Yesterday was a dumb day, in which the phrase "emergency dental visit" was used, and I will tell you about all that and also force you to read about my weekend right here, right now. June's blog. Come for the mundane details. Stay for the mundane details. Because you hate yourself.
That is so my official blog slogan from now on: Because you hate yourself.
So as I had mentioned, as I had alluded to previously prior to this before, Ned and I went to the beach for the weekend, because it was Mother's Day and his mom lives at the beach so that's convenient. Yes, my own actual originally scheduled mother was annoyed that I did not go 9354943943 miles with all my riches to see her, but please see the part where she lives 9354943943 miles away and I have all my riches. Also, Dear Mom: Move to the beach.
We were scheduled to go right after work, so I got home and schlepped the dogs to daycare, and with my extremely organizedly packed bag ready, I decided to floss while I waited for Ned. Because I floss a lot. I have little containers of floss all over the house, and do it when I'm watching TV, sitting at the computer, exercising, sleeping, cleaning the gutters and so on. My POINT is, it was a floss day, day like any other day when
one of my back teeth just came clean off. CLEAN OFF. POP! it went, and it flew across the floor.
Fortunately, it was a crown, not an actual tooth, but unfortunately, my real teeth just grew in for free and I'd paid nine million dollars for that crown at some point in this lifetime.
"Son of a..." I picked my stupid tooth up off the floor. It was 5:45 p.m. on a Friday.
Look. I was so upset that I revereted to my Impressionist photography. But if you really look you'll see my tooth in a cup, which is similar to the Justin Timberlake song about his parts in a box but I will not delve into that at this juncture.
My point is, the beleaguered dentist, who called me from his home where he was just trying to live his dentist life, said (a) these things ALWAYS happen on a Friday when you're headed for the beach and (2) it could wait till Monday and I could try to stick it back on, just don't swallow it.
I left it out. And let me tell you what. A good diet plan? Is eating on one side of your head. It's hard to scarf when you're doing that.
So it was a lovely weekend of beaching and eating one-sidedly and hanging out with Ned's mom, who is an easy person to hang out with and never tells untoward stories as members of my family may or may not do, and please note above is the time she said, "I have 55 SPF. You all should put it on" and Ned and I scoffed and asked if she had anything with a LARGER number and then we spent the rest of the weekend complaining about how burned we were and she remained out of pain and non-red.
I love me a toasty-colored kitten. I mean, as opposed to how indifferent I feel about all other kittens.
On Sunday, Ned's mom wanted to go to a particular restaurant, and we worried about the busyness level, so we called and they said, "There's a 25-minute wait." Oh, that's not bad, we thought, not realizing that 25 minutes was on Mercury. Would time go faster or slower on Mercury? See. This is precisely the kind of thing I could sit here forever and never figure out.
We got to the restaurant, which was really pretty before we grew to abhor it and everything associated with it and all people and things. It was a big old house, and you could eat on screened porches and in different pretty rooms. I mean "you could eat" being a loose term.
We put our name in with the hostess, who looked a little pale, and sat inside at the bar, because when we'd pulled up? Where there was only valet parking due to the chaos? There were people milling about outside. And by "people," I mean it was like that scene in Gone with the Wind where Scarlett goes to get the doctor to deliver Melanie's baby, and she goes to the train station and as far as the eye can see are soldiers lying about moaning. Which is what we eventually did waiting for our food.
I don't know why no photos turned out well this weekend. I could have been faint from hunger. But here we are waiting at the bar. Note Ned's empty water glass. We sat there. And waited. And watched the wait staff, which we had officially become because we WAITED so long. Did I mention we waited?
After more than an hour, which can I just say "25 minutes, my patoot," we got a table, and guess what?
Here I am being sunburned and annoyed, and Ned was telling us how they should have handled this crowd because he worked in a restaurant for eleventy years and it was kind of funny till it wasn't. Because all of a sudden it was TWO HOURS that we had waited for food, and I had not eaten all day, and at this point it was literally the afternoon, and all of a sudden I felt cold and shaky.
"I'm cold and shaky," I announced, and shook coldly. The whole room seemed like it was receding. Somehow, they scored me some oyster crackers and I literally ate a packet of sugar and I rallied.
We made a vow right then, we would never ever go out to eat on Mother's Day ever again.
Ned likes Daniel Boone, and I'm glad of it, because once Daniel Boone and I start talking, we are the two loudest, talkiest people ever invented, and I personally would hate us. It was Ned's friend's birthday, and we can't think of a good blog name for her, and I am jamming out to Ned's timely gift bag. Who is a boy? Is it Ned?
Here is a photo D Boone took in the .00003 second I was not speaking. Or laughing at something D Boone was saying. Ned and his friend sat and talked amongst themselves. In fact, at first we were seated with me across from Ned's friend and Ned across from D Boone, and eventually Ned shoved all my stuff in front of D Boone and switched places with me, and to tell you the truth it kind of made me feel bad, but that is because I was inside myself not not experiencing the obnoxiousness that is trying to talk across me and equally talky Daniel and his Boone.
And yes, I DO realize I will get melanoma at any moment.
Anyway, that sums it up. I went to the dentist yesterday for my emergency Dr. Bombay visit, and they glued that thing right back on me, and MAN did that hurt. And the hygienist poked at my tooth that had been under the crown and then the DENTIST came and poked at the tooth, till finally I was all, MUST EVERYONE POKE AT IT? We know it's there. Hi, I'm June's tooth! I may be old, I may be ugly, but dear God, I'm here.
So, yeah. Trip to the dentist. Not relaxing. Sunburn. Not unpainful. Not eating. Makes you quessy. These are the lessons I want you to take from this particular blog post.