Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Birthday wishes and dentist visits

Happy birthday to my big sister!

In other news, I paid a visit to my dentist today, where they thoroughly scolded me for not flossing enough. I hate it when they do that. Still, I got a free purple toothbrush out of it, so I suppose I can't complain too much.

The neighborhood where my dentist is located is very posh, as evidenced by the high-falutin' stores surrounding it (Dior, Gucci, Vera Wang, Barneys, Jimmy Choo). Because of this, I always make sure I dress decently to avoid looking like riffraff. As I was walking out of there today, I ran into what is probably typical neighborhood clientele - a woman wearing a sleeveless black dress, yellow shoes, and (I am not making this up) matching yellow gloves that came halfway up her forearms.

All she needed was a yellow pillbox hat and we would have been transported to tea at the Ritz in the 1960s.

I also stuck my nose at the many jewelry store windows to gape and dream about the shiny, pretty things displayed - there was a Van Cleef & Arpels, a Bulgari, and the ubiquitous Tiffany's, where I spent some time dreaming over their jewelry. I saw a necklace of diamonds, a sapphire and diamond eternity ring, and a beautiful pearl choker.

Lest I felt deprived being surrounded by all those goodies, I did treat myself to two things: a chicken empanada and a pair of fuzzy blue slippers. Coupled with my free toothbrush, I'd say it was a good shopping day indeed.


meridith said...

I hate hate hate the dentist. I actually sent a scathing letter to my dentist last time I was there as her dental hygienist pinned me in the chair and then tried to sell me all of the products. Was I there for a cleaning or a sales pitch -- I mean really. I love how you were dreaming about diamonds and satisfied yourself with blue fuzzy slippers. Close but a little different.

mom2amara said...

A posh neighborhood dentist? Is he hot? I'd go to him too :)

Highmaintenancemom said...

oohhhhh....i love shopping...i'm so jealous you have all those cool neighborhood shops....i just have the gap....

Hazel Designs said...

Meri - time to change dentists? I lurve my fuzzy slippers - I can wear them around my neck and pretend they're diamonds. Heh.

m2a, I wish my dentist was hot too, but he's not - he's kinda old!

HMM, I only go to that 'hood when I go to the dentist because it's a huge schlep from my house, so I try to take advantage of it by peering at all the expensive stuff. You should come visit me so you can go shopping! You would have a heart attack seeing all your favorite stores all together - it's like a mini Rodeo Drive!