It was Spring Break last week for the kids. They were off from school and the weather broke enough that they did not need to be in their winter coats shivering outside in 3 inches of snow. It was not warm and necessarily completely springlike, but it wasn’t winter anymore either. We didn’t go anywhere this year for spring break, much like we haven’t previously. The summer is when we do our vacationing, and we have some doozies for this summer. Spring break is a time for students to not worry about schoolwork for a bit and let teachers decompress. Some people travel (I have Facebook status updates from a selection of friends that prove that), but we tend to stay home for this week and revel in hanging out together. So the wife had her 4 impacted wisdom teeth removed on Wednesday of last week… it was rough. We did not understand the extent of damage done to her mouth parts and how long it would take for her to be able to eat like a hu-man again. Alas and alack, she is now at work 1600 miles away trying to talk to people without overusing her jaw. Good luck, baby!
This week’s questions are gamely provided by Justin Render, AllRileyedUp, Chris Ring, and some other guy… Onto the questions:
1. We don't have Spring Break in South Africa, but I guess Matric Holiday is kind of the same thing. There's a BBC show you should check out for some context. You'll find it on Youtube. It's called "Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents". Also very much, I'd guess, what Spring Break is all about.
So the question for this week would be, what don't you want your parents to know about you?
Since I am an adult and my parents are adults I don’t want them knowing about my financial status or my retirement plans and investment strategies. It is none of their GD business and I should like them to stop asking.
2. At what point did spring break become synonymous with drunken revelry? Aren't there better ways to enjoy a break from school?
I think those really hit when people go off to college. There are always better ways to spend a week off than getting pissed and revelrying. That’s what Thursday nights are for at school anyway. You don’t need a week off to get your drink on peeps.
3. What's with teachers who give research assignments over spring break? Doesn't that defeat the purpose?
Total. Killjoys. These teachers think that it is their duty to instill discipline into kids and that fun should not be had.
4. Where is your dream spring break locale?
Somewhere in the mountains or forests.
5. What is your best spring break memory?
We often traveled to see family on spring break. So we either went to sunny and crazy fun Northeast Ohio and saw grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins and got to go to my parent’s childhood church or we went to Venice, Florida and visit with the other grandparents and hunt for shark’s teeth on the beach while getting a crappy t-shirt.
6. Did you ever do the stereotypical Spring Break in Florida while in school?
7. If you had Spring Break and could go anywhere? where?
Mountains and forests… didn’t you see Question 4?
8. If you had Spring Break at home you would?
9. Best Spring Break read?
10. I'm depressed now because of all this talk of a Spring Break I don't get, are you happy?
Your depression, opposite of popular claims, is not my goal.
and now onto teeth… These questions are thanks to Sandy, Anne Marie, Csongei, Steev, They Call Him Bruce, LaRock, and Nadolny.
11. If you're born without wisdom teeth does this make you a dumb ass out the gate?
Sadly, wisdom teeth possession and dumbassery does not have any correlation. Dumbassery has no known singular cause.
12. During the procedure to remove them: awake and alert or knocked out cold (the way God intended or He/She wouldn't have given us narcotics)?
Firstly, and unequivocally, God is a she… she has to be, because she is awesome, and she has provided narcotics to our world for the very reason of procuring a deep slumber whilst “procedures” occur. One should not be conscious when wisdom teeth are removed.
13. How did they get their name?
They are considered “wisdom teeth” because they only emerge after reaching maturity, and supposedly wisdom.
14. The oldest known impacted wisdom tooth belonged to a European woman of the Magdalenian period. The Magdalenian is also known as the Age of the Reindeer. During World War II, the Soviet Army used reindeer as pack animals to transport food, ammunition and post to the front and bringing wounded soldiers, pilots and equipment back to the base. Another pack animal is the mule. A mule is the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse. They have 63 chromosomes. A chromosome is a packaged and organized structure containing most of the DNA of a living organism. Have you ever read the famous textbook The Cell in Development and Heredity by Edmund Beecher Wilson? If not, you should. It’s pretty rad.
Nope, never read it. I will put it on the stack to read after done with my school texts.
15. All four or fewer?
The wife had all four worked on, but the bottom two were not quite able to be completely removed.
16. Straight or impacted?
All 4 impacted.
17. Does everyone look like a chipmunk while they recover?
Pretty much. Funny story about the chipmunk thing... I will save it for later.
18. Do most people get them out about the same age?
Not that I know of… I had mine yanked when I 20 years ago.
19. What is your favorite tooth?
A baby chicks egg tooth…. so cute.
20. What is the relationship between wisdom teeth and twerking?
None that I know of.
The youngest is supposed to be at school at 6:50 AM tomorrow for some kind of early morning gymnastics
She has trouble getting up at 6:50 AM, much less leaving at 6:50 AM
This is a recipe for destruction
I am slowly getting caught up on Thrilling Adventure Hour and Welcome to Nightvale
Wow… talk about taking on some insurmountable caches of content
Nightvale is delightful
I was on the fence about it for a bit
But…. it grew on me
And Thrilling Adventure Hour is just amazing
All should consume them
Have a great week everyone