Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sunk to a new low today...

I've gotten somewhat comfortable showing up for work in muddy wet gear. It wasn't always that way. Today I sunk to a new low. I went to a dentist appointment wearing (and packing) riding gear. Now I know why riders pack their helmet along. It explains the weird clothes. It doesn't explain why your riding when it's 40 degrees out, but I guess a little mystique is good to maintain.

My dentist thought it was cool! :)


In one corner a pile of gear overflows a small chair. I'm lounging in the dentist's chair, in armored pants and muddy boots getting x-rayed, and probed (sounds like an alien abduction), and feeling rather ridiculous. Truly I must be a princess for I will be receiving another crown (lucky me).

So I wonder, how weird is it to wear a helmet when half your face is numb? Guess I'll be finding out soon enough!

My dentist said he used to ride... 

20 comments:

  1. This made me laugh. Thanks.

    I don't ride to see my dentist. She is not happy that I ride. Oh well.

    Nice re-frame on the crown thing. I hope it won't bankrupt the royal treasury.
    ~Keith

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  2. That is one of the funniest dentist scenes in a movie (Little shop of horrors). Nice grab on the photos. Carrying the helmet is a must when dressed in the storm trooper outfit.

    I too like your play on words for the crown. We know you're a princess too... a princess who rides!

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  3. Now I have to get that musical song out of my head again. "Oh, shut up. Open wide. here I come!
    I am your dentist..." Thanks for making me smile today.

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  4. One of the chair side assistants at my dentist's office is a sunny, summer afternoon Harley polisher. I love showing up on a cold, wet winter day on my muddy Triumph in my dripping wet gear ask her why she didn't ride today?
    I don't think I've ever arrived to a dentist appointment in the car, always been on the bike.
    Welcome to the club.

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  5. I always ride to the dentist in the summer... unfortunately the weather usually sucks too bad in the winter time to make the 100 mile journey in my rain gear. Yes... I still go to Portland to see the dentist. The cool part is that one of the dental assistant in the office also rides. So I get a bad time in the winter when I show up with Tedward the Trooper instead of Zedward the ZZR.

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  6. Hi Keith,
    Your welcome! :)
    We have a physicians assistant who feels the same way...always talking about "donors" and such.

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  7. Hi Mike,
    It was pretty funny. I'd forgotten about the motorcycle until I saw the pic. Steve Martin as a dentist. It's just wrong in so many ways!

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  8. Hi Sonja,
    LOL - sorry about the song! Glad I could make you smile. :)

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  9. Hi Troubadour
    Harley polisher...lol. I hope you leave a nice little mud puddle! On the other hand, it never pays to tick off anyone who has sharp instruments and access to the inside of your mouth!

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  10. Hi Rick,
    Well, you're braver than me, I won't even ride in Portland. What do they do, put you in a chair, stuff your mouth full of tools, then harass you for the next hour, while you can't talk back! :)

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  11. "Truly I must be a princess for I will be receiving another crown..." ah ha ha haha!
    Got my first crown last year. yuck.
    You are one devoted bike-ridin' gal to ride in our nasty weather.

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  12. I love the looks people give me when I show up toting my helmet and swishing in my garb. Sounds like you do too! :)

    -Lori

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  13. Very funny! My dentist rides, when I go there we talk bikes and the rides we would like to do...well, actually he talks, I go, "gaaa" and, "gu huujuh".

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  14. I dislike the dentist so much I'd keep my full faced helmet on in the chair if I had one. Cool that your dentist rides though.

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  15. Hi Farmgirl
    Crowns are no fun. I've lost count of mine, and I have more to go..oh well :)

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  16. Hi Lori
    lol - sometimes yeah, but some times I just feel silly...especially the swishing.

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  17. Ken,
    lol - I hate those one sided conversations! They always ask questions that I can't answer - sheesh!

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  18. Hi Gary,
    I have a full face...good idea!
    Actually he said he used to ride (a V-rod),
    now he drives a Hummer. Not sure what I think about that! :)

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  19. So how did the full face helmet go with half your face numb? Mine fits so snugly I have to think about puffing my cheeks before I close my jaw or else I bite the inside of them.

    Little by little you are being absorbed into the collective. You're even crazy enough to sound proud of it! Good for you!!!!!

    Locutus

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  20. Hi Locutus
    Haven't gotten the crown yet. You'll have to wait a few more days for the rest of the tale.

    After my appointment I have to go to work. I'm really worried I'll get there and won't be able to get the helmet off! :)

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