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Itunes just gave me Squirrel Nut Zippers' "Hot" and Dolly Parton's "Halos and Horns" in succession. Good Itunes. *pats*

I just saw the third silverfish I've seen in this house. WHAT am I DOING to PISS OFF god??? (Don't anwer that.) I hate bugs more than anything in the world. More than licorice, even.

*wanders off muttering to self*


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Mar. 22nd, 2005 01:55 am (UTC)
and then it served up "nothing in the world can stop me worrying about that girl", "50 ways to leave your lover", "goin through the big d (and don't mean dallas", and "red red wine".

what are you trying to tell me, itunes? i know jack is home late from work, but he does that every day, because, well, he likes to work.

Mar. 22nd, 2005 02:03 am (UTC)
it's majikal!
dude, i don't know what it is about itunes, but it's so much smarter about random song list arrangements than media player. not that it's trying to tell you anything about jack working late, but you know. ;)
Mar. 22nd, 2005 02:16 am (UTC)
Re: it's majikal!
apparently today's theme is "cheatin songs".

did you know that they have computer programs that can grade SAT essays???? no kidding. form AND content. so the itunes thing shouldn't be so surprising.
Mar. 22nd, 2005 02:21 am (UTC)
Re: it's majikal!
well, golldarnit! is there anything puters cannot do these days?
Mar. 22nd, 2005 02:01 am (UTC)
EW EW EW SILVERFISH EW!!!!!! almost as grody as peeds. have you tried diatomaceous earth yet?
Mar. 22nd, 2005 02:09 am (UTC)
diato-who??? :) nope, i haven't.
Mar. 22nd, 2005 02:18 am (UTC)
it's bits of fossilized sea creatures ground up into a fine, non-toxic (to pets and humans) powder. you sprinkle it around areas where bugs tend to hang out and when they crawl through it, it basically slices them up, causing them to dehydrate and die. you can usually find it at pet stores, though if you can't find it, borax will do more or less the same thing. :)
Mar. 22nd, 2005 02:29 am (UTC)
though if you can't find it, borax will do more or less the same thing. :)

If I recall correctly though, sodium borate / borax is not necessarily pet safe! Good luck running the silverfish out of the house.

edit: Not the first time I've been wrong.
Mar. 22nd, 2005 06:53 pm (UTC)
thanks for finding that link! that could certainly be of use. also see below re: eucalyptus.
Mar. 22nd, 2005 12:27 pm (UTC)
There, and pool stores as well. It's regularly used for pool filters.
(this knowledge brought to you by someone who lived in a house with a pool to learn this)
Mar. 22nd, 2005 07:03 pm (UTC)
hee! actually though, the pool stuff is slightly different than the pet store stuff and is not as effective for household pest-eliminating needs. or at least, so said the interenet last night when i went looking for a handy definition of the stuff to link to here and failed to find one. ;)
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Mar. 22nd, 2005 02:47 am (UTC)
Thank you! I am SO not googling that.
Mar. 22nd, 2005 02:56 am (UTC)
oooh, I don't like silverfish, but I REALLY don't like centi- or milipedes. EWWWWW
Mar. 22nd, 2005 03:03 am (UTC)
Do the kitties not try to eat them?
A few houses ago, I lived in the basement, and would get one of those scary super fast-moving horned centipedes every now and then. My roommate's kitty was thrilled by them, but I never let her eat them because I figured anything that horrifying looking must be poisonous.
Mar. 22nd, 2005 06:50 pm (UTC)
i think i would live in my car before living in a basement! EEEK!

yeah the cats don't seem to notice. i have atypically un-aggressive cats, in regards to bugs.
Mar. 22nd, 2005 03:06 am (UTC)
I LOVE Halos and Horns!!!!
Mar. 22nd, 2005 06:49 pm (UTC)
this is all your partner's fault! :)
Mar. 22nd, 2005 05:06 am (UTC)
I found that I enjoyed Dolly's version of "Stairway to Heaven" which is on the same album as "Halos and Horns".
Mar. 22nd, 2005 06:48 pm (UTC)
i have that too! :)
Mar. 22nd, 2005 10:08 am (UTC)
I was just thinking it was about time for the house centipedes to start showing up again. Woooooboy.
Mar. 22nd, 2005 12:52 pm (UTC)


I esp. hate the ones that seem to be prehistoric and have grown very large and have millions of legs, but are still recognizably silverfish. I COULD THROW UP RIGHT NOW!!!
Mar. 22nd, 2005 01:10 pm (UTC)
Eucalyptus leaves. You mom puts them in all the cupboards and it keeps the little buggers at bay. We have been battling them since we moved here. Go buy a eucalyptus tree and plant it in your yard. It will give you a lifetime supply of anti-bug stuff plus they smell good.
Mar. 22nd, 2005 06:45 pm (UTC)
do eucalyptus trees do well in shade? because that's all we've got.....
Mar. 23rd, 2005 01:21 pm (UTC)
Don't know about shade. You can get the dried leaves in most crafty places. put them behind your books and the little critters will go somewhere else.Also the don't like light. It takes some kind of evil poison to kill them and I'd rather have the bugs than a sick cat.
Mar. 22nd, 2005 02:56 pm (UTC)
One good thing you can say about living on the 9th floor, not so many crawly bugs.

Silverfish are probably in your books, I know I've seen a few in my apt. and they probably came in the books. The eucalyptus leaves sound like a pleasant smelling solution!
Mar. 22nd, 2005 03:23 pm (UTC)
Books is right, paper is the favorite food of silverfish.
Mar. 22nd, 2005 06:40 pm (UTC)
i am so scared of the day i open up a book to find a little buddy inside.
Mar. 22nd, 2005 05:57 pm (UTC)
[ot] i really like your new design!
Mar. 22nd, 2005 06:39 pm (UTC)
thank you! i finally actually ventured into the world of like, design, in the sense of making it have a background image. i found lots of awesome vintage fabric pictures to use as backgrounds. also, i would note, in case you know any quilters, there was an awesome article on vintage textiles in the latest organic style.
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