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It Is Written

Thursday, October 24, 2013

I sit here with the word "DENTIST" written on my hand in eyeliner pen.

Yes, last night as I wiped off the little bit of makeup I wear, I had a sudden fear that with all the infinitesimal things I have to remember (Thursday is garbage day) I would forget about my dentist appointment.

So, because I was thinking about it, I grabbed my eyeliner pen and wrote on my hand.

You'd maybe think that was a sign of aging, but I used to write on my hand all the time in high school and university. I kept a pocket diary for all my tests, interviews, midterms, and due dates. No electronic devices back then -- we didn't even have desktop computers to write our papers with. Well, most people didn't. I had access to DH's assembled-from-a-kit Apple II that he had inherited from his older brother. It was sort of like a typewriter in a plywood frame. Very primitive, but almost "bleeding edge" at the time.

Oh god, don't let me start reminiscing.

The garbage is sitting on the curb waiting to be picked up. I am sitting at my Apple desktop computer (a couple of years old, "trailing edge" at best), drinking a Starbucks Chai Latte (no gym this morning -- going to Step class tonight) and thinking about the past while the future awaits: dentist appointment in two hours.

My destiny is written on my hand.

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UPDATE: Have to go back to replace a filling. emoticon
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  • RHYMESWITHBABY
    To my good SparkFriend who is a dentist, if you are seeing all this, please understand that it is appointments and dental work that should be the four letter words. Dentists are NICE PEOPLE. We like NICE PEOPLE.
    2728 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13755987
    DENTIST should be a four-letter word!
    2728 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13590869
    Good luck at the dentist!
    2728 days ago
  • CHANGE4FIT
    Have left notes on my hand for years-pretty sure I won't lose or misplace them there-LOL
    2728 days ago
  • MADEIT3
    You might try post-it notes - we didn't have those "back in the day" either. Although eyeliner on your hand - that would be me too!!

    I'm always happy to be **done** with the dentist and also happy that I'm two months shy of 65 and still have my teeth. So the pain is worth it!! Good luck!
    2728 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14253479
    LOL The older generation doesn't realize that their medications and the toxic "food" they eat is a major contributing factor to memory loss.

    I'm thinking of you today and will hope the dentist's visit is relatively painless.
    2728 days ago
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