Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Corn Nuts

Ummmmm, I got nothin'. My mind is actually a swirling mass of drama and scenarios about life and for once I'm just speechless. I know, hard to believe. Oh, who am I kidding? I've got stuff I can write about..

My two oldest kids are visiting Toto and Dorothy in Kansas this week. They're playing with a couple of their cousins, getting hauled to The Puppet Factory and the swimming pool and running around in their grandparent's house. Did you all know my mom owns a puppet factory? Oh, the stories I could tell you about puppets.

If you want to see what I did last week you can read Rechelle's blog. One day I ran to the hardware store to pick up four screws and when I got back in my hotter-than-Hades van I found myself absolutely famished. Spying the the bag of spilled Corn Nuts in the passenger seat I decided to pop a few of the nicely warmed kernels in my mouth. Yes, if they would have been on the floor or under my shoe or in the bottom of my purse I still would have eaten them and delighted in their salty-warmed-corn-crunch.

However, after the first couple bites I noticed that there was something very hard in the kernels of my Corn Nuts. Do Corn Nuts have bones? No. So I started spitting out little flecks of Corn Nuts into my hand and discovered pieces of my back molar mixed in with the yellow spittle and corn mush. Oh. This was not a good thing. I didn't know if those pieces of tooth could be salvaged so I stuck them in the little paper sack along with the four screws I bought from the hardware store. Turns out you can't salvage broken bits of molar, but you can go to the dentist in a small town within a couple of hours of breaking your tooth and have him file it down a bit so the sharp edges will stop shredding your tongue. The dentist will ask how your family is and pat you on the shoulder and then send you out the door without charging you a single penny.

Gotta love a small town. Then I went to the car wash and vacuumed out my van so I wouldn't be tempted to eat anymore of those Corn Nuts.

7 comments:

Crunchy Chicken said...

Yikes! I suppose it could have been worse. It's amazing how one's teeth start disintegrating as you age.

Do you grind your teeth? I clench my jaw at night and it's apparently weakening my teeth. I mention this as a Corn Nut shouldn't be chipping your teeth otherwise...

Grace said...

Wow! What a blessing that you were able to get it taken care of like that. Remind me to not eat Corn Nuts anymore!

cndymkr said...

Ouch. I bet if you only ate pie this wouldn't have happened. Do you have to have nasty root canal or is it ok now?
jean

april said...

Okay, to clarify that my teeth are not completely rotting out of my head; I damaged that tooth months ago when I bit down on something hard and my dentist could not see where the damage was, the tooth already had a filling in it and it broke off around the filling, I will probably need a crown, it doesn't hurt so I'm okay until I can get in to my dentist who will not be free and I will have to make an appointment weeks in advance.

iloveupstate.com said...

Sorry about the tooth...but WAIT. Your Mom owns a puppet factory? HOLY COW. This changes everything. Where exactly can I ship my Fiance to? He tortures me with puppets all day long. I had a friend who worked for Jim Henson and gave us a tour of his mansion. My Fiance dorked out so hard that I was mortified, my friend still teases me. That's it, I'm bring boxes & tape home tonight, the Fiance is being shipped UPS Ground (I'm cheap) to your Mom.

Babette said...

Ouch! Small Missouri towns can't be beat! You look adorable and full of spunk below!

Vonda said...

You can be thankful it was a molar and not one of your front teeth. You might have looked like the people in our small little town.....You line them all up and you might have a full set of teeth when they smile.