Monday, February 18, 2013


{This picture has nothing to do with this post, but I figured it needed a picture 
and I think it is funny that Cotton thinks he is a cat}


All over my desk.  No joke, I have probably already killed at least 50 of them and the day isn't even half over.

During the last week, my desk has become infested with tiny little ants.  I'm told it is because my desk is next to an exterior building wall.  I know it isn't because I keep food on my desk, because I don't.

I hate ants.  Actually I hate ALL bugs.  You get Lyme Disease, then horrible spider bites that turn into months of rashes that require steroids to go away, and then another spider bite that turns into a pseudolymphoma that had to be surgically excised and we will see how you feel about bugs.  Even though I know ants are fairly benign, the idea of something small, creepy, and crawly on me makes me want to vomit... A LOT.

I didn't used to be so afraid of bugs.  I prided myself on being fairly independent and able to kill all my own spiders.  Now the sight of a spider makes me want to cry.  I'm not exaggerating.  Remember... LYME DISEASE (which isn't from spiders, but whatever).

If I find an ant on me at any point during the day, I'm going to have to throw a monster size tantrum and go home.

It doesn't help that I have a massive case of the Mondays.  I'm partially bitter because it is a federal holiday and I am working.  I get like this every paid holiday teachers and state/federal workers have that I do not.  One of the joys of working in the private sector.

I also blame my case of the Mondays on the fact that I was up late last night.  We had our Bradley class which included a rather lively discussion about vaccines.  Second to the conversation on circumcision, this was the most riled up the class has gotten.  I was pretty proud of Phil for keeping quiet during the whole discussion.  Being that he is studying toxicology, he knows more about vaccines that I ever care to know.  The conversation got a little one-sided and not fact based, but Phil managed to not say anything which is always best in those situations.  Those are debates you never end up winning.

Anyway, after that class (aka hippy natural birthing class) we went to dinner at a very yummy little restaurant (which also happened to be vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free friendly aka hippy restaurant).  And because we were feeling a little too granola-ish, we stopped at Wal-Mart.  Walking contradictions.

I must admit, I hate Wal-Mart.  My inner cheapskate fights with my inner hippy every time I go in there.  But we needed something that we could ONLY get at Wal-Mart so it was a necessity.

Anyway... the moral of the story is that we got home late and then it took me a while to wind down and relax for the evening which means I'm tired.

And NO ONE is still reading this because it is the longest rambling post about nothing ever so I will just stop.  At least the Bachelor is on tonight.  :)


  1. I read all the way down ;-) and no, you're not rambling, it's just Monday :-)

    btw, love that pic of Cotton, he's so funny and cute LOL

  2. props to phil for not speaking up...the whole vaccine topic gets me fired up, but in the end, the people that are so anti-vaccine won't even listen to you, so it's not even worth trying to argue.

    boo to the ants. you should get some spray or ant traps or something!

  3. 1. Ugh on the ants! I hate bugs too...esp. fruit flies. We seem to get those every spring but I've found that a shotglass of apple cider vinegar and a bit of dish soap does the trick.
    2. I can't stand Walmart either. Ours seems to be even more ghetto than normal. I'm a Target gal all the way!
    3. We don't have Cable so we have to wait until tomorrow night to watch the Bachelor - so excited for home dates though!!!

  4. PS - That picture of Cotton is a hoot!

  5. That's what I don't like about ants. They appear almost anywhere with or without food! About the spiders, that's something I can't handle on my own! I always freak out whenever I see one. Anyway, I know it's been said a couple of times, but keeping your space clean is the best way to fend off insects. You can use sprays or hire insect terminator to do the job for you.

    -Eagle Pest and Chemical


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