I got my wisdom teeth out Thursday afternoon. Boy was that fun. Considering all of my dental experiences (don’t ask) I opted to go with the nitrous oxide gas, and let me tell you…you need to try this stuff. I went from “this gas doesn’t really seem to be doing anything” to “i think that is my face that he is poking, but I am not really so sure” in about 2 minutes. It was quite interesting though, I had some serious deja vu right before the doctor began his stuff. I totally remember the assistant lady asking if I was ok and asking if my toes felt a little tingly, so weird. Then, while my entire body was basically cracked out on this wonderful nitrous gas my mind was more or less totally functional. They had given me a walkman to listen to so I wouldn’t hear the drilling (yeah like that almost worked), but I had to focus so much energy on finding the right button to change the station that I just gave up half way through the procedure. Also, I was trying so hard not to have the music too loud so that I wouldn’t be able to hear the doctor if he said anything to me…hence, it was pretty futile. Although, I now have a new found hatred forKelly Clarkson and Will Smith (there was nothing on the radio)… Also, I have a strange liking of the doctors eyes now for some reason. I think it may have something to do with everything else in the room appearing totally cracked out and his eyes were the only thing not spinning. Also, this is the man who made the “You’re going to be just ___ ____ after this” joke…I was cracked out of my mind and I still wanted to beat him senseless with his own shoe.
Once I got home I felt more or less ok because the novocaine was still in full effect. I had to try and take my first round of pain killers and boy let me tell you how fun that one was. Try swallowing a pill the size of a small baby when you lips and tongue are almsot entirely numb…wow that must have been attractive to watch. I flopped on the bed, started to watch a terrible movie and began to ice my face. Somewhere near the end of the movie the effects of the novocaine were all but gone and my face was going to let me know that. Wow….it felt like I had been hit in the face with a baseball bat a few times, before being beat senseless. Then the pain killers finally started to kick in and that was it for the pain more or less. Hydrocodone is some pretty good stuff once it finally gets going. Anyways, I still can’t eat solid foods for all intensive purposes…you would never think one could get sick of soft foods until you have no choice but to eat things with the consistency of baby food. Only a few more days I hope…I am off to take my pain killers and then to crawl into bed.
Energy Fiend ï¿½ Death by Caffeine
Useless but entertaining none the less.
Pickup Lines Used by Mario
“Are you a magic feather? Because my heart just grew a tail, and flew away.”
This is really funny, also browse through the other lists on that site…some really funny stuff. My personal favorite has to be utterances said by Jesus Christ.
OSx86 Project – Build Your Own Mac for $199
One user, CEpeep, shopped around and found everything you’d need to build your own Intel Mac for under $200 – no rebates, no refurbs.
…Now we just have to convince Apple to start selling OSX by itself.
The Freedom Toaster is a conveniently located, self-contained ‘Bring ‘n Burn’ facility, where users bring their own blank discs and make copies of the open source software they require.
It’s too bad they only have these in South Africa right now, but I could definitely see this taking off if they become a bit more prevalent. They also just mentioned that they are including dvd burning capabilities also, perhaps they need add USB.
Neave Lab › Flash Earth
See anywhere in the world using satellite images from Google Maps or MSN Virtual Earth.
What happens when you cross the two best online map programs? You get this very interesting site that has some real potential. It really is too bad they use flash so extensively, they could have easily done this same thing just using AJAX but perhaps that will be there next step.
Discover New Music – Pandora
Ever since we started the Music Genome Project, our friends would ask: Can you help me discover more music that I’ll like?
Those questions often evolved into great conversations. Each friend told us their favorite artists and songs, explored the music we suggested, gave us feedback, and we in turn made new suggestions. Everybody started joking that we were now their personalDJs.
We created Pandora so that we can have that same kind of conversation with you.
I got accepted into the testing for this and I must say this service is absolutely amazing. They are going to open this up to the public very soon and I would suggest that you try it out. Yes, it is a subscription service, but for $38 a year for unlimited use…that really is not a bad deal.
It really does work surprisingly well. I expected this to be another “the song you picked is in the hip-hop genre so here is another song in the hip-hop genre” …instead it really does find other music for you that has a similar style within a particular genre.
Still a little bit of your song in my ear
Still a little bit of your words I long to hear
You step a little closer to me
So close that I can’t see what’s going on
– Cannonball, Damien Rice
I can’t wait until the day I can hold you again.
Google Talk Review – Download Squad
…it’s out already. Go read it and make up your own mind.
[Update]Go get it if you want it… Google Talk[/Update]