Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Yes. That Is What My Kitchen Looks Like

The high point of my day- I finally mopped the kitchen. Twice. It was so nasty. Not that you can tell, really, because that soft pine floor is so stained from our dirty feet and all the things I drop on it. But it will feel good to walk on and that's a fact.
When I was sweeping a corner before I mopped, I found a perfect squirrel tail and one organ which I assume came from the same squirrel who lost it's tail. I did not look at the organ directly so I don't know what it was. I just swept it and the tail into the dust pan and took them, averting my eyes the entire time, outside to the yard and tossed them into the bushes so, as if by magic, I could not be named as an accomplice to yet another squirrel murder, which of course I am, seeing as how Maurice is my cat.
Although an argument could be made that Maurice just allows me to let her sleep and eat cat food in my house, no ownership implied.

I am feeling pissy tonight. Probably because I didn't do much today. I did take a walk which was a poorly thought-out situation. I waited until noon when it was hot and the humidity was overbearing. I sprayed myself with repellent but when I had to duck into the woods off the path to pee, I was so swarmed that I thought that perhaps they'd find my dead, blood-drained body, shorts around my ankles in a day or two.
Because you know- I forgot to spray my butt. 
This mosquito thing is not funny. It's actually scary.

So. Mosquitoes, floor mopping.

Oh yeah. I'm having fun now.

The new editor of Esquire magazine is not making me happy.
The article about Bruce Springsteen and his soon-to-be-coming-out autobiography in Vanity Fair sucked in my opinion. The writer inserted himself inappropriately and ended with a stupid personal "insight" that he had about the song "Born To Run."
But I must admit that this picture did not suck.

Annie Leibovitz couldn't piss me off if she tried.

Let's see how tomorrow goes.

Love...Ms. Moon

P.S. Maurice is belled already so don't suggest that. It would just piss me off even more.
Thank you.


  1. Norbert is a murder as well. Beastly beast. But I love him.

    Is the Zika (sp?) virus as bad as they say it is in Florida?

    1. I don't know that Zika has gotten to north Florida yet. If it has, I have it.

  2. When I worked on the Island, the work restroom was like a campground. BYOTP and the mosquitoes were vicious. My America coworker designed this very extensive protocol of dousing herself in insect repellent - she's take it the restroom and spray the instant a new body spot was exposed.

    I laughed at her and all the trouble she made.

    And then I got chikungunya and she did not, and I've tried to stop making fun of people and their mosquito issues.

    I wonder why they're so bad in Lloyd this year.

    1. So much rain. And then a hurricane. And then more rain.

    2. Yeah, we've had a super wet year here. They must be spraying a lot of poison when I'm not looking.

    3. I am totally ready for chemical warfare. This is unbearable.

  3. I'm so sorry about the bug situation. Katz are indeed killers. Mine leave tails and sometimes wee paws behind. Too bad they can't take out mosquito swarms.

  4. The world doesn't need mosquitoes (or ticks) anymore. Things are already so scary we might as well plunge ahead and get rid of them.
    The bats can find some dietary substitute for mosquitoes, and no one will even miss the ticks.

    1. Not true, apparently. Though I've often thought this myself, about most parasites.

      This article says they couldn't drain you of blood, either! :)

  5. I was going to send you a note to make sure you saw the Bruce article. (Or do you subscribe to VF?) I haven't read it yet but thanks for the heads-up about the content.

    I have to politely disagree with A. Mosquitoes DO play a part in the food chain. It would be nice if they dined on something other than us, though!

    The floor looks fab!

  6. I was out walking the dog and at the far end of the block when the county mosquito fogger truck turned on the street and was between me and my house. I snatched up the dog and headed into the empty and unfenced side yard I was standing next to to get as far away from the poison being spewed into the air as possible. fortunately for me these lots are very deep, about 3 times as deep as they are wide, and also fortunately for me I was standing in front of the only place on the block except for the one right next to my house where I could do that.

  7. Oh, and I meant to say, I love your kitchen!

  8. Steve Reed, opinion seems to be divided (not surprisingly) about the ecological impact of eradicating mosquitoes:

  9. I don't think there's harm in squirrel murder. They are rodents.

  10. Oh, that is a great photo.

    I wish there was a way to stem the mosquito tide. I got a great product called Mosquito Dunks that kill the larvae, but while they work in ponds I can't imagine doing your own property would make any difference to the swarms - they must be everywhere.

    I want to laugh at your image of your bare-assed, bloodless corpse, but it's almost too horrific.


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