Sunday, February 1, 2009

Toenail Update (hopefully the last one for a while)

So my left toenail officially came off today. Like the right one, about 1/2 of a toenail had already grown in and believe it or not, it is even less disgusting than the right one. I'm not saying it's ready for flip-flop season, but it's definitely progress.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


So I was watching the inauguration with some co-workers today, and we found these pictures. Note the size of the Lincoln bible.

Now look at the Vice Presidential swearing-in:

Poor Jill! That thing looks positively Medieval.

Toenail Update: Right big toenail fell off last week. Approx 1/2 inch of toenail had already regrown underneath it so it's not completely disgusting. Left toenail is hanging on for dear life.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Latest Toenail Update

My toenail (the "stayed home" toe one) finally came off last night in bed. I didn't even feel it come off. The nail underneath is around 1/3 of the way grown in so it's not near as gnarly as I was expecting it to be.

It took from August to December for that one to fall off, so I am guessing my big toenails will be falling off in March.

Oh, and I went to Hungary last week. Not much to report except that I hate the Budapest airport workers who went on strike. Oh and I have a new favorite 'fair' food: Kürtőskalács. They Here's a picture of one being made:

And the finished product - in different flavors:

They have the lovely crunchiness and taste of a toasted marshmallow - without being sickeningly sweet. I had one (or two) every night after I found them. :)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Toenail Update

I made it worse last night, so this morning, I superglued it to the nail bed. It certainly seems to have worked but I will keep you updated.

Tuesday Update:
Nail adhesion: > 90%
11/3 Nail adhesion: approx 50%

Monday, October 6, 2008

A Few Little Things

~Braces Update~

I ate some hot mustard without thinking and now my powerchains are neon yellow. I am just going to live with them until next week's appointment.

Also, the gaps between my two front teeth and my two front bottom teeth are closed.

~Product Review~

Jello Dark Chocolate Sugar Free Pudding - 60 calories each - 5 stars. Officially on the red-light food list now.

~Warning: Gross TMI about my Toe Section~

As some of you might know, I am trying to be healthier, so I am pretending to be a runner. I started in August and for the first 3 or 4 weeks, my running shoes were a half-size too small.

The first tip-off that my running shoes were too small was that my 'this piggy stayed home' toe on my right foot developed a blood blister. Second tip-off was that my toenail kind of hurt if I pushed on it. The blister went away, but the end of my toe was still black. Not a pretty fashion statement during flip-flop season.

Fast forward to Monday: I am clipping my toenails after running in my new shoes (Thank You Mom!) and I realize that my toenail feels really wiggly. I look down and o.m.g. my toenail is barely attached to my toe. It doesn't hurt and doesn't even look bad, but I can see down under my toenail at least 3/4 of the way down. Apparently it's attached at the very bottom, but I am now afraid to touch it.

So if any runners out there have any suggestions feel free to leave me a comment. Maybe they make Lee Press-On Toenails?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Orthodontist Update

I was intending to do a braces update after each appointment, but quickly determined it was too boring.

So here's the latest in bullet form:

  • I've had braces on for 9 months now.
  • I got elastics today. They aren't too bad but I can't open my mouth very wide.
  • I asked the orthodontist if I was on track today (for the projected 24 months) and he said "oh no noooo no no no no." Meh!
  • He had put a small gap between my front teeth for no apparent reason and he said he was closing it up now.
  • He is using powerchains to close the gap. The powerchain is clear, which looks a little better, but I have to be careful with wine, curry, ketchup and mustard. They said if it gets ugly, to come in and they will change it out for me.
Edited to add:
OMG I can't yawn satisfactorily!