November 12, 2009
Lately, I’ve been an insomniac. I hate it because I LOVE the feeling of getting drowsy or being able to fall asleep while reading a good book. So tonight, I’m on Facebook entertaining myself by playing Mafia Wars, Cafe World, and Farmville since no one appreciates phone calls after midnight.
I catch a movement out of the corner of my eye and I think, what IS that crawling across the tile? Is it a fly? Why would a fly be crawling on the floor, that’s just a thought which popped into my head, ironically, no flies in the house. Is it injured? What is that thing? Since I’m not naturally curious about creepy crawlies, I grab a magazine for cover, scoot over on the couch with my feet up so it can’t jump on me to take a closer look. If my brother-in-law hadn’t told me a story about hearing crickets in the house I would have thought it was a tan colored grasshopper. Either way, it was dead, more specifically it was a dead cricket. I leaned over and smashed it about 10 times to make sure it was dead before throwing the entire magazine out with the cricket.
More creepy crawlies…
A couple days before, I was at the post office and a woman a couple people ahead of me is talking about getting bitten or stung by a scorpion she found in her house. I’m thinking in my head, “ummmm….why are you trying to mail stuff, not really sure, but couldn’t that be dangerous and shouldn’t you be in the ER or something?” I’m new to living in the country and still not used to actually striking up conversations with total random people at the store. Everyone around is saying, you should put aloe vera on it, or giving her other home remedies. I’m frantically searching for signal so I can Google “scorpion stings and how to treat it” on my Blackberry. Then suddenly, she turns and walks out of the post office. I hope she got it taken care of.
Another woman is talking about how her housekeeper has found scorpions in her home. If I was her housekeeper, I would have left, I’m sure she wasn’t paying scorpion hazard insurance. Anyway, pest control is definitely going to find me to be a loyal customer, they can come every month and spray all the pests dead all around the house, the yard, the garage, the neighbors house, etc.
My mom didn’t mention scorpions getting inside the house when she was trying to get me to move out here. I wasn’t sold on the heat, which I don’t care for at all, still don’t. It’s unnatural to have 80+ degree weather in November. Fortunately, have not seen any scorpions in her house at all. Now I’m on the look out for insects and keep my sheepskin slippers close by in case I need to terminate another bug.