Monthly Archives: September 2011

Co-working in London

In London checking out CoWorking spaces. Landed at Tech Hub. Quite good. Also found out about Loose Cubes – a place where you can find places to work out of. All in all, the WorkWithMe project I have running in the background seems like a better and better idea by the day. If anyone is interested in getting involved, ping me.

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I am sorry

A while back, crack of dawn, I was about to leave my cousin Alex’s place in Williamsburg. Does he let me go in peace? Hell no…  he said I should stay for breakfast.  One should never take such invitations lightly, let alone from a fan of finer things in life.  I couldn’t stay since I needed to be in Boston to crank through some tasks before the day’s end, so I said:

Me: “I am sorry.”
Him: “No worries.”
Me: “Nah, man, you don’t understand.  I’m sorry I won’t get to eat cause it’s gonna be good.”

BAM!  English strikes again!   “I am sorry” with implication of “I regret X, because you prefer Y” and “I am sorry” meaning “I regret X, because I prefer Y” are the same expression.  The way the conversation should have gone:

Me: “I am sorry.”
Him: ”Yeah, it’s gonna be real good.”
Me: ”Thanks.  Add lemon.  Rub in wound, jerk.”

Ripe ground for misunderstandings.  Theme for the last 5 years.

Switching gears a bit – it sucks that it doesn’t matter what you are saying.  What matters is how it is perceived…

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I really like my dentist.

Had a cavity done.  This was probably one of the most fascinating things I’ve done in a while and this post may seem like bullshit, but, frankly, if someone would ever suggest that I would enjoy getting a cavity filled, I’d respectfully tell them they are nut.  But, I actually did enjoy it…  and so I am writing this review in my blog.

The dentist’s name is Dr. David Shapiro (Yelp – note that he is now in West Windsor, not Hightstown)and he not only explained what he was doing, but took pictures, which is what I think make the tremendous difference in the whole experience.

Here it goes:

First he anaesthetized the area.  Then he checked if the anesthesia was sufficient and, when I still felt discomfort, anaesthetized a bit more.  And then…

The following are various stages of the drilling the cavity.  Sorry, don’t have the tooth before the procedure – we got to talking about taking images after he started…

2011-09-01 - Step 1

Then he went in with at a slower speed:

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