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TTT: Teeth, Truck, Tapan! - A Recovering Physicist's Apology

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It's all coming together. A while back a friend's mom hit my truck and the door got pretty beat up, well on the 18th I took it in to get re-shaped. Next time I see my truck it will be nice and smooth. I'm very happy about that. Despite my original thinking, it takes more than a beat up Ford truck to launch a country-western career. It appears that even though my truck was a Ford and was beat up my IQ remained prohibitively too high to be a country-western star. So instead of being the next big thing in Country, I was just a guy with a dinged up truck.

Next, for the longest time I was missing two teeth on either side of my central incisors. Looking it up on "the google" I discover the teeth I am missing are called the lateral incisors. Oddly enough one of my grandfathers had another set of these exact teeth! With my pension money from Japan I finally filled the gap. They had to file down my two central incisors and then put a bridge in that used my front teeth as anchors for the new lateral and central incisors. I am really pleased with how they look, and as long as they last it was well worth the big chunk of money I spent on it. The one thing is my gums are really sore right now from the procedure. He had to scrape a lot of the cement off around my gum line and that was not happy times. That will fade, my suave new style will last forever! The teeth feel really weird in my mouth. The false teeth are really smooth and not as sharp as my real teeth, so I have to practice saying all the sounds you need your front teeth for, here I come hooked on phonics volumes: "t", "th", and "f/v"

Last is Tapan, which since "Truck" and "Teeth" started with "T" I figured what the heck, just swap the "T" for a "J" in Japan to make it an all T headline! I's all set and I can't wait. Tomorrow I talk to the Rotary club about my experiences in Japan so that should be fun. It's all coming together. And the feeling of horror that I am spending way too much money recently is fading as I get closer to leaving for Japan. I am going to have such a great time... with my teeth!
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From:stovelkor
Date:February 20th, 2008 11:49 am (UTC)
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you drive a truck? what a redneck!! ahahahaha!!!

when you say missing teeth, did they come out at some point, or did you just never have them to begin with?
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From:biggrumpy
Date:February 20th, 2008 03:48 pm (UTC)
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I never had the teeth in my head. My grandfather actually had three sets (baby, adult, and an extra currently still in his head).

Yeah I drive a truck, and why? Because I'm a little bit country and I'm a little bit rock n' roll!
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From:stovelkor
Date:February 20th, 2008 10:11 pm (UTC)
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so you're whole family are genetic freaks? :P
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From:biggrumpy
Date:February 20th, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC)
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Huh, it's strange, the calendar you want me to bring you, it's looking more and more like customs will be "confiscating" it.
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From:stovelkor
Date:February 21st, 2008 06:15 am (UTC)
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yeah, I should hold off on the insults until AFTER I get what I want, huh? :)
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From:obie_in_exile
Date:February 20th, 2008 12:41 pm (UTC)
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Congrats on the new teeth. I honestly never noticed till you pointed them out. then my thoughts were "whoa...Cool..hey, cheese! i'm hungry"
but really i can't wait to see your new teeth.
you inspire me to use my new wad of cash on self improvement too. i'll tell you all about this plan when you get here.
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From:biggrumpy
Date:February 20th, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC)
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I didn't so much mind having my little rodent teeth, but it would have caused big big problems for me down the line. Without place holders my teeth started to migrate around my head and eventually it would screw up my bite pretty radically. I had the money and the time, so...


Plus if I was ever a vampire my bite would be very recognizable and the vampire hunters would totally know who to come looking for. But now the teeth marks I leave behind are a lot less unique. It'll make me a much harder vampire to track this way.
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