Last week I had to get a cavity filled for the first time in my life. I blame switching toothpastes and quitting chewing sugar-free gum for this pesky little problem. After you read this post you might be like, “Umm, maybe it’s all this ice cream/sugar you’re consuming?” Okay, fair enough. But I’d argue that A.) it’s not that much, and B.) I needed to eat something soft and cold since my mouth stayed numb for probably 6 hours after I got the Novocain. The sun was shining and it was about time for me to try one of the last flavors on my ice cream bucket list: Orange Pineapple.
I got a scoop of chocolate chip, too, so the vanilla flavor from that mixed with the orange pineapple ended up being kind of like an orange creamsicle. Brought me back to my childhood when I’d get one of those from the ice cream truck at the beach (if I wasn’t in the mood for my usual sno-cone.) I liked this overall, but I don’t think I’d get the chocolate chip again because there are much better options at this particular place, which is the very same place where I had a lovely cup of White Pistachio and Black Raspberry Chip. As far as the orange pineapple goes, I’m glad I tried it. It wouldn’t be my first choice every time, but would get it again if I were ever in the mood.
Also, I have switched back to my trusty Colgate 2-in-1 toothpaste and am hoping I won’t have any more dental problems in the future as a result.
I should have done a ‘Happy First Day of Fall’ post, but I missed it. However, I’m transferring all my pictures to my external hard drive and in the process I’ve found some old ones that I still like. This one seems appropriate to welcome the new season-
So let’s enjoy Autumn, before it gets all dark and depressing!
We interrupt our regularly scheduled slew of ice cream-related posts for this picture.
They were selling alpaca fleece. These guys were experts at luring people in with cuteness and making them want to buy scarves and hats. I didn’t fall into that trap, though. On a related note, my father loves alpaca sweaters and will tend to go out of his way to find them. I didn’t know that about him until recently. Hm.
I swear I haven’t forgotten about this blog. I’ve just been.. busy? No, that’s not true. I guess when I sit down in front of the computer I’m used to either doing work or doing something completely mindless like checking facebook (or doing both at the same time, let’s be honest.) So I’m just not in the habit of blog-writing, which isn’t work but does actually require some thought.
But today I’m stuck at home and it occurred to me to write a post. The reason I can’t go out is this: every few hours I must chew on some wax, spit in a tube, and put the tube in the freezer. Exciting, yes?
Ok so maybe I don’t have to stay in the house all day, but I know that if I leave I’ll completely forget to go home in time to freeze the thing. So here I am. What’s the point of this, you may ask? My doctor wants to test my neurotransmitters because I don’t sleep through the night. I’ve always had trouble falling asleep so I take melatonin, but I also wake up after 3 or 4 hours, and a lot of the time I am UP at that point and have to find an activity to do from 4-7AM until I can doze off again til 8:30ish.
I’ve been seeing a new doctor and she’s the only person I’ve gone to that actually wants to address this problem. She tried to give me this test the first time I saw her, but I brushed it off thinking, “well, according to my parents I’ve been a bad sleeper since I was a baby, so I’m not really concerned about it after this many decades. Plus everyone has trouble sleeping, it’s totally normal.” But every time I went back she kept asking if my sleep/fatigue was any better and was pretty insistent about the neurotransmitter test. Sooo I’m giving it a shot. Maybe there is something chemically “wrong.” Or maybe I just need to exercise more or eat pumpkin seeds or drink cherry juice or whatever else they tell you to do for sleep. We’ll see.
Alright, gotta go spit again.