Thursday, February 16, 2006

Here’s what I received for Valentine’s Day…orange roses from my husband (to support my Madison pride) and a giant crawling COCKROACH from the Dyess librarian (to remind me of the “friends” I left behind in Austin).

Last week at the technology convention, I had to switch hotel rooms after they found a nest of bugs in my room (including the HUGE bug that the guy armed with a can of Raid called “the muddah”). After killing 7 roaches in less than 12 hours, I complained at the front desk; I was trying to be tough, but the one on the nightstand between the two beds was the LAST straw…

That was a heck of a day, BTW. It ended with two Austin policemen in my hotel room. (It’s not nearly as exciting as it sounds. Apparently the guy they sent to kill the roaches thought he would come knock on my door at 11:15 that night, but he wouldn’t show his face at the peephole. The first time he came a-knockin’, he said that he needed my last name. The second time he came a-knockin’, he said my room wasn’t “registered.”)

BTW, if Raid Guy would have tried to come in, he would have had to “say hello to my little friend.”

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