I have to touch type this because I can barely see what's on my monitor, so forgive the typos. Had my routine eye exam today. I usually go see my optometrist every other year. Getting my pupils dilated for eye exams always remind me just how useful my irises are at making the outside world viewable. There's nothing like sitting in the exam room with all the lights dimmed, and then walking out to have your eyes seared out of your head by the noonday sun. It's like someone cranked up the wattage of the sun or something. Now I know how Gollum felt about having to roam around with those hobbits during the daylight.