No, not the guy in the picture. It's me.

And not a moment too soon as this tooth ache is brutal!

So today, I'm having my first root canal, and actually I'm feeling lucky as a friend of mine has already had 9. Ouch!

I must admit I've been quite lucky as far as the health of my teeth over the years. I haven't had a cavity since I was in 3rd grade, so it's been mostly cleanings twice a year since.

But a week or so ago, I started feeling pain whenever I drank something cold, or breathed in the chilly air, and it's just gotten worse. And I've become more grumpy than usual, which my colleagues don't appreciate.

So off I go, on a quest to once again be able to eat Peanut M&M's by the handful.