June 12, 2006

No, Not Snakes on a Plane

Even better - Ants on a Keyboard!

My keyboard! Fire ants! Happy Freaking Monday!

So I did a bit of HULK SMASH! and waited for the facilities guy to arrive, which he did, toting a canister of some deadly chemical, which he proceeded to spray pretty much everywhere.

I asked him if there was anything dangerous about the chemical and he just said, "Eh, the smell'l go away in an hour or so--just don't put your bare feet in it until it's dry."

Well, fabulous. So here I sit in a drying puddle of something that is deadly to fire ants, scrupulously keeping my feet in my kicky summer slides and trying not to breathe while I watch the few remaining fire ants on my desk shrivel up and die.

But I'm not worried. Lightheaded and maybe a little itchy--and my lips feel strangely numb, but I'm not worried.

How's your Monday going?

Posted by Big Arm Woman at June 12, 2006 10:16 AM

Not to worry, you'll be fine. You *didn't* intend to have any more kids, right?

Posted by: PersonFromPorlock at June 12, 2006 04:46 PM

Let's see: Took the Mighty Mite to her First! Ever! dentist appointment (free dental floss: Woot!), did the week's grocery shopping (Hot Dogs, Corn!), got a nap, the first bouquet of the season (roses and peonies), actually had the kid go down for a picture-perfect sit-com bedtime instead of the usual symphony of whines, howls and delaying tactics, and am now ensconced before my computer with a glass of red wine to read my fav. bloggers.

Pretty Damn Sweet, actually.

Posted by: Carbonel at June 13, 2006 12:08 AM

My Monday was fire ant-free. I haven't seen one of those buggers since we lived in New Mexico when I was a kid. HATED them.

Posted by: Emily at June 13, 2006 10:56 AM

They're all over the place in Florida. You can't go out of your house without shoes on, and don't you dare run across the grass. Some of the anthills are so big they have their own zip code.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at June 13, 2006 07:19 PM