I just had periodontal surgery. The novocaine has not worn off yet. They did the upper right quarter of my mouth. They sliced open the gums and scraped and scraped and then used something like a drill to scrape some more and I didn't feel a thing. The hygenist kept up a distracting patter of bad jokes and off-tune singing. It was nice of her to do that. The worst part was lying an hour in that uncomfortable chair.
The Lakers won an overtime thriller last night in Utah. A lot of good signs the last few games. Odom is finding his groove. The 18-year old kid, Andrew Bynum, looks better every game. James Worthy says he can see Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's influence on his footwork. Vujacic is a wolverine out there; he plays with Kurt Rambis hustle. I think they're on the verge of putting it all together. Probably wishful thinking.