i have one cavity in my whole mouth and it’s a doozy. i got it when i was something like 7 or 8 years old after i became convinced i couldn’t get cavities and stopped brushing my teeth and lied to my mom whenever asked. the end result of that fantasy was a mouthful of cavities, but – hurray – all were baby teeth except this one molar. so i eventually got fresh, new teeth and a great early lesson in the importance of good dental hygiene.
the tooth has given me all sort of problems over the years. i think another cavity got under the filling which fell out, then i had to have a crown and then, for reasons i can’t recall, a second crown. more than one dentist over the years has told me i would eventually need a root canal, but i was still surprised after my last dentist visit to find the time was now since i haven’t had any pain or tooth sensitivity. in hindsight i now know the slight sensitive sinus was not actually due to allergies but an abscess infection. yuck.
so i got scheduled for endodontic therapy and here you can see three endodontic cleaning files in the root canals. as it turns out the worst part of the root canal is the painful shot of local anesthetic at the beginning. the sound and smell of the drilling and the sound and feeling of the filing was more disconcerting than painful.
oh, and I AM NOT GOING TO GOOGLE THE LIKELIHOOD OF A ABSCESS INFECTION SPREADING TO THE BRAIN. NOOOOOOOPE.
i haven’t read the book ( yet! ) but was very aware of the scientific accuracy ( except the most crucial part of the opening scene! ) in it and had a hunch it might be perfect movie for odin who is really developing an interest in the geek dad review, i was convinced odin could handle the movie so we went today AND HOLY COW IT WAS AWESOME! odin was completely engaged the entire time, not just in the thrills but in the science. british physicist brian cox sure nailed it in the when he said, “The Martian is the best advert for a career in engineering I’ve ever seen.”
who knows maybe someday odin will look back and remember the movie as seminal event in his interest in science, technology, engineering and math. and if not, he’ll always have a fun memory of a great movie.
having said all that, i do think the movie poster sells the film short.
team photo after an early morning game in chilly fall temps. they lost 3-1 but if they played the first half like the second half they maybe could have won.
and yes, i’m being That Guy. i think it’s generally considered bad form to take a photograph of the official team photo being taken but we bought a print so i don’t feel so bad about stealing revenue. but there’s still the fact that maybe i distracted a couple of the kids. i trust the photog took a few extra shots to compensate.
i’m pretty sure there’s a short list of suspects who would take the time to find just the perfect spot for dog chewed toy parts.
and, yes, that’s another cairn around the snowdeal home. there are more
yup. still making mossariums. at just 4 inches high, it’s a cutesy and just the right size for decorating with a couple of snail shells odin and his cousin collected a few years ago.
this one is on the side of our local community radio station, wdrt. some people come him the space cowboy. well, i don’t know if anybody else does but my brain does which then, for better or worse, cues “the joker” by steve miller band and the opening lyric ( more weird neuronal associations. maybe because it’s on the side of a radio station which makes me thing of song lyrics? ):
“Some people call me the space cowboy, yeah
Some call me the gangster of love
Some people call me Maurice
Cause I speak of the pompatus of love”
and today i learned steve miller made up the word pompatus after mishearing a vernon green lyric.
if i had a dollar for every time i looked at butter and thought of the the unlucky andersons “put some butter on it” SNL skit from 1985, I’D BE RICH! i have no idea why. it’s not even a good skit.
i’ve given up attempting to find explanation for my weird neuronal associations.
we enjoyed making the orb mossarium so much that we made more. this one is about 6 inches wide and a foot high. it has fancy top that’s not shown.
the sea urchin shells and moss came from our vacation in maine.
you, yes you, can make your very own mossarium by following the instructions on jessamyn’s mossarium emporium.
i had a great time with odin shooting thesuper blood moon eclipse! he’s been slowly showing an interest in photography and was asking questions about how to shoot with the dslr. one of his shots is in the sequence in following photo. he’s a natural!
he tried to get a few shots with his iPod touch and while he was not happy with his results, i was happy with mine
i’ve tried to shoot a few eclipses in my time and they’ve never really turned out. pretty happy with the sequence. odin took the first shot without a tripod!
full super blood moon eclipse! shot with a telephoto lens and 4 second exposure. i don’t have a tripod so i macgyvered it and put the camera on top of our car and positioned the lens with books so i could get a non-shaky shot.
for some reason i only just remembered that the galaxie 500 turns 50 this year! i can’t believe i almost forgot such an important birthday!
so i fired her up ( started right up, of course, even after sitting for a year. she old reliable. ), cleaned her up and took her to stretch out ( aka blowing out the carbon ).
they, literally, don’t me ‘em like they used to. so much fun winding her out with the three-on-the-tree.