Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Today was a whirlwind of events. I am getting ready for a very special visitor so I've been trying to keep the house extra tidy (you know - taking down beer can sculptures etc. *wink*).

Anyways today - I was attacked. I was taking out the garbage and was descended upon by an army of furry spider beasts. I am so completely and helplessly terrified by these 8 legged creatures and it seems it just can't be helped. I feel like such a geek. There I was running down the street screaming at the top of my lungs at 7 am. The neighbours get quite the kick out of us as it is... but add some of my more exceptional moments into the mix and we have achieved a new level of notoriety. (This has happened more than once in the past and not only to me.)

A few weeks ago I was rescuing a mouse from my evil cat and a spider ran by - I nearly jumped out of my skin. It occurred to me that many people may have reacted that way to the mouse. It made me laugh. At myself. I do that a lot. Hard not to.

It was also pointed out to me last night that it is less than a month until I go back out west - and I'm really looking forward to it. I've already packed. Okay. Mentally anyways - which I'm sure will change many times between now and then.

My cousin moved out there a while back and since I used to live there she asked if I had any advice. I said yes;

1. Watch out for the S.O.U.S.'s (Slugs of Unusual Size). I am sure that they could completely devour an entire cat - and would - given the opportunity. (You nay sayers may tell me that they do not have teeth but I still think they are evil),

2. Outfit yourself with fabulous outdoor/yoga gear. It doesn't matter if you know how to do anything outdoorsy/yogaey - just look the part. Eventually you'll catch on. (Keep a Cliff Bar in your pocket for believability),

3. Avoid heroin corner,

and 4. Learn to love Starbucks as much as if not more than Tim's.

I miss it. I even miss the slugs. See you guys in less than 4 weeks though -ya BC lurkers.


Slyde said...

and just to squelch all the rumors...

Yes, I am that special visitor...

can't wait!

elizabeth said...

I can't wait either! ;-)