November 09, 2005

i'm a genius!

I knew it was raining this morning. I could hear the drizzle on the roof this morning as I woke up. And the first effort I made after waking was to go out to my old, embattled Honda to hunt down its current registration - in the rain. I didn't find it, and I also managed to not remember that the hatch had been broken. I figured I'd check the back area for any paperwork that might be the registration and was immediately reminded of the hatch problem, as the right side swung far up to the side, nearly smacking me in the face.

Excellent.

Oh, did I mention it was raining? Yeah. My dad and brother, Matt, soon appeared outside. The hatch doesn't like to close after it's been opened. It's actually quite an effort, and I wasn't going to be capable of pushing it back into place. My dad told me to leave it - that he'd fix it later. So right now my Honda's hatch is flipped up to the right side exposing the rear interior of the car. No, it's not white trash or anything...

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My stomach is making all sorts of weird noises. I woke at about 3am with terrible digestive issues (for the sake of propriety I will leave the description at that), and while the stomach issues aren't as bad right now, things could go south (literally - whoops, there goes that whole propriety business) at any time.

I seem to not be taking my health too seriously today, because I neglected to take a nice chug of some Pepto Bismol before I left. And I forgot to bring a sweater. And my umbrella is in my MINI which is IN THE BODY SHOP RIGHT NOW. I'm a smart, smart girl. I realized that as I was high-tailing it from my rental MINI in the parking lot to the side door of my office building - in my thin slacks, and my short-sleeved v-neck shirt.
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An update on my visit to the dentist. Everyone at the office made me feel as comfortable as I possibly could, given my phobia. Turns out I have a nasty cavity on a back upper molar, as I had suspected. So nasty it will require a crown. A crown so nasty it will cost me around $800. Oh, and there's the small cavity on one of my front teeth. That, however, is covered fully under my insurance. As will the "deep cleaning" they want to perform. Yet not some "irrigation" business they're talking about. That's an additional $60. Oh, and of course there's the $125 for nitrous oxide gas.

All in all this business is going to cost me just shy of $1000. And I'm going in on Friday to have it done ALL AT THE SAME TIME. I know. I'm crazy. Crazy like a fox! Oh, and I'm nervous as all get-out. I hope the nitrous works. But I'm taking the entire day off of work to deal with the nerves, and afterwards I'm going up to see Erik, and we're going to go see a movie, and I'm going to forget all about this dental-care debacle. If that doesn't just *happen*, I've got some Vicodin left over from when my back was messed up that I'm sure will come in handy.


posted by julie at November 9, 2005 08:40 AM


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