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the most dreaded doctor of them all

January 23, 2012

Today I have my most dreaded doctor’s appointment.

It happens twice a year and I go kicking and screaming every single time.

The dentist.

I loathe the dentist.

I don’t really know why. I usually have great check ups and never have problems but I just hate having someone dig in my mouth. It gives me the heebie jeebies. Ick. Ick. Ick.

And why is that the hygienist always wants to talk? I mean I know it she is just trying to be friendly but it’s awkward because I can’t answer back with her all her tools in my mouth and I don’t really want to answer because I just want her to do her job and be finished. I don’t want it to take any longer than necessary.

And today I have x-rays.

Another bright spot in the appointment. I like nothing more than having hard film pieces being awkwardly shoved in my mouth while sitting under a 20 pound radiation protective vest.

I am a peach today, no?

Obviously I really hate the dentist.

Oh another note. I do have a recipe for you. For years I would simply eat my vegetables plain because I didn’t really know what to do with them. I still am usually pretty simple; you know olive oil, fresh lemon, salt and pepper. But every so often I go all out.

Baked Asparagus with Balsamic Butter Sauce

1 bunch of asparagus, trimmed

salt and pepper; to taste

2 T. butter

1 T. soy sauce

1 tsp. balsamic vinegar

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and arrange the asparagus on a cookie sheet lightly sprayed with nonstick spray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 12 minutes, or until tender.

Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat and add soy sauce and balsamic vinegar. Pour over asparagus, tossing to coat, and serve immediately.

Serves: 4

Do you like the dentist?

What about your vegetables…do you eat them plain or dressed up?

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. January 23, 2012 7:52 am

    I actually don’t mind the dentist at all. I much prefer that instead of the lady doctor. Good luck, hope it’s not too bad! 🙂

  2. January 23, 2012 8:48 am

    I don’t mind the dentist, but TOTALLY feel you on the x-rays. So uncomfortale and awkward! It’ll all be over in 30 minutes..you can do anything for 30 min! Good luck 🙂

  3. January 23, 2012 9:07 am

    Ugh– I hate the dentist too. Good luck!

  4. January 23, 2012 9:19 am

    oh girl that’s nothing. 2011 was the year I went to the dentist every month and sometimes twice! i’m part of their family now, they even sent me a Thanksgiving card now, which is probably only for most valued customers! no matter how OCD I am with taking care of my teeth, genetically I have been given the gift of soft teeth prone to a lot of problems, my whole family has these issues. Good luck today! and keep in mind, it could always be worse!

  5. January 23, 2012 9:27 am

    I actually like going to the dentist. I love the feeling of getting my teeth cleaned. However, I have TMJ and I have to make two appointments (one to have my top and one to have my bottom cleaned) because having my mouth open long enough to do both affects my jaw. I barely have time to squeeze in one appt, let alone two, so it’s really irritating.

    Good luck today! 🙂

  6. January 23, 2012 9:48 am

    I don’t mind the dentist at all. But, I wasn’t always this way. I used to hate the dentist – dreaded and avoided it when I could. But, I’ve had so much work done now that it doesn’t bug me one bit.

  7. January 23, 2012 10:49 am

    The last time I went to the dentist it was one of the worst experiences of my life. My gums hurt for hours after. I hope yours goes much better.

  8. January 23, 2012 12:44 pm

    Is it weird that I like the dentist? I think it’s relaxing to lay there in that chair not having to talk to anyone. Plus, at my dentist, you get a hot wax treatment on your hands when you are lying there. It’s quite luxurious.

    Also, balsamic butter? I must try.

  9. January 23, 2012 2:15 pm

    Dentist = not pleasant. But, I go dutifully twice a year.

    I’ve been making that recipe for years – did you get it from cooking light? It’s my husband’s favorite side dish.

    • January 24, 2012 8:16 pm

      I have no idea where that recipe is from. I found it on a sticky note?

  10. January 23, 2012 3:09 pm

    Woof, I hate the dentist. Last time I went I had 4 cavities! I haven’t had that many since I was like 10 and lied about brushing my teeth. Stupid old age.
    And whatever you do, never let them talk you into not using Novocaine. NEVER.

  11. January 23, 2012 6:29 pm

    bahahaha… I seriously hate the dentist. I always get judgemental looks for not flossing enough. Always.

  12. January 23, 2012 6:37 pm

    hehe, i think i am the only one that likes the dentist. I know, i am crazy. But thats because growing up my dentist was HOT! major crush!
    Recipe looks awesome friend. I love asparagus.

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