A List Post!

I briefly considered writing a post about how I've increased my Effexor dosage and how I have a Very Exciting Dentist Appointment on Monday, but then I realized that there's been a lot of crazy-talk on here recently so instead I'm writing this post with lists. I know, just what you've always wanted, right?!

My Favorite Things!
  • Pedicures
  • Diet Soda
  • Pink Wine (Yes, I know it's not fashionable.)
  • Songs that I know all the words to.
  • Dr. Who
  • Marlowe
  • California
  • Sundresses
  • Tanning Beds (I know.)
  • Kitchen dancing
There's other stuff that I like, but that's pretty much the top ten list, at least for now
Moving on. I have a new dentist. I haven't met her yet, but I have an appointment on Monday. There are a couple of things that disturb me about this dentist, and dentists in general.

Dentist Stuff

1. New dentist is my age, and she's totally prettier than me. Like Texas Girl pretty. Really, go look.  I'm seeing the one called Elizabeth Dannenberg. Dentists aren't supposed to look like pagent girls.
2. In general, I find the dental experience very...intimate. Almost like going to the gynecologist. I mean, do you let people who you aren't sleeping with put their fingers in your mouth? I didn't think so. It seems like something that should at least wait 'til the 2nd date.
3. The entire staff of the dental office is female. I'm not sure why I think that's weird, but I do.
4. My last "regular" (as in, I saw him more than once) killed himself. And his wife. And his mother-in-law. Unfortunately, the Internet tells me that this isn't all that unusual for people in this profession. Baffling.
5. New Dentist promises me the BEST CARE EVER (sic). Very enthusiastic, that one.
6. They promise me "movie glasses," soft blankets and neck pillows. I had no idea that this would be so much like going to the spa. Also, what are movie glasses?

Your turn, tell me stuff that you like. And tell me about your dentist. (Or the other people you let put their hands in your mouth, if you'd prefer.) I know you're there. My stat counter says that I have a ton of lurkers, so speak up.


Toddy said...

Just so you know, I am not one of the aforementioned "lurkers." I pretty much always comment so you know i'm not some creepy stalker perv. Not that people who dont comment are creepy stalker pervs but I just want to be very clear that I am not a creepy stalker perv. On second thought, this whole comment IS making me seem like a creepy stalker perv trying to cover their tracks. But I digress... I like that my dentist is responsive to my total discomfort. In that I say, YES i know my teeth suck, YES i know I haven't done my best job with them, YES I'm genetically likely to have shitty teeth no matter what I do-- don't make me feel bad, don't give me a hard time. Tell me what needs to be done and do it. I'll lie here and think about how I'm going to pay for it. And then go home and try to do better. They understand I'm Type A and work with me accordingly. We don't have neck pillows though. *le sigh*. -T.

Susanlee said...

-laughs- No, Toddy, you're not a creepy lurker. I was speaking mostly to whoever it is in Iran that logs into my blog on a daily basis for at least an hour a day. Mysterious. -grin-