I keep a pen and paper (usually a napkin) right by my head when I’m sleeping; I dream pretty vividly and like to write down ideas just as I wake up.

One morning I woke up to find scribbled on a napkin, “I’m pretty sure that the “h” sound in Jesus was just a typo, h and j are next to each other on a keyboard.”

At the time that I wrote it, I totally thought it was true.  Being half asleep leads to… fantastic epiphanies.

So, I figure I should give the follow up story to my dental electrocution from last week.  The tooth that my gums grew into became infected and had to be removed.  Randy tried to remove it himself, but after about an hour of tugging and pulling, he referred me to an oral surgeon.

Once at the surgeon (named… Jebediah) he attempted to have a go at the tooth, but I was only given a topical analgesic and was in quite a bit of pain.

“Have you ever been given nitrous oxide?” he asked.

“No, but if it helps I’ll take it.”

Jebediah fitted me with a plastic mask, turned a valve on some tank, and…

Everything became wonderful…  it wasn’t anything like you see in cartoons where the walls melt or everything becomes super colorful or anything.  Things were just… nice.

After a few minutes of waiting, Jeb asked me how I felt.

I initially was sporting a funny expression, but I suddenly my face became serious and said in a deep voice, “Intensely bizarre, doctor.”

“Well, I guess we’re good to go then,” he said, going back to work.