Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wisdom Teeth Removal & My Day

So I got all four wisdom teeth removed today, and I have to say my recovery is going much better than I expected because I started out with dirt-low expectations. So part of pre-surgery was not to eat or drink after 12 midnight because I guess some of the medication I was on could have made me vomit during the surgery (super ew.) That was easy enough, not even water though.

So woke up super early, surgery was scheduled for 8:45 -- I go in, leave my dead phone in my coat. Step one is take off my outer button up shirt because I wore too many clothes cause it seemed cold, lol. They put a laughing-gas mask on me, and they ask if I have any questions, and the only question I have is: "So will I have crazy singing/dancing dreams like on Glee?" The nurse chuckled that that was the only question I had, and the Doctor came in, and they commented that they'd never heard of anyone having dreams under anesthesia. So they put a IV-thingie in my arm, and it really doesn't hurt even as much as getting ready to give blood has.


Bam. I don't even remember what happened after that. Gone.

I wake up and seem to be running on auto-pilot, I am sitting in a waiting room and the nurse is explaining things to me and mom is there. I again have the "do you have any questions?" and all auto-pilot Andrew could come up with was something about drinking during recovery, which non-running-on-autopilot would NEVER have asked in front of mom.

Tons of gauze in my mouth, mom drives me home and I watch my recently purchased for less-than-3-dollars Tomb Raider 2: The Cradle of Life. Take my first bit of medication, and the rest of my day has been The West Wing marathon (starting with the first season, considering doing the whole series?) and napping, trying to figure out what I can eat.

Woah! CiarĂ¡n Hinds played the bad guy in Tomb Raider 2, that's where I'd seen him before. He was also former-President Hammond on "Political Animals" this past summer.

Nap felt great, woke up feeling almost back to normal actually. Pain in my mouth got a bit worse, but I feel it's mainly from a breathing tube kinda thing rather than my teeth. I'm not allowed to eat how foods at first cause it could lead to more oozing x_x which is gross. So today has been yogurt and Orange pop-over-Icecreams (not really a milkshake, but I guess an Orange float?)

I finished Uncharted 2 the other day, so I'm going to try to put off Uncharted 3 a few days/weeks, because once it's done, it's done.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Black Friday and a Movie

Well, I had an eventful enough Black Friday I think. Didn't partake in any late night shopping lines, stayed up late after my friend Danielle's Thanksgiving Wedding to play Uncharted 2 into the wee hours of the morning instead. (Favorite PS3 series, by the way!)
Almost bought this for $19.95; did NOT buy this for $76.96.

In the afternoon, Panda and I went shopping out at South Park Mall -- haha, managed to spend the whole afternoon there and only bought one thing between the two of us. I got Tomb Raider 2: The Cradle of Life on DVD for a wopping $3! Almost bought some awesome dress clothes from H&M, but they weren't priced correctly and I wasn't about to pay Express standard prices on Black Friday.

Then we went and saw Wreck It Ralph, which actually was better than I was expecting! I kinda hoped that the internet rumor I heard about GlaDOS from Portal being in it was true -- but it didn't take long for the logic of the in-movie universe to effectively rule that out.

Quote of the Day: "Welcome to the Boss level!" - Bad guy in Wreck It Ralph. I plan to say this line in my actual life at some point, because.

Song of the Day: "When Can I See You Again" by Owl City. This was the end-credits song to Wreck It Ralph, and it's actually not bad. I'm glad Owl City and ...um, another band/group/person that I figured would be a one-hit wonder are actually back and making good songs. The video for this song obviously uses lots of W.I.R. clips, nothing spoiler-y at all.




I love his glasses in this, I've almost bought those in the past and have commented if I ever need to go into the witness protection program or something and need to reboot my entire fashion -- pixelation/video games would be very prominent. I also like the pixelation in the set of this video -- makes me think it would look super cool to do that with a school play!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Advice to a Struggling 1940s Department Store

So last night I was watching the Marx Brothers movie "The Big Store." I *LOVE* the Marx Brothers, I have since I was very young and watched the movies with my dad -- and I'd like to think I got my sense of humor from my dad, because we used to watch all the old comedies like Gene Wilder and the Marx Brothers. And Mom's sense of humor is just awful. But anyway.
My new DVD rack! Can you spot the Marx Bros. collection?
Wow. Didn't know I had so many DVDs until they were stacked up to almost my height.
So things you should know: The Marx Brothers, if you don't know, were like *THE* Comedian group of the like, late 1920s through mid-1940s. Their quick variety of humor (three brothers, Harpo, Cheeko and Groucho -- Groucho being my favorite) played in all kinds of different settings, one parodying Casablanca, another set in preparing for an Opera, this particular one was set in a Department Store that was going through financial trouble of some kind (in 1941.)

Observation numero uno: There was a point where they were going to celebrate selling the store, and the guy says "It's Saturday, so the store closes at 1:00 - we can have a party right here in the store for all the employees!" Ummmmmm... I'm sorry. Pause. Rewind. Did you say the Mall closes at 1:00 PM on a Saturday, cause it was definitely daytime. How on EARTH was that standard practice in the 1940s? How did anyone shop!? You'd have to get to the mall so super early, the lines would be crazy. You know what would help you're struggling department store buddy -- BETTER HOURS.

Picture of the Day: I love Chipotle's sense of humor, haha. I love that this is a classy printed sign, in Chipotle font and everything. Just awesome.

Song of the Day: "If I Were A Core" by Harry101UK. BAHAHAHAHAHA! So, I totally came across one of his other Portal songs and thought it was legit produced by the people who made Portal. I mean, the voices, the animation, the professionalism of it all is Out Of This World. (SPAAAAACE!) This particular song is a automated turret singing about how it wishes it was a Core (like Wheatley.) It's a parody of "If I Were A Boy" by Beyonce. I just can't even, this is great.