OXFORD, Ohio (ZP) -- Taking a break while I recover from emergency dental surgery.
Four hours. One stubborn-ass wisdom tooth. And one very skilled, patient dentist, a guy about my age who looked just about as nervous as I was. Fully awake the whole time, too, with just enough Novocaine to take the edge off.
Lord, the blood. Christ. My face looked like an appetizer tray at a vampire convention. Hopefully, it was just an abscess... forgot toask afterwards because, well, I could barely speak.
And, yes, I'm being very careful about the Vicodin. Wasn't really a prescription - drug abuser, but, well, if I start craving it, heh, I'm checking into rehab. Ten years clean is, well, ten years clean.
Will be watching tons of classic flicks, like Peckinpah's early masterpiece, Ride the High Country and Kubrick's underrated noir The Killing - probably loads of gory flesh-eating zombie flicks, too.
Recommended reading? Michelle Tea, Iceberg Slim, I.N.C. Aniebo...
And if you miss my overuse of naughty, unliterary profanity, try Kurt Vonnegut's lost science fiction classic, The Big Space Fuck. Read the sucker three times this week.
Cool to still be alive, though.