Friday, August 31, 2007


Heat and braces really do not mix well.
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Let's just say, there was an afternoon 'mood swing.'
Pinkberry helped.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Wired Lady Tour Guide

The un-Wired Lady sister is in town. It's tour guide time!
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Braces driving a golf cart.

Today I said to my sister..."Gosh your teeth are beautiful."

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Be Happy

Ways to overcome a bad teeth self-esteem day....

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Go to Trader Joe's and remind yourself that Two Buck Chuck exists.
God bless $1.99.

Going South

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It's not me...admit see the front teeth issue.

Soon my front tooth will be touching the bottoms.
Really really glad the wires are working. I didn't want a new car or anything like my life.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Bad Teeth Day

I was at a shoot today for work. I'd like to tell myself it was the lighting in the bathroom of the house we were at but really, my teeth looked disgusting.

Today was a low-teeth self-esteem Wired Lady day. It wasn't pretty. I tried flossing numerous times. I tried darker lip stick to make my teeth look whiter. I tried everything I could and nothing was working. And to top it all off, my left front tooth is for SURE crooked and lower than the right one and it's driving me nuts. I'm worried it's going to continue to go farther south. Honestly, I avoided mirrors for the rest of the day...because keeping my mouth shut failed miserably.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Monday Party Time

An exciting Hollywood evening of laundry and closet organization. Wild and crazy! Thank you Mystery Neighbor for not taking your clothes out of the dryer. I appreciated it.

If you were given the option of never having to do laundry again but having to get braces as an adult, which would you choose?

As much as I hate laundry, I'm pretty sure I know the popular vote. And yes, it is depressing.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Best Braces Meal

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Spicy Tom Yom Koon Thai Ramen from Buddah's Belly


Last night was certainly "wild-n-crazy." After a 5:15 early bird movie at The Grove (do not see "Nanny Diaries"), it was off to Buddah's Belly. Then, after a remarkably quick stop at Blockbuster, the cops pulled me over for have one headlight (no, I am not a motorcycle if you see me)! Last, it was a wild party in the Ralph's ice cream isle! And, as always, fell asleep on the couch. Just call me Lauren Conrad.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

A Challenge & A Treasure Chest

Ok. So, yesterday I had my check-up at the orthodontist's. While waiting in reception, why do I always feel like a circus freak show? Oh yeah, maybe because the sink for the pre-brushing station hits my knees. Cool.

Anyway, you know it's not a good sign when the doctor looks at my teeth and doesn't quite understand why nothing is changing. She says, "Do you like being a challenge?" My response, "The question is, do you like a good challenge?" The scary thing is during my first ortho adventure while in good ol' middle school, I remember this word being thrown around a lot.

Nothing major happens. They change my wire from a circular one to a more intense square-shaped wire -- whatever the hell this means. I also explain my concern with why one front tooth is now lower than the other (thank you for noticing that, Steve). She agreed it was weird, but also said, "We've got bigger things to worry about at this point." Cool. Again.

The good news is I was granted a raffle ticket for my excellent hygiene to put in the treasure chest to win a free movie. On the raffle ticket under my name I was told to write 'adult.' After doing this, the enthusiasm of opening the treasure chest and dropping my ticket in, sort of lost it's appeal.

Right now my teeth are so freakin' numb. Thank god for Tylenol and wine.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Discomfort at The Improv

I'm convinced, it's like every time I go to a comedy show, the hostess sees my braces and seats me right in the front. Then, all night long, I'm afraid to open my mouth when laughing. I just know the failing comedian will spot the silver and use my handicap to save their set! It will happen...just you wait and see...

Thanks But No Thanks

I would just like to set the record straight ...
At work, I do appreciate the offers from co-workers for random goodies. You know the drill, someone walks by your cubicle and offers you a random piece of food. However, when you turn the offer down, they look at you like you're the worst person alive.

Well, today that offer was a 'Nips.'
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And, of course, after saying 'no thanks,' the awkward moment following lasted so long that I was forced to remind the co-worker of the braces. This usually involves a smile and a point toward the teeth. I find myself explaining with mime a lot these days.

And I know I have said this before but seriously, I do not have any gum.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

All Natural Paste?

Yes, I will admit it. Last night I read the latest in the trendy diet books....
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In my defense, it was mainly for work....even though...I did kind it out for myself. But any way...first, don't read this book -- it's crap. Second - it really screwed me up! Basically, the Skinny Bitches told me everything I currently consume is going to kill And MOST importantly they told me, my toothpaste is going to eventually fill me with poisonous toxins and destroy my insides.

Um...what the heck?! Is it time to go all natural with my toothpaste?

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Help fellow oral hygiene addicts! Is anyone out there using this all-natural stuff? Does it work? I gotta ask the my ortho on Friday. Is it really worth paying twice as much? Is there actual proof that people have died earlier because of what's in their toothpaste? Something does not sound right here. I'm all about 'going green' but you know, with the teeth in wires, I gotta take caution and get all the info.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Back to Braces

Hi All -- back again. Not too much has happened since we last spoke. For a week on vacation with the fam, I really did nothing (which was FANTASTIC!) . Slept, ate, beach, ate, beach, ate...drank....repeat. Most importantly, the week was not spend fixating on work, money, life, television, and most importantly....the good old steel traps.

But as always...just a few quick thoughts on the time away from Los Angeles...

1. In Hilton Head life is slow.
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2. People are not as good looking as they are in LA.
3. Hence, braces...not a thought or care in the world.
4. The people of Hilton Head were kind to the Wired Lady.
5. Oysters are the recommended seafood of choice for those of us who are wired. However, the majority of seafood works.
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6. The mint julep taste testing in Savannah (the home of world famous Paula Deen) was....not a favorite. I know. Shocking, isn't it? A drink I didn't even finish. True story.
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7. And last, Tom Bergeron is a very nice man.
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I felt comfortable enough to flash him the silver smile, as I walked past him sitting in first class.

But after a week of relaxing with the fam in SC (thank you, anonymous), I'm back to reality. Which means...back to braces. Next ortho appointment is Friday. With a few loose wires and brackets (thanks to my evil vice The Tostito Chip)'s time to rock out. Ha.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Wires on Vacation!

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Damn You Star Doll

Today my boss's daughter introduced me to the world of the Star Dolls. For those of you who try to stay away from children, Star Doll is a website that's basically every girl's 'paper doll heaven.'

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Here is an example of how you can dress Sanjaya. What fun!

Anyway...after explaining to me how she created a 'Me Doll' to look like mua, I believe the boss's daughter's exact quote was...

"Look! My Me Doll has braces like you!....
She's UGLY!"

Hey, at least the Star Doll franchise is supporting the wired community. One day till vacation!


Holy crap! Did anyone else feel the biggest earthquake ever!?!??! It's 1 AM and I'm totally freaking out.

Screw for cover!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Pink Happiness

Checked out the new Pink Taco restaurant tonight with my favorites ladies.
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Excellent drinks, chips, service, and most importantly...when ordering tacos, they only offer a soft shell option.
Definitely sounds like a friend to the wired community.

Two days left till vacation!!!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Urgent Care For The Wired

Because I sometimes tend to be a hypochondriac when approaching vacation time, I swung by the urgent care after work today. Ha. Sounds like something so typical, like picking up some groceries or my dry cleaning. But seriously, this was actually the first time visiting an Urgent Care (I swear!) and let me tell you, I was soo impressed! They took me right away, little waiting, and exceptional time spent with me, the ailing patient. The doctor who I had at Urgent Care was actually nicer than my normal physician. it turns out...I don't have strep but I did learn that if you have allergies, it is not a good idea to put your face over a fire pit for an extended amount of time (see Sunday's blog entry). Actually, this is probably true with or without allergies. The later only'll save money on Claritin D.

How the hell does this relate to being a wired lady?
Very simple.

Urgent care is located in the same building as my orthodonist's office. Ironic? I think not.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Yes, I Floss In My Car

Somehow I was invited to the boss's birthday party tonight. No surprise here, of course, the only one rocking the braces -- this definitely didn't help the whole 'fitting in/try-not-to-make-it-so-obvious-you're-a-lowly-assistant' image. Definitely didn't help that I had to park right outside the door (huge mistake on my part). As I scrambled for my purse, gift, random cookie tray, etc...I realized I had a huge chunk of spinach stuck in between my two front teeth. Let's just say, tonight I failed at the art of flossing my teeth in my car, without any of the millions of people walking by noticing. It was highly embarrassing, yet completely expected in terms of how my life normally plays out.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

The Infamous Patty

While I was excited to head to PV yesterday for a big bbq on the beach, I have to admit, I was MOST excited to meet Patty, Laura's mom, who...has braces!!! With my digi cam in hand, I was giddy to finally get a picture with another adult with braces!!! -- for the blog, of course. Rose and Megan laughed at my lameness.
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Sure enough...story of my life...we show up and...Patty is out of town!!!!! No fellow adult with braces in sight. Just the Wired Lady...with a hell of a hard time trying to eat a s'more.
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Saturday, August 4, 2007

Emerging Professional with Braces.

I know what you've been thinking...where has the Wired Lady been? Sorry - been busy/lazy/noting exciting with braces has been going on. Thursday night was fun. Lucy organized a fantastic networking gathering.
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Although, it is kind of depressing when they had to change the name of the group from 'young' to 'emerging' professionals-- basically to accommodate for all the entry-level people (me) who basically...are in the same job...and getting It's definitely awkward when your boss tells you, "you're not so young anymore." Thanks. The wires really aren't helping in the anti-aging department. I'm not getting carded as much as I was hoping.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Office Birthdays

Thank goodness braces are not a set back in the world of celebrating office birthdays. Luckily cupcakes, cakes, muffins, and basically, all baked goods welcome braced faces. Now, if only the scale was as welcoming.

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Just like to give a special shout out to Yummy Cupcakes on Magnolia and Hansen's Cakes, which introduced me today to the most amazing chocolate-chocolate chip filled cake in the WORLD!!!!

Tomorrow morning, wires hit the treadmill. As awkward as they can be, thank god for office birthdays.