I know, I know. It’s only Tuesday; how bad could it be? Well….

Sunday night while eating dinner, I bit down on something. It felt hard and crunchy. A moment later I felt something poking the side of my tongue, kind of like I had something stuck in between my teeth and my gums. I couldn’t get the offending poky bit free with my tongue. I got up went into the bathroom, looked in the mirror and realized the crunchy bit was likely part of a tooth.

Monday, I tried making an appointment to see a dentist. No, not my dentist. I hadn’t been to a dentist in years as my teeth never bothered me. I do brush and floss regularly, so I left the dental checkups at the bottom of my priority list. Part of the reason it was so far down my list is… frankly, I hate going to the dentist. The most pleasant possible outcome of going to the dentist is being told you don’t have cavities and then you walk out with that weird uber smooth feeling to your teeth. Bah.

Tuesday, I hadn’t heard back from the dentist’s office. Yesterday I’d submitted a request for an appointment via their website. But since I hadn’t heard anything and I was tired of my busted tooth poking my tongue, I called them. I was able to get myself an afternoon appointment and headed over at the appropriate time. Oh and about an hour before I started over to their office; snow in large quantities started to fall. [INSERT CURSING HERE] I got over to their office in plenty of time and started filling out the paperwork. All the staff at the office were unfailing polite and helpful but it didn’t make me feel much better about being there. After a short wait, I was taken into the back and had my teeth examined by a dental hygienist.

I have to say things have changed in the years since I’ve been to a dentist. Now the x-ray machine is digital and they have a computer monitor attached to the patient’s chair to display the x-ray. Also they’ve got a digital camera about the size of a ballpoint pen used to take photos of your teeth. Side note: eeeew, cavities and broken teeth look terrible blown up in full color on computer monitors. They also have a new diagnostic tool which measures the density of the tooth to determine if there’s a cavity (and to tell if the cavity is bad enough to need fixing).

The end result of all this new technology is I got to see how bad my teeth are. How bad are they? Well, I’ll be getting 3 fillings and a crown. Wheee!

*sob, sob*

Well, we took Capt. Jack to the vet this morning. He’s got 4 teeth that need to be pulled. *ugh* Still, once those teeth come out; his breath will get better and I’ll wager he won’t be scratching at his face quite so much which all means that he should be feeling a lot better after today. Though the old bank account won’t be. *sigh* Ah well, as they say “easy1 come, easy go.” In other feline news, I noticed that the spots that Jack has scratched at the most along his back have all appeared to be completely healed up and his fur is growing back in. Before long, I image he’ll actually be a good looking cat; instead of being adorably ugly like he is now.2

Oh and for those people out there who can’t stand it when a blogger talks about their cat; go stuff yourself. Nobody forces you to read any blog; you read blogs because something about them caught your attention. Be it the site design or the content. If a blog starts to annoy you; then stop reading it.

1 Though I’m not so sure it was all that easy to come by.
2 Ariesna would disagree with that comment about his current appearance, but this isn’t her blog. So na-nah-na-nah-boo-boo! :p

Shaun of the Dead

Shaun isn’t having the greatest of times. The staff at the TV store he works in don’t take him very seriously as temporary boss; his girlfriend Liz has had enough of always meeting at the ‘Winchester’ Arms along with his yob mate; and his relationship with his dad – sorry, step-dad – remaims heavily fraught. And now the undead have risen and are spreading their zombie curse to everyone they can get their teeth into. Just doesn’t seem worth getting out of bed some days.

Movie Trailer, via Apple


Note to Self: When picking movies in the future, make sure you’re picking them because the story/concept appeals and not the special effects.