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Sunday, April 23, 2006

Its just the nicotine in my veins…..

So there we were……..
Running around, folded magazines in hand, yelling “I think I saw it there!”…..”Now, is here! *scream“……..

Yes, you guessed it, we had our first large flying insect get into our house of the year.

See, the thing is- Noah, being from warmer climbs etc, is apparently used to having screens over windows that apparently are there for the purpose of keeping insects out.
Here, in Ireland, that is almost an alien concept. Never even seen such a thing for sale!
We just whip out the can of raid or vapona and get chasin.

Problem is, when you have two poofs living together both of whom have an irrational fear of flying insects, what do you do?

You arm yourself with rolled up magazines and make a drama out of a crisis, thats what ya do! ;)

That’ll teach us to run out of fly-spray I spose.

On a related note, when I went to the local store to BUY some fly spray, the conversation went like this with the woman behind the till….

Her: Oh your getting fly spray, god, is it that time of year already?

Me: *mumbling* Bloody things, damn it, we just spent 20 mins chasing this huge fly…..*trailed off*

Her: Do you want cigs today? Only, we are out of XL (my brand)……*laugh* dont worry I kept a pack behind the counter for ‘ya!

Me: Thanks, jeez, ya had me worried there for a sec, and, am I that predictable?. ;)

Her: well, its not as if you have to worry about being bitten by anything, the amount you smoke, one bite of ya an any insect would be stone dead!


posted by Barry at 10:46 pm  


  1. Maybe she is trying to tell you something…

    Comment by Paul — April 24, 2006 @ 1:28 pm

  2. lol,
    she don’t need to paul, i know i’m gonna have to quit soon.
    Over here, smoking 20 a day, now costs €193 a month!
    One way or the other, they are going, and soon.


    Comment by Barry — April 25, 2006 @ 10:27 pm

  3. ‘two poofs’ …

    That cracked me up. LOL

    Living here in Florida, I have had my fair share of run ins with bugs the size of my head, wanna talk about drama??? wooo.

    Just some unwanted friendly advice from a total stranger! Feel free to tell me to shut my piehole, but you really should give up the smokes!! I finally did after 15 years…and I still wonder when the bad stuff is going to start to happen to me. *sigh*

    Comment by Jen — May 3, 2006 @ 4:44 am

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