Friday, July 30, 2010

Loss of Wisdom

So the biggest thing going on in my life right now is the fact that I have 4 gaping holes in my mouth. Yes, I had my wisdom teeth removed. After 2 years of being told by my dentist that it needed to happen, I finally went through with it...and it was the worst experience ever.

First of all, I'm not afraid of the dentist. I never have been. And I was only marginally nervous about having my teeth removed. But I ended up freaking out. My oral surgeon doesn't like to put people under during the procedure. His procedure involves local anesthetic and a Valium that you take an hour before you arrive to "take the edge off." The Valium was pretty fun in the beginning but 1 pill definitely wasn't enough because when the doctor started pulling the first tooth I had a full on anxiety attack. I've never had an anxiety attack before and it was super scary. I felt really guilty about holding up the surgery too because it was only supposed to take about 45 minutes but it ended up taking 2 hours. In the end it wasn't really my fault because I apparently have something called sensory nerves? This just means I have more nerves in my mouth than most people so it took 4x as mush anesthesia for someone my size to be injected into my gums :(

Also, my oral surgeon said he normally doesn't prescribe anything stronger than Tylenol with Codeine but in my case he prescribed me with Percoset (oxycodine). As soon as I took the pills I fell asleep but I woke up a few hours later to change my gauze and when I stood up I felt nauseous so I ran to the bathroom to vomit. GROSS. Then as I was walking out of the bathroom I fainted and then vomited again. EXTRA GROSS.

Is everyone's wisdom teeth extractions like this? (photo: a little swollen.)

After that though, I felt fine. I was even able to eat a yogurt! And since I slept most of the day, I was up most of the night watching bad MTV (i.e. The Jersey Shore season 2 premiere and hours of Teen Mom).

Today has been a lot better. I ate yogurt, pudding, and mashed potatoes and have slept a lot. Oxycodine is pretty fun if I do say so my self. Though I'm experiencing a weird side affect from it which is feeling extremely itchy all the time. But otherwise, I enjoy the constant drowsiness and the fact that it makes me feel like I love everyone and everything all the time.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Goat Giggles

I feel slightly ashamed about watching this video and giggling quietly, alone, in the dark of my grandmother's living room. It's just too funny. Why are animals so funny???!!!

Nurse Keiran

So today was an interesting day.

-Went to the elite Park Avenue to work alongside a very pregnant Patricia (who is due any day now with a baby boy-to-be named Peter "PePe" Pius White).

-Had to go to the hospital to pick up my grandmother after her foot surgery. She was the last person to leave the little hospital (which isn't really a hospital but more like a small medical place where various cosmetic surgeries, otherwise known as "daytime surgeries", take place) and was a little bit of a diva about her pain levels. She had surgery on her foot to correct a weird bone growth pattern that had occurred when she got into a bus accident a few years ago. Other than being a diva though, she was pretty hilarious. She made a few sexual advances to her doctor and sucked on an ice cube in the most sexual way I've ever seen. The nurses and I teased her about it and then they became all snooty and were all, "Why are you laughing? You shouldn't know why that's funny! How old are you anyway? You have to be 18 to be her guardian." And I was all, "BITCHES, I'M 20 YEARS OLD!" Oh well, such is life. It took FOREVER to get her home though.

-Witnessed a drug shakedown on the corner of 133rd and Adam Clayton Powell avenue. You would think that having lived in NYC half of my life I would have seen more police arrests or drug shakedowns. NOPE! This was maybe the third time I've ever really seen anyone get in trouble with the law. It's always a little unnerving.

-Bought and consumed delicious Sengalese food. (Chicken kebabs, maffe, plantains, and spicy ginger juice.)

-Almost finished watching all 2 seasons of Pushing Daisies. GOOD SHOW.

Sunday, July 18, 2010


OH MY GOD WHAT A GLORIOUS WEEKEND! It's the kind of weekend you hope for every week of every summer. This was probably the best weekend of my summer so far.

It started off with a wine and cheese party at Madeline's house. We drank cheap wine and delicious cheeses on her rooftop while catching up on girl times.

The next day was Siren Music Festival! Adam came for a visit and so we wandered down to Coney Island just in time to die of heat stroke, drink lemonade, ride the Cyclone roller coaster, and watch Matt & Kim perform. I do believe this was my 4th time seeing those dudes. They're great every time.

On our way back from Coney Island we debated whether we should cram ourselves like sardines into an already packed subway car or wait for the next F train. THANKFULLY we chose to get on the crowded subway and it ended up being THE. BEST. SUBWAY. RIDE. EVER. What was initially described as "Tyler Perry's 'House of Payne'" by Tessa Law turned into the most amazing party ever. A group of people on the train were obvously very intoxicated and excited about the festival. They brought a boombox on the train and started blasting z100's top 40. SO AWESOME! What basically ensued was general rowdiness, screaming, nip slips, sing-a-longs etc. Every time the subway stopped and people got on or off we would all holler and clap and sing and it was so lovely! We were right next to those guys too so we became BFFS. Oh and at one point this complete stranger walks through the crowd of people, puts his hands on Adam's waist and says, "Excuse me! Could I have everyone's attention. This here (squeezing Adam's waist) is my good friend Eric....AND TODAY IS HIS BIRTHDAY! So let's sing him a song!" And everyone sang Happy Birthday and it was just so amazing! One of those things that makes you just love NYC even more.

After we left the Party train we went to our friend Nick's house in Fort Green, BK and had a jolly good time on his roof. Then Adam and I left to go back to Harlem and when we walked out of the subway the sun was rising. IT WAS SO GOOD.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Today was a busy day!

-Went to a business meeting with my boss Ali.
-Had lunch with my mom at the Chelsea Market (delicious veggie burger with fennel jam and Asiago fries).
-Went to the Javits Center for a textiles show and attended a seminar about expected color palettes for 2011.
-Saw 'The Kids Are Alright' with Mom. LOVED IT!
-Walked from 23rd and 6th to 2nd and 2nd while on the search for "grown up" lipstick
-Bought a European laptop adapter (WOO LONDON!)
-Ate delicious Thai food.
-Bought Macaroons in honor of Bastille Day (chocolate, vanilla, raspberry, blueberry-lemon etc.)
-Saw my cousin's feature length film. (IT WAS BADDDDDD! AND I SAW HIM NAKED!!!)

Monday, July 12, 2010


As the days go on I get more and more excited for LONDON! Sure it's going to be stressful and expensive and different, but I am still extremely excited. Today my mom even found an old purse with 45 pounds in it! So I've already got a little head start. I'm also watching The Office UK edition.

In other news, I went to Cape Cod and went clam digging and beaching. But 10 days on the Cape with my family was just too much. I'm glad to be back in the tri-state area.

Things I am looking forward to this week:
-my cousin's NY movie premiere of The Visit on Wednesday,which premiered at Cannes this summer
-Adam coming to visit
-Siren Music Festival