Oh, you thought I meant the movie! No, on the contrary – I heartily WOULD recommend it! My recollections (of the movie) are entirely pleasant. What I would not recommend is going to see the movie after spending 4 or 5 days in extreme toothache-y pain and then getting 2 teeth pulled. I guess I figured that after that amount of torture, I was NOT missing out on time with friends at a movie I’ve been looking forward to seeing for months. So, after 2 extractions that afternoon, I snuck in a purse-full of gauze and an ice pack, bound and determined to have a good time.
Unfortunately, my recollections are vague and tinged with memories of replacing bloody gauze and trying to ice the area on and off every 20 minutes. So, listen to my wise and much more focused friends as they review The Great Gatsby. I’ll have to rent it when it comes out on video.
I leave you with the picture my daughter dared to take while I was in pain. Just so you believe me. (That’s a primogeniture trait, I believe. One doesn’t skip out unless one has a verifiable excuse.)