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3/10/08
Introducing...iFloss!

Random Quirky thought of the day:
It's after lunch here, and as I work my way through my post Healthy Choice Pepperoni Pizza routine, I can't help but wonder: What's the deal with dental floss? Why, with all of the technology that we have available today, do I still have to jam both hands into my mouth with the goal of getting tiny pieces of string stuck between my teeth? I mean, I'm pretty sure that there are caveman drawings of some poor guy threading pre-historic rope around his gums. Why hasn't floss been updated? Am I the only one who despises cutting off vital finger circulation with roughly 200 feet of floss wrapped around my thumbs (and it slips anyway!) Am I the only one who can't get my hand back into my mouth far enough to get that last molar? Am I the only one who gets the piece of floss finally jammed down between my teeth and then can't get it back out again? (I have a very crowded lower jaw. It can't be helped). Why don't we have lasers or pepperoni-zapping light beams or tiny teeth cleaning robots yet? Sure, they did invent mint-flavored floss, and I appreciate that. And I do like those little picks that have floss stretched between them so that you can hold them easier, but that still requires at least one hand in my mouth. So where's that good old American ingenuity? Put those R&D labs to work Oral B! I need an automatic self-cleaning flosser that doesn't require me to open my mouth beyond human limitations, or tie up either hand. And it'd be nice if it played mp3s or converted into a flip-phone.

Just something to think about.



UBP update- It's day 4 of reading through all the blogs on the Ultimate Blog Party. At this point, there are more than 1000 blogs listed, so there's no way I'm going to make it through all of them. I'm both still excited about some of the great blogs I've found and tired of looking at them at the same time. I'm made it through blog 125 so far, and I'm leaving comments on every blog I look at, because deep down, we're all comment junkies right? And they're real comments about what that person talked about...not just a cut and paste "Come to my site!" comment.

8 comments:

mylablog said...

good for you leaving real comments - we do all love the comments!

As for flossing, I so get you. Reach has some contraption out that you can use that's on a stick (yeah, I'm descriptive) so there's no wrapping around the fingers. Thing is, they take pre-made dohickies and well, it's not cheap in the end. But it does work on those days when you need your finger tips to remain intact.

Ivanhoe said...

Yes, we all like comments :o) I have to say I do not mind using the mini-flossers. Little robots would be nice though...
Same here - I took a one day break of not blog-hopping and I do not think I will be able to visit them all. I finished somewhere around 220...

Bonnie said...

Hi ! I haven't made it to your blog on the blog party list yet ... I'm only on #35 ... like you, I read the posts and comment on each one !! Somewhere around 2010 I should finish reading them all !! ha ha. Anyway, I came here because someone else had linked to your site ... something they had seen here. I came to check it out ! I like what I see. And now, I am going to cut and paste a link to my blog because I'm in the 400's and you may never get to me other wise !! :)

My party is happening HERE

Jessie said...

I am sitting here tonight missing part of my dental filling that flew out when I was trying to pry the floss out from inbetween my teeth. I have the pleasure of going to my dentist on Friday so that I can pay him way too much money to fix it!

Julie Pippert said...

I've tried those little flossing tools, and like them pretty well, which is not your point, I guess, LOL.

I guess sometimes the old ways are still the best ways.

But I also hate flossing. LOL

Jenny 865-53oh9 said...

Comment junkie from the party checkin' in! Aren't you just full of interesting tid-bits?!

Now I'm gonna have to go and bookmark ya!

Mandy Ray-Jones said...

Well, I personally like to floss! And I LOVE it when I'm using satin floss tape. It's fantastic!

Erin said...

Okay, that was almost a mirror image of my thoughts this morning as I tried to no avail to get to that last tooth in the bottom of my mouth! Too funny : ) I tried to rebel for a while and not floss, but alas, it was only me who didn't benefit from the floss-strike...and maybe the people who thought my breath was bad and were like "she should floss more!" Hee, hee.