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Friday, March 30, 2012

Link Blitz

Monday morning I went to my new orthodontist to have a magic appliance put into my mouth.

It's basically a retainer that fits over my bottom molars, with imprints of my upper teeth on top of it. It makes it so I can't close my mouth without lining up those teeth, therefore forcing my jaw forward. (I actually can't close my mouth all the way period, so when I smile at people they look at me kind of funny.)

I have an over-cross-bite, which is the reason my jaw has hurt so much for the last, oh, three years. I can't get braces to fix it since I'm moving in four months, so this is the next best thing. I wear it for a week and then something (not sure what) will happen when I visit the orthodontist again.

The downside is not my jaw hurting. It's a) that I keep biting my tongue, and b) that the bar that connects the two side of the appliances is chafing like a crazy. SO MUCH FUN. (Is it possible to develop tongue callouses? Because I would love one of those.)

I'm also not allowed to take it out unless I'm cleaning it. Chewing has been an adventure.



Onto the blitz! :D



Writers' Potpourri:

Keep Your Characters True to Themselves

Agents Want to Know--Part 2

Who Needs Amazon? Rowling Goes It Alone

The Dos and Don'ts of Novel Endings

7 Things I've Learned in 7 Years of Publishing

Branding for Writers: An Essential Step to Building Your Author Platform

Do You Know the Two Ingredients in a Perfect Ending?

Fantasy Writing for the Description Impaired


Other Babble:

Rome Reborn 2.2: A Tour of Ancient Rome in 320 CE (This is awesome)

Top 10 Most Misunderstood Lines in Literary History

Hunger Games board game:

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for the links! I hope you can manage through your overbite condition...sorry for the pain it's causing you.

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  2. HOoray for retainers! I have braces and I look freaky, especially after I eat. We will now be even more of bosom buddies.

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  3. Goodness, good luck with that. I hope your jaw pain goes away! And especially good luck with figuring out how to chew! ;)

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  4. Oy! Hope things get a little better with the appliance since I don't think tongues get callouses, though it sounds like it would be helpful in your case :-(

    And the Hunger Games board game.
    PAAHAHA!

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  5. There is NOTHING worse than something being wrong with your teeth. My sympathies to you...

    Thanks so much for linking to my guest post on Keeping Characters True to Themselves - we appreciate it!

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  6. Good luck with the teeth. I probably ought to get my overbite corrected, but who knows if I ever will. I hope it doesn't bother you for too long.

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  7. I hope your teeth feel better Charlie!
    Hilarious Hunger Games commercial!! Laughed out loud!

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  8. And dentists wonder why we don't like to visit them. How long do you have to have this retainer in?

    Thanks for including a link to my blog in your blitz, I appreciate it! Hope your move goes well, too!

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