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Sunrise: 9-volts, doge, and noodles

The other day, (Wednesday, I believe,) I had a dentist appointment that turned into a lot of pain. By the time the anesthetic wore off, I couldn’t talk because it felt like I was being jolted. Ever put your tongue on a “dead” 9-volt battery as a kid? That’s what it felt like. It sucked.  The Naked Juice from the previous entry was all I could eat that day.  Unless, of course, you count the doses of Advil, Tylenol, Aleve, and Orajel which aren’t pictured.


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In other news, my teeth are feeling much better now. I have a bit of a toothache today but it’s nothing like 9-volt Wednesday. 

Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis

School has been keeping me busy. I have two papers and two speeches to write this weekend, on top of a project at work, an eye exam, cleaning house, and celebrating Easter.  I guess that’s why sunrises come so early in the day– so you can squeeze in all the things you have to do.


Today I’ll be working on the aforementioned tasks, but I also wanted to fit in some food planning and grocery shopping.  For the past couple nights we’ve had take out because we simply have no food in our house.  It was tasty, but costly: $21 for Japanese (Soba) noodles, a salad, and 6 pot stickers.

Bbq chicken salad, Noodles and Company


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