for the first time in my life, i hated being at the dentist. i haven't had that much dental work done (the standard cleanings, wisdom teeth removal, the usual stuff), but today there was a new gal who was a bit manhandly and not so gentle. she did the cleaning and the whole time i was squinting and making the "i'm in pain face." she kept saying sorry and readjusting the pressure on the tools, but man i could not wait for that thing to be over. afterwards the main dentist came back and took care of me. for a few minutes i kept thinking i was going to find a new one, but (1) i'm too lazy for that -- it's human nature i read it somewhere -- (2) he's actually a pretty good guy and i've been going there for over two years without problems, (3) his chair has a massager on it and you get to watch 30 rock while they clean your teeth.
yah, i got nothing today.
my mom -- as you may have suspected -- is a bit of a character. and since i am the lucky child, i am privy to this over the phone more often than my siblings. (and by lucky i mean the one with a job she feels she can interrupt because she doesn't understand what i do anyways -- which you know, sometimes i don't either).
when she calls she doesn't say hello. she just jumps directly into conversation. sometimes she just wants you to spell things, sometimes she needs you to look stuff up for her, and sometimes she just calls to say hi. oh and she calls at all times of the day or night, 9am, 9pm, 11am, 11pm, it doesn't matter. she once called me at 10:30am to spell the word "poop" - no joke.
i actually strangely love her calls. sure she drives me crazy half the time, but the calls are rather endearing. the only thing that drives me absolutely mad is the fact that she doesn't say goodbye. when she's done with you she sort of just hangs up, and you're left going "so um yah...hello? are you there?"
today randall and i decided that we might as well get into the holiday spirit. we both generally enjoy the holidays, but last year we didn't do a darn thing. no tree, no mistletoe, nothing. it made the entire holiday season anti-climatic, so we decided to step up our game this year.
this evening we stopped by the nearby tree lot and picked ourselves up a winner. then we spent an hour searching for our christmas decorations. we were about to declare christmas as ruined, when we finally discovered them hiding in the basement. our decorations are white lights, silver ornamental garland, red spheres and toys. lots of funny little toys including playmobile figurines, legos, and cute little stuffed creatures. it's really weird, i'm semi-ocd on the tree, i grew up in a house with a complete hodgepodge of ornaments in every kind of a color, but as an adult i want it to be a bit more consistent. i just hope i don't turn into one of those "perfect" tree people where everything has to be the exact same color and spacing, because we all know weird ceramic owls don't find their ways onto those trees.
I've spent the last few days in warm and sunny mexico. Randall and I were there for a+a's wedding. We were mainly in a small town called moroleon, but also spent some time in guanajuato and morelia. It was wonderful and amazing, guanajuato was by far my favorite part. The town was so pictureseque and lovely, and the weather was absolutely fantastic.
So why the winter coat?
Well we arrived in san francisco and apparently now it's winter. That means it's time to bust out the warm coats and pretend we're phil daniels (if you don't know who that is, google quadrophenia).