Monday, March 30, 2009

Smile For A While

Photo today: I had to go to the dentist for my six month cleaning/exam first thing in the morning today at 8:00 AM. Good thing I like my dentist, otherwise there would be no smiling at 8:00 in the morning, before coffee. I owe half my smile to my dentist, the other half to my orthodontist. I actually didn't get braces until I was an adult at 31. My teeth finally got so crooked that they were wearing unevenly, so I decided I needed them in order for my teeth to last. They actually had to pull one of my upper bicuspids to fit my teeth nice and evenly in my mouth! So, for a couple of months, I was a finance manager in a high-tech company, with braces and a big gap in my teeth. And short hair. Because I decided the gaping teeth and braces weren't ugly enough. Don't get me wrong, I think lots of people look great with short hair, I'm just not one of them. So, it comes as no surprise that I can only find one or two photos of myself during that very awkward "teenage" time at 31 years old. Even my mother-in-law was shocked to see me a couple of years later, when I got my braces off, hair grew back, and I'd lost 10 lbs. Ha ha. What can I say, I'm a late bloomer. Todd made Thai Chicken Barley Risotto tonight, and I promptly gobbled it all down, with freshly cleaned teeth.
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