The Underdog Triumphs

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

I have become (un)comfortably numb

The dentist told me it was okay to rinse now. I leaned over and grabbed the dixie cup filled with mouth wash--I attempted to sip and swish as it all dribbled out the left side of my mouth. I laughed and said I couldn't, then she said, "oh the muscles are probably not working yet."

Everyone hates the dentist. It's not their fault really that we take such bad care of our teeth. I haven't had to have in a filling done in almost 10 years, so I guess today it was my turn. I had a mini-anxiety attack in the cab on the way to the office. Then I went numb. Then there were drill sounds. That is what gets me, I hate that sound, it's like fingernails on a chalk board. I think that sound alone will prevent me from eating anything with sugar for a long, long time.

In the elevator after my appointment I went to put on lip gloss. I tried to rub my lips together as one often does after putting anything on their lips. My bottom lip slid up under my top front teeth. I noticed in the mirror reflection my top lip not moving. My lips look stretched out and turn down at the corners.

I got home from work an hour early and not knowing what to do with myself I decided to wait out the numbness and take a walk by the lake. I found myself trying to whistle along to the Zero 7 CD. Once again, the lips fool me again as the bottom one juts out as the top stays in place.

I'll be happy when the numbness wears off...even though it was kinda funny while it lasted.

Special thanks to Mr. 007 who told me that today is the Gutte's Birthday...still wishing that comeback. I'm raising the glass of water that I have to tilt my head all the way back to sip, and wishing you a happy one.


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