Thursday, July 31, 2008

Wires Take Off!

No, unfortunately, not that type of 'taking off' (i wiiiish). Instead, I'm off to Columbus, O-H-I-O this weekend for the big G Family Wedding!!!! So. Cool. To. Be. Sporting. Braces. At. Family. Events. At. The. Age. Of. 26.

So sweeeeet (hello, Zach speak).

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Earthquake, Shakes: Ortho Structure, Strong

If it wasn't for my ortho and surrounding dental 'family' being in the Los Angeles area, I swear I would have fled home to the east coast yesterday after...the quake. Those close to me know I freak out at the smalled trembles, so, as you can imagine, the violent rattling of my 14-story office building was not taken well.

While I'm not packing to leave for good...I am packing tonight for the big Guerrieri family wedding in Columbus. Yes, that's right...another wedding...another mouthful of braces. While I never disclosed this secret, I was silently hopeful the wires may be off in time for this family appearance. Oh. How. Wrong. I. Was.

Better make sure I have enough travel-sized Listerine...

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I Wish Miley Cyrus Had Braces

Teen stars have all the luck - great clothes, great careers, great BIG paychecks and um....what's this? braces!! What the heck is that all about? I dunno about you guys but hello?!...false advertising perhaps?! Miley, you should YouTube battle on this topic.

Just a random thought for the day.

And future Disney sweetheart Selena Gomez, don't think I'm not talking about you too...

Can anyone tell I'm slightly sleep deprived at the moment? Ha.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Cheers to the CalPhil

Last night friends enjoyed a lovely picnic and musical performance on the Cal Philharmonic Green! Such a good time!

Sorry the posts have been a little few and far between lately. To be honest, the life in braces has gotten a little...hate to say, dull. No major wired-issues lately. know...waiting it out. My next appointment isn't until August 12th - ugh.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Braces Back to Networking

The braces made an appearance last night at the "Digital LA" gathering a the luxie Sky Bar. And by 'luxie' I mean, ridiculously expensive drinks for no freakin' reason. $12 for a glass of wine?! Are you kidding me. That's 6 bottles from Trader Joe's!

Anywhoooo....the braces were out in all their glory. And of course, many mingling comments were received from strangers....
  • the creepy guy who liked the braces
  • the close-talker who points and asks
  • the random, who comments on the strong handshake - as a surprise by fronting the braces
cool. just tryin' to make it work...

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Braceless Batman

Last night I was lucky enough to score my seat to "The Dark Knight."

Enjoyed the film but just one, tiny braces!

No where in Gotham did I see a wired individual. What's up with that? Anyone out there -- correct me if I'm wrong...

Saturday, July 19, 2008

A Fishy Anniversary All Around

Last night Steve and I celebrated our made-up 'anniversary.' Yup, that's right. Blue Jam Cafe on Melrose is not just for breakfast anymore. Friday night BYOB!

I don't know about you all but I find that fish is the best option for post-surgery dining. Always soft -- always a good time. The secondary choice would be chicken, but last night's Halibut Special was definitely the way to go. While in this picture, my halibut is half eaten and sort of gross looking...I was delicious - just had to share...

Friday, July 18, 2008

Work Gatherings In Braces

I was at a work gathering the other night and awkwardly, in conversation, my braces were mentioned. Is it weird that 1 year and 3 months into this little 'adventure,' I have absolutely no feeling toward wire-mentions. Like...I am highly 'over it.' By that I mean, I don't take offense...I just laugh about it.

I know they look like we all just pretend they dont exist and move on with our lives?

Pretty please.

Fine. Be that way. I gotta go brush now...

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Post-Surgery Derm Appointment

Soooooo you wouldn't think about your skin necessarily, when planning for jaw surgery. But -- you should. skin seriously went through hell after my face expanded 10 sizes, then back to normal.

So, today I was back at the dermatologist for the first time. It had been a while. Literally, the dude was like..."Umm, yeah...we have our work cut out for us." Yah. I know. Thanks, Doc.

So, Save the Wired Lady's Skin is in full force! Really, every day I feel like I add a new doctor to my life. I have accumulated quite an 'entourage.'

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Wired Lady Confession

Ok. So. What if I sometimes clean the gunk out of my braces with the back end of my earring?!??!

I'll fess up. Anyone got a problem with it?

Well, perhaps you would, if you too were sitting in your car, at a red light, wondering what they hell was going on in the car next to you....

Monday, July 14, 2008

Wired in Sin City

This weekend braces represented in VEGAS - big time!!! It was a fabulous weekend with my favorite girlfriends. Lots of fun, sun and some fantastic cocktails!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Wired Face All Ready for Vegas

After a quick stop at the ortho's office today, good news -- I'm all nailed in...wires ready for Vegas take-off!!!!

For the record, the assistant who worked on my mouth said I was not imagining wires mysteriously moving. Apparently, some fancy-dancy wire holder was completely missing. So, hopefully, after sleeping on the side of my face tonight, 3 inches of metal jabbed into my facial tissue won't wake me.

And really, I think the ortho's office is really sick of seeing me.

"Hi! Me again, Wired Lady. Back for more! Can't stay away! What did I miss since yesterday?"
- my coolness state that is my life

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Not a Blood Test...Only My Finger to the Wire

Tonight I was proud I actually got my ass to aerobics. Let's just's been a while.

The motivation...repeatedly hearing the boyfriend's voice in my head say, " that she can chew...she likes to chew...a lot." This is true. So true that...I gotta be honest, the jaw has been aching lately. Not a good sign. As much as I tell myself to take it easy... the snack vending machine calls my name.

Tomorrow...I'm back in the ortho chair for the big wire cutting. I just couldn't handle it any more. After my finger was bleeding today -- from puncturing it, trying to push the wire back -- in total frustration...I made the call.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Stupid Wire

Poking into the side of my face...ugh!

Why couldn't I have remembered to have them put one of those fancy stoppers on?

I really don't want to have to go back there...but I have a big Vegas trip this weekend...and no amount of margarita is gonna numb this thing. :)

Am I the only one with such wire transport issues? The damn thing goes wherever it wants!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Lovely 4th Weekend

So, Steve, Rose (our adoptive 27-year-old daughter/a bff) and I spent the weekend in Hermosa Beach. And I kid you not...everywhere I went...I was met with the constant reminder of ...BRACES!!! Our waiter at Cantina Real for Friday night Mexican fun...had braces. The walk to fireworks...the couple behind us was analyzing their mouths pre and post braces. WTF?! Why oh why?!?!?



noticed theme of 4th photos...the closed-mouth smile...for obvious reasons.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Guess What????........

Nope....not so much.

Braces still on for at least 6 more weeks -- when my next appointment is. But there is good news...rubber bands only at night...that's kinda good news, right? Not at all the 'news' I was hoping for but...ya know...I'll take what I can get.

But thank you to EVERYONE for your positive thoughts. It...sort of worked.

Off to pack for the big beach 4th of July weekend...happy holiday weekend to you all!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Please Send Positive Braces Thoughts

It's been a while but tomorrow morning I'm officially back in the ortho chair.

Please...please...send good karma....think one of the following thoughts tomorrow around 8:40 AM PST:
- Stephanie, your teeth are beautiful
- Stephanie, your teeth are straight
- Stephanie your teeth will look so great WITHOUT braces!