Monday, December 31, 2012

Extractions & Commitments

Remember that root canal that I had done?  Well, it didn't take.

The work was finished about a week and a half ago.  I was supposed to get a crown for that tooth this coming Wednesday.  Last night while I was eating dinner I felt the tooth crack.  While I was eating a piece of bread.  I called my dentist, left a cranky message, and stayed up until 2 in the morning worrying about my stupid tooth.  This morning I went in to see the dentist who gave me the root canal.  He only had to look around for a minute to come to the conclusion that my tooth would have to be extracted.  My tooth is no more.  It has ceased to be.

Now instead of a crown I may very well get an implant on Wednesday.  My regular dentist called later this morning.  She was disappointed at the news, but tried to put a positive spin on things by telling me that getting an implant is actually easier than getting a crown.  It could very well not be true.  She could just be trying to make me feel better.  Either way, I do feel better and am now just anxious to get it all over with.  I am so tired of dealing with this tooth.  I'd like to move on a bit in 2013.

Speaking of moving on, I have, sort of, with new music.  At Christmas I decided to break out of my rut and ask for a couple of new CDs.   Music that was actually released this year.  I know!  Making commitments to new bands and feeling good about it.

I got two new CDs in my stocking.  The first one is Celebration Rock by Japandroids.  Which I seriously love.  It's fun, it's awesome, and it plays particularly well at top volume.  The energy they create is amazing.  I may also have a crush on the drummer.

The other CD I got is Synthetica by Metric.  I've liked them for a while so I'm psyched to finally have some of their music.  Catchy, layered, brilliant pop songs.  Emily Haines has a fantastic voice.  It's a great album and I'm really looking forward to getting some of their older stuff.

Yea for new music!  Both bands hail from Canada, so let's hear it for the Canadians.  Between them, The New Pornographers, and Arcade Fire, I've been digging on the sounds from up north. 

Also!  It's New Year's Eve!  I'm heading out for a bit tonight with the family, but we'll be home to watch the ball drop.  Frankly, I'm in the mood to get pretty drunk on champagne.  I'm not at all sorry to see the end of 2012.  It's been a bitch. I have higher expectations of the New Year.  Fingers crossed that 2013 lives up to them.

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