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29 September 2008 @ 11:26 pm
The Walls Are Alive...  
And not in the musical way, either-- more of the chomp-chomp-skitter-skitter way. Ugh. Two four-legged household members have fallen behind on the job! Too much sofa time and too little outdoor time. :(

We had a pest control guy come out, and he did essentially what I would have done, which is to put a D-con type of substance in peanut butter and set it where vermin but not the cats can get to it. Days later, though... cruncheta-crunch-thwack-thwack. It was in the bedroom wall next to my head several nights running, and not even earplugs could block it out. I'll give it a few more days, and then I'm going out with the D-con myself. Yick.

Sweet Charity bidding has started-- I've got to get over there and see what's available for me to bid on! Some lovely people have entered bids already for my fic offerings (Hi, Deirdre!), and I'm looking forward to seeing who wins (and what I'll be writing)!

In TV news, we finished watching Season One of Chuck tonight (I recorded the S2 premiere). I'm totally in love with Chuck Bartowski, and I also appreciate the relish with which Adam Baldwin is enjoying playing the part of John Casey (single-minded maniac that Casey is). I watched the Desperate Housewives premiere last night, which was WTF? all the way through. I thought the leap ahead in time was temporary! What happened-- they decided they'd started a bunch of boring story arcs and might as well just skip over them instead of drone through them? Given that, you won't be surprised to hear that tonight's Terminator: SCC evoked a similar WTF response. Admittedly, I came about 7 minutes late into the program, but the whole Cameron thing was mystifying to me. On the other hand, I like the FBI agent more every episode and I liked him pretty well from the get-go. :)

Cakeage later this week, if I remember!

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JJjolietjones on September 30th, 2008 07:19 am (UTC)
Pest control sucks! Good luck hun.

Gotta run...
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on September 30th, 2008 04:42 pm (UTC)
Especially when it's in the enclosed eaves and walls!!!

The house walls (the original ones) are lath and plaster, so I'm impressed that whatever it is CAN gnaw on anything. And why does it want to? There's nothing to eat in there, trust me. Chicken-wire and plaster aren't that tasty. :0
shaitanah: michael/mahoneshaitanah on September 30th, 2008 10:43 am (UTC)
T:SCC sure was weird... I loved this ep, but you're right: it was one huge WTF!?))))
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on September 30th, 2008 04:43 pm (UTC)
Good, so it wasn't just me then! When you miss the beginning of an episode, there's always a chance that you won't get back on track with the plot. But in this case, I have the feeling that it wouldn't have helped much. :0
Entendre? Make mine a double.: Doc Horribledeirdre_c on September 30th, 2008 10:43 am (UTC)
I have nefarious designs upon you!!! *rubs hands together

The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: heh-hehhalfshellvenus on September 30th, 2008 04:43 pm (UTC)
Oooooh, nefarious! *can hardly wait* :D
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on September 30th, 2008 07:04 pm (UTC)
*shudders* There's the "Ick" factor in general, the noise (which reminds you of the icky thing!), and the fear that they're either going to burst out of the wall at any moment, or chew through the electrical wiring. Ugh.