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Discussion in 'Friends and Family' started by D'Snowth, Mar 28, 2010.
When are gym teachers ever nice?
I'm prepping for rehearsal tomorrow, which I'm kind of scared for... Well, not so much scared as super nervous, but scared that I'm going to mess up. I'm directing a piece called Raised in Captivity, and tomorrow at the end of rehearsal I'm taking two of my guys in the cast off to small room and I have to couch them on how to make out for a scene. One of the guys is a good friend, and the other one intimidates me, and neither has ever kissed another guy before. Plus I've never couched anyone on how to kiss, ever, let alone make out... Oooooh I'm so nervous.
Kiki's new av.
Lol! I guess I've been so used to seeing Madeline Kahn with a ducky on her head for so long, it took me by surprise.
I was taking a shower and there was huge spider that I didnt see before I got in. I couldnt see it without my glasses. At first I thought it was a hairball and when I went for a closer look...yeah. I wish I stomped on it but it crawled out of the shower before I could. I have no clue where it went and I really really hope it didnt hitch a ride back to my room.
I couldnt tell what kind of spider it was but brown recluses are very common here. It looked more black but the showers are kinda dark and this thing was wet
Hearing and reading about that massive tsunami that triggered the 8.9 magnitude earthquake over in Japan that's so far killed hundred of people... it's gotten me really concerned, as I have family in Japan: a brother, sister-in-law, and two nephews.
The prospect of a Gummint Shutdown. I work in a government agency, and there are a lot of people here, regular workers who need the money for car payments and groceries and kids' braces, who will be suddenly without an income if that happens.
i'm sorry snowth i'll keep them and everyone else in Japan in my thoughts and prayers
Thanks Nick, I appreciate that.
I just happened to be going through my videos on YouTube, and one of my private videos... ONE of my PRIVATE videos apparently has a copyright claim on it... that's really scary, apparently we have no real privacy on YT (well, I kind of already knew that), if a copyright claim can be placed on a PRIVATE video.
I've noticed that a few people are finding me on YouTube... via deviantART... which is... I just don't get it... I can't remember ever linking people from dA to my YT... hmm...
Bizarre nightmare this morning. Something about witnessing a group of shady monsters masquerading as humans, carrying out a policy of silencing others while driving around what looked like an old London neighborhood in weird hearse-trucks. One of the monsters realized I'd seen too much and chased me through one of the deserted houses; during the chase I suddenly saw a vulnerability in one of the monsters' floating blue heads, and turned the tables and chased it. However, IN the dream I then "woke up" and was shocked when I understood it had all been a trap for me, that they'd erased part of my memory so I no longer knew what the whole plan was, and that they'd ripped out my insides and stuffed me full of crumpled newspaper instead.
Okay, yeah, sounds funny from here. In the dream I was screaming and woke up -- for real finally-- gasping...and with my cat's back feet in my face. He'd hogged my entire pillow. Yeesh.
Car alarm made me fall down the stairs. -facepalm-
China is promoting pole dancing as an exercize regiment... for MEN...
I think Anne Hathaway has just reminded us why white people can't rap.
To preface: I have a deep and abiding revulsion for bugs. This is not a phobia; phobias are irrational by definition. I have a lifetime of involuntary empirical data-gathering behind this statement: bugs are out to get me.
As a kid in Tampa, giant roaches are pretty much part of life, especially if you live in a circa-1910 home with no insulation to speak of. I won't list all the many times roaches bugged me, but here's a sampling: imagine having really, really poor vision, and going downstairs in a big spooky house without your glasses in the middle of the night for a drink of water. You hear whirring noises, and then about the time you realize the roaches are FLYING over the stairs you feel one brush your cheek... Or, you're laying in bed early on a weekend morn, comfortably sprawled out with a book on your pillow, reading. As the gentle morning light touches your pages, so does an enormous bug walking right across them inches from your face... Or, you're reaching for a cup in the cupboard. So is a roach. Your fingers and its feelers touch...
Or, as a young adult, you like to keep a glass of water handy on the nightstand. The roach perched on the edge of the glass as your lips touch it in the dark likes it too...
Any questions so far on the accuracy of my hypothesis??
There are numerous other examples I could share but those are some of the ones which marked me for life as a bug-hater, and not just from childhood.
So...a couple of nights ago I finally had the chance to watch the dvd of "Deathly Hallows" (I can rarely afford movies in the theatre, and rely on dvds). I was psyched up. I had a drink and a snack and it was late at night; turned out all my room lights except for a pumpkin-scented candle in my haunted house luminaria; put my headphones on so the housemates wouldn't be disturbed and cued it up on my laptop. I was thoroughly engrossed in the film. RIGHT AT the scene where Harry opens the locket and Ron is poised to attack the bit-o-Voldemort billowing out of it -- my peripheral vision catches a large bug landing on my bed and trucking toward my bare leg!
Uh, yeah. Stuff pretty much went everywhere. And though I turned all the lights on and searched I never DID find the bug, though I got a look at it before flinging it away from me: one of those nasty big stinkbeetles they have here in the southwest. Ugh, ugh, ugh! Where's a giant spider when you could actually USE one!!
If it makes you feel any better (ant it probably wont), I seem to be tormented by bugs, even dead ones seem like they are after me. I am a bug magnet. They will always target me, even in a group of people. Today I found a dead roach in my dorm, but I think I might have stepped on it and tracked it in with my shoe.
Stupid roaches are so common in the south east -_-
I've had an encounter with a flying cockroach before (yes, there really are flying cockroaches, just like there actually are some flying ants out there)... it was in my old aparment a couple of years ago (the entire complex had bug problems, but then again, the complex was erected in the 70s, and wasn't maintained very well, and was mostly occupied by seedy characters): I had my overhead fan on, and in midflight, it suddenly kept flying around and around and around and around and around with the fan, like it was racing it or something.
German roaches (the brown ones) are the worst, they really breed like bunnies.
And Sarge is right, now just roaches, but bugs of all kinds are a problem in the southeast: roaches, bees, wasps, flies, mosquitoes, gnats, ants, chiggers, crickets, katydids, cicadas (jar flies as we call them), ear wigs, silverfish, this year we had a big stinkbug epidemic.
There was a gigantic cricket in my room the other night....NO ME GUSTA
Crickets I can handle, especially the soft brown ones. Used to feed those to my pet lizard when I had one...and they make EXCELLENT live cat toys!
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