Tuesday, 23 February 2010

200 today (and he doesn't look a day over 138)

Blimey it's cold today. I left work half an hour early today and it was not as much of a treat as you would imagine because it was for a trip to... wait for it... the dentist.

For my two hundredth blog, I am writing about my trip to the dentist. To be fair, my dentist is excellent: friendly, considerate, doesn't laugh too much while he's drilling and he's not expensive. The nursing staff are superb and have suction skills to turn your head. I'm fascinated to know what this coded language means, dentist to nurse: "One, two three present, five, six, seven... eight missing." OMG what's missing? He doesn't seem concerned.

I didn't need treatment today (wahaaaayyyyyyyy) and after a good poke around, I went to see the hygienist.

Now she is also very professional (lost weight like me - except she's training for a marathon!) and I enjoy getting a bollocking every six months; here's the script...

Her: "Have you been flossing?"
Me with mouth full of whirring metal cleaning implement spurting water and a suction pipe, "hmrmphhhpher."
Her: "Well you need to get that flosser in there because they need doing at the back as well you know."
Me: "Hmmmfruuhphmmmmrhhh."
Her: "Good"

Three pints of valuable, hard earned blood loss later, being tickled by the polisher behind my front teeth and spitting out that disgusting pink liquid and nearly hitting my head on the ceiling lamp on the way out, I leave refreshed and unable to resist running my tongue round my teeth actually feeling quite good. What's more, I am keen to make my next appointment for further torture and bollocking for six months time. Weird.

Have you noticed, I'm not talking about the weather today? I'm not mentioning the fact that northern Britain and Northern Ireland are going to experience more snow, sleet, hail and freezing rain this week. I said I wouldn't and I'm not. In fact, I'm ignoring it so it's not going to happen.

My psychic circle tutor is not well tonight so it's a night in front of the fire keeping warm, I hope she gets well soon.

And finally,

Patient: "I have yellow teeth, what shall I do?"
Dentist: "Wear a brown tie."

Chat soon and floss often!



  1. Congratulations on your 200th post x

  2. well done on 200 posts
    Josie x

  3. You are the third person I've met today who was going to the dentist, why?

    Glad to know it didn't cost you an arm and a leg, RLS.

    We've had nothing, but rain all day and more of the same to come... Now I've said,

    Oh and 'Happy birth-posting day'

  4. ^^ 謝謝你的分享,祝你生活永遠多彩多姿!........................................

  5. Hi Auntiegwen

    Many thanks for coming in and hope you and the beautiful children are ok.

    Hi Josie

    Thank you - much appreciated as always. Hope everyone is well.

    Hi Jarmara
    Hmmm dentists... the very thought sends shivers down the spines of brave men (and women). Thanks for the comment; grey and dull here today :(

    I think...

  6. Happy 200th post!
    Oh I hate going to the dentist.

  7. Hi Val
    Thanks for the comment - I often wonder why after visits to the dentist when your teeth are okay, your teeth feel worse after you leave! All that probing with sharp metal thingys or all in the mind perhaps?
    Hope everyone there is bearing up?

  8. Hey my super new RLS, Please come to the award giving ceremony on my blog and pick up yours.

    Have a nice day...