Sunday, August 31, 2008

2008 Grape Stomp Report

Yesterday was the 2008 Grape Stomp at Irvin House Vineyards. As I mentioned before, yours truly was the master hotdog chef for the event. Well the festival was a huge success. Last year we had about 700 people attend and this year we estimated that there were around 1200 people there. I got up early to get everything ready. I headed into town and got ice and then topped off my tank with gas. The place where I stopped had fresh Duncan Doughnuts and you guessed it, Great Coffee. I was in heaven.

I spent most of the morning setting up and got everything ready around 11am which was when the bottom fell out and we had a heavy thunder shower. It only lasted about an hour though and I arrived around 12:00 in time to light the grill and dry everything off. No harm done. The festival was supposed to start at 2:00 but people started arriving early and we started selling hotdogs right away. By 1:00 the sun was out and it was starting to heat up.




They had sack races for the kids, face painting, balloons, watermelon seed spitting and a Lucy look alike contest. I stayed so busy though that I wasn't able to take many pictures of the events. Whenever the band took a break for an event, everyone came over to get hotdogs so I didn't get a break. It was so hot that I lost 3 lbs during the day. I also sold out of almost everything so it was a great day for me. My son was selling plants at a booth right next to me and he did very well too. Here are some pictures:
Two girls getting ready to do some grape stomping. This was late in the day and I mentioned foot fungus. See how excited they look. :)



This was right around 2 pm. People were still coming in.

The kids loved the face painting. My son had both of his cheeks painted. I didn't get a picture of that because I was too busy.






This is the blue grass band.


Here is my son Sean early in the day before the crowd got there. Doesn't he look just like Lucy?



This is Ann the owner and Becky with her hair up. I liked it better down but I guess it was too hot that way. Hey Becky.


The crowd.
This is the Kettle Corn man. If you ever get a chance to try Kettle Corn you should do it. I love it.









Everyone seemed to be having a great time and the bluegrass band was excellent. I think they were called something like three legged pig. They played lots of my favorites and the girl harmonized and it reminded me of the Darlings on Andy Griffith. Later in the day, some of the people beside our tent started getting crazy. Since I didn't get pictures of the sack race or the watermelon seed spitting contest, I will leave you with these last two events. The first one is called "If you give me a free hotdog, I will see if I can stuff it in my mouth". The last one is called the "popcorn toss into the mouth game". After those two, they were suggesting more adult games and I didn't take any photos of those. Someone had too much wine.








Have a great Labor Day,



Greg

Friday, August 29, 2008

What this country really needs.....

What this country really needs is a great cup of coffee. I don’t know what has happened to Americans but it seems almost impossible to get a real cup of coffee anymore. This week alone I had numerous failed attempts to get a good cup of coffee and I am about fed up. I am contemplating moving to Columbia just to get some real coffee. Meet my new roomies:





Monday, my coffee was old and burnt. It had obviously been brewed many hours before I got it and it tasted nasty. Tuesday I took the day off and used those little bags to make my coffee. Little did I know that it would be the best coffee I would have all week. Wednesday, I got my coffee and it looked fresh enough. When I took the first sip though I realized that it wasn’t the house blend, it was French Roast and it was strong enough to wake the dead. I went back in and exchanged it for another cup and this time I smelled it to make sure it was the house blend. It smelled good so I headed down the road. About a mile into my drive, I took a sip and Ewwww it was cold. I was running too late to turn back so I had to do without that day.


Thursday I decided to try someplace else for coffee so I went to Duncan Doughnuts. I thought to myself; They always have good coffee. I arrived and there were two people in front of me. I heard the lady at the register telling the customer that she was sorry but the coffee machine was broken but that they had iced caramel, chocolate coffee available. I turned around and headed out the door rather than expressing my opinion on that “sissy” coffee. I drove a few miles and then stopped in a convenience store that looked crowded thinking that they must have good coffee there.


Entering the store, I looked around and didn’t see a coffee machine but the place was so packed with stuff that a person could get lost so I guessed that It was just hidden. I pushed myself past a few winos and some Mexican construction workers and asked the lady at the counter if they had coffee. Without saying a word, she pointed her finger with the 3” fingernail toward the back of the store. I again dodged the Mexicans and the winos and a few hundred empty boxes and found the coffee machine way back in the corner. With great anticipation, I poured a cup and added some cream and sugar. (they were out of equal) After an amazing demonstration of how to operate a cash register with 3” nails I headed out the door toward work. Again this coffee was a little burnt and very bitter but at least it was hot. So hot in fact that it burnt my lips and tongue.


Well today was a new day so I again headed out in search of a good cup of coffee. I went to my favorite store and this time, I sipped the coffee to make sure it was hot and the house blend. MMMMMM Yes it was. I thought: “It’s going to be a great day” Thank you Juan Valdez. I added my two equals and some half and half and after paying, was out the door on my way to work. Heading down the road, I brought the coffee cup to my lips and took that much needed sip. Yuckkkkkkkkkk. What the heck. I know it was good before I added the equal and half and half. Then I realized what had happened. The girl working at the store…..The one who mixed up the regular and French Roast coffee….The one who left the heater off so I had cold coffee…… Well she messed up and put the Hazel nut creamer where the half and half should have been. Grrrrrrrrrrrr. They should shoot the person who came up with the idea of Hazel nut coffee. I am talking with the manager next time I am in there. I want this girl fired.


Reluctantly, I pulled in to Mc-D’s and ordered some coffee. While I was in the drive thru, I poured out the Hazel nut coffee. The coffee was called Mc-D’s special dark burnt extra strong roast but at least it was hot and not sissy coffee. I want that on the agenda for the presidential debates. The person who outlaws sissy coffee gets my vote.

Have a nice day.
Greg

Thursday, August 28, 2008

I like it. I like it alot!

Last night I took a few more photo's with my new camera. I really like it a lot. What I got was a Sony Cyber-shot DCS-H3. It is really easy to use and I like all the features it has. It is 8.1 Mega Pixels, with a 10X optical zoom. It has a stabilization feature which is nice for those of us with not so steady hands. I got it from a website called Dealcatcher.com which is where I got my laptop computer. I shopped around and they had the best deal. So here are some photo's that I took last night in mixed light.

Here is a not so cooperative Tufted Titmouse. I guess he was shy and didn't want his picture taken.






The chickadee was a much better subject although he looked a little annoyed.


This is one of my caster bean plants. It is about 6 ft tall but it should be around 10 ft by now.


All this rain that we have had has brought out the mushrooms. I sure wish they were edible. Who knows they might be but I doubt it.





I still have my little fish fountain and it is almost completely surrounded by purple Mexican petunias.


Mrs. Cardinal looks like she is posing for the picture. Just like a woman. And just like a man, Mr. Cardinal continues to eat. Nothing gets between a man and his food.


Now this one has his wife trained properly. She is keeping a lookout while he eats. No chance of that happening in my house.


Well I hope you enjoyed the photo's. This Saturday is the grape stomp at Irvin House Vineyards and I will take as many photo's as I can. I may be a little busy though because yours truly is going to be the head hotdog chef for the event. In addition to the regular hotdogs, beef hotdogs and sausage dogs, I will be making my specialty which is the world famous Blackened Hotdog. For those that like your hotdogs well done, I will be putting some on the grill around 10 am so they should be nice and black by 1:00 when the event starts. If anyone is in the area and thinking about attending, in addition to Chef Greg's world famous hotdogs, there will be BBQ, Bluegrass and lots of wine. I will also have sodas for the little ones. Hope to see you there.

Have a wonderful day,
Greg

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Results are in


And the answer is.....My computer is toast. :( I gave it my best shot and was unable to get rid of this nasty virus. After about 10 hours of work, I finally gave up and decided to consult a professional. I called my computer manufacturer and they said they knew what it was and could fix it but I would have to pay for their maintenance plan since my warranty had run out. I agreed thinking that it would be cheaper than buying a new computer. So I paid for the service and then called a technician who was going to help me out. After 3 hours on the phone, he gave up and said he couldn't fix it either. He said my only option was to reload my computer using the reboot disc and guess what? I can't find it.

Plan B: I am going to have a person at work try to fix it. If he gets it fixed I will keep the maintenance plan but if he doesn't get it fixed, I will have to buy a new computer and I won't be buying the same brand so I won't need the maintenance plan. If that happens, I plan on calling the computer company and talking with whoever I need to in order to get my money refunded. I can be a real nag when I want to as my wife will tell you.

Lessons learned: Make sure your anti-virus program is up to date and running. Mine was working but these virus' are getting tricky and working their way in. I believe this one came in on a pop-up. Lately they pop-up almost every time you go to a website and if you "allow" them, you may be letting a virus get in. If a site won't let you in without allowing a pop-up, I wouldn't go there. They are also using instant messaging and Email attachments. I use AVG for my virus protection and there was a new version out that I didn't know about. I loaded the new (paid) version onto my laptop yesterday and it began blocking all kinds of things. I highly recommend the paid version of AVG 8.0.

Well that is all for today. I am not going to let this one little thing ruin my day. I will just keep singing to myself and hoping this person gets what they deserve.

Have a great day,
Greg

Sunday, August 24, 2008

I want Justice

I hate to tell you all but I am not myself today. I am not the happy go lucky person I usually am. Today I am mad. No make that angry. No make that really really angry. Let me tell you why.

Last night my son was trying to get on the computer. When he tried to log onto the internet, he got an error message. After a few tries we felt that something was seriously wrong so we decided to quit trying and try again today. I began trying to fix my computer early this morning and I spent almost 8 hours with no luck. I did find out that I have a virus and after many hours I discovered what it was. It is called the CNN virus and if you haven't heard of it you might want to look it up to be on the lookout for it. It is a trojan virus that attaches itself to a CNN message and once you get it, it is hard to get rid of. There is a remedy for it but whenever I try to go get it, the virus leads me to some other site and I end up getting frustrated. I think I am going to have to get professional help on this one. Thankfully, I have this laptop which is still working so I was able to post this.


So what do I think we should do with someone who spreads a virus like this? Prison? Nope, too easy. Hanging? Nope too kind. There is only one punishment worthy of a crime like this. You guessed it. The Ned Beaty treatment. And I am just about mad enough to do it myself. See just how mad I am in this photo.







The only reason I managed to keep my composure today was because it is Sunday and I am reminded that God will punish these people and because I got my new camera. My son took the picture of bubba (me) and I took these of some flowers. Enjoy.






And have a great day (everyone but the squeeling hacker)


Greg

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Why I don't like the Olympics

Ok you probably think that it just boils down to jealousy but I do have other reasons for not watching the Olympics. I could go into the usual reasons like politics, boycotts, steroid use, waste, or child competition but I won’t. In my opinion those are reasons enough but I feel that they only mask the true reason I don’t like the Olympics. Although I have many reasons I also have many solutions. Like I tell people that work for me. Don’t come to me with a problem unless you also have a solution. Let me cover the problems first.



They are way too competitive.



I mean what happened to the “games” part? Aren’t they supposed to be Olympic “Games”? Games are supposed to be fun. Look it up, you will see that fun is in the definition. Here it is. Game: An activity that people participate in, together or on their own, for fun. I see that they have added some other definitions that left out the word “fun”. I am not surprised. The Olympics are no more fun that T-ball is to a little kid. It is all about parental competition these days and isn’t that what life should be about? Not in my book.



The athletes are too greedy.



These days, everyone that participates in children’s sports gets an award. It isn’t that way with the Olympics. Only the top three get anything. People are allowed to compete in as many events as they want and hog all the glory for themselves. Thousands and thousands of kids tried out for the Olympics yet we let one hot shot do all the events and grab all the glory. That smells like greed to me. Pick your best event. Give it your best and let someone else participate in the others. That’s fair.



Those medals are way too big.



The other morning I caught the news and they were putting the medals on the winners. I wasn’t watching the Olympics I was watching the news. As they put the gold medal on this little girl I saw a tear come to her eye. I think it was due to the excess weight in that huge metal. If we are going to let kids compete, we should come up with a junior sized medal. Small children=small medal. Big person=big medal.



Who came up with the list of “sports”?



We need to standardize what we call an Olympic sport. From the research I did, I found out that every year we add a few more sports onto the list. Of course every country wants to win more medals so they add things on that their countrymen will do well at. For instance, the Americans added Beach Volleyball. Why not, we have more beaches so we knew we could kick butt in that sport. Of course the Chinese added ping pong and sumo wrestling but that is a no-brainer. India isn’t doing well in the Olympics but that is because there isn’t an event called “Starving”. We need to decide on a list of Olympic games and stick with it. Bring back the Tug-O-War.

My solutions:



First off we need to bring the Olympics back to America where it belongs. The Chinese did a good job but no one can commercialize an event like America. And not just in America either, but in the Deep South. Atalnta doesn’t count because it’s a big city. We need a great location that doesn’t need a lot of fixing up. I offer you the perfect location for the 2016 Olympics….




The Okefenokee Swamp.




Now before you say no way, let me go over the positive aspects of the location. First off we won’t need to build any fancy swimming pool that has tiny bubbles to enhance the swimming. We simply take the swimmers back in the swamp and drop them off. First one back to the boat landing is the winner. I am sure we would set new records once those swimmers start feeling all those critters in the water like leaches, crawdads and snakes. Of course there will be a penalty for slow swimmers…..Gator bait. There will only be one swimming competition. If you want to swim again after the first time, you are on your own.




There is ample free parking. No need to spend tons of money on a fancy parking garage, just park beside the road in the first available spot. Of course some people may have to walk a long way to see anything. But then in the south it is permissible to watch the events from the roof of your car. Please yield to runners in the road. They may already be competing.


We in the south believe everyone who participates is a winner. So to make sure everyone wins, all contestants will be guaranteed a medal. In addition to the usual; Gold, Silver and Bronze medals we will give the remainder of the contestants the coveted “Aluminum” medal. Check out these beauties.





Now for the best part.




Since it is the southern Olimpics, we will add on a few new events. The first added event will be the Men’s Hog Wrestling. I figure some local guy will have this one in the bag but who knows. Since it isn’t lady like to wrestle a pig, we will also offer the Women’s Mud Wrestling completion for the ladies. To go along with these events there will be beer and pork rinds served as refreshments.










Another event we would like to add is the Catfish Grabbin or “Noodling” competition. Although this is traditionally a man’s sport, we will be opening it to the ladies. I do suggest that any of you ladies who plan on participating wear something a little more substantial than the outfits worn by the Beach Volleyball team. It can get a little rough out there in the swamp and we want to keep this rated “G”.









Nothing spells southern competition like a pie eating contest. I know there will be some protests over this one so we will be offering an alternate competition for some picky eaters. First off it will be a hands behind the back, every man/woman for himself/herself cherry pie eat to the finish. Our judges realized that eating like this may not be fair for those trying to stay slim so we will offer an alternative bird seed eating contest to the gymnasts who want to try their hand at eating.








We will also be modifying some of the events. We will change the balancing beam with a log rolling competition. Floor exercises will be replaced with the fire ant stomping competition. The high dive will be replaced with the rope swing into the swamp event. And for the opening event we will have an old time parade lead by the Shiners’ and featuring the watermelon king and queen.







So start making your plans now to attend the 2016 Olympics in Southern Georgia. I am offering to serve on the Olympic committee so help make this dream a reality. If you are interested in helping, just email me. Donations will be accepted.

Have a wonderful day,
Greg

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Good news

Jim Cantori is not on his way to South Carolina. For those of you who are Weather Channel fans like myself, you know that as Jim goes so goes the hurricanes. It looks like Fay will stay in Florida. Great news for us but not so good news for people in Florida. They are already soaked and this may cause some flooding. Hey speaking of the Weather Channel does anyone else remember that they predicted the driest year in history this year. Wrong again. And as far as Hurricane Fay they are saying that she is unpredictable. I have news for you guys (and girls) they are all unpredictable. Well unless you are God.




So in other news I purchased a new digital camera. It should arrive in about 5 days. I will tell you more about it when it arrives. I hate to brag before I get it just in case it turns out to be a piece of junk. I think it will be a good one though. I will tell you it is a Sony. But for now I just got some pictures back so let me share them with you. I took these with my trusty Pentax 35MM camera and had a disk made at Walmart. They really do a pretty good job.


These are peaches at the Charleston Farmers Market. Don't let the looks fool you. They look great but they are pretty dry this year. That's what happens when you force them with tons of fertilizer.



These are some of my pears. No artificial ingredients here. Remember I cut them back a month or so ago. Well they are loaded down again.



This picture is for Connie. She doesn't like spiders. This is a silk spider in the woods beside my house. I don't like them either but I don't bother them if they don't bother me.



This is a bumble bee in one of my sunflowers. They honey bees are scarce but the bumble bees are picking up the slack. Thank God.



Here is another bumble bee in a Mexican Petunia. Make sure and enlarge the picture to see it better.



Who knows what kind of butterfly this is? We have hundreds in our yard thanks to the flower gardens.



The other day we were sitting outside and look what wandered into our back yard. Do ya think we live in the sticks?



And finally this is one of our cats. Her name is Nimin. Hey I didn't name her, I only buy the food. :)



Well that's it for now. I have more that I will share later.


Have a wonderful day,
Greg

Monday, August 18, 2008

Dog days of summer

It's a dog's life. Well if you are a cat it isn’t. Talk about having it made. Tigger Tiger finally calmed down and doesn’t hunt as much as he used to. I know the birds are relieved about that.






I know the frogs in my fish pond are happy too.




I took the day off last Friday to go fishing. We caught tons of fish but unfortunately, they were all too small so we didn’t have any to eat. It was a fun day though and I stayed busy taking the small fish off the lines. I am happy to see that the fish population seems to be rebounding. The wildlife people wouldn’t have you believe that but I am catching more fish these days than I used to 10 and 20 years ago. Of course it may be that I am just better at it. Watch out Roland Martin. All I need is a bigger motor so I can get to the fish faster. Every good fisherman knows that you can’t catch fish if your boat won’t do 60 MPH.



I had to get up early that day to get bait. It was still dark and I easily caught a bunch of shrimp and small minnows for bait. I put my hand down in the bucket to see how many were in there and something bit me. It turned out to be a toadfish. I have always called them dogfish. These are nasty creatures and bigger ones can do some damage. They eat anything and everything so they have really dirty mouth’s. (insert Orbit Gum commercial) They are very slimy too and have spines that will hurt you if you grab them too tightly. They also give off a toxic substance and they will kill all the bait if you leave them in the same water. I put him in his own bucket and then dumped him back into the water out in the ocean. This is what a toadfish looks like.





Speaking of bad dogs or should I say bad dog owners. Wait that should be OK dog’s , bad owners. Whatever, just let me spill my guts. Saturday at the market, this lady is shopping at the booth beside us and her dog decided to relieve himself on one of my son’s plants. We didn’t see it but someone told us about it after the fact. I moved the plant back behind our display because I didn’t want to sell it that way. Then a little later, this woman about 30 comes by with a big dog which decides to do the same thing. She gives him some slack on his leash to allow him to do it. I see it this time and I reach down and snatch the plant up before he can go. She just looked at me and laughed. I understand that the dog was only doing it because another dog had gone there but it is up to the owner to be responsible for their dog. Lots of people down at the market bring their dogs and many of them let the dogs go wherever they want. Talk about unsanitary


So a little later this guy comes up and grabs a free sample of one of the grapes I had on the table. I brought some along because some people don’t know what a Muscadine tastes like. Well he ends up dropping a grape and but he chased after it , picked it up and tossed it in his mouth. I thought Ewwwww. (Remember the last paragraph). Later on another woman tries one of the grapes and spits it out in disgust saying that she didn’t like the taste. Then she said that she might like the wine but I told her no she wouldn’t if she didn’t like the grape. Muscadine wine tastes like Muscadines. Take my word for it. I think she was upset that I didn’t try to hard sell her some wine. That’s not my style. I only had her and one other person who didn’t like the grapes I had to offer. One family sat there and ate the entire sample basket of grapes so I had to restock after they left.


Sunday morning, I got up early and went down to the local convenience store for a cup of coffee. There was a lady there with two flat tires. She was trying to get air into them but they were ruined and she finally gave up. It seems that she hit a pot hole two miles down the road and flattened both right side tires. Since it was dark on that road she decided to drive slowly on the flat tires until she reached this gas station. This totally ruined the two tires. She was from out of town and didn’t know where she was so she asked me and another person for directions. After a while she decided to call her son to ask what to do. He told her to “push the button on the dash”. She didn’t know what he was talking about so he had to guide her. Finally she found it and pushed it and a voice piped up saying “This Is On Star, may we help you?” This was a 2008 BMW and it came with On Star but she didn’t know it. This wasn’t a cheap BMW either. Maybe she should have had “Blond Star” instead of “On Star”. LOL


Well today is the last day of summer vacation for my boys. They aren’t too excited about going back and neither am I. It has been a huge gas savings, not having to drive to town every day. My youngest is starting middle school this year. Other than changing classes all day we noticed one other difference between grade school and middle school. In grade school the kids were instructed to bring scissors. In middle school they will be arrested if they bring them. Isn’t that ironic.

Have a great day,
Greg

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Would you like cheese with that wine?

Class was a little boring as I expected. The problem was my fault though. I need new glasses so I couldn't see the board. There was a computer in front of each of us but something was wrong with my password so the first day I was unable to log on and follow along. Then the second day, I had some big wigs sitting near me so I couldn't do any playing. I had to actually pay attention. Can you believe that?


There were 15 people in this class and several of them complained about everything. This class was supposed to tell us our new job responsibilities but several people did nothing but complain. There was one in particular who asked those "what if" questions and kept trying to stump the instructor. He reminded me of an old George Carlin skit where the Catholic kids were trying to stump the priest. They were talking about how in the Catholic faith, it is a sin not to go to confession each week. George's question was: What if you were on a ship out in the ocean? And today was your last chance to confess otherwise it would be a sin. And just as you are about to go into confession, you cross the international dateline and the day springs forward and you miss confession. Is that still a sin? The priest of course replies: I think God understands.


I tell you, this guy was being a pain in the you know what and the instructors and most of the people in the class were getting tired of his comments. It only took me about 10 minutes to decide I didn't like him. By the end of day two, everyone was annoyed.


This morning, they started with a recap of yesterdays information and asked if anyone had any questions. I spoke up and not only asked an well thought out question but made a wonderful point. That's when it happened. This guy (the anoying one) follows my comment up with "That's what I am talking about" I wanted to say: Not only did you not talk about this but I don't want you siding with me. Don't worry, I didn't. I hate when people do that. I make a great comment and some fool tries to ride my shirt tail to glory.


This guy did nothing but complain all day. So for that I award him Greg's big cheese award. Here you go bubba, enjoy some cheese with that wine.





By the way, I am working on another post which will fall right in with this one.

Have a great day,

Greg

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Two days off

I'm off work for two whole days. Actually I am only going to training but it is two days away from the office and you and I know that spells two days of vacation. The bad news is that this training is in Columbia SC. For the lucky ones who have never visited Columbia, you aren't missing much. Their motto is "Columbia.... We aren't that far from where you really want to be". And it's true. Only two hours to the east is Charleston. Two hours to the west are the Blue Ridge Mountains. Two hours north is Charlotte NC which has a nice theme park and two hours South is Augusta which has some great golf.

So what is in Columbia you ask. I guess you could be interested in the State Capitol. And yes there is a College but we aren't Gamecock's fans? And there are lots of businesses including our corporate office which is why we are going there. Other than that and a few resturants there isn't much. However if you are wanting to visit SC and don't know where else to go, it just might be for you. So come to Columbia, it's not that far from where you really want to be. :) Have a great week and I will check back nightly. Wish me luck on staying awake in class. Can you say boring? ZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Have a great day,
Greg

Friday, August 8, 2008

On The Road To Recovery

I am happy to report that my blog seems to be recovering. It is now only missing two comments that I made as tests and I can live with that. The missing comments all seem to be associated with a post that I made on August 6th. I don’t know any significance to that date so I am not sure why this weird thing happened. If anything weird was going to happen, it should be today. Am I the only one who realized that today is 8-8-08? I made a note of it at 8 am this morning but nothing really happened so I let it go. It was like that Y2K thing. What a let down.


I am also feeling better now so I am on the road to recovery myself. I have had a stomach ache for several days now. No I didn’t go to a doctor because I know more than doctors so I prefer to self diagnose my own illnesses. Right now I have it pinned down to one of three things. First: Food poisoning. I ate some cantaloupe that I believe was grown alongside those bad peppers. I am almost certain of it. Second: Stomach virus. If this is the culprit then I got it from several sicko’s here at work who refuse to take vacation time when they are sick. The third possible cause is an overactive thyroid. I have been toying with this idea for some time and
I will continue to do some research.


Now for the bad news. I went to the dentist the other day and I have a ton of problems in my mouth. I have a mouth full of fillings which are over 30 years old and most of them are coming lose or cracking. I need a total dental makeover. The good news is that they can fix everything for a mere 15,000.00. What a deal!!! Yes you read that right 15,000.00. Let me compare that to my Honda car which I paid the same amount for. So are my teeth worth that much? They are to me but for the life of me, I can’t imagine why it should cost so much to fix teeth. The x-rays are now done digitally. Most of the crowns will be made of some inexpensive composite. A little numbing agent. I mean how hard could it be? So Don’t Cry for me Evita. I have several other options





First off my friends and family say I can fix everything. It is true. If I put my mind to it and have the time and energy, I can do almost anything. Option one is to fix them myself. And it isn’t like I would be a pioneer in this field. Someone did it many years ago:






Option two is even easier. It involves a bottle of tequila, a pair of pliers and a mirror. I can do this. I know I can. I am sure I can find some used dentures at the flea market once I get the bad teeth out.





Option is three is my greatest idea of all time. I found a dentist that will do it for a fraction of the cost. I would have to drive a little ways and maybe stay in a rundown hotel but I know in the long run it will be for the better. Can you say Mexican Dentist? I have always wanted to go to Tijuana.





Have a wonderful day and brush those teefees people,
Greg