Sorry for the radio silence this week, my computer’s been in the shop and I hate using Husband’s laptop. But, my baby is all fixed up and home now. So yeah, that’s right, I’m back, bitches! And now, for a random collection of shit that I don’t feel like breaking down into multiple posts.
Let’s talk about Facebook. I don’t know if you’ve ever noticed this, but Facebook is kind of a creeper. Don’t get me wrong, I’m just as Facebook addicted as the average 20-something, but it kind of freaks me out sometimes. The Friend Suggestions/”People You May Know” is really what I have a problem with. For about a year, it kept telling me that I should be friends with my buddy’s 16 year old son who I had never met because he lives with his mom. Then it kept trying to get me to be friends with a bunch of 14 year olds because I went to their high school. Never mind the fact that I graduated 11 years ago. That’s not weird or anything. Or how about every single time it suggests to me that I may know So-and-so because “you both worked at US Army”. Yeah… There’s a lot of people that can make that claim. About 3 million of us. And I don’t know most of them. And I REALLY don’t like interactive adverts. But that’s another gripe. My biggest problem with Facebook right now is that when you switch to the new timeline, there’s a feature called “Activity Log”. No one else can see this information, it’s for the profile owner only, but it’s a still bit freaky. I don’t really like that Facebook remembers that “Kalypso joined Facebook!” on June 12th 2008 at 0653. That’s a little stalker-esque.
Let’s talk about birthdays!! As I might have mentioned on Tuesday, it was my birthday. Yes, I know it’s on Valentine’s Day. Thank you for pointing that out to me. I can’t believe I managed to make it 28 years in the world and I NEVER realized that my birthday fell on Valentine’s Day! Anyway. All I really wanted for my birthday was Chipotle, Chocolate and David Tennant. Again, a girl’s got to have dreams, right? What I received was: A SHIT LOAD OF LOVE via Facebook, email, text message and phone calls (my sister almost blew out one of my eardrums singing Happy Birthday over the phone), some random Doctor Who memorabilia (sonic screwdriver, roving desktop dalek, mini-tardis and two posters), Chipotle for lunch, Sushi for dinner (bonus!), Dominion, an Edible Arrangement (thanks, mom and dad!) and a set of REALLY awesome Skull Candy headphones. So yeah, needless to say, I was surprised and it was awesome. Oh, plus, a girlfriend sent me David Tennant and Chocolate. So really, my day was perfect. Here’s a picture of my Edible Arrangement:
And it’s OK, you can be jealous of my dalek, roving around my kitchen counter!
And moving on. To Dentists. I mother-effing HATE the dentist. I have only had bad experiences with dentists. I think it springs from the fact that my Daddy is a Ginger. I’m pretty damn close to being a ginger myself. And Redheads have been scientifically proven to be harder to anesthetize than anyone else. I’ve always reacted poorly to Novocain. It usually takes at least 3 shots and at least 20 minutes to get me numb. And I’ve never had a dentist believe me, so they all start drilling before I’m numb. Ugh. *shudders* So at this point in my life, I just generally don’t go if I can avoid it and when I do go it’s usually an anxiety attack waiting to happen. Well, I’ve had one broken filling for about 5 years and another that I thought has been broken for about 3. I finally went to the dentist on Thursday, for the first time in 2 years. And I was right, I have one broken filling. And one broken tooth. I have no idea how I broke a tooth, but I did. And the broken filling? It’s so damn big that they can’t drill it out and replace it. I have to get a crown. Well, two, actually, because the broken tooth needs one too. But, I have no new cavities and I don’t need a root canal in either tooth, so that’s good. The problem, though, is that my dental insurance is only going to cover 50%. So it’s going to cost me $900 out of pocket to get this done. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have a spare $900. I’m an unemployed student and Husband is an E4 in the army, which means his base pay is $2300/month. I have about $2200 coming from my amended tax returns (the only nice part of being an unemployed student!) but since it’s an amendment, it won’t be here until April at the earliest. But my mom offered to lend me the money for the time being “because you have to take care of your teeth, and I know you, if you put it off until your tax returns come in, you won’t ever do it.” I am incredibly lucky and blessed that my parents are in a position financially that they can help me out.
Puzzles. Let’s finish with puzzles. I am a little … OCD sometimes? I fucking love doing jigsaw puzzles and I always have at least one in progress. There’s no real appeal to me in doing a puzzle more than once, though. So I “do ’em and glue ’em”. This drives Husband crazy because we have about 30 puzzles in cheap ass Walmart frames sitting in our closet because there’s no wall space for them in our tiny house. But that’s besides the point. I have two 2,000 piece puzzles that have been waiting for a couple of years because I haven’t had a table big enough to do them on. One is a world map and the other is Neueschwanstein Castle. I finally remembered to go to Lowe’s and buy a board big enough to do my giant puzzles! I have a 1,000 piece out right now that I started this morning, but in … oh, two days or so, when I finish it? It’s on like Donkey Kong.
And that’s all I got for now, what’s been going on in your life, Internet? Did you miss me? I know, I missed you too. <3<3<3