Heather - 2006-07-25 19:41:56
Wait a minute, a scorpion came up out of your kitchen sink? In the house?! Aghghghh!!
Sandy - 2006-07-25 20:00:18
Gawd. Oh GAWD! Moving? That's sure as hell what would be going through MY mind. You're a brave, brave lady, Laura Flea!
Jules - 2006-07-25 22:54:40
So, what kind of snake was it?
sfk - 2006-07-26 01:20:09
Snakes on a roof!

Hell, I LIKE snakes, and I think that would unnerve me.

coming home from work...

"La la la la la, just gotta get out the house keys, put the key in the door, lalalalala" PLOP

sfk - 2006-07-26 01:22:51
hah! I italicized everything! ok I'll add an end italics mark and see if that helps.

See, like with the end parentheses? YOU GOTTA HAVE THE LAST ONE!
Miz S - 2006-07-26 06:45:16
Short and succinct is dandy. Is work crazy right now?
Jane - 2006-07-26 10:19:28
Good god. May I point out that you live somewhere with snakes on your roof and porch, scorpions in your house, and a dry well. Your next "succinct" entry should be telling us why you live IN HELL.
laura - 2006-07-26 10:45:29
Let's see if I can answer some questions here.

Heather, it didn't come up out of the sink. It wandered over from the countertop, fell in, and decided since it couldn't get out, it would just hang out in the drain thingy. They drop off the ceiling, not come up out of the pipes.

Sandy, thank you. I've become numb to the smaller creatures.

Jules, it was light gray with no distinguishing markings. DW thinks it's a rat snake.

SFK, I agree 100%.

Miz S, yes. Yes it is.

And Jane, I live in the country in South Texas. The scorpions and snakes were here first, and they are just a given. Everyone deals. And the well isn't dry; it was a bad, BAD pressure tank. No worries, plenty of water here. Ha ha ha ha. Ha. You'll have to come visit, and after a BIG hug, we'll hang out and you'll see that if it weren't for the snakes and scorpions, every-freakin-one in the world would want to live here.
Jane - 2006-07-26 12:51:27
OH. They drop off the CEILING. That's better. You crazy.
EB - 2006-07-26 17:50:18
I had a rat snake in my yard a couple of weeks ago, and it freaked me the hell out. It kept coming up out of my bushes by the back porch for a couple of days straight, and finally I was brave enough to try and take a photo of it. The good news is that it wouldn't let me get even close to being near it before it took off like lightning. And there is no bad news except that it was there in the first place.
Rabbitwister - 2006-07-27 14:05:53
It's not the snakes and scorpions that bother me so much in South Texas, it's the people who refuse to carry guns and rely on the rest of of to take care of their light work. That and those annoying jackalopes.
Lori - 2006-07-27 20:19:49
Scorpions are pretty much the only insect that will make me run around in circles, squealing with terror. We sprayed for fleas at my family's lakehouse and dead scorpions turned up everywhere. It was horrid. I even hate them dead. Then there was a baby one in the bathtub and I made my mom go kill it. Yes, I totally did. And Laura? You talk about them falling from the ceiling? I may never sleep again, now. Thanks. :-P
Kay - 2006-07-28 02:29:01
OMG I am coming out of lurkdom to say I have a hanging plant with baby birdies right this minute, please tell me a snake is not going to come to visit! (shudder) :( I had a scorpion in the sink years and years ago, it was a little clear one and freaked me out so badly I almost needed therapy. Of course it was the first and last time (thank Oprah) because I can't handle the surprise critters. ;)

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