Sunday, May 17, 2009

unwanted residents

The rally monkey just squashed a 6-inch* long cockroach, which exploded into purple juicy bits all over the wall.

Times like this I just LOVE living in New York. Where did it come from?! What did we do wrong?!

Someone's having nightmares tonight. (Read: me. And now you. Since misery loves company.)

*The RM says the cockroach was two inches, maybe an inch and a half. I think he needs his vision checked.

23 comments:

Anissa said...

You're not kidding about the nightmares. I can feel them crawling on me now...

*shudders*

Whirlochre said...

Fortunately, I've never had cockroaches — just head lice as a child.

Charles Gramlich said...

well, to make you feel better, many of the cockroaches down here can "fly."

Heidi C. Vlach said...

Funny how people get vision problems when their friends are being attacked by gigantic deathbugs, huh? I had a similar incident with a golden-retriever-sized silverfish.

Susan said...

GROSS. We used to live in a city apartment, and quickly discovered that no matter how clean you are, when someone else bug-bombs their apartment, everything flees to the neighbours'. Yeeuuuchh.

Couldn't take it; live in the country now with the big spiders.
YEEEUUUCCCHHHH. I wonder if outer space has bugs? Is nowhere safe?

The First Carol said...

Last week I had two spiders scramble across my desk but I consider myself lucky. anything could be hiding underneath all that crap.

EA: how did your 'write your @$$ day go? Mine went swell.

Sandra Gail Lambert said...

Us Florida people scoff at your cockroaches. Ours are bigger and they fly

nightsmusic said...

I have spiders the size of dinner plates (I kid you not!) and snakes. Lots of snakes. Neither of which the DH thinks are any kind of problem.

I know why we have the snakes (which I don't mind unless I step on one.) They're there to eat those dinner plates. Unfortunately, I can't get rid of the latter so the former will go away and the DH just stands there and watches them.

*sigh*

I used to vacation in FL and during the night once, had a roach the size of a bull terrier run across my face. I had nightmares for weeks. They kid you not when they tell you their roaches are huge.

Christa said...

I moved to FL from PA ten years ago and learned that Floridians like to delude themselves. They have cockroaches that are at least twice the size of any I ever saw up north, but they call them Palmetto Bugs, not roaches. Oh, and they fly too!

I don't care what you call it. A roach by any other name is still just as creepy, gross and ugly....YUCK!

moonrat said...

Charles, Sandra--that's what the RM says. He's like, "back in the Philippines they have REAL cockroaches." Nevertheless.

Ok, and Susan, Carol, Nightmusic--please give me exact coordinates of where you live, so I know NEVER TO COME VISIT YOU. I don't like roaches, but I'm a bonafide arachnaphobe.

(Just kidding. I'll come visit you. But maybe I'll wear some kind of space-age hermetic suit.)

The First Carol said...

For sure, come and visit. But time it appropriately. This writing conference offers hint to my hideout. And I swear, I'm going to clean up that desk. Really. I mean it, totally. [Overheard outside my cube: Did she get robbed?]

nightsmusic said...

TFC, that's funny :) Did she get robbed. Your desk must be a disaster. Mine is. But I do know where everything is.

Moonie, you can come visit me any time you'd like. I live in SE Michigan and my backyard is part of a nature preserve which explains all the...bugs :)

moonrat said...

hahaha. thanks :)

cindy said...

man. i HATE cockroaches. they fly in taiwan too. blurgh.

writtenwyrdd said...

My Disgust-O-Meter is pegging in the red. Yech.

But to make you feel better, when I was in the Army in the South, there were beetles that creaked and groaned as they moved, which were at least three inches long. And like Charles said, they flew.

Rick Daley said...

We have a moth infestation in our house. Last week I tracked them down to an upstairs closet and bought some moth balls; my wife had the duty of distributing them.

Last night I pulled my suitcase from said closet to pack my clothes for a business trip. I saw that my wife had opened the box and set it in the closet, even though she only need to use about 1/8 of the box. While seemingly effective, this was overkill, much like lighting a firecracker with a flame thrower.

Right now in in Florida for a trade show. When I claimed my luggage at the airport I could identify it by smell alone, and now all of my clothes - although moth free - have picked up the scent. [Insert f-bomb here].

Good luck with the roaches!

BuffySquirrel said...

ah, eugh, no, don't mention those horrible things! ew!

Crystal Posey said...

I don't remember the name of the movie my crazy mother let me watch, when I was far too young, but it was a movie on these disgusting creatures. It was something about a scientist who was scared of them. He dedicated his life to creating the perfect bug spray (or something like that). He wore white and his entire home was white. In the end they killed him, millions and millions of them.

I have since become so freaked out by them, that I climb on top of the kitchen table and yell for my step son or husband to take care of it. If I absolutely have to kill it, they have to clean it up. It's terribly annoying to them, and I'm certain I've made all four of our youngest kids scared of all bugs. It's sad, it really is.

And now I'm afraid to put my feet in the floor.

Rick Daley said...

Crystal,

I don't know if this is the movie you are thinking of, but it sounds like one of the shorts from Creepshow (there were four or five short stories based on Stephen King's works).

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angelle said...

i 100% despise cockroaches

Jolie said...

Those purple juicy bits are why I prefer Raid instead of squashing. *shudder*

Crystal Posey said...

Rick-

I tried to google it, to see if you are correct. I didn't get far. I can't seem to research anything to do with roaches for a long period of time. YACK!

Maria said...

There is no such thing as a 1.5 inch cockroach. They *start* at 6 inches and get bigger from there.

ICK. Eeek!