OK, generic update for those who care about my personal life. The rest of you can leave now. ;-)

The Leonid meteor shower might not have lived up to everyone’s expectations, but I thought it was pretty cool. In about 25-30 minutes of watching I saw four really good ones and a few more glimpses. Neat stuff.

On Monday I chipped one of my lower front teeth. I wasn’t doing anything special, I just noticed something gritty in my mouth and when I checked I found that it was part(s) of my tooth. Yesterday I went in to the dentist, and we agreed to go with a porcelain laminate. This involves several steps:

  1. “Prepare” the tooth by grinding it down to a rather funky shape.
  2. Take a mold and color match.
  3. Wait for the lab to make the laminate from the mold.
  4. Glue the laminate in place and hope for the best.

The problem is that the lab takes time to make the laminate – maybe a week. Besides the fact that this leaves me walking around with exposed dentin for a week (which means no Vanilla Coke), there’s this little think about Thanksgiving and then my trip to Australia. We’re really getting close to the wire here. If things don’t go exactly as planned, I’ll either be at the dentist’s on Thanksgiving Day or we’ll have to do something temporary until I get back from my trip. Neither I nor my dentist finds either option very appealing.