Monday, September 25, 2006 :::
I returned from Las Vegas on Sunday to discover that one of the myriad of mousetraps that I setup in my absence had done its job. Twice.
Yup, looks like there's more than one mouse after all. I'm not going to disclose the method or device I used to catch said mice, out of fear of starting a brouhaha in the comments about animal ethics, etc., but lets just say that little Houdini and his friend are no longer with us. I almost felt a twinge of regret after finding the carcasses, but then K-Mack and I discovered that they had been using our snack cabinet as their personal buffet/toilet, which made me want to squash the bastards with my bare feet. Sorry, but just wait until you realize that you may have eaten a rodent-spiced tortilla chip before you judge me.
Now I have to wonder how many there actually are, though. I was sure that a lone intruder had accidentally found its way into my open doorway, but who knows? I guess the question is, do I call an exterminator now or just wait to see if I find any more "evidence" of an infestation? Gross. Bastards.
::: posted by dan at 7:03 PM :: [ link ] :: (11) comments
11 previous comments:
HGTV has a show called Kitchen Crimes and, yesterday, they featured a house that had a mouse infestation. I found myself thinking of you. They said that a mouse can squeeze through a hole the size of a dime. You should also spray all surfaces with a mild bleach solution, let it sit for 10 minutes and then wipe clean to kill all the mouse pee germs. Go ahead and call an exterminator or it could be months before they're gone.
By , at 8:24 PM
junta virus: google it
By hubs, at 8:45 PM
By hubs, at 8:46 PM
Kill all the mice you want, but please don't misuse the word "myriad." It should be "one of the myriad mousetraps I set" not "myriad of."
By , at 10:33 PM
congrats! and good luck!
oh, I'll swap rubber penis pictures with you, if you're interested. (whoah. that sound dirrty on top of the obvious filth.)
By the other sarah, at 11:15 PM
I've been to Vegas eight times and have never been to Hoover Dam. Like three of those times, I even had a car with me.
Any chance we all can see "other Sarah's" rubber penis pictures? please?
Viewed a few of the wax museum photots. They had that wedding dress right there near George Clooney, didn't they? Any chance of a red-eye filter being on someone's christmas list? Dan, your eyes are too light to be posing without the filter.
By , at 7:40 AM
You have to move now. Your space has been tainted. You'll always wonder.
By , at 8:49 AM
Three words: get a cat.
By , at 10:38 AM
This is for sam. Dan's use of the word myriad was correct. If you are goig to post a correction, at least make sure you are correct.
By , at 2:22 PM
go get 'em, Tiger.
By Cara, at 5:30 PM
had to check for myself:
(courtesy of Merriam-Webster online)
"Recent criticism of the use of myriad as a noun, both in the plural form 'myriads' and in the phrase a 'myriad of', seems to reflect a mistaken belief that the word was originally and is still properly only an adjective. As the entries here show, however, the noun is in fact the older form, dating to the 16th century. The noun myriad has appeared in the works of such writers as Milton (plural myriads) and Thoreau (a myriad of), and it continues to occur frequently in reputable English. There is no reason to avoid it."
in other words, Dan--and anonymous--were correct. Yes, I am a nerd. I heart the online dictionary. I look up absolutely everything.
By , at 3:20 PM
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