24 October 2007

I guess I'm still Texan ...

(As seen here)

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The South

That's a Southern accent you've got there. You may love it, you may hate it, you may swear you don't have it, but whatever the case, we can hear it.

The Inland North
The Midland
The Northeast
The West
North Central
What American accent do you have?
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20 October 2007

Halloween, revisited

I think I'm going to dress up as Vincent van Gogh for Halloween this year:

Either that, or a chipmunk:

16 October 2007

06 October 2007

Wisening up

Two weeks ago, my lower right molar started bothering me. The dentist who saw me said it was my wisdom tooth pressing up against my molar that was causing the pain.

I might not have a fancy tooth diagram like my devious Belgian friend, yhancik, but I do have this X-ray:

I was referred to her colleague who handles wisdom teeth extractions, but he quickly dismissed my case because my tooth is impacted and he fears damaging my jaw's main nerve. He, in turn, referred me to a maxillofacial (oral) surgeon down the hall who will see me early next week.

I've already had 4 molars removed from when I wore braces. I remember the banana-tasting gel applied to my gums to numb them, and the eight shots I got with a needle suitable for injecting horses (!). Then there's the loud, cracking sound of the dentist pulling my teeth out with pliers!

This, however, sounds scarier and I am a little worried ... :\

05 October 2007

Retail therapy

After my uneventful visit to the dentist's office, I found myself with no plans for the afternoon. What's a girl to do on Pay-Day Friday? Go shopping, of course!

First stop: Borders. I went in, looking for a gift for Doris, but I wasn't feeling too inspired. However, browsing the "Local Interest" (i.e. Puerto Rico) section, I discovered this book:

The cover features a detail of FĂ©lix Bonilla Norat's painting, Ritual. However, the wrong year is credited!

Bonilla Norat could not have painted this in 1995 - he died in 1992! [tsk tsk] For the record, Ritual was painted in 1961.

04 October 2007

Going Postal ... yet again

I had no idea who was the mastermind behind the design of this The Postal Service t-shirt ...

... until I saw this recent post at happy mundane about Jim Houser. Scrolling down this interview, I came across this image:

Although the shirt does not credit Houser, there's no mistaking it's his design!

Katy the Caterpillar

... and there's a sequel !!!