The good news: no new cavities.
The bad news: I have four, yes four, old fillings that need replacing. To the tune of $500. All cosmetic, of course. Because decaying teeth are totally acceptable in the eyes of my insurance company. *Sigh*
I guess I have been blessed with needy teeth. Not only did I have that front tooth that needed replacing, but I also have deep pits in my teeth (sexy, I know) that often need filling. Even though I floss and brush and take great care of my teeth, no matter what I do these teeth of mine are determined to get cavities. Don’t be jealous.
So I did what I always do when I get bad news or need to feel better. I went running!
Nope, I’m not super sweaty after my run—I’m drenched! This afternoon, Southeast Michigan saw some drizzly weather, but I didn’t let that prevent me from getting my run on! I didn’t want to get my iPod wet, so I ran sans music today which I almost never do. I had to hear myself breathing. Let me tell you, it was appalling. I have decided that I hate the sound of my breathing while I run and will never run without my iPod again. The end.
I also bought myself this nifty eye-roller thing. I’m going to use it for 2 weeks and no one will ever call me “ma’am” again!
I will be sure to report back on the results!
For dinner tonight, we headed out to Sidetrack Bar and Grill in Depot Town. Located in the next town over from ours, it’s a cute place with a great outdoor patio, fantastic burgers, and a huge selection of draft beer!
I chose my poison in the form of a local favorite: Bell’s Oberon!
This is a summer signature beer for most Michigan folks. A wheat beer with a fruity, citrusy note to it, Oberon is like summer in a glass to me! Plus, it has a fun label!
And although I look insanely tired in this photo, I assure you I was happy to have my Oberon!
To go with the Oberon, we started off with fried pickles!
If you have never had fried pickles, stop what you are doing right now and go find some. They are the best bar food on the planet. I’m not kidding. I’ll wait.
Last summer, we were out to dinner on a local sidewalk and my mom’s trainer was seated at the next table. We had an order of fried pickles and he asked what on earth we were eating, nose turned up. Yep, he thought the fried pickles looked less than appetizing. We offered him one to try, and he promptly shut up. Fried pickles are where it’s at. I would not lead you astray!
To balance out the indulgent bar food, I ordered a light Summer Cold Plate for dinner.
Avocado, hard boiled egg, grilled Amish chicken, strawberries, and cucumber slices plus a side of pita bread. There wasn’t really anything wrong with this plate, it just wasn’t as fresh as I’d hoped it would be. It did the trick, though.
Now, I’m watching the spectacle that is The Bachelorette. I’ve decided all the guys are boring, and she’s driving me crazy. And still, I’m watching. Silly rabbit.
What are your favorite local seasonal products?
In Michigan, it’s Oberon in the summer and honeycrisp apples in the fall!