Tuesday, 11 October 2011

The Girl who Waited (for the hole in her mouth to close*)

(*as have many people over time)

Things that have happened since my last blog...

Griped and griped some more about my tooth, which developed an interestingly painful, dry socket. Things learned - I'm a dreadful patient or rather an impatient patient - although having toothache doesn't make you a patient at all; that although you may not be able to eat toast (the horror) because it might get stuck in the gaping hole in your mouth, that you can, however, eat chocolate because it melts and can't get stuck (my prescription). I have a hit list containing the names of all the people who said having a tooth removed was easy. They are aware of the list.

There have been a few more reviews of Nowhere Hall that I should have linked to over the past few weeks but constantly linking to reviews does not make for good blog content. Though possibly neither does griping about teeth.  The lastest are from Nickolas Cook at The Black Glove, Gef Fox at Skull Salad Reviews, Strange Aeons Magazine (which includes the words 'fucking Jedi'), Jason Baki at Floor to Ceiling Books and Anton Cancre at Horror News Net. If you are of a mind to read them, the reviews are all linked to from the Nowhere Hall page. Simon Marshall Jones has done (and continues to do) an awesome job of getting all the chapbooks he's published before reviewers.

There's also a review in (the first) for Theatre, which I'll link to when I get around to creating a page for the wee thing.

The garden took its revenge on my fence after it staked it x amount of years ago and aided by the wind managed to uproot the thing. I now have half a fence. That's different. And a hungry Alsation lives next door. Gulp! I should stop calling the dog 'dude' and telling it 'you're going to get a sore throat with all that barking'. I suspect I look like a very happy meal (especially now I've stopped griping).

And as a final note, my internet connection at work (or rather work's internet connection) now thinks it's French.

Au Revoir

17 comments:

Michael Stone said...

*snaps fingers* Ye gads, what am I like?! I still haven't read Nowhere Hall. I'll move it at the top of my TBR pile.

Sorry to hear the hole in the gum is playing you up. But chocolate, that's powerful medicine, that is.

Aaron Polson said...

A wonderful amount of reviews Cate. Putting them in front of reviewers is one thing; getting such praise is another entirely. Congrats to you!

AnthonyJRapino said...

Gotta love a good Doctor Who reference. :-D Sorry to hear about the mouth hole...face hole...tooth hole...gum hole?

But but but, congrats on all the great reviews!

Cate Gardner said...

Chocolate cures all ills, Mike. I've heard it also cures death.

Thanks, Aaron

I wondered if someone would notice that, Anthony :D

Simon said...

A normal week on Planet Cate, then. ;-)

Deborah Walker said...

You've had an astonishing number of reviews, Cate. And they're all fabulous. You or your publisher or both have been working really hard.

K.C. Shaw said...

Ouch ouch ouch ouch ouch ouch ouch. When I had my first tooth out the dentist told me I couldn't drink anything through a straw for, like, practically ever. He had such a hard time pulling the tooth he was worried he'd punctured into my sinus cavity. But that was about 15 years ago and I'm now allowed to drink through a straw. If you're lucky, in 15 years you can eat toast instead of chocolate!

And I still haven't read Nowhere Hall. What is wrong with me?

Cate Gardner said...

Hey :P Simon

I've just been sitting here licking chocolate, Deborah

I don't usually drink from a straw but of course now I want to, Kate :D

Simon Kewin said...

So, an exciting week all round. Plenty of inspiration for fiction there ...

I once lost half a peanut in the hole left behind by a removed molar. Seriously, I sympathise.

Barry Napier said...

Congrats on the reviews.

Also...

I. Hate. The. Fucking. Dentist.

AnthonyJRapino said...

Yeah, it was a sneaky way to out me as a big nerd. Verrrry sneaky.

Danielle Ferries said...

Tooth pulling - easy. Fibbers.

Katey said...

Good god, I had a dry socket after my wisdom teeth were pulled and it was HORRIFIC.

Congrats on all the EXTREMELY WELL-DESERVED reviews <3

Cate Gardner said...

Me too, Barry

That sounds seriously painful, Simon

I concur, Danielle

I've read (on the internet) that dry sockets from Wisdom Teeth are even worse, Katey. Oh good lord.

dentist said...

It can be painful when not managed right. Talk to your dentist about the options.

ron receveur said...

I always drink some pain reviler every time a procedure is done with my teeth. Thanks.

dentists melbourne said...

I hope your mouth hole's getting better now.