<sarcastic font>One of the great things about teaching is that even when you call in sick, 9 times out of 10 you still have to drag your carcass out of bed, drive down to the school and get plans together for the substitute.
But it was a gorgeous pre-sunrise view across the valley from there. If my tooth hadn’t been killing me so bad I might have taken the time to get a better picture, but at least you can see how clear and blue the sky was. I really liked how it goes from almost white right at the mountain tops to almost black as you look upward.
Anyway, ”and then there were none” – I had my last wisdom tooth extracted (that’s the nice way of saying ripped out of your jaw) this morning. I went to the dentist last week and he was surprised that it was still there (I had 3 of them removed when I was in my early 20’s, now I’m in my early-early 50’s). We planned some work on my teeth this Friday, but after a weekend of eating nothing but room-temperature chicken soup and getting little sleep, I called them up to see if they could fit me in today. YES! I had to drive 80 MPH from Salt Lake to Kaysville (26 miles, 43km or 25,094 smoots* from home) because the said they could get me in if I could get there ASAP.
Anyway, I got there in time, they pulled out the tooth and now I’m home recuperating. Matter of fact, the novocain is beginning to wear off, I think it’s time to take a pain pill and go lay down.
*Go to Google Maps, add the distance tool and then click two points on the map. On the side there,where it gives you the choice of Metric or English, click on “I’m feeling geeky” Here you can find how far it is between London and New York in obscure measurements like the Roman Double-Pace, Light-years,American Football fields, Olympic swimming pools and a dozen different types of Cubits. One, which sounded particularly funny was the smoot. My T.A. and I even marked 1 smoot on the wall of my classroom.