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Bugs, and not the software kind
Last night I was sitting peacefully at my desk, reacquainting myself with my computer after my weekend away.

I felt something touching my bare leg. I thought it was my cat's tail. When I looked nonchalantly down, I discovered it was actually a large bug crawling on my outer calf.

I jumped. Now I'm no sissy, but when you are expecting a soft fluffy tail, and you find instead a nasty crawling bug, there is going to be some serious flinching going on. My hand started its "shooing" motions even before it reached my leg, and eventually the bug was knocked onto the floor.

It lay on its back next to the phone cord, motionless. Unsure if it was dead, preparing to squish it anyway, I leaned in for a closer look. My toe hit the phone cord, which tapped the bug, and it leaped straight up. I reflexively leaped in the opposite direction, and it used the distraction to crawl quickly underneath my desk where I couldn't reach it.

I didn't see the darn thing for the rest of the night. But I kept my legs tucked underneath me, off the floor. Just in case.
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infernus1218 From: infernus1218 Date: June 24th, 2003 04:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
We need to show you the org chart on "who-can-beat-up-who". You are so way up on the top and bugs are sooo way on the bottom.

Next time just roll up a newspaper and go "Sosa" on it.

Besides, aren't cats supposed to eat bugs?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 25th, 2003 11:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, but I was caught off-guard. By the time I was ready for the squishing, it was out of reach and out of sight, somewhere under the desk.

My cats mostly play with bugs, only eating them occasionally. I haven't seen this one again, so hopefully it's either been eaten or it's found a new home.
queenoftherink From: queenoftherink Date: June 29th, 2003 06:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

question on your community

Hello, my name's Jessica and I'd really like to join your ice skaters community, I'm a figure skater myself, but I'm not so smart with computers, and i'm really confused on how to post on the community thing. It tells me that I'm a member, but do i need a whole other account to use this or what?
~*jessie*~ })i({
renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 30th, 2003 10:22 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: question on your community

Hi Jessica! Okay, you have already successfully joined and you have the community on your friends list, so that's good. You don't need a different account to post.

What you do is: you know the "Update Journal" link? Right next to it are three dots "..." That is a separate link, which allows you to update your jounal with extra options. Click on it, type your post, and underneath your post, you'll see a label that says "Journal to post in". If you click the arrow there it will show all the communities you are a part of. Pick iceskaters, click update, and it should work!!!

Let me know if you have any more problems.
queenoftherink From: queenoftherink Date: June 30th, 2003 04:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: question on your community

thanks so much!
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figure_skater From: figure_skater Date: June 30th, 2003 09:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
EWWWW!!! I HATE bugs with a passion! Glad it didn't get you! ;)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 1st, 2003 07:16 am (UTC) (Link)


Me too!!!
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