Tuesday, June 5, 2018
The Muzak of My Youth
I was sitting in a dentist's waiting room yesterday morning when I heard Robin S's song "Show Me Love" faintly in the background. It made me feel old, hearing a dance-club anthem from the early '90s as, basically, Muzak in the dentists's office. This was a day after hearing both Haddaway's "What Is Love" and CeCe Peniston's "Finally" on TV commercials. Could it really be 25 years ago that I was dancing to those songs in nightclubs in Rabat?
I guess it's not that surprising, actually, since these days I'm about as likely to go to a nightclub as to climb El Capitan. And I'm fine with that.
I was at the dentist for the second-to-last appointment in the long root-canal-and-crown saga that I've documented here already. The dentist removed what was left of my temporary filling, prepared the tooth for a crown and took an impression. The final crown is supposed to be ready next week -- another hunk of gold, and a bigger one than the inlay I had before. At least I get more bling out of the deal! (It will be in the very back of my mouth, so, alas, no one will see it.)
Meanwhile, he put in another temporary filling and I feel like I have a wad of chewing gum stuck to my back tooth. I've said it before and I'll say it again -- I'll be glad when this is over.
We caught an eighth mouse yesterday in one of our household traps! Just when I thought those little devils had moved on. I wonder if I forced it inside when I relocated the bird feeder?
I read an article yesterday in BBC Wildlife magazine that explored the advantages of feeding wildlife like foxes and badgers -- apparently some people do it and it can be beneficial. (I think this may be one of many issues where the British and Americans think differently, because in the states I remember being strictly warned never to feed wild animals, both for their sake and ours.) Anyway, it made me wonder if I should have left that bird feeder where it was -- but I doubt the magazine means to advocate feeding urban mice!
(Photo: Stables near Upminster, East London.)