Just before midnight Saturday, I heard my kids yelling that something was flying around the living room. I figured it was just a bug, as usual, (“Just SQUISH it yourSELF!” I’m always yelling back; See my post on ineffective extermination methods.) but they were screaming a lot. “It’s BIG!” “It’s a BAT!” So I wentContinue reading “Bird in Da House”
Person coming to my house for the first time: Wow. That’s a lot of photo albums! Me: Yes I’m quite the archivist! I’ve got the last 25-30 years here you can look at. Person: In real time!
A Partial List of All the Wrong Ways To Kill Bugs: Deflection: Kid: “Mom!! Mom!! Mom!! There’s a bug; there’s a bug; THERE’S A BUG !!!(pause) Wait. It got away….” Defenestration: Him: “I scooped up this bug in a paper cup and put him outside.” Demoralization: Me, to a bug in the house: “Everyone hatesContinue reading “Ineffective extermination methods”
So yesterday was the first day of school. The twins are starting high school this year, and –having experienced the car line at the high school before– I have declared that they are going to be riding the bus. (The high school campus houses a middle school also, and the traffic jams during pick-up andContinue reading “Trapped on the Bus”
Here’s what my car had to say for itself after trapping my friend inside with all the doors locked and the alarm blaring in a residential neighborhood after nine pm: No, Miss Chevrolet, you did not avert an attempted theft. You just bothered everyone with your horrible loud noises for no reason.
I took a trip to Maryland to visit a friend. The first day there were a couple of bugs in my hotel room that she identified as stinkbugs, telling me that those types of insects are all over in the area. One stinkbug was dead and one was still alive; my friend gently scooped theContinue reading “Stink Bugs”
My oldest daughter ET is in her fourth year of veterinary school. Although she does go to class in person, a lot of her school work is still online. Therefore when her laptop wasn’t working, she took it into the school IT department for repair. While there, she had to wait in front of aContinue reading “Don’t press that button”
What would you do in pursuit of snacks? Recently I took a little roadtrip with three of my kids. On the way we stopped at a roadside rest station and the kids wanted snacks from the vending machine. I got Little Boy some Doritos and GG a Dr. Pepper. (Little Girl had remained in theContinue reading “Like that Klondike Bar commercial”
Cats are solitary animals. Our cat, who is named Bunny but we call him Kitty, is used to being the only cat in the house. He is almost 12 years old and has ruled our house most of his life, and he likes it that way. Kitty received a bit of a shock a year orContinue reading “Kitty is at War”
I don’t know why, but my refrigerator is melting. It’s been doing so gradually from the top. I tried googling, “Why is my fridge melting?” but I just ended up with a lot of information about things INSIDE the fridge melting, not about THE REFRIGERATOR ITSELF melting. So what did I do? Basically I ignoredContinue reading “My fridge is melting”