Friday, January 19, 2007

An Emotional Roller Coaster

WOW, what a week it has been. My world has been turned upside down several times this week, only to rebound with some great news. Wanna here about it? Okay, if you insist!

Saturday and Sunday were filled with NFL playoff bliss. Since my favorite team, The Pittsburgh Steelers, were not in the playoffs, I had to hitch my waggon to another team. I chose the San Diego Chargers. Unfortunately, they lasted just one game. Their loss was the first hill of my roller coaster ride (albeit a small hill).

I then entered utopia Sunday and Monday nights with the help of the Fox Network. My love affair with 24 and American Idol has been well documented.

Tuesday, I awoke to a very pleasant surprise - It finally snowed! Well, only a little bit, but snow nonetheless!

Not enough to built that snowman I promised Lil' Dude, but we're getting there. Rumor has it, more this weekend.

Wednesday was a great day because I finally got time to post a blog, and interact with all you fine people. All kidding aside, you, yeah you, should feel special. While I devote the majority of my time to my family and work, blogging has taken a lot of time from my 3rd favorite past time. An activity that's been with me circa 27 years. That's right, I find my time to spend with my virtual friends (that's You) by playing less video games. True, I knew there would come a day when I would have to let go of gaming (slightly).

Okay, where were we. Right - snow Wed. morning. I was in such a good mood that I thought I'd change the light bulbs in the garage that someone has been bugging me about. So, I risk life and limb balancing on a plastic ladder to successfully change the light in the ceiling.

That went so well, I thought I'd change the light in the garage door opener as well. That's when it happened. I was accosted! Violated, I tell you!

Upon removing the cover to the light on the opener, these "things" jumped out at me. I can only assume that they are the result of some fiendish experiment, or possibly the result of radiation exposure.

I can only imagine the battle that was waged inside the light cover, as these two behemoths went at it. The hills on the coaster just got much, much bigger.

Most of Thursday was pretty uneventful, aside from the thousands, and I mean thousands of calls I continue to get from contractors. I submitted some info online (first mistake) about work I need done in my basement, and now everyone in a 100 mile sq. radius, who owns a hammer, is calling me.

I ended my day with the biggest hill of the week (or so I thought). Awhile back, many of you showered me and my family with kind words and encouragement. Echoing some of the thought others have shared, it was much appreciated, and refreshing to know there are still a lot of kind people out there.

Well, I have to call on you again! While it may be too soon for me to be searching for more sympathy, I'm really backed into a corner here! You see, I found out that I have to have a root canal. After years of putting my body through hell, I am accustomed to a certain amount of pain, mostly in my knees and back. However, there are 2 places, where I cannot tolerate ANY pain and/or discomfort - My eyes and my mouth.

I have requested to be put to sleep for the procedure - we'll see how that goes. I'm sure I would be properly numbed up, but that is not really the problem.

What I hate about having things done at the dentist - Even though you usually cannot feel anything, you can still tell what they are doing. When I had a tooth pulled, I did not feel it, but I knew what what happening when my head jerked. When I had fillings done, I did not feel it, but I could still see and smell the smoke coming out of my mouth.

I am NOT looking forward to this! On the bright side, though, I now have Vicodin to help deal with the pain until I have it done. Wish me luck.

W.W.J.D? - Lure one of those silly contractors to the house. Disable them quietly, as to draw no attention to himself, for a short time. Take a pair of pliers from their tool box, and remove the bad tooth with one swift pull. Problem solved and money saved. He would no doubt now be able to make a cool new whistling noise with the extra space.

Have a Great Weekend!

Baba Ganoush, Out.


angry ballerina said...

Root Canal huh? Sounds juicy...Hope all goes well and all that jazz. Oh nice bugs, at least it wasnt a snake.

Just telling it like it is said...

I feel truly last boyfirend (42 yrs old now) would not give up gaming for me...but oooohhhh to know that you will...

p.s. the new guy is wonderful...

Glad to here you week went good...

JLee said...

It's all a mental thing. You can't get psyched up about the root canal, Baba. My husband had all 4 wisdom teeth pulled and then went back to work, even after the dentist had to put her knee on his chest to pull one out!! I didn't let the idea of Lasik freak me out because I knew it's not really the pain, it's just how you perceive it. I'm rambling now...have a great weekend!

Beth said...

let me tell ya, I had a root canal, and it is no walk in the park, that's for sure. BUT, I was numbed up really, REALLY good, and I didn't feel a thing. I was awake the whole time, and it took forever. My dentist has HUGE hands and I have a small mouth(no smart remarks needed) so he had a hard time. But the vicodon did nothing for me. Nada. I think I tto some sooped up motrin or something, and it helped.

you can do it!!! Be a man about it! ;)

Steven Novak said...

There's no way you can hate teh dentist more than I do.

Plus my dentist is a mean, mean man who has women working for himthat like to inflict pain. ;)


Baba Ganoush said...

AB - No doubt the giant bugs have killed all the snakes!

Like It Is - Easy there. I never said I "gave up" gaming. Let's not get carried away! I'm just easily persuaded.

JLee - I think if a dentist put their knee on my chest to get leverage to do anything in my mouth, I'd pass out. Which would probably be a good thing.

You have a great weekend too JLee!

Beth - I'm going to "man up" and not get put to sleep. All bets are off after that.

Vicodin does wonders for me, so I should be okay.

ps.....I wouldn't dream of making a smart remark. Remember, I am NOT a Deviant. Think it maybe, but never actually write it. LOL.

Steve - I made sure that the dentist we selected here was hot. While I am not looking forward to the root canal, having her do makes it a little better

Jenny! said...

I am sorry about your root canal, however, the size of the bugs is absolutley horrific...I would have shit my pants! Dental work really sucks, it is the worst place on your body to be sore b/c you use your mouth for everything!

mindy said...

root canals suck!! i just had one a few years ago and they couldn't get to all the root, so a year later they had to do a root canal retreat(ugh) and now.. it's hurting again. i'm ignoring it. i don't want to lose a tooth, but i'm ready to just have it ripped out (with pliers!). vicodin is good though.. make sure you take a few valium too before.
btw, the steelers are my favorite team also!! what happened to them?
also, your little boy is too cute for words!!

Baba Ganoush said...

Jenny - I didn't soil myself, but I did almost fall off the ladder!

Mindy - Thanks! It was funny, yesterday we took him to IU and he was saying hi to all the college girls. And there really wasn't (much) coaching from me.

Not sure what happened to the Steelers. I think the Rooney's are too cheap. They've lost soooo many good players over the years, because they just wouldn't pay them. Now we've lost our coach for the same reason.

I hope this new guy is decent!

Running Rabbit said...

hmmmm....don't we live in the same city? I don't remember that snow. Now's snow I remember...

Cute kids btw!!!

Anonymous said...

You consider yourself a Steelers fan and you live here in Cincinnati? Baba, you embarrass me!!!

sAssY brOwn said...

Eek, i don't like beetle bugs!
I had a wisdom tooth pulled & i couldn't feel anything but i could HEAR them wrench it out. Dis-Gus-Ting!
I was fine though & felt purr-fect the next day so no worries!

Baba Ganoush said...

Rabbit - I think it was Tuesday, we got a little dusting.

Thanks on the kids. They must get it from their Mom.

Ramzi - I will consider converting, once the Bengals stop embarassing themselves! LOL.

Sassy Brown - Once I decide to officially "man up," I'll get through it.

Until then, I'm going to complain like a baby!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely hate moths but if I would have found those... I'm dead! Can't stand them!

About the dentist, I've never had a root canal but it's not my favorite place to go. You should take a few happy pills before going, that'll do the trick! ;-)