Early this morning I met Beth for coffee, and despite the caffeine headache I would inevitably get for making this decision, I didn’t order any. Why? Well, I’ll tell you. I had a dentist appointment today.
Normally I dread the dentist…my parents have blessed me with many things, but I’m not sure good teeth genes is one of them (I refuse to blame it on all the candy). It never seems to matter how often I brush and floss, they always find something to yell at me about. And there are always cavities. Always.
So I was not looking forward to my appointment, I was not gleeful. But all my fears were quickly dispelled! First off, the dental assistant and I just clicked. In fact, if I were to get married this month, I think I would deem her a bridesmaid.
We talked about everything and nothing – the upcoming 10 mile race, jogging, running shoes, the weather, areas of your mouth where tartar usually collects, x-rays. You name it, we talked about it. She even put the mirror down so I could see her polishing my teeth! It was, in one word, “fascinating.” Yes, it was probably one of the best dentist appointments ever.
And how flattering she was! She kept saying things like “Your teeth have great colouring,” “You take great care of your teeth,” and “Tartar is minimal.” The dentist himself finished his cavalcade of incomprehensible codes (e.g. “We’ve got an APO-11 on the 22” ) by simply stating “Great teeth.”
I feel like I just won an Oscar! So how do you follow something like that?? I took three aleves to halt my incoming migraine (remember, no coffee yet) and got the biggest Toffeenut Latte* you could possibly imagine!!
And about that giant Honeycrisp…I brought it to work today. My coworker and I weighed it in the mail room and it came in at 1lb, 4oz. We took it around to everyone we could find in the office to let them ooh and ahh over it. One of the managers walked by on his cell phone and stopped mid-sentence to exclaim “Is that an apple??” I brought it for lunch, but I’m not sure I have it in me to destroy it just yet. Pictures still to come.
*Emily Kurek, you’re my hero.
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