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Tuesday, December 22, 2009


I just came back from my orthodontist appointment--I now have a mouth completely braces-free!

Wow, it feels incredibly weird. When they were taking off my braces, it felt like they were yanking out my teeth; they would grab onto one of my brackets with a big tool and pull. The pressure would keep building until it was almost unbearable, and then the bracket would come off. After the brackets were all off, I thought, I have no teeth left! And then I thought, (when I walked out of the orthodontist building, running my fingers and tongue over my teeth), Eiu! They're so slimy!! And they still feel really...weird--but in a good way. Like, I would never go back to having braces after feeling what it's like to not have them.

I have no "hardware" in my mouth right now, but tomorrow I'll be getting a removable retainer, which I'll have to wear for a year. So I'm enjoying feeling completely free--even if it's only for a day.

I just discovered something about myself--I like reading series backwards. I read the seventh Harry Potter book about a week ago, then the sixth, then the fifth, and so on: I'm now in the last pages of the second book. It's not confusing, contrary to how it may seem. When Sirius Black was killed by Bellatrix Lestrange (hate her...) in the fifth book, it was awesome to read the fifth and see him alive again.

I also discovered that I love spending money on awesome gifts for my family and close friends. It's so much fun to pick out gifts that I know the receivers will love...though I am tempted to keep the gifts and use them. (especially the one I got Hannah...I was about THIS *holds fingers a centimeter apart* close to keeping it. I wrapped it up before I had second thoughts. ^^) :)

Merry Christmas!


9 replies:

simplebeauty said...


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Jordyn said...

YEAH!!! AWEsome, Bekah! I can't wait to see 'em! And thank you for NOT keeping my present, I absolutely love it! I've been wearing it so much, Lily asked me if it was attached to my neck... haha

Dreamstar said...

Congrats on the braces things! I need them too.....but I need to have a SURGERY on my JAW before I get them! They have to CRACK my jaw and then slide into a proper place! Then put it back together!!!! I have it SOOOOOOO much worse then anyone else! *crys*

Kat Heckenbach said...

I've never had braces, but I can imagine what it feels like to be free of them! Congrats :).

I love going back and reading books earlier in a series, too--never tried reading the series backwards, though. What I love is seeing all the little details that didn't seem important at the time, but turned out to be tied in at tbe end. JK Rowling is a master at intricate weaving like that. Maybe I'll have to try the backwards thing...

Seth Skogerboe said...

Herry Potter backwards!!?? That's, like, ... sacriligious, or something!!! :) You just try and read a different series backwards! (One that you haven't read before!)

Evergreena said...

Yay for no more braces! I remember the feeling when I got mine off.

It's kind of funny, but I couldn't whistle until after I had braces. I discovered how while I was walking the streets of Washington, D.C.

As for reading backwards- I've read books backwards, but never a whole series. :)

Lexi said...


David Pederson said...

Actually Bellatrix(hate her too) killed Sirius in the 5th book.

Hannah said...

Well, I've already talked to you about this like, a BILLION times, but still, it's awesome you got them off.

Ha, I can't WAIT to see what it is then. :)

Love you,


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