November 30, 2005


Okay, I'm just curious here, but does anybody really know the difference between Lasik surgery and Laser eye surgery? I'm not sure I understand the distinction.

You know what? Wikipedia know's all, right? What do they have to say? AHEM!

Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) is a type of refractive laser eye surgery performed by ophthalmologists for correcting myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. The procedure is generally preferred to photorefractive keratectomy, PRK, (also called ASA, Advanced Surface Ablation) because it requires less time for the patient's recovery, and the patient feels less pain, overall; however, there are instances where PRK/ASA is medically indicated as a better alternative to LASIK. Many patients choose LASIK as an alternative to wearing corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Uh, okay, that doesn't really tell me much. Although, the word "Ablation" is pretty cool. I'm not sure I'd opt for Lasik surgery based entirely on the coolness of the word ablation, however. Honestly, though, I do suffer from astigmatism, so I've been considering eye surgery for some time. Although, you don't really "suffer" from astigmatism, you mostly just kind of have it and aren't even really aware of it until you visit the eye doctor and they tell you you have it, at which point you say "Astigmatism? Isn't that when you bleed from the palms and feet?" To which the eye doctor says "No, that's called stigmata." To which you'd respond with an embarrassed look and change the subject by asking about Lasik surgery.

Posted by Ryan at November 30, 2005 09:28 AM | TrackBack

Don't feel too bad, my best month of the last year was April where I topped out at 14,500. Though November's shaping up to be the second best month of the year after many months down below 10,000 a month.

If you want the traffic, you've gotta show off that dirty mushroom. Use your assets, while you've got 'em! And take a shower! I get a rather inordinate amount of traffic through my Wal-Mart blog.

Posted by: Johnny Huh? at November 30, 2005 01:37 PM

"CEO/president/marketing director/promoter/spokesman/chief accountant/ink cartridge replacer/porn surfer/toilet cleaning guy."

is very, very close to my actual job description if you take out the CEO/President part.

Posted by: at November 30, 2005 02:15 PM

wow it let me post with no info.

Posted by: amy.leblanc at November 30, 2005 02:15 PM

Ummm, the Mint has 10,000 hits…

…a year.

Which, would be great if the Mint was a lemonade stand. Ah well, here's couple of clicks.

Posted by: seed at November 30, 2005 03:04 PM

Shit, dude, wherever our trafic's going, it's not to Strip Mining. I'm lucky to top 5,000 a month.

You know, though, something weird did happen to my linkage a couple of weeks ago. I rebuilt all my blog entries to run MT-close and when I was done my Technorati rating had gone from 131 incoming links to 50 incoming links. My traffic doesn't seem to have dropped (except for last week, when my blogging was sucking pretty hard) but the sudden disappearance of 80 links is still a mystery.

My guess is the drop off in your traffic is something to do with Tara Reid's boob suddenly becoming less interesting or less linked to or something.

Posted by: Joshua at November 30, 2005 04:20 PM

I'm experiencing my third straight month of slow traffic growth. But let that get to you. This month I'll reach a whopping 2,800.

Posted by: Stephen Macklin at November 30, 2005 07:09 PM


and this is the part where Rob says "quitchabitchin'."

Posted by: Rob@L&R at December 3, 2005 09:06 AM

Wow, Rob. That's kind of depressing. Do you need a dollar?

Posted by: Ryan at December 3, 2005 03:26 PM

Why sure, Ryan...

Hit my tipjar or any of my ads.

I'm still savin' up for this

Posted by: Rob@L&R at December 4, 2005 11:45 AM

Man. That read just like a news article from SimCity.

Wait, never mind, forget I said that... that's way too nerdy.

Posted by: Sean at December 5, 2005 11:52 PM
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