I had an old silver filling in one of my "smile" teeth. It was the fourth one back, just enough to show "dark" in that spot when I smiled. I haven't felt great about my smile since I got that filling over 20 years ago.
I had it replaced with a white filling. OMG, it looks so good. Why the hell didn't I have it done before now? It only cost me $23 (with insurance). WTF was I waiting for?
I have 5 more old silver fillings in my back teeth that are getting replaced too. I love my new dentist. No one had ever suggested doing this before now, and I never thought to ask.
^^^ because I find that statement to be utterly ridiculous, how does porn kill love?
Porn addiction can kill love, for sure. Relationships can (and do) break up because one or both partners are more interested in pursuing their addiction than their relationship.
But, I'm against porn because of how it's (usually) abusive and oppressive to women, not because it affects other people's relationships. Unfortunately, it's way too late to stamp it out...that horse is out of the barn.
I have an ex who was pretty much addicted to porn. It didn't do much for our sex life. It was also.....repellant to me. He kept paper towels by his computer and bedside. Blech.
I had a great night with my family. I danced with my niece and let her draw marionette lines on my chin, and talked with my nephew about writing and college and his ambitions and opportunities. And the other guest said something both astute and hilarious, in describing her boss: "He's an egomaniac with a terrible inferiority complex."
And.....I got stopped for speeding, but the policeman was a fellow redhead, and let me off with a warning. Great luck! (I drove under the speed limit the rest of the way, believe me.)
Finally, I lost my dog pendant for a little while, and panicked. I love this thing; it keeps Claude and the girls and C. with me always. Then I found it. Blessed relief.
Cheese plate (Cayuga blue, cremeux de Bourgogne, Grand Bu di bufala, and the one with the orange rind is a Taleggio-like cheese that ends with d'Argental, but I can't remember the rest; cranberry cardamom compote, smoked red sea salt, candied walnuts, honeycomb, housemade brioche)
Mixed green salad:
Mac n' cheese, which I think has a jalapeņo cheese sauce and is topped with deep fried pulled pork. Yes, we make pulled pork, make barbecue sauce, toss them together, then we bread and deep fry it to top some mac.
This is kind of a spinach and artichoke pizza. We make spinach and artichoke dip with smoked mozzarella, which takes hours to make because it involves a cream reduction that takes hours, spread on the base, top with spinach and pine nuts (which have been deep fried)
Bacon explosion salad. Heh, not really, but it's what it should be called. Sunchoke puree, a square of one of our housemade bacons, hidden under escarole dressed in bacon vinaigrette (made with bacon fat and loaded with teeny tiny chunks of bacon --- it took me hours on my trail to mince two cases of bacon for it, so much that I only managed one case), hard-cooked quail egg on top:
Saria! It all looks soo good and thank you for sharing all the pictures!
Ummm, hello lover? The deep fried pulled pork on the mac n cheese has me so intrigued.
Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! . The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond. I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
Heh, that dish is crazy, and of course the front of the house pretty much had an orgasm over it.
What I didn't get a picture of was the risotto-like orzo with truffle and kabocha squash puree. It was pretty delicious (one of the few things I actually tried since we were cooking for the front of the house to taste) and loaded with as much dairy fat as possible (creme fraiche, mascarpone, butter, parm).
Woke up a 5 am to find a cop car at the end of our street, in the middle, & a helicopter circling around and around and around...can't find out what's up...some folks have even turned back around, instead of leaving...hmmm..what the?!