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By santeewelding ·
Moments ago, I saw a cockroach on the wall. It scurried downward, behind the monitor, too late for me to act.

Momentarily, it showed up with antennae twitching above the keyboard. I whacked it with my TR-recommended swatter. Not hard enough, or I missed. Scurried away, it did.

Absentmindedly, while reading some member dismissing us for talking about talking too much, I put the tumbler to my lips for another sip of sherry.


It had fallen in. It struggled against my upper lip.


Do we talk about talking too much?

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Cave Crickets

by _Papa_ In reply to Cave Crickets and Stink B ...

we call "camel crickets" around here. The live in dark, moist places like the crawlspace of my first house. They can't see well at all. but they all seem to watch you as you try to pull wires and repair plumbing. when they jump, it always seems to be toward you, causing you to bang your head on flooring nails. Harmless, but very high scores in "creep factor".

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My wife would do a murder/suicide

by _Papa_ In reply to Me, I get all sorts of cr ...

Me for letting the bugs in (I'm always blamed for this) and her for being unable to escape them. For her, one critter is a full-blown infestation.

I'm personally not bothered that much except for wasps. They make my skin crawl.

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Well in that case you had best not show here this

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to My wife would do a murder ...

What can I say some Farmer was on the News today saying that these Locus don't do anything any good and then they swung over to a Kookaburra standing on the ground eating as many as flew into his beak.

He thought it was great as he didn't have to go hunting and dinner came to him.


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Onlyest thing I can say

by santeewelding In reply to Well in that case you had ...

Is that the good-looking young lady who introduced the story at her news desk appears to have taken her lessons -- right down to vocalism and dramatic pause -- from U.S., local-news practice.

Our people have it honed. I've watched the polish evolve over a lifetime. I'm sick of it.

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I don't watch the news any more

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Well in that case you had ...

I prefer having my deception feed in one channel at a time. Picture without sound or sound without picture...

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Your questions are two

by santeewelding In reply to Of course

One implied; one direct.

As to the first, you have no giddy soul.

As to the second, what can I say? I live among you all, insectual included.

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My soul

by NexS In reply to Your questions are two

Is happy where it resides, being an insect, or not, it is happy.

I've had only 2 cockroaches roam my Castle. One in the garage, and one in the hall - both died badly.

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In Florida, home of cockroach lore

by DelbertPGH In reply to My soul

If you live in Florida you are plagued with bugs. Everything grows there in abundance, and not just leafy things in pots. If you don't routinely poison the perimeter of your Florida house, my mother told me, you get bugs.

She said it did not indicate a problem if you saw a big roach in the house. That meant he just wandered in from outside. It's when you see </i>little</ni> ones that you know you have them growing between your walls.

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Arkansas is a great deal like that.

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to In Florida, home of cockr ...

I keep boric acid powder in all my drawers, corners, room perimeters. I cover the the powder in the drawers with removable shelf paper so's I can repowder annually. Eeewww...

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by NexS In reply to Arkansas is a great deal ...

Is underused.
I'd relocate.

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