I mentioned previously that I had some long-overdue dental work done last week on Thursday. Post-dentist, it was relatively pain free. Until Monday afternoon, that is, when it was as if some hitherto somnolent nerve suddenly awakened from its deep slumber.
To put it another way, I was in agony. I’ve been taking far too many Tylenol 3s since then (they work wonderfully- it is like this is exactly the kind of pain they are designed for). The most irritating thing: the pain is not specific to a tooth. I can tap my teeth and get no twinge- the pain is radiating out through the jaw, sometimes seeming to come from the upper, sometimes from the lower. A properly engineered nervous system would pinpoint the source of the pain- obviously, my body is defective. So much for “intelligent design”.
On a completely unrelated note…I spend a few minutes each day checking out the collected and captioned cat (mostly cat) pictures on the “I Can Has Cheezburger?” website. If you’ve never heard of this site and find it confusing, here’s the overview: for years, folks in various web forums have periodically created “fun” threads where people post cat or animal pictures with humorous captions. These captions are generally written in a type of “baby” or “dude” speak: sort of pidgin English. These captioned photos are sometimes called “lolcats” (Laugh out loud cats). The I Can Has Cheezburger? site is one of the better-known/more popular places to see these pictures.
I found this picture today, and for some reason it struck me as particularly funny…it might be the drugs 🙂