Early night for me tonight, and I mean EARLY.

Like, 9 PM early. I have to be up at 5 AM tomorrow to make sure that the kids are dressed by 6 AM and out the door so that we can hit a 6:30 AM admission time for a 7:30 AM dental procedure for my youngest kid. Which involves general anesthesia, so if you have any spare room on your prayer schedule tonight I wouldn’t mind it in the slightest if you tacked one on.  There’s nothing critical or life-threatening going on, and it’s obviously safe or we wouldn’t be doing it, but anesthesia is always just a slightest bit nerve-wracking.

So, let me put up a video, and wish everybody a good night.

Tweet of the Day, This Is Just Good Advice Generally edition.

I don’t know enough about the lion/dentist thing to really get deep into the weeds with regards to it, but this probably works as a life hack, no matter what your stance is on the topic.

Just plain common sense, that.

So, THAT’S how it feels to have a broken crown removed…

…and replaced with a temporary one for the next three weeks*.  Can’t say that I enjoyed the experience very much, particularly since the dentist is not ruling out a root canal.  Which is fine, because it’s a back tooth; so I’m not ruling out an extraction.  I feel that this makes us roughly even.

Yes, I know that this isn’t supposed to be a competition.  Look, I don’t like needles and I don’t like drills in my mouth, OK? So forgive me my little stress management techniques.

Moe Lane

*In two weeks it’ll be Thanksgiving.