Periwinkle Dreams …

Invasion …

30. November 2007 Category miscellaneous

Picture #655 …

Squirrel footprints heading out the door ... November 30, 2007 ...

So … I woke up today … ran downstairs and headed for the kitchen … needed some caffeine. It’s quiet in the house so I easily hear grocery bags rustling in a lower cupboard … I figure … GREAT … a mouse … and what popped it’s head out of the middle of my bucket of cleaning supplies was NOT a mouse …

Well THAT was the first time I have ever screamed bloody murder … OMF-inG its a FREAKING HUGE RAT!! … insert a multitude of obscenities (that alone was priceless LOL) … umm … well … he SCARED meeee … and I scared the pants off of him too cuz he jumped out of the cupboard … this is when I saw his fluffy tail … ok … it’s a squirrel … still …

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

… he proceded to run around my tiny kitchen … have you seen National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation … yeahp … that was running thru my head … cuz he was fast and jumped all over everything … YES … on every freaking surface around my entire kitchen … lovely … it WAS clean … LOL …

… well eventually … whether due to my annoying screaming or him getting tired … he headed for the basement stairs and I ran upstairs LOL …

… omg … this was YouTube worthy …

… so … how did I get Mr Squirrel to get the heck out of my basement???? Well running around chasing him didn’t work. He just embedded for the long haul!

… insert a new flood of obscenities directed at the poor squirrel’s parentage …

Well I call Animal Control … which doesn’t exist to help anyone in this type of situation … I was directed to call the Willowbrook Wildlife Preserve for some advice … 

Ya know … the lady was nice … a bit of a tree hugger but nice … all I really found out was that I couldn’t kill it … it’s against the law … hmph … I could kill an armed intruder but not a freaking psychotic SQUIRREL?!! OK … I didn’t want to kill him … but I DID want him out of my house!!!

It’s the LAST day of my work month … I have lots of WORK TO DO!!

Stupid F-ing squirrel … yes … the profanity filter was off again!!

Of course … I was more scared than mad … in fact I got a good laugh out of it … but boy did I scream and boy did my heart race … LOL 

So how DO you get a squirrel out of your house and manage to annoy the neighbors at the same time? Well here is what I did. 

Keep in mind that I couldn’t just open a door and wait for him to leave … I had to work … and I NEEDED to KNOW for SURE that he was long GONE …

1 – Pour flour on the basement landing … the square section of floor between the basement stairs and the back door.

2 – Open a jar of chunky peanut butter and put it in the middle of that section of floor.

3 – Go upstairs … find the most annoying playlist and crank it.

4 – Go down to the living room stereo … insert a few playlist CDs … “Vacation 2007″ worked great … and turn it UP to concert level … so the neighbors 2 doors down can hear it.

5 – Lastly … open the back door and go work …

A half hour later I checked … and above you can see the little squirrel footprints hoofin’ it out the back door … so … that’s how you get rid of an unwanted guest. 

I suppose that might work on people who overstay their welcome too ;o)

I missed these playlists … LOL! 

Happy Freaky Friday!                
Twains
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The great outdoors …

29. November 2007 Category Friends, miscellaneous

Picture #654 …

2007 ... I hear it was cold and the food was bizarre ...
 
“There’s so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy in the streets?” – Dick Cavett 
 
Happy Thursday!
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The trouble with being poor …

28. November 2007 Category Friends, Mexico 2007, Vacations

Picture #653 …

November 9, 2007 ... Isla Mujeres ... Mexico ...
 
“The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all of your time.” – Willem de Kooning  
 
Happy Wednesday!
Twainy
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No one gossips …

27. November 2007 Category Ben

Picture #652 …

Santa Ben ...
 
“No one gossips about other people’s secret virtues.” – Bertrand Russell 
 
Happy Tuesday!
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Patience …

26. November 2007 Category me

Picture #651 …

Thanksgiving 2007 ... started here at 9am ... and only got better!! ... November 22, 2007 ...

“I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.” – Margaret Thatcher

Happy Monday!
Twainy
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A hero is …

25. November 2007 Category Friends, Mexico 2007, Vacations

Picture #650 …

Sunset on Isla Mujeres ... November 9, 2007 ...

“I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” – Christopher Reeve
 
Happy Sunday!
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Invent it …

24. November 2007 Category Friends, Mexico 2007, Vacations

Picture #649 …

Isla Mujeres ... Friday November 9, 2007 ...

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Alan Kay

“I like to play blackjack. I’m not addicted to gambling, I’m addicted to sitting in a semi-circle.” – Mitch Hedberg

Happy Saturday!
Twainy
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Black Friday …

23. November 2007 Category Friends, Mexico 2007, Vacations

Picture #648 …

Isla Mujeres ... we rented beach chairs ... the beach was perfect ... November 9, 2007 ...

Isla Mujeres ... the beach was perfect ... November 9, 2007 ...

Isla Mujeres ... we rented beach chairs ... the beach was perfect ... November 9, 2007 ...
 
“To believe is to know you believe, and to know you believe is not to believe.” – Jean-Paul Sartre 
 
Happy Friday!
Twainy
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Isla Mujeres …

22. November 2007 Category Friends, Mexico 2007, Vacations

Picture #647 …

Water taxi ride to Isla Mujeres ... looking back at Cancun ... November 9, 2007 ...

We headed south in a rented golf cart ... I took some pictures of things we zooomed by ... lots of pretty colors ... November 9, 2007 ...

We had lunch by the ruins in the south on a terrace on a cliff ... this was the view ... November 9, 2007 ...

This guy came running at me after we had been sitting on the terrace for awhile and Sue had told me that they bite ... I screamed ... Sue screamed ... Laura laughed cuz she saw him coming ... terrace cafe by the ruins ... November 9, 2007 ...

“The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.” – Mark Twain

“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare.They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.” -  Erma Bombeck
 
“I love Thanksgiving turkey… it’s the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger
 
“Thanksgiving, man! Not a good day to be my pants.” – Kevin James
 
Happy Thanksgiving!
Twainy
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Astuteness …

21. November 2007 Category Friends, Mexico 2007, Vacations

Picture #646 …

Friday ... November 9, 2007 ... sunrise on the beach at the resort ...

Friday ... November 9, 2007 ... the pool after sunrise on the beach at the resort ...
 
“Those who agree with us may not be right, but we admire their astuteness.” – Cullen Hightower 
 
Happy Wednesday!
Twainy
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