Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Siesta

I saw a spot on my living room rug. I thought it might be a patch of dirt, or a leaf. However, I was suspicious since I had vacuumed the day before.

It was a hot day and my A/C was hitting the spot nicely. I decided to investigate.

I approached the spot slowly. It did look a bit odd. My foot was right next to it when I decided to give it a little kick.

To my surprise the spot quickly grew many legs as it made a mad dash towards the couch. It ran head first into the couch leg. Stunned, it recoiled a few inches, and then scooted underneath the couch.

Apparently it was a small centipede taking a siesta, enjoying the cool breeze of the A/C. Now it had a concussion and was being pursued.

I didn't have any insecticide so arming myself with a can of air freshener, and a broom. I tried to flush the critter out. No luck.

A few days later I found him in my bathtub taking another cool siesta. Good thing I looked before I hopped in! Well, that was the end of the siesta enjoying centipede.

Moral of the story - Be careful where you take your siesta. The coolest place many not be the safest. And always look in the tub before you enter or you may be bathing with an uninvited guest.

Do you have any critter stories?


Mike Golch said...

A.I.R.I got no critter stories to talk about.but what the heck a comment is a commen right?I hope that you are having a good week.

meleah rebeccah said...

YIKES!!! I would have freaked out if I saw that! You know how much I hate spiders and all critters alike!

Lady Banana said...

I'm not too bothered by these sort of things..

It's just SPIDERS I hate.

Plenty of awful spider stories, the worse being one morning I woke up, opened my eyes to see one falling down on its silken thread onto my face - I never leaped out of bed so fast!

Rebecca said...

No insect stories, but a mice story.

Let's just say that when you leave a bag of dog food in your garage, it provides warmth and a food source...


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Dr. Deb said...

Creepy crawlers send me running!

Toyin O. said...

Funny; hope you got rid of your blog problem.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Mike, Um, what?
Hi Meleah Rebeccah, Yes, I know you can't stand spiders. I have learned to like them because they keep the ants away. We have an ant hills near my apartment.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Lady Banana,
Now that’s what I call WAY to close for comfort!
Hi Rebecca,
EK! I’m standing on top of the chair.
Hi The Old Geezer,
Hi Dr. Deb,
Is there a phobia name for creepy crawlers?

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Toyin O.,
Greetings! Yes, look like I did.