Saturday, April 17, 2010

Wassup homies???

I haven't done a post in a while and although I have very little of interest to say, I figured I should post just to keep the habit going.

I'm currently chatting to Boo on msn and am going to be phoning Mouse tomorrow night (hopefully) and it's all making me terribly excited about the upcoming visit. To make things even worse, I have been going back and reading Boo's old blog posts about my last visit and now I'm twitching with excitement. According to Boo it's only 13 weeks away! Yay!
We've all been throwing around ideas for what we can get up to while we're there and so far we have : see some castles, go to some festival shows, see the differences between their beaches and ours, have a fancy dress party, wander about town, climb 'the big hill' again, Zeph's baby naming ceremony and maybe an overnight trip somewhere. And there's more I'm sure I've forgotten to mention. It's going to be an awesome trip!

I bought some new plants for my garden the other day and I potted them today. They are a different type of Dahlia, I haven't seem them before. There is an orange one (Mars), a yellow one (sun) and a purple one (star) and they are very very pretty. They are lined up along my front window and hopefully they will not get stolen, as some of my more cynical friends have predicted...

I've been wanting to get more active and so a couple of weeks ago my best friend and I bought some bikes. We've been trying to ride together as often as we can and we've averaged once or twice a week which considering I'm working two jobs and he works shift work, isn't too bad. I'm also going hiking with a girlfriend tomorrow which will be fun but punishing as I know I'm really unfit at the moment. But it's more about actually getting out there and doing something, anything, other than sitting on the couch. My jobs are more physical than a desk job but I'm still not doing gruelling work so I need to be more active after work. Hopefully I shall keep it up this time (how many times have you all heard that? lol).

And finally, I am thinking of growing my fringe out. I do like it, but I'm not sure if it suits me or not...what do you guys think? I just feel like I can not do much with least if the fringe is long I can pull it back...ack, I don't know...

Me with the fringe and hair down. My hair had been straightened here and it hasn't been since lol. It's normally much more messier than this, it rarely looks brushed.

With fringe and hair back (and looking unbrushed).

With long hair and fringe, tied back.

And finally long hair and fringe, down (and looking unbrushed)

Friday, April 09, 2010


Those of who who are on Facebook will no doubt have heard that I have recently been to the dentist. 'And why is this so big a deal?' I hear you ask. Well, I am absolutely terrified of dentists and that fear kept me away from a dentist for roughly 12 or 13 years.

About ten years ago I was in a cinema (I have no idea which movie we were seeing) and I was chewing on a Mintie and suddenly there was something foreign and crunchy in my Mintie. It turns out that besides being moreish and yummy, Minties are also very good at removing fillings...
And so I had a nasty big hole in my tooth that I went on to ignore for a very long time, much the same way as a teenage girl would ignore Ricky Martin's obvious homosexuality. But over time the hole got bigger and deeper and a couple of weeks ago it started to get very sensitive to cold foods and then it got very achy and I really couldn't put it off any longer and so I made an appointment with a dentist. Obviously I don't have a dentist to call my own and no one I knew could really recommend a good one near me and so in homage to the place I lost my filling, I recalled the Abashee Dental Clinic ad that plays before every movie one can see at Ace Cinemas in Midland. Heck, cinema advertising has to pay off somehow, right?

Fate was in good humour that day as it turned out they had a free appointment that afternoon. When I arrived they were all very nice to me (the receptionist had asked initially why it had been so long and I had told her of my fears) but I still was extremely nervous. Monica (the lady in the white coat with the scary drill) wanted to know what had caused my fear and I couldn't decide if it was either a) having the anesthetic wear off while having teeth pulled out before my braces and feeling everything or b) having the cement of my braces chipped off with a chisel (ouch!) or c) waking up several hours after getting home from the hospital after having wisdom teeth removed to find electrodes still attached and freaking out. But I feel that I have an honest enough reason to dislike dentists!

Monica poked around and told me I needed a very big filling and while she was sticking painful needles into my mouth and gums I started to really lose it. Within minutes I was having a full on panic attack with tears and hyperventilating, plus due to my numbed state, much drooling. It took a long while for Monica and her assistant to calm me down but they eventually did, although they had really wanted to call someone to come be with me but no one was available. But they were lovely and managed to fill the gaping hole in my tooth and were so nice that I felt brave enough to make an appointment for a scale and clean.

And so it was due to that appointment that I found myself back there today. I was prepared however and had one of my best friends with me to hold my hand (and also to joke extensively at my expense but I digress). I got through it relatively unscathed, was told that I had lovely white teeth but that I also required three more fillings and I should get a splint to stop me from grinding my teeth at night.

*sigh* fare thee well pay check :(

Oh, and I was given a prescription for some sedatives that I must take before I have the fillings to prevent another panic attack. And if they don't work they have gas as a back up. And if the gas doesn't work, Monica is prepared to dose me with Valium...

Obviously I left a lasting impression lol.

I'm just hoping that by the time this next appointment is over, I shall be an old hand at the torture chamber and will be less fearful of returning.