cut for insect )

In totally unrelated news, I was recently woken up by a phone call from a relative to whom my Dad had sent a link to my poem Nine Views of the Oracle. He was completely baffled and wanted me to explain what it meant.

"Uhhhh," said the poet intelligently. "It has a lot of mythological references. I assume not everyone's going to get them all."

"But what does it mean? What does the whole thing mean?"

I often get asked this question, not referring to my own work, by students. Nine times out of ten, if I say, "What do think it means?" they promptly reply with a good explanation. Sadly, being half-asleep, I didn't think to turn the question around.

"I guess it's about what it would be like to know everything all at once?" I hazarded.

"Huh. I'll go read it again." He hung up.

I hauled myself out of bed. If I had gone back to sleep, no doubt I would have awoken sure I'd dreamed the entire conversation.
I give up. From now on, all my food goes in the refrigerator.

Are there any common food items that will actually be ruined if I do this? If so, I'll keep them in Tupperware or something.
I give up. From now on, all my food goes in the refrigerator.

Are there any common food items that will actually be ruined if I do this? If so, I'll keep them in Tupperware or something.
rachelmanija: (Emo Award: Shinji agony)
( Jun. 14th, 2008 09:39 pm)
Unopened bag of rice in pantry now includes dead moths. Goddammit!
rachelmanija: (Emo Award: Shinji agony)
( Jun. 14th, 2008 09:39 pm)
Unopened bag of rice in pantry now includes dead moths. Goddammit!
rachelmanija: (Emo Award: Shinji agony)
( Apr. 27th, 2008 09:18 am)
Have Captain Trips, a deadline, ants in the kitchen, no food in the house, and cold medicine that merely adds an overlay of "vaguely and unpleasantly stoned" to my wretched state of being. Yecch. When I feel better I will disinfect the house.

Here, have a sizzling-hot preview of the Project Blue Rose chapbook, going on sale in June.

And a photo of my not-hypothetical spherical cat.

And the cat-owl.

Feel free to comment with anything you think might cheer me up.
rachelmanija: (Emo Award: Shinji agony)
( Apr. 27th, 2008 09:18 am)
Have Captain Trips, a deadline, ants in the kitchen, no food in the house, and cold medicine that merely adds an overlay of "vaguely and unpleasantly stoned" to my wretched state of being. Yecch. When I feel better I will disinfect the house.

Here, have a sizzling-hot preview of the Project Blue Rose chapbook, going on sale in June.

And a photo of my not-hypothetical spherical cat.

And the cat-owl.

Feel free to comment with anything you think might cheer me up.
rachelmanija: (Naked and dripping wet)
( Nov. 18th, 2007 06:59 pm)
1. Last night I set some lamb chops on fire. They were good anyway.

2. I am attending a pro-striking writers rally on Tuesday. My friend who previously set me up with married guy, naked-woman-on-shirt guy, stood-me-up guy, negative-sexual-chemistry guy, never-called-me-guy, and guy who wanted to leap out of plane without a parachute (wait... could his name have been... something like "Heero?"), assures me that a fantastic single guy will be there. I think that even if one of those attributes is true, the other won't be. Also, don't know how I could possibly find him when there will be thousands of marchers and I don't know what he looks like.

I think I won't wear my corset.

Cut for insect.

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rachelmanija: (Naked and dripping wet)
( Nov. 18th, 2007 06:59 pm)
1. Last night I set some lamb chops on fire. They were good anyway.

2. I am attending a pro-striking writers rally on Tuesday. My friend who previously set me up with married guy, naked-woman-on-shirt guy, stood-me-up guy, negative-sexual-chemistry guy, never-called-me-guy, and guy who wanted to leap out of plane without a parachute (wait... could his name have been... something like "Heero?"), assures me that a fantastic single guy will be there. I think that even if one of those attributes is true, the other won't be. Also, don't know how I could possibly find him when there will be thousands of marchers and I don't know what he looks like.

I think I won't wear my corset.

Cut for insect.

Read more... )
Not literally. Just, after ants, fleas, pantry moths, a summons to appear in court in Texas (it turned out to be a mistake, but...), etc...

...this morning the toilet overflowed when I flushed it, and the shower won't drain. I emailed my landlord. When Oyce (who is visiting, yay!) emerges from the non-draining shower, we are going to flee the scene of the bad luck.
Not literally. Just, after ants, fleas, pantry moths, a summons to appear in court in Texas (it turned out to be a mistake, but...), etc...

...this morning the toilet overflowed when I flushed it, and the shower won't drain. I emailed my landlord. When Oyce (who is visiting, yay!) emerges from the non-draining shower, we are going to flee the scene of the bad luck.
rachelmanija: (Default)
( Oct. 9th, 2007 04:44 pm)
Got back home. I think I managed to crush the infestation-- the traps are clearly working, and there are way fewer moths to be seen.

I will leave the traps out, continue destroying moths on an as-seen basis, and keep all food in the fridge for a while.
rachelmanija: (Default)
( Oct. 9th, 2007 04:44 pm)
Got back home. I think I managed to crush the infestation-- the traps are clearly working, and there are way fewer moths to be seen.

I will leave the traps out, continue destroying moths on an as-seen basis, and keep all food in the fridge for a while.
rachelmanija: (Emo Award: Shinji agony)
( Oct. 7th, 2007 09:00 am)
I hope so, anyway. Cut for the usual reason, though not quite as gross and horrifying as my last two posts on the subject. And to think that before, if I heard the word "moth," I pictured something pretty and appealing, like a Luna moth.

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rachelmanija: (Emo Award: Shinji agony)
( Oct. 7th, 2007 09:00 am)
I hope so, anyway. Cut for the usual reason, though not quite as gross and horrifying as my last two posts on the subject. And to think that before, if I heard the word "moth," I pictured something pretty and appealing, like a Luna moth.

Read more... )
rachelmanija: (Bleach: Parakeet of DOOM)
( Oct. 6th, 2007 10:04 am)
Cut to spare the insect-phobic. Though given what I found last night, if you weren't phobic before, you will be once you click on the cut.

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rachelmanija: (Bleach: Parakeet of DOOM)
( Oct. 6th, 2007 10:04 am)
Cut to spare the insect-phobic. Though given what I found last night, if you weren't phobic before, you will be once you click on the cut.

Read more... )
That was because there were ants in the bed. Also, as it turned out, in the toothpaste. And in my open suitcase. EW.
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