Saturday, April 26, 2008

Lousy Charlottesville

ENORMOUS cricket in my sink right now. The kind that would make Rosa freak out for days. Just standing there next to my soaking dishes (not that I ever leave dishes in the sink, Mom). This is the beauty of living in a town out in the middle of nowhere.

Speaking of that, we were enjoying a lovely day in here, sun, highs in the 80s, light breeze, all of that, when suddenly CRACK! Thunder, a little lightning, and out of nowhere a major downpour. With my car windows open. Sorry, Sis Who's Buying My Car In A Month - but don't worry, our father raised me to have dozens of rags on hand for occasions just like this. The car is fine.

But anyway, since it's raining in Charlottesville and the wind is blowing a little, of course we lost power for a bit. Props to Virginia Dominion for getting it back on swiftly, but oh my goodness.

At least classes are over. And at least I'm moving to Salt Lake for the summer where my fabulous parents have a fabulously new house with a fabulous backup generator. And then off to New York City where the crickets don't dare enter a midrise apartment complex for fear of being shot.


watchwhathappens said...

no crickets in nyc: that's because all the crickets were scared off by the ROACHES.

davecharliebrown said...

Oh nice. Now there's something to look forward to!

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Anonymous said...

So funny! I call any large bug a dragon and expect your father to slay them for me. The list also includes slithery things, rodents of any species and door to door solicitors.
Let's hear it for rags and rain. The generator is a good thing.

Sarah said...

I was going to say exactly what the first comment proposed--there are worse bugs in NYC than crickets. It is strange that there are so many of those spider crickets here and I don't know how they manage to get inside.

Rebecca said...

and if you don't have roaches, it's probably because they were scared off by the rats. also, I'm not well versed in the gun laws here and in nyc, but my guess is that they are stricter in manhattan so that might not work out so well for you:)

and p.s. C'ville ROCKS!