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pre-mini-friday!

I call Tuesdays my mini-friday, since I don't work on Wednesdays. Just thought I'd let you know.

In other news, hmmmmm, how boring, there ISN'T any other news. We got the rest of the 1st season Sopranos discs in last night. Is that news? Nope. Damn. There's got to be something!

Here's something: I'm going to the dentist tomorrow. I fear few things in life, but the dentist is one of them. I can't stand getting stuck in the fucking face with a long-ass needle. Not that I'm scared of needles, actually, I used to offer my arms to students for IV practice when I worked in a teaching hospital. I just don't like needles in my face. I also don't like having some weird guy put his filthy hands in my mouth. Maybe what I need is a sexy dentist. I suppose, if she: (Carrie-Anne Moss) was working on my teeth, especially if she was naked, I wouldn't mind needles going into my face so much.

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diane2001
Nov. 6th, 2001 08:25 am (UTC)
Have you ever had gas?

Errr I mean at the dentist office. Shit, you know what I mean. If not, DO IT! It is absolutely wonderful! A very good high!

I'm almost jealous that I can't take your place! I mean, if your dentist has gas that is.
democritus
Nov. 6th, 2001 08:32 am (UTC)
Yes, I've had N2O for every serious dentist visit I've ever been to.

I've also had it many times outside of the dentist's office. ;-)
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edwardina
Nov. 6th, 2001 09:03 am (UTC)
My boss doesn't even get numbed. He just gets drilled and then goes home.

He's crazy.
katiekilldare
Nov. 6th, 2001 10:00 am (UTC)
I was stuck going to the dentist so often growing up that I can take a shot in the gums (I know, it's awful) or in the cheek better than I can in the arm.

I once went to a very very old dentist to get a filling, I think. I was probably about 16. He gave me way too much gas, and my hearing stopped and my eyesight faded to black. I came to, ripping that thing off my face and talking a mile a minute. "Woops. Gave her too much." I thought I was going into a coma or something.

I shoulda kicked his old ass.
democritus
Nov. 6th, 2001 10:20 am (UTC)
"Whoops"? Yeah, right. If *I* was your dentist, I'd give you too much gas too. :p
thinksnow
Nov. 6th, 2001 11:46 am (UTC)
Just wanted to mention...
...that Carrie-Anne Moss kinda looks like Juniper. Or vice-versa. Hmmm, might have to schedule some face-time...

Oh, as for the dentist, p'shaw. The only time they ever use needles is when they have to, you know, do some serious work (right?) Your teeth can't be that bad, can they?
democritus
Nov. 6th, 2001 01:34 pm (UTC)
Re: Just wanted to mention...
Well, I may have a cavity, and there shall be no drilling in my teeth without mucho numbing!
maxtorque
Nov. 6th, 2001 02:51 pm (UTC)
Pfagh. Pansies, all of you. I never get a shot when I need a filling. If I needed a root canal or something, that'd be a different story. But, I honestly think that the drilling hurts less than the needle, so I never take it.

I just had a broken filling replaced about a week or so ago, and dentists have the neatest toys these days! They had a magnifying camera-probe dealie that they used to inspect my teeth and took some frame grabs. He cleared out the old filling with a drill, but he did the fine work with this tool that was more or less a sandblaster; he told me he hardly uses the drill at all anymore. And, they filled it in with some kind of funky compound that matches the color of teeth (instead of silver) and hardens when they shine a special light on it. Is that cool or what!
democritus
Nov. 6th, 2001 03:00 pm (UTC)
Just reading that makes me not want to leave the house tomorrow. Oh my, I feel dizzy. ::faints::

;-)
nen
Nov. 6th, 2001 10:50 pm (UTC)
I should really be in bed now, but what the hell.

Last time I went to the dentist was for a crown. That was the most horrific experience of my life. They pumped me up with three shots of novacaine in my gums, wandered off and came back when they thought it would be numb. They proceed with hacking my tooth apart. I start squirming. They ask me if I'm feeling anything. I nod and murmur as much as the tools in my mouth permit. Three more shots. They continue to hack away. I start yelp as much as I can with metal pressing my tongue down. Three more shots. They proceed again and get nice and close to the root this time. I didn't fucking care. I grab the guys arm and yanked it outta my mouth. Many more shots later in my gums (18 total) and I could still feel every bit of it.

So, apparently dentists have this nifty little device that gives you a shot directly into your tooty. Yes, it's like a miniature jackhammer that delivers a dose INSIDE your fucking tooth. Felt every bit of that and everything thereafter. Four more of those and they told me that there wasn't a damn thing they could do except watch me cry through the rest of the procedure.

My face was numb for nearly two days, except my tooth of course.

Have fun, Demo!
democritus
Nov. 7th, 2001 02:30 pm (UTC)
Gee, thanks pal. Guess what the dentist told me I needed today? A crown. :-(


Happy birthday. ;-)
nen
Nov. 7th, 2001 03:34 pm (UTC)
Ooooooooooo...that sucks, man. Well, maybe you'll get lucky and be numb after the first round of shots instead of ripping the arms of the dentist's chair (and the dentist for that matter).

And thanks for the birthday wishes, dude.
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