Blog Archive: November 2005

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Interlocken & Eldorado

 

There was yet another accident at the intersection where I was hit two years ago. The second (or is it third?) rollover that I know of, to say nothing of the numerous upright-impacts like my own. It happened shortly after 6, and the emergency vehicles were still cleaning up at 8:20 when I was last in the area.

 

How many people have to get hurt before the city finally puts a traffic light there?

 

The lawyer who looked over the damage listed on my police report was stunned that I was still walking and talking. I am very lucky.

 

8:47 PM 

 

 

truffle oil

 

Tonight, I asked a man to marry me. And while it’s true that I don’t even know his name, he can cook truffle-infused white polenta with cream, and he didn’t technically say no.

 

8:43 PM 

 

Thursday, November 17, 2005

dental update

 

My relief at the installation of my shiny, gold crown was short-lived. It was definitely too high, my bite was off, and I was living in a state of nearly constant irritation and/or pain. And still living on soup. More filing last night, and finally, my bite is back! I ate real FOOD last night! The dentist told me that I should still take it easy, but I look forward to eating Thanksgiving dinner.

 

I was awakend at 1:00 am by pain throbbing through my upper left jaw. Trudged down to the kitchen, took 2 Advil. Awakened again around 6 by pain in my upper RIGHT jaw. 2 more Advil. If I hadn’t been drilled down to the root on the 7th, I most certainly must have been on the 10th. I’m sensing a root canal in the near future.This does not bode well for my mood until then.

 

8:06 AM 

 

 

Man, this salt is crap!* **

 

While looking for Bali long peppers yesterday, I stumbled across Salt Traders. They sell SALT. Lots and lots of SALT. And while I find this funny, I also want to try a whole bunch of ’em.

 

* Chris Besett inadvertently came up with this header

 ** subject inspired by Deven’s terrific Ode to an Avocado blog

 

7:55 AM

 

Friday, November 11, 2005

Dental Re-tox?

 

My shiny gold crown was installed last night, and the reduction in pain from the ill-fitting temporary crown is quite a relief. Another two hours in the chair and my bite is still a little off, but I’ll give the swelling a few days to go down and see how it feels before going back for any more adjustments. Just a bit more squishy food so I don’t chomp too hard on that one tooth…

 

The dentist wound up giving me multiple shots of anaesthetic, and was concerned that the amount of pain I was in was indicative of the need for a root canal. I tried to tell him I simply have a very low threshold, but boy did he have me nervous! One Percoset before bed took the edge off, and I woke up feeling mostly fine. A bit sore, a bit tender, but nothing like the last few days. Yay!

 

 

12:52 PM

 

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

simple pleasures

 

Right now, at this very moment, the temperature outside is absolutely perfect for driving with the windows down and the heat on.

 

 

3:28 PM 

 

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Dental Detox

 

Argh. I broke a way-back molar yesterday (number 15, for anyone with dental training), and had to go in for an emergency crown. After drilling and filing and causing me general discomfort for 2.5 hours, the dentist decided that the temp wasn’t ever going to be a good fit, and so A. is rushing the gold crown and B. is wondering if I could perhaps avoid chewing until the gold crown can be installed (Thursday night). So I’ve stocked up on soup (butternut squash and “stilton and white port luxury soup”) and cottage cheese and pudding (rice), and will have to put that giant steak back in the freezer.

 

I’m open to suggestions for my new gold-toothed gangsta name.

 

 

5:45 PM 

 

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

who the hell gets Pleurisy?

 

Me, it would seem. Sounds all Victorian, doesn’t it? Diagnosed on Thursday. Went out Friday; wound up heading home early and bagging all Saturday plans. And Halloween is my favorite! Poo. Better luck next year, I guess.

 

6:28 PM 

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