So...two eyebrow raising things today...
First of all, if you hadn't noticed, Tony Blair has finally left Downing Street. Toodle-pip, so-long, you won't be missed. The decietful, lying, spin-obsessed, evangelical, self-righteous little git has finally left. Now, thats not the thing that got my first eyebrow wiggle...its the news that hes quitting as an MP altogether to become...
...a Middle East Peace Envoy!!!!
Can you imagine? One of the prime architects of an ongoing Middle-Eastern war thats cost tens of thousands, if not more, lives and given ammunition to the recruiting campaigns of Fundamentalist Terrorists, is going to be going over to the Middle East as a spokesman for peace. Doesnt the hypocrisy stick in his craw even a little? it beggars belief, it really does. Its like sending Sauron the Deciever to Gondor to ask them to quit sniping at Rohan.
"Hi, Im Tony the Cyber Controller. My Cyberman army and I thought it would be jolly nice if you Time Lords could leave the Daleks alone for a bit"
Eyebrow raising point number two is the news that the US Senate has Subpeona'd The White House. Apparently they reckon that Bush has no valid reason NOT to hand over details of his contraversial spying programe aimed at the American people. he has, it seems, until July 18 the hand the documents over, and the Senate seems unimpressed by his "but we're at war, i can do what i like" argument. Going to be interesting to see how that plays out....
...or "Two injections and a wisdom tooth later".
So, it all started on Friday lunchtime. I'd had my lunch. and then my top left wisdom tooth started to hurt. Not hurt as in "slightly sore"...hurt is in "Pass the painkillers NOW!!!!". it was very unpleasant. Now, my wisdom teeth have been know to shift slightly in my head now and then, quite uncomfortably, since they first grew in, something to do with the way my gums didnt recede properly, so I resolved to wait till the next day to see if it would go away. I do, after all, have an appointment with my dentist soon anyway, so I figured I could let it subside and then mention it to the dentist.
Of course, it didn't subside.
So on Saturday morning, when I was still in horrible unable-to-eat-anything pain, and had already cancelled two possible social things for the day, I steeled myself and called the emergency dentist. Fair play to them, they must be busy as all hell with the distinct lack of dentists in Edinburgh that are taking on new patients, and they asked all the right relevant questions like "Are you in pain after taking painkillers" (answer being YEEEEEESSSS!!!), and they got me an appointment for eight pm that same evening.
When I got there I was told the tooth had to come out, which i was sort of prepared for in a "im flippin terrified of dentists" kind of way...what I wasn't prepared for was the why. The tooth wasnt shifting...it was barely there. It had disintigrated and was mostly just root. It had literaly collapsed. No option really...remove it....
So...now theres an odd gap where my tooth used to be, which Im still uncomfortably aware of, and I spent most of Saturday night with a numb mouth wishing I could have a beer but knowing I couldn't...hard to drink beer with a numb mouth (then theres all the serious medical reasons why you cant drink alcohol so soon after an anesthetic).
At least I had a really good episode of Dr Who to watch. it was a stormer, really good story, really good concept, well told...I loved it.