Archive for June, 2010

27
Jun
10

she’s a beaut!

I was up in Alaska again last week – here are a few photos from my trip.

This is the Matanuska Glacier. The largest vehicle accessible glacier in Alaska.

This is me and my boss doing a little dog mushing at the Iditarod Headquarters in Wasilla.

Here I am fishing. No fish yet…but I’m having fun!

YES!! I caught my first King Salmon – isn’t she a beaut? I caught her on the Talkeetna River and she’ll be delivered to my doorstop tomorrow. She put up a good fight, but she was no match for me. 🙂 Yummers!

20
Jun
10

Πηγαίνουμε στην Ελλάδα

Translation: WE ARE GOING TO GREECE!

After much debate and a lot of discussion, we have decided to go to Greece on our honeymoon. And we booked our flights this morning. If I would have known how excited I’d be after booking, I would have done it months ago. YAY!!

Send any Greece travel trips my way!

15
Jun
10

dentures.

I’m really down in the dumps over my dental appointment this morning. The first part of the appointment went ok. And when I say “ok”, I really mean that I wasn’t ready to end my life yet. The hygienist was cleaning my teeth, with limited commentary, and I was doing my best to just get through it.

Cut to 45 minutes later when the dentist comes in to do his examination.

Hygienist to Dentist: Everything looks pretty good, doctor. She may need a night guard because she’s having some discomfort in her lower left teeth (he really used a lot of garbally-dental speak here, but you get the point). She also has some kind of abrasion on her gum that’s a little inflamed (i.e. a canker sore).

Dentist begins examining my teeth/gums/etc. Dentist proceeds to rub his gloved fingers all over my canker sore…intentionally.

Me (in my head): OMG – OUCH. That freaking hurts. WTF?! You know I have a canker sore, why would you do that? I’m going to punch you in the face if you don’t stop soon.

Dentist to me: Well, I know we’ve talked about this before, but it’s really time we get you into an oral surgeon. (Pulls out the trusty patient mirror). These baby teeth are wreaking havoc on your bite and other teeth. You are going to need to replace these with implants. (i.e. pulling the baby teeth, inserting a steel rod into my gum, and then placing a fake tooth on the rod). Since you have 5 baby teeth (At $5k an implant. Yes, that’s $25k in implants…and I’m not even getting the breast variety!), we need to start working on this sooner than later – don’t worry, we can do them in phases. I’m also concerned because the shifting and sinking of these baby teeth are causing your other teeth to move a lot. All your bottom teeth are shifting to the right to compensate. I think we’ll need to put you in braces before we start the implant process to straighten everything out. (Awesome – because I didn’t get enough of the braces the first 5 years I had them). Your case is so unique; I’d really like to take you to my dental study group to get opinions from all the experts so that we can put together a comprehensive plan. (Unfortunately, this is not the first time my mouth has been used as a case study at dental meetings).

ME (in my head): I hate you.

Dentist: BUT, there is good news. No cavities. Gold start for you. Good job.

ME (in my head): Now I really hate you. That’s like saying, “I’m sorry; your house has burnt down to the ground. But the good news is that your garden is still intact.”  I’d rather have a mouthful of cavities.

At this point I’m seriously considering pulling out all my teeth getting dentures instead. I think it would probably be cheaper.

14
Jun
10

geez…

…it’s been a long time since I posted last. It’s been pretty busy around here with the wedding getting so close. Only 59 days until I become a wife – weird! The invitations went out this morning, and that’s a big relief. They went out a week or two later than I would have liked, oh well, such is life. I’m feeling a little manic about the whole wedding thing. One minute I feel like everything is totally under control, and the next minute I’m clenching my teeth because I have so much to do and not enough time.

In other news, I traveled to Alaska last week. It was good trip! I’m headed up again next week and then probably won’t go up again until September.

We are still trying to figure out what to do about our honeymoon. I’m hoping we get something booked this week, I’m kind of tired of thinking about it.

Tomorrow I have a dentist appointment. Ew. And we all know how much I love the dentist. Last time I was there, they gave me a referral to an oral surgeon because I need to start thinking about doing something with all these baby teeth. I promptly threw the referral in the trash. I just do not have the money to even think about this right now. Although I’m scared because I’ve had a tooth ache for 2 weeks. I really hope it’s nothing serious.

This weekend we went to Emerald Downs to celebrate Ale’s bday – we sure had a great time! I highly recommend it on a sunny day!

01
Jun
10

the very first thing.

If I lived in a house, the very first thing I’d buy is a used piano. I want one so bad – I think about it all the time. A big, old, used piano with tons of character and charm. And I’d teach myself how to play and maybe take a few lessons.

I just know that there are so many pianos out there, that are sitting unused in people’s houses. Can I please have one? Someday.




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