The dentist I saw last week scared me about the possibility of grinding my teeth down into dust, so I started wearing a mouthguard at night. The main thing I hate about it is having to brush it after each use. It increases the total quantity of the wretched task by 50% every day. But the other issue is that I become semi-conscious when I bite down on it, since it’s still such a novel sensation. So I’ve not been sleeping that great.
I do want to continue having teeth, so my choices are to get used to it or to get Botox in my jaw muscles, making them too weak for the unconscious clenching. So here I am, trying to find a clinic reputable enough that I could trust them to inject me with the botulinum toxin. You would be amazed how many businesses would rather look like a fly-by-night operation than spend a few quid a month on a Squarespace subscription and a professional looking website. Reccs welcome if you have experience letting someone deliberately weaken your face with poison.
I’m learning to play Shallow by Lady Gaga. When I first saw the notation for the plinky guitar part I didn’t believe I was ready, but yesterday I took my acoustic guitar to a park and I learned to play it real slow. I can already play a few great songs where it’s all about just strumming the chords, but this is a new level of complexity for me and it feels amazing to surprise myself that I can actually do it.
My pretty surf green electric guitar is quite heavy, and this article made me curious about guitars with slightly shorter scales. So I went to a guitar shop to try some out. When the salesperson handed me an entry level Squier Mustang I was really surprised how light it was. I sat down to see how it plays, and I realised I had to basically play in front of the staff and all the customers. I don’t think it was too bad as my first performance, but also nobody asked for an encore. Maybe next time.
I finished part 1 of the Blender doughnut tutorial. Rather pleased with my creation so far. Can’t wait to learn how to add sprinkles.