Log in

No account? Create an account
Insect Aerobics - One person's lack of compassion does not equal another's comfort.
One person's lack of comprehension does not equal another's consent.
Insect Aerobics
For most of the past couple years, I've been dealing with pantry moths by learning to catch them out of the air with my bare hands. It is very challenging and really good for hand eye coordination. I grew to find it very rewarding.

For the past month or so, I've been practicing "Insect Tennis" using one of those High Voltage, battery powered, electronic tennis rackets. It requires much less skill to operate and since I've had it, I've put so much less actual effort into killing moths, that I have almost entirely rid my house of them.


Current Mood: satisfied satisfied
Current Music: JAG (ok that's not music)

15 Rubber Duckies or Leave a Rubber Ducky
kneadygirl From: kneadygirl Date: August 29th, 2003 05:39 pm (UTC) (Link)


Hey, I saw that you added me as a friend, and realized I didn't know you, so I thought I'd message you & get to know ya ;) Sound like a plan? I'm Kim. I see you're a friend of leanasidhe. Very cool...she seems pretty sweet. Anywho...message me back or leave a post on one of my pages er sumfin', k? L8r g8r!
fixx From: fixx Date: August 30th, 2003 04:27 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: hola

Hi Kim! Nice to meet you.

As you might have noticed from my previous entries, I'm kinda shy about this concept of "adding friends". I meet cool people almost daily in "real life" you cannot just grab them and say "Hey I think you're cool, and I'd like to keep in touch" Well come to think of it you can, and I've actually done stuff like that on occasion... but I digress.

I think you just seemed like someone I'd like to know, and by "adding you" it gave me the chance to see your posts on a day to day basis.

Recently I added someone I know from a mailing list, without even checking out the sorts of LJ entries he makes. ACKKK!!! I like him in person, and somewhat on the mailing list, but I learned almost immediately seeing his entries day after day will drag me into a pit of depression.

That was a quick lesson. I realized that as cool as somepeople may be, until I'm through my own difficult times, it would be wise to select people more carefully.

A friend of mine introduced me to Live Journal, and invited me to check out her friends. One of them was leanaside and most of those people I've added to my "friends list" were from their lists.

I guess what makes you different is that I added you without as much as adding a single comment to any of your LJ entries. I suppose that might seem strange to a seasoned LJ veteran, as you may be. I guess I'm too "content oriented" to bother with a minor comment like "you seem cool" before adding someone. I may have to work on that. :-)

kneadygirl From: kneadygirl Date: August 30th, 2003 01:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: hola

No worries ;) I just thought I'd drop a line...I'm not bothered by you adding me and I'm not a "seasoned" LJ-er, either...lol. Meh! Anywho...drop a note in my LJ's any time & I'll do the same...I'm definetely not the depressive type, so ya should be good in that respect ;) Have a great day & I look forward to hearing from you! L8r g8r!
From: taraketola Date: August 30th, 2003 09:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
i hear those things are good for child rearing.
fixx From: fixx Date: August 30th, 2003 10:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah! I suppose they would be. With a little planning you could probably get that tell tale "cross hatching" that all the best grillers try to get.

Of course most people would first kill the child then roast the rump, grilling other parts in such a manner as to make those XX marks.

Grilling is slow, though, I suppose applying electricity directly is probably faster.

From: taraketola Date: August 31st, 2003 03:14 am (UTC) (Link)
got any good recipes for bar b que sauce?
fixx From: fixx Date: August 31st, 2003 03:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, now that you mention it, you are in luck, I have my best recipe for BBQ rib sauce right here.

When I say best, I actually mean most popular. I invented this eight years ago to satisfy a lady friend who was homesick for the ribs she experienced in south carolina.

I did this several prior to discovering that Maple Syrup has actually been an ingredient in traditional american sauces.

simply, it is
2 parts Kraft original BBQ sause
2 parts maple syrup
1 parts Franks Red Hot sauce
"Some" garlic powder (That can mean anything you want)

In the last couple of years, this recipe has been altered for a friend who like spicier ribs. In the spiced up version, the portion of hot sauce is doubled.

There was another version I experimented with using molasses in place of maple syrup. It was less expensive to make, and nobody would say it wasn't good, but there was considerably less "finger licking" occurring at meal's end.

These recipes are for pork, not pesky kids.
From: taraketola Date: August 31st, 2003 04:30 am (UTC) (Link)
never know until you try
fixx From: fixx Date: September 1st, 2003 01:40 am (UTC) (Link)

You changed your pic!

I didn't think it would upset me so much. I was just getting used to it... maybe even fond of it. Fortunaly I was able to find it in your info and that's handy I guess as I did not realize I could look up other people's other photos.

Believe it or not you opened up a whole new world of options to me, and I thank you!
From: taraketola Date: September 1st, 2003 01:43 am (UTC) (Link)
that's what i'm here for. and don't worry, i'll get sick of the rooster picture soon enough
fixx From: fixx Date: September 1st, 2003 01:46 am (UTC) (Link)
No comments about my cock on LJ please
From: taraketola Date: September 1st, 2003 01:49 am (UTC) (Link)
no honey, that's a duck...
fixx From: fixx Date: September 1st, 2003 02:38 am (UTC) (Link)

Roosters? Cocks? Ducks?

This thread has taken a foul turn, and the chicken in me fears it may yet cross the road. [;-)
From: taraketola Date: September 1st, 2003 12:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Roosters? Cocks? Ducks?

no, i'll stop before i break out with the livestock. consider yourself lucky.
fixx From: fixx Date: September 2nd, 2003 04:30 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Roosters? Cocks? Ducks?

You break out with "The Livestock?"

Ewww! Disgusting!

Occasionally I've broken out with the hives.

Maybe you can get a lotion for that?
15 Rubber Duckies or Leave a Rubber Ducky