At the Dentist’s

I hadn’t been to the dentist’s in four years, and yes, it was about time to pay a visit. There are people who dread the visit to the dentist, but not me. Generally my teeth have been in good health, and I have to thank Dad for this (btw today’s dad’s birthday, hey, Happy Birthday Dad, enjoy the last week at the beach!)

Anyway, I got to the dentist on time, and was feeling kinda excited about it (OK, not really, but it was something different in my everyday routine). When the technician called my name, I followed her in, and sat in the chair. She introduced herself and then showed me a piece of plastic that had to go inside my mouth and I had to chew on, in order for her to take the x-rays. I was like, are you sure that this has to go insidemy mouth?! I mean the plastic thingy was the size of half of my face, in other words, massive! She was like, yes, just open your mouth. I opened my mouth, she put it right up against my teeth, and then she went “OK, now close your mouth and chew on that side”. Uhhhh, are you crazy, woman? I can’t possibly close my mouth, cause it just doesn’t fit and, no, I don’t want it drilling the bottom and top of my mouth. Are you sure this thing is designed for people and not for horses?! She was like, “oh, you have such a small mouth”. Yes, I am a small person and I have a small mouth, what do you want me to do, get a new one? How about the supplier designing something that would easily fit smaller mouths?! Do you use this thing for children too? (apparently children use other plastic contraptions, which I was seriously tempted to ask for).

I started getting slightly annoyed, and thank goodness they had the radio tuned on NPR and not on kiss108 or something ridiculous like that. Then she suggested that I try fit it in my mouth myself. And I guess that went slightly better. The first two tries failed and my mouth hurt like crazy. The third time I managed to chew on the part, and the x-rays were usable, but, boy, was it a traumatic experience.

Then she cleaned my teeth, which felt like she really wanted to yank them out. At some point she was like “oh, your wisdom teeth are so far behind, it’s difficult to reach”. I wanted to yell, YES, they are wisdom teeth and they are supposed top grow back there, NOT in the front. Get it? After she was done, and to be honest it didn’t hurt too much, the doctor came in, saw the x-rays, examined my teeth and declared that I am all set!!! Yay, no cavities, no fillings, and, no, I don’t have to sit in that dreaded dentist’s chair anytime soon!

Sun -> Rain -> Rainbow

Yesterday morning I woke up feeling pretty awful, so I didn’t go to work. I was trying to get more sleep and spent too much time lying in bed. Around 5:30 I decided I had to go for a walk to kinda stabilize my body and try to be normal again.

It was sunny and I took the bikepath to Davis Square. After 5 minutes it started raining while the sun was out. It was pretty neat. Then I headed back home, and all of a sudden people started looking up, smiling, taking cameras out and pointing up in the sky “Did you see the rainbow? Did you see the rainbow?” I looked up, and there it was a perfect arch over Cambridge and Somerville. Awesome sight, and it was kinda touching to see people bonding over the beauty of a natural phenomenon. People were smiling at me,  I was smiling back at people, I felt better instantly! Sometimes I like people.

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Weird

I had a rather strange dream: I was in a hotel and Denis Leary was there too and he was hitting on me. I don’t really find him attractive or anything, and in my dream I was trying to avoid him, but he was sort of following me around, trying to hug me and touch me, which felt as creepy as it sounds. Then I went to the hotel’s swimming pool and he was there too, and there was this other girl making herself available to him, but he was ignoring her and was talking to me. Yeah, he was funny, but that’s about it. Then I was driving this old jeep around and had an accident and he rushed to help and he was clearly overworried. My alarm went off and that was the end of the dream.

This morning I got in my car, turned on the radio and tuned to 88.9 WERS. WERS is Emerson’s College radio station, and sometimes they do segments talking about famous alumni and what they have been doing. So today when I turned on the radio, it was “Denis Leary, who graduated from Emerson College in blah blah blah blah” 

AAAAAhhhhhhh, Denis Leary, enough already, Stop It!!! W E I R D, just weird…

Time Off Goes By Fast

I was away on vacation for two and a half weeks. Got back a week ago and everything was the same.  I don’t know, I guess I sort of expected things to be renewed and refreshed. But, no… Funny how you expect things to be different. I guess I was the one on vacation, and why would anything back here change, really? I guess the difference should be within me. I got back and everything felt and looked as sad and lame as ever *sigh*

The best part of my vacation was swimming everyday in the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean: clear water you can see the sandy bottom, swimming far out and feeling the goodness of the water and the sun… Pure bliss…. came and went…

Now I kinda feel that summer’s out and I didn’t really have a chance to do anything new and different. I want to visit new places, I want to see new stuff. Sometimes I feel my world is suffocating me.

Anyway, last week I did see something new, Orfeo’s Group “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” (aka The Complete WOWSA) at the Publick Theatre. It was very funny! The production is not anything fancy, but the actors are excellent and you should check it out and enjoy yourself.