Monday, May 5, 2014

Some Thoughts on Going to the Dentist and Talking Like Stephen McHattie

Today I had a dental appointment which I couldn't avoid because I had broken a tooth. I was there from 10:00 in the morning till 1:30 in the afternoon, and left feeling like a cement mixer and a weed eater had been in my mouth, which was just about the case. My dentist and all his helpers are the sweetest people you could ask for, but that doesn't help at all when I have a cement mixer and a weed eater in my mouth for three and a half hours.

So when they turned me loose, I left the dental office feeling worn out, hungry, and largely numb in the face, and headed home for some tasty Brown Cow coffee yogurt before heading to work at the Leeds Library. When I arrived home and had the occasion to speak to my daughter, I discovered that when I spoke, my upper lip was doing a superb imitation of one of my favorite actors, Stephen McHattie!

I LOVE Stephen McHattie! Doesn't everyone love Stephen McHattie? I even like the funny way he talks.
Here he is, being James Dean.

Stephen McHattie was born on Feb. 3, 1947 in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada.
The first time I saw him, he was portraying Jacques Pasquinel in the James A. Michener production of Centennial, a TV mini-series in 1978. It was pretty much love at first sight.

Jacques Pasquinel
I think we need to declare a Stephen McHattie Day! February 3rd is the day I designate to be National Stephen McHattie Day!
Wonder why he has that funny lip thing?
Meanwhile, all the feeling has come back into my mouth and face, and I'm no longer having the funny McHattie lip thing. So, I'm going in search of some good McHattie movies to watch tonight.


Joanne Cage said...

I like his face.

Dr. James DeFinnis said...

Hope those impediments won't last long. I figure they're just this little annoyance that is part of a healing process, and are really just there to remind us that we're indeed recuperating. Good thing your dentist is someone who you really like and trust.

Jamie DeFinnis @ Back Mountain Dental

Ramey Channell said...

Thanks for your friendly comment, Dr. DeFinnis. So glad to have you visiting The Painted Possum.

Dr. Arun Narang said...

I know how it feels to have just gone out of the dentist as if there's something in your mouth. It's good that has already worn off. If there's anything good that came out of it, it's that you have apparently talked like one of your favorite actors. I'm sure Stephen wouldn't mind having a female version of himself for a couple of days! Haha!

Arun Narang @ Smile by Design

Coralie Tauber said...

Stephen McHattie does have a peculiar way of talking! Well, I guess that's one way to look at the bright side of things! Spending three and a half hours on a dental chair can be exhausting, but it does help a lot when you have great people tending to you. So what movies did you pick out for your movie marathon?

Coralie Tauber @ Houston Smile Docs