June 4th, 2006


What's a successful party? A successful party is having the last group of guests leaving, somewhat reluctantly, at 3:15 AM.

I still don't feel prepared for my post-operative convalescence. I think what's bothering me the most about this operation is not the possibility of things somehow going horribly wrong, which should be fairly small in any case, it's the uncertainties about the recovery period. How much pain will I be in, how will the medicine affect me, how well will I be able to care for myself, how long will I have to be out of work, how long will I be eating liquids, how long will I have to wear the annoying teeth-covering retainer (and how long will I have to wait post-operation to start wearing it, and how much will my teeth move because of the operation and not wearing the retainer), how long will it take to heal so that they can do the next stage and implant the posts, and finally, how am I going to pay for all this?

Speaking of uncertainties, I'm not sure what I'm going to catch for a show this month. Beehive are playing at Nectar Lounge, which is right in my neighborhood, on Thursday the 15th, but I may not yet feel up to going out to a show. Kinski are doing a show at the Crocodile Cafe on Saturday the 24th; instead of a typical program, they'll be taking 10-minute turns onstage with the other bands (The Lights, Welcome, and Unnatural Helpers), and sharing band members. It sounds like it'll be interesting and fun, so that's probably what I'll try to catch; again, I just hope I'm feeling up to it by then.