Sunday, November 05, 2006

"Der Dentist Suchen Sie Gewholelottgeschnizzel!!!"

German for "Going to the Dentist sucks a whole lot!!!"

I know I know, I have once said that my Dentist is the Yoda of Dentists but...

I think that going to the Dentist is the perfect parable for the problem of pain. We have all asked these questions but somehow it feels good to ask them again. So I will. Why do things that are good for you have to hurt? Why are things that are bad for you taste and feel sooo good? Why do veggies taste like empty crappy water/air (unless smothered with cheese, butter or salt and pepper, preferably a nice medley of all four) while a chocolate covered Krispy Kreme donut taste like a wheel o' taste-bud-bliss made in heaven? Why does going to the Dentist suck so bad while getting the cavities was pretty darn fun? Why Lord... WHY!!!!!

8 comments:

Douglas_Coombs said...

So, is the authority thread dead?

Doug

Kat said...

Seth,
I suppose your better judgement led you to trim this post. However, feedreaders never lie and my feedreader left your original post intact. I know how goofy you really are...

My answer? I don't think we will. :-)

Seth Ward said...

HA!!! Busted!

I am goofy indeed. I think I just chickened out.

Doug... I think Cach has been kinda sick and busy.

Cach...????

euphrony said...

Kat's right, Seth. Either you hit the post button too soon, or your get writers regret. I've seen several posts slashed and burned. I try not to comment about it, but . . .

Seth Ward said...

It is true. I get trigger happy and go back and delete. Often. I usually write blogs very fast. Pretty much how they come out is how they get posted so sometimes things get posted that well...

My wife usually has a chance to read pretty quick and if it is weird or too out there she will give me the heads up. Alas she is in L.A.

For instance sometimes if I am in a venting mood, I'll write just how I am ...feeling. Then go back and edit a "few words" out. Well, I had a blog up yesterday and in a rush I think I missed a few. Went back and saw one just a' blaring so I got mad and just deleted the whole thing. So there it is.

The whole blog thing has been excellent prepartation for the final Doctoral exams. (among many MANY other cool things like meeting you guys and just creative outlet altoghther. Sometimes I wish I could just write all day.) So in these exams you have 5 hours to sit and write 4 perfect essays with NOOOOO time to edit and they have to be nothing short of ready to be published in a scholaraly magazine. Hardcore. So I try not to do too much editing. Sometimes I'll spend some time on something like the stories about my dad.

But heck, if you want to go ahead and comment... fire away! I don't take myself too seriously so I don't mind the flack. hehe. I just don't want to offend people.

Lexie Ward said...

I have a cleaning appointment on Tuesday, during which I hope to uphold my record of NO CAVITIES in decades.
Love ya.
I hope I don't eat these words.

Anonymous said...

Not dead, not dead... Seth's right. Sick and waaaay busy with work. I'll come back to it.

As for dentists and theodicy... the only format this discussion could properly take shape would be a Broadway musical.

Chaotic Hammer said...

Well, at least you people actually write new blog entries.

Me? To quote Kat, "I Got Nothin'".

(Though for someone with nothin', she still manages to put up a new post most every day, including that one. All you guys do. When I say that, I mean I actually got nothin' -- and I got nothin' to show for it, too.)