So I went to the dentist today, and lied about how long it's been since I've seen one. I said 3 years, which sounded fairly reasonable. I expected them to call me on it, as it's been about 9 years since I've set foot in a dentist's office.
"Well you're lucky! You're looking pretty good for not having been to a dentist in 3 years, but you shouldn't press your luck."
I have one cavity which will cost a whopping $85 to repair, and the rest is basically fine. They want to charge me $600 for some "deep cleaning" thing that sounds like a total scam, but I think I'll definitely go back and get the cavity fixed pretty soon.
If I had told them that it's really been 9 years, I think they'd have wanted to follow me around with a video camera to learn about my secrets to oral hygiene.
I have a very long post sitting on my hard drive that I want to edit a bit before I put up,and it's about my recent cross-country driving exploits. Until then, I'll be getting some contacts. I need to pretty myself up for my lady.