from A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness:
" These days vampires gravitated towards particle accelerators, projects to decode the genome, and molecular biology. Once they had flocked to alchemy, anatomy and electricity. If it went bang, involved blood, or promised to unlock the secrets of the universe, there was sure to be a vampire around."
'Red Reddington' (The Blacklist): "never underestimate the power of glitter"
'Red': "I don't need visas, passports, travel documents. give me a bug-out bag and fifteen seconds and I'm on my way to anywhere in the world."
ME: wouldn't that be great? Pick up the phone, say 'I need to travel' and a car pulls up ready to take you to your own private jet to anywhere. Just like on TV.
from Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor:
"Now I've seen everything," she thought. 'The 'Shadows That Live' doing chicken impressions."
from Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor:
"Humans have gotten glimpses of things over time," he'd said. "Just enough to make the rest up. It's all been a quilt of fairy tales with a patch here and there of truth."
Last night I watched Today Tonight, our local current affairs program and they featured painkillers and how easy it is to become addicted to them. They mentioned Nurofen Plus, and Panadeine.
Then they went to an ad break. What were they advertising? Nurofen Plus. and a little later in the same break, Voltaren, also a pain killer with anti-inflammatory properties.
Is it only me that thinks that was a little inappropriate?
Just like when they show articles on healthy eating and the importance of consuming much more fruits and vegetables, then showing advertisements for MacDonald's burger meals.
In other news, I may have mentioned, last year, that my dentist was taking time off to have a baby. She had a little boy and is now back at work. I saw her several weeks ago for a check up, then a small filling, I'm pretty sure I mentioned this a while ago, and again this npast Tuesday to prepare a molar for a crown. The tooth was cracked and the filling was too, so a new crown is to prevent it becoming infected and/or breaking up and crumbling away.
I now have a temporary crown in place, with the permanent one being fitted in two weeks.
Prior to all this work, I'd last seen Dr S in July and August of 2015 to have a couple of crowns fitted on my front teeth, where I'd had off and on toothache for years. I'd had root canal treatments on them, so they were now dead and badly discoloured.
I'm happy to say that since the 2015 visits, I have not had any toothache at all.
A FULL YEAR WITH NO TOOTHACHE!!
This is after having multiple episodes of pain and infections resulting in many root canals over the last thirty years. You've heard me tell the story -I go to the dentist, he says 'I can't see any reason for your pain'- and sends me home, then the tooth becomes a raging inferno and so on and so on.
It's really nice to have a dentist that knows my teeth, knows me, and works up a treatment plan, with costs, for the receptionist to print out, so I can take it home and start saving for the work. Dr S indicates which of the teeth needs to be done first and that's the cost I start putting money aside for.
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