Sunday, December 14, 2008

WEEKEND ROUND-UP, 12/12/08-12/14/08

Have I ever mentioned how much I loathe dentists? The past week has been hellish for me because I got a root canal. And those aren't fun. The actual procedure doesn't hurt--yay, novocaine!--but afterwards? I hurt like hell. And it hasn't helped that on the other side of my mouth, a filling came out, and that tooth hurts, so...sides of my mouth I with which I can chew any decent food? 0. I've been living on Easy Mac, pudding, applesauce, and quiche for a week now. And tomorrow I get the filling fixed, and the day after that I get the permanent whatever-they-put-there put into the root canal, and so next week's gonna suck in terms of what I can eat, too. Sigh. I've been a cranky, hungry, slightly whiny bitch all week, and I expect this trend to continue into this coming week, at least until all my mouth-related maladies have gone away. At that point, I am going to want a nice, juicy steak, since I haven't been able to chew meat for a while. Mmmm. Steak....

In other news, the Gender Genie thinks I'm a guy, based on my writing. Despite the fact that I have 70+ pairs of heels in my closet and a massive makeup collection, everyone always tells me I have a rather guy-like attitude anyway, so this probably shouldn't surprise me so much. What gender are you?

Since I've been lazy from all my mouth-related pain lately, instead of creating some of my own content for this round-up, I've collected some fun grammar-related things from the Interwebs to amuse you...

* Spelling snafus over at Cake Wrecks

* Spelling fuck-ups from below the Mason-Dixon line at FAIL Blog

* A fun Spelling Bee game to play online

And finally, keep an eye out for Red Pen, Inc.'s 12 Days of Christmas...comin' your way rather soonish!

4 comments:

EVula said...

I just tried the Gender Genie on something I wrote on Wikipedia, and it tagged me as a female. (Female Score: 848; Male Score: 748; Total words: 757)

I can think of several ex-girlfriends that would be... confused, to say the least.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Phew--I'm glad I'm not the only one who inadvertently confused the Gender Genie with their writing! :)

Becky said...

Oh no! That dentist experience does not sound fun. Did they give you any vicodin at least?

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Nope, no vicodin. I wish! I'm hoping that today is my last dentist appointment until the beginning of the year. Today the root canal gets its permanent whatever-it-gets and I should be all done. I can chew on one side of my mouth now, and tomorrow or so, I should be able to chew on BOTH sides...which I have not been able to do for a year! :)