Saturday, May 28, 2005

Pearly Whites and the Power of the Rally Monkey

After years of being hassled by dh, I went ahead and had my teeth whitened yesterday. I was one of those kids who lived on tetracycline as a baby and it left me with stained adult teeth. Other than that, my teeth are perfect: no cavities, no need for braces. They managed to lighten my teeth 7 shades. It took two hours and was uncomfortable as hell, but I did okay, until she handed me the list of things I can't eat or drink for 48 hours. Oh, and I might feel some discomfort for first 24 hours (I knew I should have been suspect when she handed me advil as soon as I sat down in the chair).

Jump down to the next event. We had tickets to see the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim play (is that not the most asinine name in the world? a whole other rant on its own). So after taking a second out on the house to pay for food at the game, we packed up two of the brats and headed to the old ball game.

First thing, the kids are hungry. So dh heads to the stand to get hot dogs, except I can't have ketchup or mustard for 48 hours. But there is the guy selling $6 pizzas. Oops, can't have red sauce. Hmm...but Panda Express has booth, so I could get some broccoli beef. Oh dear, it has soy sauce, another no-no.

I was also thirsty. It's Pepsi. I don't drink Pepsi and even if I did, cola is another banned substance. I asked hubby to get water. He looked at me with horror and said he'd rather spend the money getting ripped off on beer than water. So he got me a Mike's Hard Lemonade.

Now this is bad enough, but then the "discomfort" kicks in. Oh, my teeth hurt so bad. But the Angels are losing, so I figure we would be home soon and I could get more advil. Sigh...they get some guys on base and the Rally Monkey appears. Thousands of people are screaming waving their stuffed monkeys. Sure enough, the Angels score 5 runs and tie the game. Bottom of the ninth, they've got people on base and the Rally Monkey is doing his thing. No such luck and the game goes to extra innings. Thank goodness the Monkey was still around and the Angels got a run in the bottom of the 10th. But we still had to sit for fireworks. I was so glad to get home.

It's Saturday morning and I can sit down with a cup of coffee, except it is on "the list." But where there is a will, there is a way. I'm drinking it through a straw.

10 comments:

Jill said...

Yikes. Hope you feel better soon.

Tori said...

Oh, you poor thing! {{hugs}}

Melissa Marsh said...

I love going to ball games. But can't imagine doing it with teeth pain! :-) Hope you're feeling better.

Amy said...

LOL I know this wasn't a funny story by any means, but you definitely have a way with words! Hope your teeth feel better by now!

(And I can SO relate to the food thing with my new, limited diet. Ballgames are impossible.)

Rene said...

Thanks for concern Jill, Tori, Mel & Amy. I'm feeling fine now. Your good wishes and beer saw me through.

kacey said...

Ha! I was going to suggest a straw! bummer on the pain

Anonymous said...

And now its Sunday - is your 48 hours over? Can you have coffee again?? Hope you are feeling MUCH better today!

Katie
Katiecrawfod.com

Suzanne said...

Oh, wow, Rene! That's cool that you had that done but ouch!!!! I hope it feels better soon so you can enjoy your beautiful new smile!

Gena Showalter said...

I want to have that done so badly! And I'd do the same thing, straw that coffee down. Can't live without it. It's my life's blood LOL

Michelle said...

How long do you have to stay on the banned substances diet? Can you eventually drink Cokes and so on?