Okay, the title is slightly misleading. The fact is, this post is not about sex. It’s about all sorts of things (politics, dentistry, etc) but not sex. You have been warned.
I’ve had a headache almost every day for the last two weeks, and it’s all due to my teeth. Even though I had braces as a kid, apparently my bite is mis -aligned and I am wearing my teeth abnormally. The result of that is several crowns and 2 lovely root canals. So my dentist, bless her heart, recommended I do Invisalign. It’s only 15 weeks for me, with a weekly “tray” change, and if that prevents further issues, all to the good. What they don’t tell you is that Invisalign a; makes your teeth hurt, and b; apparently can cause migraines. I’m predisposed to migraines, but I’ve had several since starting this process. This is not fun (as in Trump is an idiot type of understatement). I’m not enjoying this process. Also, you have to brush and floss every time you eat, so I’ve finally found a use for all those kits they give you at your check up, as I’ve been packing a toothbrush, floss, and toothpaste wherever I go. I also had to have several teeth filed to have enough room for them to move. It’s been a joyful two weeks, but my teeth have never been cleaner!
Speaking of the idiot, what a crazy week it’s been! We have our own version of “brown shirts” trying to burn down the reichstag. Who ever would have thought the US would have its own “radicalized terrorists” ala ISIS, and yet, here we are. Sadly, it was rather predictable. We are a fundamental racist country. There is no argument when 70 million angry white people voted for that idiot.
I, for one, can’t wait to see the orange one go, and I see some significant criminal liability in his future. I’m heartened that a significant majority of Americans rejected his racist, populist, fascist bullshit. The results in Georgia were also a tonic for my soul. There are some good people left. There are sadly many deluded, racist people around as well. I’m calling a spade a spade. They only objected to the Black vote. They tried to disenfranchise our African American brothers and sisters . Stacey Abrams is a hero.
I know you don’t read this blog for politics, and I am no expert. I am, however, very knowledgeable about SARS-Covid 19 and the federal government (Trump) had absolutely abrogated its duty. It’s criminal.
Speaking of SARS-Covid 19, I got my first vaccine this past week. I get my booster in another 3 weeks, and 2 weeks after that, I should be essentially immune. I’m lucky to be in the first group. Of course, group 1A also has the highest likelihood of exposure, and I’ve seen so many infections among friends and colleagues, and several deaths. That vaccination was a joyous moment, but I’ll be happier after my booster. 1 in 5 (or more) Californians have Covid, so some protection cannot come soon enough.
Other than that meshugas, things have been about the same. I am working fairly long days, and trying to stay safe and healthy. We have to replace the roof on the house, and my car is at the dealer where neither they nor Volvo can quite figure out what is wrong with it. Since these things come in threes, I’m just waiting for something else to go wrong…. 2021 is not starting out well.
I hope you enjoyed this joyous, uplifting post. At least, I think, things will only get better from here, but then again, who the fuck knows.