The wisdom teeth came out without a problem. They grew in with much more pain and annoyance than they came out. The only lingering pain has been this generalized ache, as if I took a right hook to the jaw. My usual teeth grinding hasn't helped this.
That ache isn't so bad in the day, but at night, when I try to sleep, it begins to hurt worse. That's when the Vicodin fairy comes to visit. She really needs to stop because, as much as I enjoy her company, she falls under the "fish and house guests" rule. She doesn't call down any muses. In fact, I think she answers the door when they come calling and tells them that I'm not at home. Right now, she has made me too fuzzy to write very well.
In lieu of writing, I will post this:
I took my students to the International Spy Museum on Thursday and found this postcard in the gift shop. In case you can't read it very well from the image, this is a transcript:
The Moscow Rules
1. Assume nothing
2. Never go against your gut
3. Everyone is potentially under opposition control
4. Don't look back; you are never completely alone
5. Go with the flow, blend in
6. Vary your pattern and stay within your cover
7. Lull them into a sense of complacency
8. Don't harass the opposition
9. Pick the time and place for action
10. Keep your options open.
After last week, I had to laugh and buy this postcard to keep on my desk.