It’s not often that you’ll see me not smiling in photographs. This is one such occasion. I’m merely pointing to the area which was worked on.
After performing a pulp test where a small electric current is run to test the nerve reactions, my dentist determined that the affected nerves are still alive, and it is possible to save the teeth (there are two involved, both molars) from a root canal. So I said “OK, let’s go for it.” He then cleaned out the decayed areas and put in a temporary filling to allow the roots to heal.
The next 3 days will be critical; I just have to monitor the teeth sensitivity to cold and pressure, and if I can get through that, then I can go back on the 20th and have permanent fillings put in. Pray with me that this will be the case.
Thursday, November 30, 2006
This is actually courtesy of Charles Johnson’s special photo. His title for last night’s open thread on LGF and accompanying photo made for an interesting what if? scenario, so I decided to go to the next step with the photo.
That reminds me: Charles, what camera do you use? I’ll bet it’s something compact while you go on your Cycles of Violence!
Well I finally did it. For the last twelve months, I’ve endeavored to post at least one story to this blog every day. And I did it.
What a way to accomplish that. In pain. Now to go back and try to get some sleep. The Vicodin I just picked up should help.
Nope, there’s nothing like trying to go to sleep with a pounding, incessant toothache. Hey at least it waited this time until after Thanksgiving…and while I have a short mini-vacation. Time for another visit to the dentist.
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Those of you who regularly read this blog have seen recurring descriptions for the Windy City in Cyrillic characters. Well, I decided to take it to the next step: click on the thumbnail to see the real flag for the People’s Socialist City-State of Chicago!
May it fly proudly for all peace-loving peoples of socialism to see! I’ll work on the state flag also as time progresses.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Pope Benedict XVI is also in my prayers today as he leaves for a four-day visit to
Asia Minor Turkey. Considering how all bent out of shape the Muslims are for his recent comments about Islam, it’s pretty easy to figure out why millions of Christians are also praying for his safe return.
First: Mom’s consultation for her tumor in her jaw went OK. My brother Robert took her to the appointment and wrote things down soshe can remember. The actual biopsy is next Monday, with surgery tentatively scheduled for January 12, 2007. My sister June wants to be there for Mom post-op, so she’s fixin’ to drive up from Florida. “Don’t worry,” she tells Mom. “I still know how to drive in the snow!”
Then there’s my brother-in-law Tony, the Air Force Lifer (June’s husband)...scheduled to retire next year after 25 years in the service. He just found out he’s being deployed to Iraq for six months, beginning in March. He may be located at Baghdad International Airport (to work at the Post Office there I bet…that’s what his speciality is), but I will still pray to God that He keeps Tony in His care as he puts his life on the line just for being there. I know June will pull through OK, as she possesses a strong will. Those two nephews of mine (Derek and Collin, whom I love to death) had better BEHAVE!
Monday, November 27, 2006
Only this time, he’s doing it on his own home turf, in closing his “campaign” for “re-election”:
“We are confronting the devil, and we will hit a home run off the devil next Sunday,” said Chavez, who ruffled feathers in October by calling President Bush the devil in remarks at the United Nations.
“On December 3 we’re going to defeat the most powerful empire on earth by knockout,” Chavez said.
How fast can Jimmy Carter and Cindy Sheehan rush down to Caracas to “certify” that their “election” will be “clean”? How fast can they get their bags packed?
I also didn’t know we were in the running down there. Who’s his opponent…or has he/she been intimidated into silence? We’ll see in a week.
I have some most excellent news to share with you while I’m up for a short bit in the middle of the night. Last evening, Kender and I (with a little help from the engineer) finally found some Mac OS X software I can use to log into the Wide Awakes Radio server, and performed a successful broadcast test!
This means no more stressing out on prerecording stuff the night before and/or the morning of my scheduled appearance. So if all the other WAR hosts are on board and we proceed to go back on the air today, I’ll commence with my first LIVE BROADCAST of Macker’s World on Saturday, December 2 at 1800 hours Pacific Time (2100 hours Eastern Time). Yes, call-ins will be allowed! Mark that date and time on your calendars.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Ah joined da militaree becuz I wanted to serve mah contree and make mahself a bedder pursun. You are full of s**t fer sluring us becuz you have furgottun just how onerabul surveeng in da militaree really izz. Ah wuz willin 2 surv and if nesesaree giv mah lahfe for mah God and mah contreemen. Evin tho ah survd onlee 17 dayz, ah am jes azz pssd off azz evereewun in yuniferm todae.
Jawn Cairy izz a bumbuleen edeot. Yore wurs! So F**K YOU Congrusmun Rangull!
Remember boys and girls: a good American patriot always keeps his or her gun properly maintained. Watch what happens when these two jihadists don’t.
HAT TIP: The Jawa Report
Saturday, November 25, 2006
If I had to describe this event in two words, it would be: Not Impressed. Sorry folks, but my standard is the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Oh sure, it only cost me 8 bucks to get in, and that included parking underneath one of the main exhibit buildings of the Phoenix Civic Center, located downtown. I managed to take a few pictures (and I have one coming from Dodge in 48 hours with the Challenger), but truth be told, there really wasn’t anything which truly caught my eye. Of course, I’m not in the market for a new vehicle either…give me a couple of years and then I might feel a bit different.
And I also got a freebie CD from Scion which sounded interesting to say the least; it didn’t have any nasty language that I could tell…and that’s a surprise for Hip Hop/Rap music!
Go to the Cars gallery to see more photos from the show.
While I had my strange three days off in the middle of the week (working only on Monday and Friday), I decided to put together another little GarageBand mix (the first since I got the MacBook), which in retrospect sounds like something which could be used as background in a horror movie! I call this “Road Of Solitude.” The first version was just too fast, so I slowed the tempo down a bit and removed some accompanying instruments.
I don’t care what other College Football Fans say about their alma maters, there are only two big regular-season games each and every year. One is where Michigan plays Ohio State (which the Buckeyes won in a squeaker 42-39 in the wake of Bo’s death), and the other happens today as USC hosts Notre Dame.
Let me put it to you this way: I wonder if there is a resourceful USC Fan who has taken the time to concoct a parody of the Notre Dame Fight Song by changing the lyrics to favor the Trojans. Besides, a school whose women’s teams are nicknamed The Women of Troy has earned some Class points with me.
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