Today one of the most tightly held national secrets was finally revealed. I think it’s good for persepctive’s sake to make a list of things we still don’t know:
At least, as is being reported here. Seems like Hayden Christensen wants to be an architect.
Now I’m not saying that Anakin Skywalker won’t be a great architect, but if you’ve seen the latest movie, you’ll know that the guy has a problem with construction deadlines–a killer in this business.
Of course, Frank Lloyd Wright wore a cape, too.
It started last week, on my way back from the airport. I opened my mouth in the rear view window and I noticed something that just didn’t look right on my back, left, upper molar. It looked dark, unhealthy, and not something you would want in your mouth. It started feeling different. Pulsating.
It’s weighed on my mind ever since.
I’ll admit, I haven’t been a regular dental office visitor in years. I brush, but don’t floss. (Why bother when you can Listerine?) I drink bottled water (when I drink water), so I’m not getting my fluoride like I should. I probably haven’t darkened the door of an office since I had my wisdom teeth out; I know I haven’t been since I’ve lived in Nashville. As Warren Zevon said about his cancer, “I may have made a tactical error in not consulting a physician for 20 years. That was one phobia that didn’t pay off.” I feared the worst.
This morning, not being able to stand it anymore, I asked around if anyone knew a good dentist. A quick google search revealed a phone number, I called about 9 and had an appointment for 10:20. I got there, filled out their forms. I don’t have dental insurance, which is fine because this particular dentist has a drive-up ATM in his parking lot.
They saw me almost immediately. I laid down in the chair, the hygenist person quickly grabbed her tools and went to work. I looked in her eyes trying to get a sense of the horrors that she was seeing. She was good, I got no tells. She’s played this game before.
Turns out it was a just a filling, one that I forgot I had. She said my teeth were fine. In fact, she said they were in great shape. I was embarassed. The pain was evidently all in my head. (Yes, I know even if was a toothache, the pain would be in my head, but still.)
I made an appointment for a cleaning, but I still couldn’t help but feel like Quiz Kid Donnie Smith from the movie Magnolia, heart full of love and mouth full of unnecessary dental treatments.
One thing that I did notice on the form was the field for “Emergency Contact.” It listed a place to put the contact name, telephone number, cell number, standard stuff…and email address. For the record, if you need me, you might try call my cell phone first.
I love that Conan is now in HD, but it’s not the best demonstration of the technology. In fact, it’s one of the the most frightening thing that I’ve ever seen. Here’s a larger image… IF YOU DARE…
Over the next 13.38 hours, I’m planning on watching Star Wars. The whole thing. That’s right, both trilogies, beginning with Episode I and ending with Episode VI sometime mid-morning tomorrow.
I’ll post thoughts here as they wander in and out of my head.
Episode I : The Phantom Menace
Episode II : When Clones Attack
(Having to cut this one short to get to the theater to stand in line. Standing in line is half the fun, right?)
Episode III: When the Sith hits the Fan.
Just got back from the show. I’ll try to talk about the experience of the theater, and avoid any major spoilers. (Though the movie is now out, if you haven’t seen it, it’s your own damn fault)
Episode IV: Star Wars A New Hope
Wait, I’ve seen this one before. I’m going to bed.
This sign has led me to believe that the county engineer Dean Ringle is solely responsible for deciding what goes on the county boundary signs.
Rained on Steeplechase, but was perfect for my birthday. Yeah, that’s about right.
I use cool eye-candy program called Konfabulator, which comes with a little widget program called “The Weather.” Not suprisingly, it tells you tells you the current conditions for a city.
I just glanced at the screen and saw what’s shown on the left there. As best I can tell this is the icon for FIRE AND BRIMSTONE.
I got a flyer in the mail from an architectural modeling company that just blew my mind. Now, I’ve done some architectural rendering in my day, but why anyone would need a rendering of this common sight is beyond me:
Yep, looks like every other exit on I-40. Now there’s absolutely nothing wrong with the rendering, the rest of the stuff was pretty good. Perhaps I’m just jealous that I wasn’t assigned this task, the simplicity of it: all you would need is a camera and enough cash to cover your Sunrise Sampler, over-medium.
Tonight at a local sushi establishment I had my second Nashville experience. (Read about the first one here.) Oddly enough, both brushes with fame have occured in restaurants that specialize in Asian cuisine.* This particular sighting can also count double because she was with her celebrity husband. I was trying to be very subtle with the camera, the above picture was the best I could get. Some may ask, “Who Needs Pictures?” You know me.
I’ve got a ticket to the 12:01 AM Thursday, May 19th showing of Star Wars: Episode III for the first one who can identify this Celebrity.
*Update: I do remember once seeing Charley Pride at the Cracker Barrel off of Music Valley Drive. So actually only 2 of 3 brushes with fame involved chopsticks. (Still.)
**Update 2: I have it on good authority that Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney were seen together in P.F. Changs’ a few days before their wedding was announced. I so see a pattern here.
HABEMUS VICTOR: MMMikey of Who You Talkin’ At? has correctly identified the celebrity forearm as none other than Kimberly Williams. It was his innate sense of music, popular culture, and Asian cuisine that led him to the correct answer.