but not at the same time.
Yesterday afternoon I finally had some long-overdue dental work done. The appointment was a combination of luxury and torture. We have dental insurance, but it doesn’t cover very much and the co-pays for having crowns, etc. are pretty steep. A fortuitous tax return covered the co-pay, so not having to worry about the cost was quite luxurious. And for 90 minutes I was the center of three people’s attention (myself, the dentist and the assistant). This sounds selfish and narcissistic, however usually work, kids, etc. suck up every bit of time while I cater to everyone else’s needs. The torture side of it? Well, obviously it hurt and today talking will be kept to a minimum because I can’t open my mouth. The sobering sound of that little drill punches right through the effects of a good nitrous high too. When it comes to invasive medical visits going to the dentist is right up there with a visit to the gynecologist.
And now for something completely different… cat yodeling. These are some of the most mellow cats I’ve ever seen.