Monthly Archives: August 2008

Coming soon…maybe…at some point?

Jason will cringe at this, but I’m thinking of starting a food blog. I’ve bought the domain name, but it’ll be parked for awhile. I need to move this site, our old wedding site, my sister-in-law’s site over to a new host first. Got Jason and my other sister-in-law moved over to the new host already at least. One of my old hosting accounts have been lacking, so I’m shutting one down for another. Got two weeks before it comes up to pay again. Must get everything moved over! Not to mention actual projects people want me to work on for them.

But yes, a food blog. Because I love cooking and I love eating. Half of the blogs I follow already are food blogs, so why not join in? Better to blog than for Jason to listen to me all the time about food. Hahaha. ….what do you think? 🙂

Chip off the old block

My teeth aren’t the strongest things in the world, but I make do with them on most days. They have a thing for chipping/cracking over the oddest things. Last night I chipped one of my front teeth (not the very front two, but one of the ones next to them) on a pita chip. A friggin pita chip!!!! It chipped vertically on the side…so it looks like I have a gap. Many many years ago as a kid I cracked one molar on a Gator Tator chip. Anyone remember those? I tried to find a picture of them on google but all I could find were Zapps. All I remember was the alligator on the bag and them being these real thick hard potato chips. Probably made to break a tooth, but I didn’t care. I chipped my other tooth to the side of the front teeth as well some time ago, but can’t recall on what. Maybe it was on a crab shell. You think I would have learned my lesson to avoid hard stuff. 😛

I was doing fine and dandy last night, but as the day went along at work the sensitivity got to me and I had a splitting headache and could hardly focus. Wound up leaving two hours early from work.

What is scary is how many dentists are out there. I searched for one in my insurance network and in a 5 mile radius got 100 results. 100!!!! When I drove home, I found 4 within the shopping area at my offramp and found 4 more offices a block from my home. Just how easy is it to get a dental license? I never made a dental appointment through my insurance at work, so I was at a complete loss. So I had Jason call up his dentist to see if they can give me a recommendation from my list. None to be found. What was also suspicious was the education of these dentists. Some too new. Some too old. Graduated in 1945? Sorry, I don’t want someone keeling over while I am in the chair. And then the colleges! “Foreign college.” That makes me feel sooo safe. And that’s not a discrimination against anyone that gets a degree out of the country, because there were plenty of foreign schools listed specifically like Cairo University. But come on! Foreign school??? I would like a little bit more information please.

What to do…what to do? I emailed his dentist back and asked if they had an opening anytime soon. I’d rather pay out of pocket for a job done well than to set up something that is insured but by some random Joe Shmoe I don’t know anything about. My luck, nothing til next week! So I call around, dentist Russian roulette it is. Sorry, nothing open for 2-3 weeks! How do you fix an emergency when no one has any appointments open? What will it take to get a day of appointment? A bloody broken jaw with teeth in your hands? In the end, I called and made an appointment to Jason’s dentist. And I am going to have them replace this loose crown of mine as well. Better safe than sorry. Hopefully I can survive the next week until then.

On the positive side however, I continued my search at home because I still need a regular dentist and I think the insurance is actually PPO. Woo hoo. Will be a bit more out of network, but something is better than nothing. Now I need to figure out how to file the claim.


Anyone still reading? 😛 Got off my butt and upgraded WordPress on here, but alas although I’m up to date, my layout got hosed because it was ancient and isn’t compatible with the newest WP. Gives me reason to set up a new look like I’ve wanted, but I need to migrate this over to a new host first. So forgive the look of this place for awhile. And it may be awhile…I don’t have time to stare at code for personal reasons these days. Maybe I’ll find a nice ready made theme to slap on for now.

Work work work… and working out…that is all I do these days. No time for play. But amazingly enough I do have three concerts lined up! Jack Johnson at UCLA, Amos Lee at HOB, and Jason Mraz at the Greek! I have not been to a concert in what seems like forever. I miss going to concerts. I used to go like crazy. Especially the Hollywood Bowl and the great cheap seats. Life and traffic has caught up to me and I can’t just go on a whim. So I’ll enjoy these while I can because who knows when I’ll have a chance at another concert.

Back to housework I go. Until next time…. (which hopefully won’t be 3 more months)