So...did you update 10.8.2 from a working install under 10.8.1? Or from 8.0.0 to 8.0.1?
This kind of crash:
Thread 0 Crashed:: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
0 ObjectModelLib.dylib 0x015e4eb3 0x15d6000 + 61107
1 ObjectModelLib.dylib 0x0160564d ShuksanInit(IStartupScreen* (*)(), IPlugIn*) + 16765
2 ObjectModelLib.dylib 0x016024ba ShuksanInit(IStartupScreen* (*)(), IPlugIn*) + 4074
3 com.adobe.InDesign 0x00001dc2 main + 82
4 com.adobe.InDesign 0x00001d55 start + 53
suggests an installation failure of somesort -- the app has only barely started to run.
Did you trash your preferences? Try a new user account?
Trashing the preference cured the issue. For those finding this issue you'll find that preference file located at:
drive / library / preferences / com.adobe.InDesign.7.0/plist
Note the "com.adobe.InDesign.7.0.plist" file may be different. However, locate "InDesign...plist" and you'll likely he fine.
And to answer your questions, John...the update from OS 10.8.1 > OS 10.8.2 was performed via the App Store. The InDesign update from 8.0.0 > 8.0.1 was performed using Adobes "AdobeInDesign8Patch-All.dmg."
Thank you, John! The preference reminder was much appreciated.