Well, I am alive and recovering just fine. I appear to have lucked out with the whole wisdom-teeth removal process, and so far am experiencing none of the nightmare stuff you read about. Thank you for all of the emails of support, advice and general well-wishing.
Went in Friday morning, they started an IV sedation and I was out within minutes. Woke up about an hour later with a mouth stuffed full of gauze, and pretty groggy. Went home and slept for a few hours, then I was up watching TV and eating (pudding, applesauce, yogurt, my diet of the last few days), and generally doing pretty fine. Haven't had any severe pain or discomfort, and no real swelling. The barrage of drugs they put me on probably has something to do with that. Also, the percocet is nice.
I've recently been able to add soup and macaroni and cheese, and scrambled eggs to my list of foods I feel comfortable eating. Right now my primary concern is avoiding dry sockets, so I'm still taking it slow and easy, but overall the experience has not been at all as bad as it could have been.
As all of the comics are done for this week, technically I don't have to go back to work until this Sunday, and that's a tempting proposition. I am enjoying relaxing and vegging out on some games, but I have a feeling that will last another day or two before I start going stir crazy and have to do something productive, so we'll see.
The Simpsons is... well, if you love the Simpsons, it's a great game. It's like playing one super-long episode of the show. However if this game were put out with any other characters, it would be a pretty run-of-the-mill title. So take that into consideration if you wanted to buy it. Simpsons humor = +2 full letter grades to the whole game.
And Call of Duty 4 tomorrow... that will be fun. I've been itching for it since the beta ended, and I'm definitely psyched to try out some new maps for a change.
Now, back to my drugs.