Today's hideous purple-spot update:
Still hideous. But turning red around the perimeter, with the dense thick purple now just a small blotch in the center. When it all turns red, the lasered blood vessel will still be hideous but I think make-up might render the spot ready for the public at that point.
Meanwhile, on another topic... I found this in an advice column in Time Out New York. The writer meant it in terms of relationships, but this advice applies to everything. In my case, he is aptly explaining exactly why I decided to stay home for a while.
"...the desire to continuously chase something new prohibits you from fully committing yourself to the situation you're currently in... you just have to make sure that you aren't making choices out of fear and mere habit."