They used a laser to cut my gums open and clean the area above that weird-feeling root canal. I'm glad that I wasn't smoking crack and there really was a problem up there. But smelling myself on fire for a half an hour made my stomach kinda woozy. After they finished singing and scraping out a burnt-out section of my gums, I got stitches and a vicodin prescription. I don't think I'll fill the pain med prescription, though, because I still have some lortab leftover from my oral surgery earlier this year. Matt says that they're both the same thing anyway. And I would have only considered filling the vicodin if it wouldn't make me nauseous. I had a huge problem with wanting to barf my guts out when I was on the lortab, so now I have to decide if the pain is worse than vomiting. And I hate throwing up, especially when there are things I'm supposed to keep clean in my mouth. T..T
Even if the pain does get really bad, I promised to visit celine this weekend, so I can't take anything until AFTER I drive down to Austin. So I hope it doesn't hurt anymore than it does right now. Not all the novocaine has worn off, though, so I have a feeling it's just going to get worse :(
In the meantime, I think I'm going to work on my silk shirt for the Asshat costume. It's almost done. I just have to finish the sleeves. If one thing can be said for making sleeveless shirts, I hate making sleeveless shirts. I always get confused with what I can and can't stitch while I'm sewing down the lining. Because while you can tack down a sleeve lining no problem, I get considerably more confused with how things work on sleeveless shirts. And that leaves me with a perfect lining tacked down around the entirety of the garment, and two sleeve holes with no good idea on how to hem them. I was thinking about trying to fold it under and topstitch over it, but pinning it has been a nightmare. If I had box of awesome, I'd serge it and forget about it XD I'm thinking about just basting the raw edges together and putting bias tape over it, though. Tucking under=suck. I bet rolling it under will also be a nightmare. I hate you, sleeveholes.
I also painted the neckband last night. I thought I was very straight with marking out the lines to paint with my tape, but it didn't turn out as perfectly as I would have liked. And I think there may be a problem with I iron it flat. I may have to do the whole thing over again. I'm glad I decided to put it on top instead of sewing it into the top, though. I have the option of do-overs now instead of dealing with it since it's already sewn in.
Chances are, though, I'll just find a way to make it work. I spent all night painting it and don't really want to do it again.
When celine teaches me all the finer points of heat'n'bond, I'll have the neck band ironed down. Then it's sleeves and sleeve painting, and I'll be done with the silk garment. Maybe while I'm down there, I'll get the red thing drafted and finished. I was thinking about bringing sculpting clay with me, but it's a bit messy. I'll probably be working on chakrams all weekend anyway.