Friday, March 4, 2011

"I'll be true Toothbrush, just to you Toothbrush, when we both use the same toothpaste."

I was at a friend's yesterday and while there, a package arrived for her from Colgate. She proceeded to tell me how they keep sending her these classroom kits containing approximately 100 toothbrushes, coupons, tooth brushing booklets, and teaching materials. She is not a teacher, and she never signed up for anything, so she has no idea why they keep sending them. She's even moved 4 or 5 times in the past few years, and Colgate always seems to find her. (Stalkers!) I of course don't know why she gets them either, but I also don't care because I made out with two new toothbrushes!

Because this was a classroom kit, the toothbrushes were child sized, but I'm convinced now that that was the best part. Contrary to what this illustration shows, I have a fairly small head, which means I have a fairly small mouth. A tiny toothbrush just fits in my mouth better and really gets into all of the nooks and crannies (aka cavities) well. My teeth have never felt so clean!

Side note: Have you ever heard of those dentists who purposely mess up your teeth that way you can go back to them and they can "fix" whatever is wrong, making themselves infinitely more money? Yeah, I'm pretty sure my old dentist did that. Ever single visit, the nurse would come into the room with an x-ray showing 5-7 brand new "pinhole sized cavities" that I of course couldn't see, but I didn't argue because I'm not a dentist. I now have a mouth FULL of fillings and two broken teeth, because they don't know how to properly fill a tooth. I'm too poor to go have them fixed/pulled, though, so now I just walk around looking like a giant hillbilly.

Thanks a heap, Caro Family Dentistry!

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Day 22 – A song that you listen to when you’re sad:

I'm not one of those people who likes to listen to horribly depressing music when I'm sad so I can curl up in fetal position and cry my eyes out for hours. I don't like to dwell on things when I'm upset. I just like to pretend that nothing happened and go about my business. I know that's not necessarily the most healthy thing to do, but it works for me for now. If I'm sad about something, you're much more likely to find me listening to something happy, or funny, like this

Lately, though, I have re-fallen in love with a song by Shawn McDonald and it ALWAYS makes me feel better about whatever situation I'm in. It helps me to remember to fully rely on God and to let Him handle things. I don't always have to fix things on my own.

Even if you're not a believer, I would highly recommend giving it a listen. Just the song itself is crazy good.


  1. Dentists are a sneaky bunch. I have a hard time finding one that I like. Jerry Seinfeld was right when he called them sadists.

  2. Awwwwww both the pictures are so adorable!! A colgate girl needs a Colgate tooth brush for her beautiful Colgate smile! No matter what :) I love how your label says Fanny Pack :D And by the way I just brushed my teeth with Strawberry Princess Toothpaste ;)

    ♥ ♥ ♥

  3. Def boo to your dentist. They shouldn't have been filling cavities that small. What jerk faces!

  4. @Alexandra I haven't been to a dentist in so long. Dr. Jerkface kind of ruined it for me. Plus I'm poor, so yeah...

    @Apfel Eww, strawberry?! I need like the harshest of mint flavors to feel fresh. :)

    @Lauren Thank you for validating my suspicions! :) Idiots.

  5. DUDE that drawing is AWESOME.

    See? and you said you couldn't do it :)

  6. Oh stop, Kaylee. You're going to give me a big head. ;)

  7. Hey! I'm a new follower from 20sb.

    Child-sized toothbrushes fit my mouth too. My dentist once told me that I have small teeth for such a big mouth. Ha.

  8. I love my dentist! If you can manage to make the trek over here to Dublin for every dentist appointment, I totally recommend him! ;)

  9. @Shannon Hooray, another baby toothbrush lover!! :)

    @Harley I'm on my way! This dentist is mental. ;)