Saturday, August 06, 2005

disjointed thoughts

Well whaddya know, it's still hot! Lucky me I get to be up at 4:30am tomorrow to take 52 chickens to auction. Yup, I decided to go, and NO I am NOT a morning person. On the bright side, after I leave there will be 33 fewer roosters here, which will greatly reduce the annoyance factor. I really don't mind the sound of roosters crowing. In fact I kind of like it. But having an excessive amount of pubescent boy roosters around here trying out their squeaky voices does grate on the nerves a bit. To be honest though, I can sleep right through it... but I seem to be the only one around here with that particular talent. :-)

There was a horrendously large spider right by the back steps this evening. Oh crap! You know how I said I didn't like bugs? Well I know it's not taxonomically correct but "bugs" to me is any creepy crawly thing, which includes spiders that could easily overcome small to medium sized mammals. I don't know kind of spiders they are but we get a lot of them in the summer, and they also have a knack for sneaking into the house. We also get those adorable little tree frogs around here in the summer, and they sneak into the house too, so there are few things worse than when I see a brownish critter on the floor from some distance away, and go to pick it up, thinking it's a frog, and it turns out to be some hairy spider. Anyway, ugh. I needed proof of the size of this beast though, so I took a pic. I really don't want to actually post it here though because it's so gross, so I'll just put a link, and then if you're really brave you can go look at the big hairy spider. Could be related to Aragog perhaps? (non Harry Potter fans won't get that). Oh and yes, I really did put that ruler there next to it...scared the heck out of me, I was afraid I might lose my whole arm in the process...

And then on a totally unrelated note (I warned you this would be disjointed), I seem to know a lot of people who are getting engaged lately. This is exciting. Love is in the air! Or maybe it's just something in the water...who knows. (either way I guess, as long as it blows this way!) Congratulations ladies, I'm happy for you. :-) And anyone else in the world who is reading this who just got engaged--congrats to you too!

Well, I have to get up in less than 6 hours so I'd better end this.

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