Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2005 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.
As the oral surgeon administered the anesthesia, I tried to tell him about the relevant scene in Cryptonomicon, but I went under before I could give him the title and author.
After the surgery, when I saw Leonard, I cried. I blubbered that I was sorry that I hadn't had the wisdom teeth out five years ago when a dentist made a passing comment about them. The assistant said that some people cry and some people laugh when coming out of anesthesia.
Pretty grumpy coming home - a communication and traffic mixup kept me waiting to go home - but Leonard has been taking fantastic care of me, including serving me cups of delicious mashed potatoes and vanilla pudding. I have to use my numb tongue as a conveyor belt or crane between my numb lips and my freaked-out throat.