I learned that in Oregon, kidney stones are analyzed by the state's Geological Department. Which makes sense; they have the right equipment for determining the composition of rocks. The down side is that it could take a month or so for them to get around to it for mine (apparently medical analysis has lower priority).
I saw Despicable Me (in 3D!), and enjoyed it rather a lot. If you've seen the previews, you pretty much know what you're going to get, but it's fun summer fare.
The biggest event this week was seeing an orthodontist about some braces.* My dentist's professional opinion is that my long-term dental health over the next seventy years would be improved by better alignment, with easier cleaning of the occluded teeth and fewer jaw complications. And I suspect that the irregular arrangement of my teeth is the main reason that I don't have large numbers of women clamoring to date me, so braces should change all that. The main drawback is that it will take a couple years. And I may lose my accent. Still, a small price to pay. ( This Week's Photos, Behind This Cut...Collapse )* No, not the elastic device to hold up my trousers. (But you knew that, right?) Current Mood: I want pie