After the dentist visit…(Posted to Lj)

Man, I really hate dentists. Well, no. I hate the things that dentists do to me. In defense of my dentist, I felt hardly anything when he gave me the injection. He is actually a really good dentist, it’s just that it’s been so long since I went that my teeth are basically cores of decay with a brittle but hard outer coating. Niiiiiice.
This means that he had to put ozone on my teeth to stop the decay so I wouldn’t need a root canal. I’m all for that, even if it does cost another $90. EEEK! So, he was saying while he was doing it that my teeth were much worse than he thought and the fillings were hard to do, etc.
He had me shove my lower jaw out to the right while he drilled, and I had to hold it there so long that my entire jaw seized up and I couldn’t close it. I didn’t panic because I knew it was his fault and that he’d fix it for me. It’s weird not being able to shut your mouth. Really weird. Obviously he did fix it and I feel fine now, numbness fading slowly from the injection.
At the end he told me he thought I was really brave. That made me feel both good and like I was about five years old. Not going again til the end of May. That’ll teach him.

Five kinds of happy

1. In bed with the warm covers and it’s dark and it’s time to sleep and there’s spooning. Bliss.
2. Well fed.
3. Time off work to do whatever you want, like go to movies or mooch around the house doing nothing.
4. Craft project completed!
5. Giving people presents and seeing real joy in receiving. Knowing you picked the right thing.

Less stupid

It’s amazing how people giving you money can make you feel better 🙂

Right, excited about the 48 hour film comp. I wonder if we’ll even get accepted to enter? Huh, if we don’t I guess we can just have a party or something instead that weekend.

We played Changeling last night, and it was good, if a bit scatty. Actually it seems like maybe we were all in slightly bad moods, since the game of Apples to Apples we played waiting for Seraph to turn up turned quite mean. It was pretty fun though….

Seraph came and met me for lunch today, that was nice. Last week Giffy and Phreq came and had lunch with me and that was nice too. More people should meet me for lunch!

Woke up at 2.30am because my leg was aching. The reason it was aching was that I was too cold! An extra blanket took care of that rather quickly. I have learned my lesson. Last night was the first night since the Ice Age hit that I haven’t had the heater on in the bedroom. No more. Tonight it goes on again and my legs will not ache.


…is what I am. There is no way I am going to save any money for the wedding ever. Especially since I just registered for the 48 hour film competition and it’s $150 to enter.

Silly, silly Jenni. If I hadn’t spent that money I could have had most of my beautiful boots. I could have out the money towards the dentist which I am going to on Friday. I could have saved it for the wedding!

I found new DVDs I want too. Curse you Real Groovy! Curse you and your range of awesome DVDS! What I need is for someone to pay like, $200 for my Daddy Cat. Or offer cash money for jeans quilts. *le sigh*. Money sucks.


This weekend I assembled the top of my first jeans quilt. It was fun and not as hard as I thought it might be. I finished it this afternoon.

It looks like this when Lee holds it up and peeks over it. I am very very pleased with how it looks and can’t wait til I get paid again so I can buy batting and backing and make it into a proper quilt. Still trying to decide what to back it with. I want something heavier than a sheet. Polar Fleece would be very warm so that’s tempting, but maybe something a bit waterproof so it’s a good picnic blanket?
I remember why I enjoy quilting so much 🙂

I’ve also done a bunch of scrapbooking pages which makes me feel happy and virtuous. It’s the sense of accomplishment that makes it virtuous I think.

Watched Tokyo Godfathers last night which I liked immensely. Although I think it’s a bit maudlin for me to want to watch over and over. Now, off to sit in front of the heater.

Is anyone else concerned about the ice age that’s hit Wellington? The thunder and lightning yesterday was way cool, and I loved the intense rainbow on Saturday afternoon but the cold I can’t handle. I need warm!

I fell in love

…with the coolest boots ever yesterday.

They are $200 and they live at dressmart. They are white and black leather with buckles on the sides and a plastic panel on the front. They have metal heels. They are like Star Wars Stormtrooper rebellious punk teenager boots. I wants them. I wants them very much.

The movie Robots is very good. I went in with fairly low hopes and I laughed and laughed and it was great and unexpectedly funny and actually, I think Robin Williams wasn’t needed. The movie was awesome enough without him. I loved the Wonderbot. It was like Grr off Invader Zim.

I have read the newest Jacqui Wilson book: Clean Break. It was very good, but weirdly self-referential. She has put a version of herself into the universe her characters inhabit and referred to a bunch of her earlier books as being written by this other self. They had slightly different names but the same plots. Weirdness.

Am now reading A Chinese Cinderella bu Adeline Yen Mah which is fantastic and sad. A real life horror story of a tragic childhood, with the same kind of grating unfairness displayed in A Little Princess. I know this story ends happily, but I kind of fear what will happen before then in the story.

Had a night out on Friday and a night out last night. Being social is a good thing. Great India is a lovely place to dine but rather expensive and I found the waiting staff a little too attentive. Probably it’s just that I’m not used to it, but it was a bit creepy. Hot minty towels at the end of the night were all good though. All restaurants should offer this hot minty towel service.

Still on slow play

I was late to work yesterday, that’s how in slow motion I am. I did all the same things I normally do before work and I was ten minutes late.

My cold is clinging on like a cliffhanger. I am prising off its fingers one at a time.

I have watched the first disc of Full Metal Alchemist now and I really like it. Edward Elric is somewhat dreamy. I *heart* this anime! I also *heart* the limited edition tin it came in. If only I had thought to buy cute little plastic figurines of the characters, wait Gamesman were selling them, maybe I can still buy them! I am Queen of the Consumer Whores!

Also watched the first two episodes of She: the Ultimate Weapon which I quite like but Lee finds slow. The animation style isn’t my favourite ever but it’s quite a moving story and exciting with the war and everything. This anime is about a guy whose girlfriend gets turned into a Weapon of Mass Destruction and how they deal with that.
Ewww the weather is icky!

I read Fruits Basket manga last night. *sighs with contentment.* The editions I have are different to the ones Evie lent me. They have a dustcover and a plain book cover underneath so I don’t need to duraseal them. Not sure if they’ll have all the extra profile stuff at the end, as have only opened the first one so far.
Ok, I’d better get to work.