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Arby's and the Dentist
I have a weakness for Arby's fast food. For one reason or another, it has often been a sort of a "reward" for me. Perhaps because there is not an Arby's near my house, but there is one near the place I get my car's oil changed. You're supposed to let your engine warm up for 20 minutes before changing the oil, so it's been a little tradition to go through the Arby's drive-thru, then go to the oil change place and eat my lunch while they work. A nice little reward to myself for remembering to change my oil more-or-less on time.

Today I went to the dentist, and Arby's was on the way home. Ah-ha, I thought, a reward for visiting the dentist! When I was little, my dentist used to give me stickers for being a good girl there. Clever idea, since stickers won't rot your teeth and are therefore healthy. Arby's, on the other hand? Not so much. Smearing my freshly-cleaned teeth with a beef and cheddar sandwich, jamocha shake, and curly fries (my favorite treats) is about as far from healthy as I can get.... but oh so yummy.

Fortunately I only visit the dentist every 6 months generally, so even if I have my Arby's treat afterward it's not so bad. And I've started getting my oil changed elsewhere, so that no longer entails an Arby's visit.

The only other danger is my trips up north, which for some reason also often involve Arby's. I don't know why, because it doesn't make sense to reward myself for going on vacation, but somehow it often works out that way anyway. Oh well, it's vacation after all, and it still doesn't happen often.

On the plus side, the dental trip went well! No cavities, my teeth are clean, and my mysterious gum/gland infection is completely cleared up. They told me next time it happens I should call right away, before it gets bad, since the antibiotics did such a good job of clearing it up. I told them I was hoping there wouldn't be a next time. We'll see who ends up right (I hope I am!).

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encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: April 22nd, 2008 11:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've been wanting to swing by the Arby's about 2 miles away and try the Reuben Sandwich I saw advertised, although is does have 590 calories and 32 grams of fat and I am trying to diet.
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: April 23rd, 2008 12:04 am (UTC) (Link)
So no ideas about where the infections come from?

If its happened twice do you remember anything in common between the occurrences?
From: bloggingchick Date: April 23rd, 2008 02:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Now I'm thinking Arby's. Not good at 10:00 at night.
nishar From: nishar Date: April 23rd, 2008 08:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Have you tried their new chocolate eclair pastries thingie... oh so good. *drools*
jebra From: jebra Date: April 23rd, 2008 01:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Generally, I'm fairly immune to Arby's. Unless I start thinking about Jamocha shakes.

Oh, bother . . .

lala2 From: lala2 Date: April 23rd, 2008 02:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love Arby's too! My personal favorite is the "super" roast beef. :)

I'm glad the dentist visit went well...and I hope you're right about the infection. NEVER again!
ms_hecubus From: ms_hecubus Date: April 23rd, 2008 09:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Back when I was pregnant I went to Arby's for lunch. I got back to Starbucks and opened my sandwich to add Horsey sauce. The meat was bloody! I didn't have time to go back for another sandwich and I couldn't eat it like that. I still get tears in my eyes when I remember how devestated I was. You don't take food from a hungry, pregnant woman. You just don't!
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