So, last week I happily trot off to the dentist for a cleaning. I get into a discussion with the hygienist regarding the long-term prognosis for my long-dead front tooth with the porcelain veneer. “Don’t bite into hard stuff,” she warns, “and it should last for a while yet.”
Fast forward a whole TWO HOURS!
While eating cauliflower I whack my tooth with the side of my fork and smash the crap out of the veneer. Very pretty. I had to wait until morning to call my dentist who was quite lovely about the whole thing and got me in right away. I was a little concerned that he might think I was some kind of “Fatal Attraction”-like obsessive fan who broke my tooth on purpose to spend more time “in the chair.” Thankfully, he fixed the tooth anyway. Now I eat with plastic cutlery or chopsticks.
I just finished reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s new novel The Signature of All Things. It is terrific! It is a tale of unrequited love, adventure, Tahiti and…well…moss. It comes out on October 1. Until then, read Stern Men. For those of you who only have read Eat, Pray, Love., you should check out her fiction. I think it’s great.