Monday, May 21, 2007

Bugged Out

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I slept pretty well last night, despite the high anxiety over the state of my poor sick laptop and ... a beetle in my room. Because I don't like unnecessary killing and avoid it whenever possible, I tried to coexist with the thing, lying in bed listening to him frantically buzzing around. He was loud. Irritatingly so. I suppose I could have willed myself into ignoring the noise, but I had visions of it landing on my head and doing whatever beetles do to their victims -- and it was a big one. Not a pretty one like ladybugs or June bugs, either. It was one of those ugly, almost prehistoric looking gray things. Do they bite? I don't know. And I didn't really want to find out. Finally, around 12:30, I couldn't stand it any more and I got up and committed beetlecide. I hated to do it, because I didn't want to get up, didn't want to have to smoosh the thing, and didn't want to have to wander a few steps all the way to the bathroom to dispose of the corpse. When the alternative is being beetle bait in the dark, however, I'm a trouper. I did what had to be done. I named the damn thing as I smooshed him, too.

I don't really want to be at work today. I have a lot on my mind, which is still weary from the weekend's techno drama. The alternative was another day cooped up at home, though, so here I am. I'm debating whether to call some local techie-type person and see what can be done for the ailing laptop. I'm also debating whether to just go on and replace it.

TWISTED LINGUISTICS

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ridiclous - Um, some dude is without, er, gonads again?

frivilous sex - The only kind of sex you can have without those gonads.
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wibsite - Why does this site exist; i.e., Wi be site?

his eyes were rebounding out of his head - The poor fellow had to move quickly to regain possession of his jilted eyes.

nero surgeon - Doctor to a particular Roman emperor.

they're libel for libelous statements - Do tell!


Boudreaux took Marie home with him and took off his shirt. Marie said, "Boudreaux, dat's some chest you have dare."

Boudreaux says, "Marie, dat's a hundred seventy pounds of dynamite."

Next he took off his pants. Marie says, "Boudreaux, dat's nice calves you have dare."

Boudreaux says, "Marie, dat's a hundred seventy pounds of dynamite."

Boudreaux quickly reached down and pulled off his underpants and Marie screamed and ran out the door.

Boudreaux put his clothes back on and ran after her. Catching her, Boudreaux said "Marie, why you ran out like dat?"

Marie said, "With all dat dynamite around, I taught it was going to explode when I saw how short da fuse was!"

Just so you know, this one really missed the mark. I can hardly be described as an extrovert, I'm not into gambling, and I'm far from rich -- or greedy. Dumshit quizzes.

You Are the Ace of Diamonds

You are a lucky person, and you always seem to find yourself surrounds by pretty, shiny things.
You have a knack for success and money - though your skills can't really be learned or taught.

You shine in a room, and you a have a truly sparkling personality.
A true extrovert, you always are able to share a witty joke or the latest scandalous gossip.

While you do have an eye for bling, you are also quite generous.
A lot of wealth and luck comes your way. And you're not afraid to pass it on.

A gamble you should take: Sports betting

Your friends would describe you as: Captivating

Your enemies would describe you as: Greedy

If you lived in Vegas, you would be: A trophy wife or husband

22 comments:

Steve G said...

You have me laughing my ass off over Boudreaux. Great one. I love the pictures of the hardest working lady in blog land. Or so I thought.

Roxan said...

***You Are the Ace of Hearts***


Youthful and playful, you love life and the world.
You have a kind spirit, and you bring happiness to everyone you know.

Lie #1 in quiz.

Artistic and bold, you see the world in bright colors.
And you certainly aren't afraid to express everything you see and feel.

True

You are sentimental, and your emotions are very deep.
You are easily swept away and easily hurt.

Whatever! Lie #2

A gamble you should take: Blackjack

Your friends would describe you as: Unique

Your enemies would describe you as: Weepy

Weepy? Someone's going to die for that! LOL

If you lived in Vegas, you would be: An up and coming chef or fashion designer.

I have no fashion sense. I'd better stick to cooking. LOL

Nice Pics.

leelee said...

Yes, I agree with Steve about that Boudreaux...hysterical.

If your laptops is 3+ years old..and simply will not respond ..you may really want to consider getting a new one..I know I know...it's crazy...but once they go..it can be really expensive to fix and or upgrade them....there might be a great sale at Best Buy this weekend..

+++You Are the Ace of Diamonds+++

You are a lucky person, and you always seem to find yourself surrounds by pretty, shiny things.
You have a knack for success and money - though your skills can't really be learned or taught.

You shine in a room, and you a have a truly sparkling personality.
A true extrovert, you always are able to share a witty joke or the latest scandalous gossip.

While you do have an eye for bling, you are also quite generous.
A lot of wealth and luck comes your way. And you're not afraid to pass it on.

A gamble you should take: Sports betting

Your friends would describe you as: Captivating

Your enemies would describe you as: Greedy

If you lived in Vegas, you would be: A trophy wife or husband

Top cat said...

I love the pictures of you serena, you are a very pretty woman with a smile that could light up a room.

This isn't anything like me.
You Are the Ace of Clubs

You go at everything in your life full force. You are a natural gambler.
Your life definitely has some extreme highs and lows, but you know how to ride out the low times.

A total adventure seeker, you are never satisfied by what's normal or ordinary.
You like to push limits and shock people. You're dramatic, but a drama queen.

Your life has been a wild ride so far. You have stories that people can barely believe.
And you're probably still young... with a lot of wild rides in front of you.

A gamble you should take: High stakes roulette

Your friends would describe you as: Crazy

Your enemies would describe you as: Demented

If you lived in Vegas, you would be: A high roller

tc

ThatGreenyFlower said...

You Are the Ace of Hearts

...Hey, it even looks like me!!

Serena Joy said...

Glad you enjoyed Boudreaux, Steve. I just love that silly Cajun, and have a whole file full of Boudreaux jokes.

You and I are just the opposite, Roxan. I have no COOKING sense. LOL.

That's exactly what I did, Leelee, after talking to a techie -- which is why I'm so late getting home. The old one was 3 years old and got a LOT of use. As soon as I get off here, I'll pull the new one out of the box and crank it up.

Aw, you're mighty kind, TC. Thank you. No, I agree -- that card doesn't sound much like you.

Greeny, you are one lucky girl -- Ace of Hearts. You go!

MXI said...

You are ambitious, slow and steady, and at times, self serving.
You aim high, and you're willing to be brutal to get what you desire.

Highly dominant and controlling, people are intimidated by your presence.
Yet while you are a bit scary, you are scarily charming. People are driven to please you.

You crave the best in life, and you enjoy the spoils of your success.
You live a charmed life, and you're enjoying every moment of it.

ACE OF SPADES-
A gamble you should take: Playing poker

Your friends would describe you as: Hard working

Your enemies would describe you as: Ruthless

If you lived in Vegas, you would be: A student by day, a stripper by night

Stripper by night???
Nobody wants to see that!

Serena Joy said...

I don't know about the stripping, MXI, but the Ace of Spades is a good thing to have.:)

puerileuwaite said...

So much for wanting to be a bug on YOUR wall. Sheesh.

Serena Joy said...

Some bugs are okay, Puggy, and some are just damn ugly and scary. And loud. I promise I wouldn't smoosh you if I found you clinging to my wall.:)

Lee said...

I hope "lap-top"soon is on the mend. There is nothing worse than a sick lap-top. Keep working hard, Serena...but do remember to take a break every so often. ;)

G-Man said...

Serena Joy...
You'd best hope that the beetle was not a Hindu!
You have a gorgeous smile!..And you are beautiful!
Stop stressing over your PC, You'll figure it out.

You always have a lot going on over here. Lots of neat stuff...G-Man

Serena Joy said...

Not to worry, Lee -- I take plenty of breaks. I don't do jack if I don't "have to." LOL.

Ah, geez, g-man, I didn't even think to ask Mr. Beetle whether he was a Hindu. You don't think I'm in trouble, do you? An old lady thanks you for that sweet compliment.:)

Corn Dog said...

I'm the Ace of Clubs and then the quiz said:
"Your enemies would describe you as: Demented

I believe in Beatlecide. Right now I would like to kill the durn bird that sounds like a fire alarm with a low battery. He is outside my window at 5am every morning. I am going to KILL HIM if I ever catch him. That is the trick, of course, catching him. The neighbors are describing me as demented right now with all the window opening and yelling for him to shut up.

Serena Joy said...

That's not so demented, CD. 5:00 A.M. is too early for humans to be jolted awake. Stupid bird.

Hale McKay said...

Poor Boudreaux aqnd the short fuse of his!

One beetle's sacrifice was one person's sleep.

Echoing the sentiments of others - you certainly do have a beautiful smile.

I sure do got a purty partner over at VT.

littlebirdblue said...

***You Are the Ace of Clubs***

same as Top Cat.

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That picture there has some mighty big books for such a little gal, SJ.

Michael said...

Okay so what did you name him before smooshing (cool word) him,

Smash

Squash

Blat!

Liz said...

It's the thought of one crawling over you and doing whatever they do while you're asleep and unaware that stops you ignoring it. No, you were quite right; you had to get rid of it.

tfg said...

I thwarted a lady bug invasion last fall with my vacuum cleaner.

Winters said...

Boudreaux and Marie seem like a fiery couple. I bet they have an explosive relationship.

(groan)

Serena Joy said...

Aw, ain't you a sweet talkin' partner, Mike. Yup, sleep is good and sacrificed bugs are the best bugs.

Ace of Clubs, Camille? The adventurous part fits you, but you're definitely no drama queen. Those big books make great door stops.:)

My lips are sealed, Michael, but it was an appropriate name. LOL.

I know, Liz. Secret night crawling gives me the creeps. He did deserve what he got.:)

Anti-Barbie trashed my vacuum cleaner, T. I've heard about those ladybug invasions, though. Vacuuming is about all you can do to fight it.

I would imagine that there were fireworks (to varying degrees), Winters. LOL.