2011年6月22日水曜日

aghhhhh! art...



Piece of art I created on the kitchen floor tonight.

No sudden desire to draw a still life 'yoghurt container with potato'

No musings or ponderings on the beauty of the tuber.

No whimsical portrait of the play of light and shade created by hideous you-could-operate-in-here fluorescent globes on linoleum floor.

Nup.

I call it aggghhhhhh! art. Or princess art.

The girls were asleep, K was still at work and I went into the kitchen to put the yoghurt container in the wash (now you know my shocking secret- I eat the last of the yoghurt straight form the tub. With cinnamon though, much classier and all that). Anyway, it's that season again and those bugs are out and about and I am really, really not a fan of those bugs.

I startled it.

It startled me.

It froze.

I froze.

We had a real standoff going. Not sure what it was thinking but I was thinking- I need K, I need ESP to call K, I need something to whack with- nooooooo, can't do that... poor yucky bug, and what if it escaped and got vengeful??? Poor me! Aghhhh, what to do, what to do.... So, I did what every hardy country woman does, the kind who faces down snakes (another one today- rat python this time), chops her own firewood, squashes caterpillars with her bare hands without blinking, manhandles chooks and de-poops the hen-house etc etc, that kind of country woman. Yup, I covered it with a yoghurt container and weighted it down with a potato to await K's return.

And I sat around waiting for its mate to come an attack me. You know, like the snake's partner did in that bloody depressing book by Bryce Courtenay... Jessica.

In between listening carefully for scurry on plastic sounds to make sure it was still inside there and searching all the corners of the kitchen for a riled up lover-bug I was actually feeling quite proud of myself.

I am getting so brave.

Last time this happened (two years ago- thank goodness I live in a relatively bug free place!) I covered it with an upended cup and duct taped it all the way around. Twice. And then spent the next three days skittishly skirting around it until K got home form his business trip.

See? Huge progress!

7 件のコメント:

jojoebi さんのコメント...

hahaaha love the duct tape comment!

Gina さんのコメント...

Hope K came home and took care of it for you! : )

I love how you trapped it and put a heavier object on it to "weigh" him inside. : )

illahee さんのコメント...

i am giggling over here!!

Xana さんのコメント...

I do the same, but what do you do when they are on the curtains? I will keep the duct tape, in mind, luckily dh doesn't go on trips very often.

A few days ago I actually managed tokill one myself (it was a juvenile, though). Thwacked it to death with a shoe while screaming. I was so proud of myslf. My husband said さやくの死に方 and actually felt sorry for the nasty little thing.

gaijinwife さんのコメント...

LOL - did you really duct tape it? you're a right old McGyver you are!!

illahee さんのコメント...

i think if i found one on the curtains i would vacuum it up. in the bagless vacuum we have. and hope that the whirling around inside the vacuum killed it. then i'd make my husband dispose of it. warning him beforehand would depend on whether or not he was being a twat that day.

thefukases さんのコメント...

yup. I really duct taped it. Well no, because we don't have any proper duct tape but I used the heavy duty gum tape.

On the curtain.... hmmm, knock it down to the floor with a rolled up newspaper and then bucket, weight and tape it? I still can't kill them myself....