yes, grinding. as in teeth.
today i was supposed to revisit mr. anonymous — the 314th — friend. why is he anonymous? he believes that people will not regard him as well if they knew that he is pretty much housebound. anxiety attacks coupled with depression have created his own personal prison. i visited him at his home and was so happy to have the chance to connect with this new friend that i did something pretty dangerous and ridiculous afterwards:
luckily, no facebook friends were harmed during the filming of that sequence!
so today i was going to travel back to the home of mr. 314, this time with facebook friend #315 tony tyner in tow! say that last sentence five times fast when you have just been shot up with novocaine.
tony also has endured periods of being housebound and i thought he and mr. 314 could commiserate, be helpful to each other, to be friends. mr. 314 particularly needs this because his wife has left him, he has no job, his doctors give him escalating dosages of zoloft that don’t seem to do much good. . . things are rough and they’re going to get better, but maybe it would be nice to have a friend or two.
and friendship can’t just be on facebook. it has to exist outside. and that’s what today was supposed to be about. the three of us. until. . . last night a funny feeling that when you’re a kid of six or eight is simply magical!
my tooth wiggled under my tongue. and that’s how i knew that i wouldn’t be able to play facebook matchmaker today. this morning, i had another round with the drills, the needles, the “open wide” and part of the tooth was taken out. i go back for another visit to have what’s left of the tooth capped. this tooth is getting a lot of attention and i hope it is appreciative!
there’s another movie that serves as a coda:
and tomorrow i will figure out how to get back on track with facebook! wait! maybe investors feel the same way i do!
May 29th, 2012 at 7:33 pm
For the ultimate Dentist routine, see Prescott playing the Dentist in Little Shop of Horrors: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J91ZdHH_HiQ
May 29th, 2012 at 11:25 pm
prescott is even BETTER than steve martin!!!! and i adore steve martin! this second surgery was done by winnetka’s own john stone who was really calming. and he’s very good about calling afterwards to ask after patients. any of my agoraphobic friends who have trouble getting dental care need someone just like him!
May 29th, 2012 at 10:04 pm
Great piece, Arlynn! What did you do that was dangerous and ridiculous? I couldn’t watch your video, so it remains a mystery! lol Good job, feel better soon, missy, and take good care! xo Julia
May 29th, 2012 at 11:26 pm
oh, julia, it was something very very very naughty. . . . okay, not. because i’m not that naughty. but i was really sad that i missed out on seeing my friends!
May 29th, 2012 at 11:26 pm
and much love to you!!!
May 30th, 2012 at 1:01 am
I am looking forward to the first “Dental Work Polka” hit…anybody out there game?
May 30th, 2012 at 1:09 am
Skowron and Stone are SUPER!
May 30th, 2012 at 3:55 am
315 here. Talked to 314 on Facebook and all is well. Hope your tooth is doing well.
May 30th, 2012 at 5:08 pm
Awesome PSA! HAHAH.. that was funny. HAHA… awesome post! 😀