Make-It Monday – Teething Pains

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This week’s theme is… Teeth.

I know it’s weird, but it’s what I pulled out of the “hat.”

So goals related to teeth…

My goal for my teeth is to have them not fall out of my face. Someday I hope to have the money to make them look nicer. I make less saliva than other people, so I do struggle a bit with my teeth. I’ve had to reduce my sugar intake a lot over the years. I mostly drink water and drink my juice watered down.

My teeth have been fully sunk into job hunting lately. I know that’s a stretch for connecting teeth to jobs, but maybe having nice teeth helps one get a job? On the job front, I had a skills test and am waiting to hear on a potential interview if I passed the skills test. I’ve applied to at least as many jobs as there are teeth in my mouth. I have all but my wisdom teeth, so that’s more than a few. Just as teething is painful, yet temporary, so too will this stage in my life be.

There are many articles online that talk about teeth and their link to attractiveness. Some go down to the minute detail of how each shade affects attractiveness. And maybe that’s because there is a link between good oral health and heart health. Maybe some people can instinctively sense that?

I think it’s a fair segue into a brief political mention. In Ontario, it’s campaign time. One of the platforms of the NDP involves dental care. Like anything, some are on board with this and some are vehemently against this idea. Being rather centrist, I hate all of it. I don’t want people unhappy because they have to pay for others to have some basic preventative health, but I don’t want people suffering because they can’t afford basic things that may actually reduce the overall strain on health care either. It’s times like this that I’m thankful our campaign time is nowhere near the length of the US Presidential Race because it’s already annoying and it has only been a couple of days.

Okay, I don’t think I can legitimately link my writing updates to teeth, but I’ll give it a try.

Novels
– I’ve been tearing through The Page & The Magician. I’m looking forward to resubmitting it. After that, I’ll likely get back to one that does involve teeth, The Blood Waitress Club.

Screenplays
– After submitting my screenplay to a contest and getting feedback on the first 10 pages of Puppy Chow, I learned that people in Hollywood don’t bite. I got a mix of confirmation, encouragement, and suggestions for improvement. I’m shelving it for a little while because it’s good to put things away to stew a bit, so they’re nice and tender before one bites down on them again. In the meantime, I’ve started plotting my next feature and have quite a lot to go on the protagonist’s character sheet. I’m biting into this one deeper than the last. I haven’t decided if it will be a comedy or much darker than my last yet. I think it might be good to go darker with this one.

Plays
– I will be working on Crisis soon, but I think I’ll do it after I finish the edit on my novel as it will take me a lot of time to have the money to consider getting Crisis produced. I plan on doing more with The Rat Race also. Maybe there will be teeth in it…

Songs
– I came across my goals list from the beginning of the year and I got a little off track on this one, so I hope to get back to it. My music skills aren’t where I need them to be, but I think I could borrow someone else’s chops and do some fun collaborations someday.

Otherwise, I’m just nibbling away at cleaning my house, learning French, and improving my writing skills.

R~

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