thread I'm a month into my new job
and I think I know what I'm doing, which is a bit odd as I'm only a month in. I'm sure it took a few years before I felt this confident in my last job.

Are you all sorted for Christmas?
permalink god no, half prepared at best
might have a mince pie later.
permalink Not bad,
a bunch of my friends visited two weeks ago so that's a chunk of presents done already, brothers haven't told me anything yet, everyone else is pretty much done except secret santa for work.

Al's ordered the turkey so aside from boshing through the potato aisle and the alcohol aisle in the supermarket, we're sort of ok.
permalink You seem very casual about my lack of gift buying
I like this

I'm assuming my afternoon in the Hague next week will mean I come home with more than a Bosnian war criminal
permalink He didn't ask if *you* were all sorted
but in any case this is my total lack of surprise face.

FYI in case it's not clear, a Bosnian war criminial is not an appropriate Christmas present.
permalink I don;t really engage with Christmas until after my birthday.
Although I bought some tickets for the Spaniard before they sold out, and have been investigating miniluminator's laptop.
permalink They're selling tickets
For the Spaniard?

Do you not get free entry? As it were.
permalink Ha! You’ve met her... I don’t think there’s going to be any ticketing!
I bought her tickets to see a show later in the year that I know she’ll love...
permalink He he
Indeed. What's the show?

I am waiting for 1pm, and a chance to pounce on tix for Leftfield in AKL in January
permalink Also, happy birthday
Seeing as it is your b'day here in futureland
permalink And now here as well.
Although not there, just yet.
permalink Now it is there too.
permalink age brings confidence? or maybe you just give less of a shit..
i don't do xmas at all
permalink bollocks
haven't been registered with a dentist in years (been on my to do list). Have slightly chipped a tooth. hopefully can get an emergency dentist appointment before i slice my tongue open
permalink Only an idiot
Wouldn't have been registered with a dentist for a decade of course
permalink I have no idea what you mean
*walks away whistling*
permalink *innocent face*

actually mine wasn't quite 10 but last time I broke a tooth (on fucking CEREAL) I tried to get an appointment and discovered my last visit was registered at my first address in town so that was at least 7 since I moved out of that one in 2010.
permalink I managed 17
only ended up needing a couple of fillings though
permalink My grandad
Lost his last tooth on a tomato sandwich

To much hilarity... Though in retrospect maybe he wasn't so into the humour

I was about 9 at the time so couldn't comment

permalink the one at the bottom of Milton Road
where the Westbrook centre used to be used to be very good, they sorted me out at short notice after I hadn't been registered in years.
permalink there's an actual NHS place
at Brookfields, near my house, that does emergency and specialist stuff. Can't register there for standard stuff though
permalink Emma used the one opposite Budgens on the corner of Cherry Hinton road and Perne/Mowbray Road
for years, she's still got most of her teeth and no fillings.

[edit] I realised what I said, she had a wisdom tooth out, all the rest are still there.
permalink I have been in Australia nearly 17 years and never been to a dentist.
I discovered it's far cheaper to go on holiday to somewhere in SE Asia, and get work done there.
1 wisdom tooth extraction, 3 filings and 40 minutes of teeth cleaning for just over 50 quid.