It's not about the house.

Friday, October 12, 2007

AUGH!

I thought it had died down, but there was an entirely new kind of spider in my kitchen this morning.

This one looks like an ant. A carpenter ant. Black, and shiny, and just about that size -- only with, you know, not enough body parts and two too many legs. I even thought it was an ant at first, because of where I found it: on the kitchen counter, lapping up a puddle of spilled coffee!

Christ almighty, they're caffeinating now.

Anyway, so here's a picture of it (caution, this is not an image for the faint of heart):


Well, hell, it's early. I forgot to get the camera until after I had squished it. I couldn't very well let it keep buzzing up that happy juice, now, could I? It'd be jumping around, squirting web all over, laying eggs in everybody's ears. I couldn't risk it. So I grabbed my weapon and did what I had to do to defend the homestead. AssVac. Whatever.

Johnny's still asleep. He doesn't even know how brave I am.

Here's a little present for cuz Donna, because I posed a question in a comment yesterday that sounded like a contest game, but wasn't. She answered a different question than what I was really asking, but for the question she thought she was answering, she got it right. So here's a short poem for Donna:

You sure know your crazies
And I think I know why
You've got more g-d kids
Than there's stars in the sky
With three under three, then
You went and had triplets
(And this was before
You could do it on purpose)
So if Sybil's the last
TV show that you watched
I really can't blame you
For showing it off

Hey, here's a fun game to play. I'll even make it a CONTEST -- for a poem or some other silly thing that strikes my fancy:

Sybil, Sybil Ann, Peggy Ann, Peggy Lou, Mike, Syd, Victoria, Mary, The Blonde, The Baby

Who am I forgetting? I'd like to say it's no fair googling, because
I didn't -- these are just the ten that I can think of off the top of my head. But maybe you all aren't as obsessed with abnormal psych as I am. Plus I know that I can't really stop you. So let's say this: everybody give me just one answer -- that way, even if everybody cheats (I mean googles), we'll still get a half-a-dozen winners anyway.

(Oh, and PS: if you have no idea what I'm talking about, then you have no hope of winning without cheating -- so google away!)

15 comments:

MD said...

Eve is the one missing

md said...

oops right church wrong pew.. Marjorie

EGE said...

Hey, MD, I said one answer! I'll give you a break on the Eve thing but I deleted your other ones to be fair.

Ladyscot said...

Vanessa

Sparkle Plenty said...

Clara

HEY! Do you like Sybil so much because both of her male personalities are carpenters? That could come in very handy, and you'd save a lot of money...

jen said...

I think Helen was one. But I'm not sure if that’s a fact. I am going to google it now...

Multiples absolutely interest me! Though, I think we all have them... we just all don’t do bad things...

Charlie said...

Marsha

EGE said...

You're all right so far, but there's one still missing -- plus one that I got wrong: the Baby has a name...

Anonymous said...

Pete?

braveheart said...

I've been posting as anon for a week, so I think I will pick a name... how about braveheart? I looks o so good in a kilt, what with my celtic white knees and all.

EGE said...

Ooh, Braveheart! You have to go to this old post of mine, then -- trust me.

Welcome!

EGE said...

But ps Braveheart -- if you're the anon that chimed in Pete -- you're wrong! No more boys.

EGE said...

And Sparkle! I loved her before I needed carpenters, but I'd be lying if I didn't admit that, the last time I read it -- which I do, shamefully, at least once or twice a year -- I was steaming jealous of that wall they put up in a single night!

cuz donna said...

For the record. Sybil was made in 1977 and I did not have a baby til 1983, then again in 1986, in 1987, and 1990, 90, 90....had I watched it more often since it was made...I know you are just all jealous of me with three kids getting learners permits on the same day.....Lady Clairol anyone??? Was Clairol one of the personalities? Is "Little House On The Prarie" still on?

Khurston said...

Ruthie was the baby