part of the visit is kind of a bust.
Which is not to say I'm not having a good time. I spent yesterday in the city with my friend Spuds, mostly to record our bi-monthly podcast on swing dance culture and news called the "Yehoodi Talk Show." We are experiementing with doing a video podcast, which I think is going pretty well so far. It's weird worrying about what kind of shirt to wear or how to sit on the couch instead of the usual audio concerns like hiss and pop. Spuds handles all the tech, I just have to look pretty.
Later on last night Spuds and I went out swing dancing in Redwood City, which was a lot of fun. I came back to his place at around 1am and spent the next couple of hours finishing my event's picks for New World Notes. Tomorrow I'm actually meeting NWN's chief journalist Hamlet Au for the first time in the flesh (rather than the pixels.) Looking forward to it.