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Friday, 3 May 2002

Friday Five

There are no Friday Five today because the friday five site gets moved to a new host. Therefore I'll just do some randomly determined old one I haven't had a chance to do yet. This one is from Feb. 1st '02.

1. Have you ever had braces? Any other teeth trauma? I had braces for 2 or 3 years. I think I got them when I was in 6th or 7th grade or something. I hated it then but now I'm glad my parents made me get them. But my bottom teeth still seem to move. I think this might be because of the wisdom tooth slowly digging its way up. Other teeth trauma? Hmm, I lost my right baby tooth incisor when I was about four. A couple years later (the real tooth had just grown out) I had a bike accident and lost it again. This time forever. Actually I only lost half of it but too much of the nerve was damaged and it died and afterward proceeded to get a very ugly brownish color. I had an artificial tooth substitute for the lost bottom half but the upper half was ugly. So two years ago I finally went to a dentist to get an implant. It looks much better now but if you look closely you can see that it is not a real tooth. Getting one of my wisdom teeth pulled out wasn't much fun either but I guess I don't need to go into detail here. I doubt it's much fun for anybody...

2. Ever broken any bones? Three ribs. After an accident where my ex-boyfriend hit me and my jet ski with his jet ski. Fortunately it was "only" three broken ribs. But it hurt like hell. The nastiest part was when the broken ends would move and make this scraping sound whenever I inhaled too deeply. For years afterwards I would feel weatherchanges in my ribs. Oh and my left index finger got hit also but not broken. It still cracks whenever I move it. As a kid I always wanted to break a foot or a leg so I could use crutches. I don't know why I wanted such a thing. I guess I just wanted to try how it would be to use crutches...

3. Ever had stitches? When I was very little I had a umbilical hernia (I hope my dictionary translates this correctly). So now I have a thin scar around the bottom half of my belly button. My doctor always said it was the nicest scar of this type he had seen so far. Seems the surgeons did a good job there. When I was four I played on some logs on a playground in the woods and fell onto the logs where I decided to brake my fall with my teeth. Apart from losing my baby incisor I also had a bad cut on the right side of my upper lip which needed a couple of stiches. I still have a scar there. But you don't see it if you don't look for it.

4. What are the stories behind some of your [physical] scars? Apart from the scars from stitches I have a couple of scars from chicken pox. A small scar on my foot I got from a shell that was swept over my foot from the waves when I was on vacation in southern France. A small scar on my knee where I got stuck in barbed wire once while climbing around places I wasn't supposed to go to. I got quite a few small scars on my arms from insect stings I couldn't resist scratching at until they left a scar. That's about it I guess.

5. How do you plan to spend your weekend? Tonight I'll go and have a look at the GameCube which is finally availabe here too. I'll only have a look. Really, I won't buy anything. *twitch* Then we'll go to the recording of some new TV show. Our roommate Simon got tickets from the radio station he works for but isn't able to go so he gave them to us. No plans for the rest of the weekend yet. If the weather is nice we'll probably go out and enjoy the sun and play some Pétanque. I'll try not to read too much. I learned today that the second book in the series I've just started to read will take 1 to 2 weeks before I get it. Aargh!

[Archive Link]  Posted by Edda at 15:36 CET

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