Things that are currently annoying you

Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by Emma, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. turtleDove

    turtleDove Well-Known Member

    There's a possibly-a-cricket in my room, on the floor. Granted, I live in the basement and the house is poorly built, so I accept that there's going to be some degree of insects, but me and my parents do try and reduce the number of bugs in the house.

    And I don't know how to get rid of it, because it's 2 in the morning and it's in a hard-to-access corner of my room, and I just want to not have to deal with bugs in my room right now.

    Also there's a weird smell that's giving me a headache and I'm not entirely sure it's really there. And my room keeps smelling weird anyways.
     
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  2. turtleDove

    turtleDove Well-Known Member

    Update: the cricket is now chirping. And Anxiety Brain won't let me sleep anyway while it's here.
     
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  3. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    pretend you’re camping?
     
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  4. turtleDove

    turtleDove Well-Known Member

    Might try that. I'm probably going to end up hiding under the covers anyways, at this point, because there was a wasp in my room too and I killed it. But it took long enough to die that the electric swatter started to burn its wings, and even then it still wasn't dead because it started trying to untangle itself from the swatter's netting when I cut the power.

    I'm pretty sure that it was dead by the time I carried the swatter outside and shook it off. I hope it was.
     
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  5. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    i had never heard of an electric swatter before. what a fascinating invention.
     
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  6. Acey

    Acey hold my cold dead hand for a bit

    We had one when I was a smol. I had an inexplicable fly problem in my room at one point, and every night my dad had to take the electric swatter and take down as many as possible. This had the unfortunate side effect of making my bedroom smell like burning bug, but it was worth it to be able to sleep undisturbed.
     
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  7. turtleDove

    turtleDove Well-Known Member

    It is! We've got...several around the house, and my dad made sure I've got one in my room just in case, once the wasp problem was known. (We've got wasps coming in from somewhere, we're not sure where. The house wasn't super-well built or maintained, but dad's working on sealing up the known and possible entrances where he can get at them. The smell is still around, and probably wasp-killing spray.)

    It runs off a battery that activates if you hit a button. Hit the button, electricity runs through the mesh and (ideally) kills any bugs you hit with the swatter - so you don't have to rely on hitting the bug hard enough to kill it, which makes it good for killing flies and wasps which won't cooperate with holding still so you can squish them. It uses a lot of electricity, though, and it's got a warning of "not a toy, don't play with it" on the handle. The ones we've got look like tennis racquets.
     
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  8. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    i kill wasps with bathroom cleaner. makes the room smell like 409 or windex or whatever, but it works. smoosh em in a wad of toilet paper and flush em. poor seebs has a phobia so i also have to evict bees, but those i just herd into a tupperware since they’re not mean.
     
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  9. Wormwitch

    Wormwitch I'm literally Mulder.

    The mosquitoes are back and one bit me near my eye.
     
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  10. turtleDove

    turtleDove Well-Known Member

    The high heels I wore to my sister's reception (which she threw so that family who couldn't make it to the wedding could come visit with us) are just a little too big and now my feet hurt. Also I have a mosquito bite on my ankle.
     
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  11. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Single scratchy chin hair keeps coming back and is currently too short to get hold of with tweezers.
     
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  12. Emma

    Emma Your resident resident

    Having to decide what to eat tonight, because I didn't make a plan and so I'm winging it.

    Picking stuff out is hard -_-
     
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  13. anthers

    anthers sleepy

    the nature of my studies (no pun intended) means I am outdoors a lot for classes

    It also means i can't fucking tell what's dirt and what's a possibly concerning clotting issue bruise
     
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  14. turtleDove

    turtleDove Well-Known Member

    Test with a damp washcloth? If it starts to wipe away, it's dirt.
     
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  15. I don’t get to enjoy my day off! Mom has decided she’s bringing me on a road trip with her and dad to the empty lot we own in ocean shores, two hours away! So I get to listen to them bitch at each other and sit in a car for hours!
     
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  16. Emma

    Emma Your resident resident

    I did pretty much nothing today, I have a headache and I still need to cook if I want any sort of dinner -_-
     
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  17. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Y'ever had a dream that looks to be turning into an interesting story and then woken up before it goes anywhere?
     
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  18. Emma

    Emma Your resident resident

    Yeah. Makes waking up no fun at all.
     
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  19. My sister has to leave for work in less than an hour and is refusing to get out of bed, out of spite. Fuck you, you selfish, egotistical, heartless BITCH.

    It’s 10:20. She works at 11:30. I work at 11:30. Mom has a meeting at 11:30. She can’t drive. She relies on one of us for transportation and she’s being a BITCH.
     
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  20. Acey

    Acey hold my cold dead hand for a bit

    this FUCKING power outage!!
     
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