Saturday September 30, 2006
Oh, woe is me! Until I get my new denture I’ve lost my ‘F’! Best I can manage is a feeble ‘Ph’. I’ve spent time in front of the bathroom mirror, trying to produce a proper ‘F’, and failed, miserably. So, until mid-November, I’m denied use of one of my sparingly used but most emphatic swear words. Not even the illicit purveyors of Viagra can help with this disfunction.
Other than that, my teeth, or sudden lack of them, now give me no trouble at all. I’m healing nicely and, for the first time in years, I find myself in a state where I have no dental discomfort at all. I had not realised just how much those pesky molars had degraded my waking hours. It’ll be a while before I can bite into an apple again but providing I cut them up really small I can still munch happily on the pieces. And taste them, too. We have to be thankful for our mercies, no matter how small.
By almost all standards, then, I am restored to normal function and well-being. Apart from my ‘F’, that is. I ask you, what kind of a poet can function without a healthy ‘F’?
And that is the last I have to say on the subject of dentistry. Until the next time or until a truly remarkable side-effect occurs of course. It’s an interesting subject, if somewhat morbid, but not the kind of thing I care to discuss before breakfast.
Reader’s note: For the first time and for those who like to know these things, I include below a summary of my website stats for this month. I’d like to reassure visitors that I don’t keep, or inspect, details of individual visits, so neither I nor anyone else knows by this means who exactly is visiting, and when.
|Monthly Statistics for September 2006|
|Total Unique Sites||9151|
|Total Unique URLs||5545|
|Total Unique Referrers||3188|
|Total Unique Usernames||1|
|Total Unique User Agents||285|
|Hits per Hour||209||4973|
|Hits per Day||5032||8482|
|Files per Day||3618||6844|
|Pages per Day||2569||5136|
|Visits per Day||888||1392|
|KBytes per Day||31818||63341|
|Hits by Response Code|
|Code 200 – OK||108568|
|Code 206 – Partial Content||232|
|Code 301 – Moved Permanently||135|
|Code 302 – Found||29|
|Code 304 – Not Modified||26113|
|Code 404 – Not Found||15893|
|Code 405 – Method Not Allowed||9|