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Good intentions for a new year. A proven recipe for failure for several reasons. Wintertime just arisen (or this season, already in full flex) is a hard season to change things in your life. For some reasons springtime and autumn seem to be the seasons best fit for changes in your life but definitely not today.

So in the spirit of things, I have the good intention to spend again more time on creating (or at least stylish copying) content in the internets next to pure consumption. Not that i recently didn’t put any content online but nearly all of it was on Facebook. The danger of integrated, walled garden constructs like that is that you get cut off from the rest of the internet.

Although I probably reach a lot less people on this blog that gets awash in the mass of blogs, one more mediocre than mine, others more interesting, it feels more real. The way I perceive it, it takes more effort to post an entry here than on Facebook where most input are merely ad hoc brainfarts. And it’s the effort that gives fulfillment once you finished the job. It gives more of a sense of accomplishment than typing away a twitter-sized +/- 140 characters.

Anyhoo … here is my good intention: at least one blog post a week in 2011.

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tooth implants

It starts with some anesthetics. A few pricks to the front of your jawbone. Nothing serious. Then a few jabs in the canopy with the same syringe.

While the weapons of choice are being prepared, the upper part of your mouth goes numb as it should be.

Then there is a small incision and the drilling starts. Three times per hole, gradually increasing the size of the drill. Getting to hear you have excellent quality of jawbone gives you high hopes.
When all holes are drilled, the actual implant is inserted and then drilled into its hole. This only goes halfway, the rest of the way it is bolted in by hand with a small ratchet handle. A bit of back and forward movement ensures it going in smooth and up level to the jawbone.

Then each one is closed with a small abutment to seal it off from the festering pool of bacteria your mouth is. The result may look something like this:

implant with loose abutment

As you can see a small space can be noted between the abutment and the implant. Some more wrenching fixes this and the end result looks a bit like this:

implant with tight fitting abutment
In the run up to this all, I got to prepare with some antibiotics in order to prevent inflammatory reactions. Also a painkiller was prescribed, but due to my ulcers in the past, I got stuck with plain paracetamol.

When all things are fine, heading back home is a breeze. It is only when the sedative effects wear off that the pain hits home. every tooth in your mouth hurts like hell when the main dental nerves come back on line. A large quantity of ice, cold food and ice and more ice and paracetamol numbs down the pain to an acceptable level. Now seven hours later I only have a mild bruised feeling and an occasional prick. Let’s hope a good night sleep cures it all until the bill comes …

Anyhoo, the end result should look something like this (with the base, crown and cover in place):

implant finished

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with a towel you can't go wrong

A simple Ikea cardboard box, a towel and ready.

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cooking pr0n

cocotte
I treated myself to a new cooking pot yeterday. I saw this cocotte in a shop for a reasonable price. A nice plus was that it came in a clean black, which is always a tat more stylish than the usual orange colour of these things.

Stew will be coming our way soon …

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Seems to be no footage online of this episode. Too bad.

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A new series of “The IT Crowd” has been launched by Channel 4 and the inevitable internets have put them on the tubez. So here we go, hold tight for a ride of laughter:

Season 3 Episode 1 : From Hell :

Part 1

Part 2

Part3

Synopsys (shameless rip from the Wikipedia entry):

After Roy goes to Jen’s house to retrieve £5, he sees Jen’s builder who he recognises as a Builder from Hell. This convinces Jen to keep an eye on him, so he doesn’t urinate in her sinks. On his way to work, Moss is harassed by a group of teenagers so he gets lessons on how to stand up to them from Roy. Douglas is oblivious to the fact that he is running the business into the ground by spending the pension fund on gold flakes in the water supply, and erotic art. After rummaging in his desk, he finds a service revolver and a note from his father telling him to shoot himself if he is too overworked. He then proceeds to play with the gun and he then shoots himself in the thigh. He tells Moss to phone the emergency services, who then finds the gun which he uses to scare the teenagers. Jen starts to record the builder and finds him urinating in her bathtub, but she fails to record it and instead is put on live video feed with the Japanese investor.

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finally

Pot
Finally home for a longer period. Obviously I hope to cash in on this time but there is so much to do:

  • blog a bit
  • cleaning (a lot of cleaning to do since I skipped this years big spring clean up)
  • reading (still have over 10 books lying around in different phases of being read)
  • visiting (not only the family, which obviously get their round in this period)
  • painting (some apartments part some of which not my own)
  • cooking (like: every day a decent dinner)
  • vet visit for the pet (no comment to spare it’s feelings)
  • a bunch of other stuff that will probably push all other off the schedule as soon as an opportunity pops up. why am I so bad at managing my personal life the same level I do my work?

And in the meantime I hope my stomach survives all the upcoming dinners …

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