July 28th, 2009

rainbows

In the event you were thinking my life was all rainbows and unicorns let me tell you a story ... two weeks ago I felt a toothache coming on, so I called my dentist. The earliest appointment they could make for me was August 12th. Okay, I thought. I'll chew slowly for a month. Imagine my dismay on Sunday when my tooth snapped in half at the gumline. Holy Crikies! I thought and called my dentist back. "I need an emergency visit!" I told them. "Oh dear!" they said, "This is serious, we'll get you in right away! we have an open spot ... August 11th.

But you know, now that I think of it, had I been born at some other time in history, my broken tooth would have just stayed broken until I died from it or someone cut it out of my head with a knife and a pair of pliers. The mummy of Ramses II shows an abscess in his mouth that goes clean through his skull. He could probably think of nothing else for years. My month long all soup and no ice diet will no doubt slim me down a bit further, so in retrospect, I suppose my life is all rainbows and unicorns.

In other news, Veronique is still visiting from Paris.

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