The Meet Market: Around The World In 80 Days
Posted Jan 9, 2004 @ 8:12 AM
I don't know if you've tried this kind of toothpaste: it's not minty, but it's baking-soda-y. Which might be the greater of the evils, in some's opinion. Tom's of Maine toothpastes, I think, tend to have a milder flavour then most, and I believe that there is a baking-soda type--probably the original flavour. You can usually find them in the health food section. Maybe worth checking out, anyway.
Posted Jan 9, 2004 @ 8:46 AM
Posted Jan 9, 2004 @ 9:54 AM
My other suggestion is that you try any of the toothpastes that are marketed to kids. They tend to have bubble gum, cherry, orange flavors and the like. Don't know if any of those are better or worse than the mint, but they tend to market the fact that flavors that are less strong and more palatable.
Posted Jan 9, 2004 @ 10:37 AM
Maybe I'm just being a wuss and I need to toughen up and let them fight it out. It's hard for me to let them go at it so badly. The first time I introduced them, I thought the current cat was gonna take the new cat's head off. So after that, I backed off, and took it real slow. The new cat has its own everything now, including litter box, food & water bowls, toys, and its own room.
It has been a week though, and the current cat has calmed down a lot. Not completely, but enough that I'm not too worried about her doing major damage to the new guy. It's funny because she's pretty small - 7 or 8 pounds and the new guy is big - maybe 12 pounds. But when she attacks, he runs from her like she's a lion or something.
I said if I get a male cat I'd name him Phil, but the SPCA named him Connor, and I really like that, and I think that's what it's gonna stay.
I would think this would make them want to eat each other, but I may try this if I get desperate.
I do have a friend, though, who swears by dabbing tuna juice on the backs of both/all of the cats. She says that the mutual grooming that this generally inspires goes a long way toward defusing any serious wrangling.
Chandler & Phoebe, erinjsnark? Cute.
Posted Jan 9, 2004 @ 11:36 AM
Hee, Smokey and Shayna were like that. When he moved in he was 8 weeks old and she was an adult cat. Eventually he grew bigger then her but he never realized it. She was always the dominent cat.
But when she attacks, he runs from her like she's a lion or something.
Posted Jan 9, 2004 @ 4:07 PM
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Posted Jan 12, 2004 @ 7:05 AM
Scratches head, tries to imagine a world without ginger (and I don't mean Tina Louise.)
Posted Jan 12, 2004 @ 7:07 AM
Posted Jan 12, 2004 @ 11:44 AM
Up until about 4-5 years ago, people would comment about how white my teeth were. I just brush normally, but I don't drink coffee or soda, and very little wine, and I guess they're just naturally white. With the prevalence of people having their teeth whitened, I haven't had any white teeth remarks. And my teeth haven't suddenly become yellow, it's just that the bar has been raised by all the fake white teeth. This must be how someone with beautiful natural blonde hair feels with all the dyers that abound.
I've tried that Tom's toothpaste at my boyfriend's house. I didn't have a problem with it being chalky, and probably will buy it the next time I run out of my Colgate.
Posted Jan 12, 2004 @ 12:05 PM
Case in point: When I went to the dentist last month, the hygeinist asked me if I'd had my teeth whitened. I told her (truthfully) "Um, I used those Crest Whitestrips thingies for 2 weeks like a year and a half ago..." To which she replied conspiratorially, "Seriously, where did you get them done?" When I repeated my previous answer, she actually snorted and dropped a completely skeptical "Oooooookaaaaaay..." on me before snitting away. Not kidding.
The hell?? First of all, you've seen my teeth, iMissEthan-- far from blinding, they're NORMAL. But more importantly, what the hell was my dentist's freaking assistant doing trying to "out" me as a closeted tooth whitener?!? It's time to stop the madness, people. Really.
Posted Jan 12, 2004 @ 2:16 PM
what the hell was my dentist's freaking assistant doing trying to "out" me as a closeted tooth whitener?!?
This was hilarious! Those teeth whitening stripy-things kind of scare me. Remind me of the craze for nose-strips by Biore. You know what I mean--"rip off and SEE your blackhead gunk!" I think I tried those once and felt like I duct-taped my nose. Plus, duct-tape is cheaper.
Anyway, in my neck of the woods (Canada), tooth-whitening doesn't seem to be quite the craze as these reports evidence it as being in the States. Still, I feel your pain, iMissEthan. I felt like that when suddenly everyone started going to tanning beds and stuff. My naturally tanned skin started looking downright ghostly. *sniff*
Posted Jan 12, 2004 @ 4:28 PM
My dentist recommended I try them, by the way. He says it saves people a lot of money compared to having it done in his office, and he thinks most people are like me -- pleased to have some improvement, not looking for blinding whiteness. He has a 3-month wait for appointments, so I guess he doesn't care about losing money from that procedure.
Posted Jan 12, 2004 @ 5:52 PM
It's insane ...
Posted Jan 13, 2004 @ 9:50 AM
Back to your regularly scheduled discussion.
Posted Jan 13, 2004 @ 11:15 PM
Regarding the warning label, I think that's on most tubes of toothpaste theses days (at least, it's on mine) - if kids get too much fluoride by eating toothpaste, it can have unpleasant effects - I think turning their developping teeth grey, or something along those lines.
Posted Jan 14, 2004 @ 12:04 AM
Edited by Arianrhod, Jan 14, 2004 @ 12:05 AM.
Posted Jan 14, 2004 @ 10:34 AM
(Whereverthesister thinks I've gone completely mental with the tooth cleaning-- "You're brushing AGAIN?!? What is that, like 5 times today?!? Freak.")
Posted Jan 14, 2004 @ 11:18 AM
She should be thanking her lucky stars that her sis is devoted to dental hygiene! The only time I started to get alarmed by someone's devotion to hygiene is when I found out my roomate brushed her cat's teeth. Daily. I love my cat and all....but.... Of course, I should add that said roomate was studying to become a dental hygenist. (I can't spell today, sorry, folks). I guess she practices what she preaches.
Whereverthesister thinks I've gone completely mental with the tooth cleaning-- "You're brushing AGAIN?!? What is that, like 5 times today?!? Freak."
I am suffering from massive it's-the-beginning-of-another-semester-and-I-can't-get-my-ass-in-gear-itis.
Posted Jan 14, 2004 @ 11:23 AM
Just had to pipe up again to confess to the torrid love affair I'm currently having with my Crest Cinnamon Rush toothpaste. I'm a bit of a cinnamon junkie (my current prize possession is my Altoids Heatmiser tin, which I keep refilling with cinnamon Altoids from normal tins-- YAY!),
Well I hope you know, whereverthefk, that your toothpaste and your Altoids tin are both cheating on you! Wow that is some toothpaste, I used to be tempted to buy the kiddie bubble gum or berry flavored toothpastes because I am just not a minty person. But this stuff is amazing.
And the Heatmiser, well he just rocks. Oddly though I am not a fan of hot weather.
Posted Jan 14, 2004 @ 1:22 PM
Edited by M. Darcy, Jan 14, 2004 @ 1:24 PM.
Posted Jan 14, 2004 @ 4:55 PM
Just had to pipe up again to confess to the torrid love affair I'm currently having with my Crest Cinnamon Rush toothpaste. I'm a bit of a cinnamon junkie (my current prize possession is my Altoids Heatmiser tin, which I keep refilling with cinnamon Altoids from normal tins-- YAY!), and that stuff is freaking AWESOME
Having met you....we understand! ;>)
Posted Jan 14, 2004 @ 7:37 PM
BTW, there are several TAR entries in the latest Pixel Challenge in TV Potluck.
Posted Jan 15, 2004 @ 5:45 PM
Having met you....we understand! ;>)
*blows a cinnamon-flavored kiss to all 3 Guidos*
When are you boys coming back to our humble city, btw? NYC needs its Guido--fix, and it's been ages (ok, months, but it feels like ages)!!!
(Though actually I don't recommend right now for a trip-- it's f-f-f-f-frickin' f-f-f-f-freezing!!!)
Edited by whereverthefk, Jan 15, 2004 @ 5:46 PM.
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