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Incident w/cockroach (not performance art) by not Kafka on 2001-08-06 13:14:17

Last night I was awakened by the sound of my louvered curtain banging gently against my window. (At first I always think someone's breaking into the house) THEN I get wider awake and think, oh yes, the wind is blowing the curtain. The rattling continues. THEN I remember I didn't leave the windows open because this time of year it is ALWAYS hot and NEVER cools off, even at night. ???? I stumble blind to the window and notice in the shadowy darkness the curtain is definitely moving. The window is closed, hence no breeze. Hmmm. I go to open the window and feel something brush across my hand. Lights, glasses, adrenaline! There, in my bedroom, a nice two-incher -- ugly as sin and about to meet it's maker! I do not like anything crawling or slithering it's way into my house unless, of course, it's been invited. Then all is fair game... I do give said perpetrator the chance for escape. I open the door and speak firmly: Leave now or I will kill the fuck out of you! Brooms work best. The cockroach choose to run around the house, so I smashed it dead center of the kitchen floor and, well, that was that. The thing of it is... how the hell was this cockroach making ALL this noise? I mean, wouldn't it take SOME weightiness of being to get that curtain swinging? What these roaches do in the dark is beyond me -- just don't do it in my bedroom! PLEASE! Ecch.

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Re: Incident w/cockroach (not performance art) by KiD. on 2001-08-07 06:31:56  |  Reply to this
  Odd, very odd. I think maybe you ought to bring in Mulder & Scully on this one. What do they do? I don't know. Maybe its a dark/sound magnifying thing....
Re: Incident w/cockroach (not performance art) by Tetra Grammaton on 2001-08-08 09:55:41  |  Reply to this
  You probably interrupted it while it was doing its Pilates workout.
Re: Re: Incident w/cockroach (not performance art) by [no name] on 2001-08-08 13:18:16  |  Reply to this
  eACTly!! (I should then apologise)... my bad!
Re: Re: Incident w/cockroach (not performance art) by not Kafka on 2001-08-09 12:19:29  |  Reply to this
  Hey Tetra -- well, that's what I get for trying to ascribe some kind of personaliy trait to a cockroach... For a laugh, YOU might appreciate another loveable cockroach (maybe not) -- by the author: Don Marquis. He wrote "Archy and Mehitabel" (circa 1930's) about a cynical, typewriting cockroach named Archy, and Mehitabel the cat who's in love with him. Archy is always trying to throw bricks at Mehitabel's head because she annoys him to distraction. Anyway, it's still in print, but libraries may have the older copies. Don Marquis is a genius wit.
Re: Re: Incident w/cockroach (not performance art) by not Kafka on 2001-08-11 13:11:14  |  Reply to this
  -- oh my God! -- I KILLED ARCHY!!!!