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Tim
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0 posted 08-14-99 10:38 PM       View Profile for Tim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tim

If this forum is to complain in, I want to complain about this darn cricket that is keeping me awake nights. At least I think it is a cricket. For all I know, it may be the carnation of some demented opera singer. In any event, that bug is started to acclimate me. I guess I need me one of those extrapulaters who kill off bugs. Anybody know any? In any event, have a nice day.

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BIGROACH - BIG BAD ROACH!!!




[This message has been edited by Nan (01-21-2003 09:08 AM).]

Lucie
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Tim why don't you write a poem about it.. you'll feel better.. hahah

Oh little cricket in my house
I sure am glad your not a mouse
for though they have such quiet feet
they chew on things, the walls they eat.
and termites their no better see,
might make the walls collapse on me.
but though you sing and chrirp and creak
your lifespan only lasts a week.

[This message has been edited by Lucie (edited 08-15-99).]
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3 posted 08-15-99 02:21 AM       View Profile for Ladycat   Email Ladycat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ladycat's Home Page   View IP for Ladycat

We have the sam problem around here with all of the crickets and grasshoppers.. They are taking over our streets and resturants.. I think that you need to go right out there, find that cricket, and exterminate it with extreme prejudice.. Now get to it, and if there is more than one will you kill it for me?


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Lady

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Ron
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4 posted 08-15-99 02:48 AM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

You poor city folk!

I'm so far out in the sticks our only traffic problem is watching for errant cows and really, really stupid deer. Crickets? There are probably tens of thousands of them surrounding my home. And you know what? I never even hear them! But then that's probably because the bull frogs drown them out...
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5 posted 08-16-99 10:33 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Ron, I think we're NEIGHBORS !! Yikes ! I thought I was the only one honking at COWS!

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You should live here - a cricket can't survive here - not enough moisture to be able to rub it's little legs together to make that noise.

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Bugs, bugs, bugs. Oh my, I swear this morning I saw a cross between a cricket, and a spider. I don't know what it was, but it had feelers that were about 3" long, it had a body like a spider, and legs like a cricket. I went to look closer at it, and it heard me, and hopped, I mean really hopped away behind the toilet. This thing was almost the size of a mouse. I thought centipedes were bad, but this one took the cake. Big Roach can you shed any light for me on what this could have been? I was wide awake, this was not a nightmare, even though I wish it were, cause this creature still lurks here somewhere, unless my hairspray did do the cure, and he wandered off somewhere to die.
JP
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uh... Nan? That was a spider sweety. I know that the closest you come to insects at the cape is a lobster, but please....

Y'all should visit me here in paradise, no bugs, no cows, no dry air... only ecstacy and and hell of a lot of imagination.

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LMAO...you guys are a RIOT~~~!!! Lost Dreamer...LOL, the hairspray trick....yep, done that myself. What is it with creepy crawly things in the potty room?????
You need Big Mac to help ya..WHERE IS HE ANYHOW??? Tim seems to need him as well...geesh, you'd think he was away on safari or something!!!
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Well, sorry to say he likes hairspray, now what to do? I found him hiding under a stool, stepping one that is. When I went to get the hair spray again, off he went to hide somewhere else. So now I'm playing hide and seek with a bug, what's this world coming to. I just hope I don't wake up in the middle of the night, and have this creepy thing staring me in the face.
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DeVine....you watch cricket legs, too?

Folks, insects are our friends! They are an integral part of life. They provide livelihoods to overworked, underpaid brave exterminators faced with the challenge of conquering a foe that outnumbers humanity 30 million to one. Bless the little critters....and then call me!

Ron, up until now we've been on friendly terms and I appreciate your building this site and all....but any more talk about "really,really stupid deer" and I may have to reevaluate our relationship!
Tim
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When my wife talks of waking up at night to a creepy thing staring her in the face, I tell her to just kick me and I will generally roll over....
hair spray huh? extra hold or regular unscented?
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Tim, Since you asked, firm is the texture, now maybe that's the problem, I needed extra hold. I think maybe next if he comes out of hiding I'll try some wd40, they say that's the stuff for everything. I'll probably end up with a slip and slide in the bathroom.

Balladeer, Bugs may be essential to the universe, but they do not belong in houses. At least not with women who get freaked out by them.
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You guys don't know about bugs...out here we have a 'sewer roach'...nothing kills these things..they were here when dinosaurs roamed the earth and will be the only things left after a nuclear war! Think cockroach on steroids! (and they fly!)

Yes, one of my many hobbies is watching crickets rub their cute little bony legs together...I just love the little guys! I want to reach down and tickle their little chins...if I could find it!

Hairspray - don't use aerosol unless its Aqua Net..that will stiffen anything (ha!). And it's cheap!


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Poet deVine, Tickle their little chins, it sounds cute, but by golly I can't even keep this one around long enough to kill. He's to big to step on cause he'd probably make a horrible crunching sound, or even worse he'd ooze yuck all over the place. Now this guy really hops, he could be a cricket, maybe there bigger here. This one has a brain though, and he's playing games with me. If you no longer see me around here, you'll know he's holding me hostage somewhere away from the computer.
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Tim, did you ever get rid of Jiminy, or did you allow as he could become a housepet?  Just going through some of the backpages, and thought, since you'd be notified of a response, that I would wake you up and tell you...it's COLD outside, and I'll bet the crickets aren't the ones keeping you awake now!

It's the teeth chattering!
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Tim, why not introduce the cricket to Mr. Heel of shoe. Splat's the last sound he'll ever make.

watched from the wings as the scenes were replayed we saw ourselves now as we never have seen" ian curtis

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My best friend has a phobia of crickets... I saw her have a full fledged panic attack once because she saw one. Sad, really...

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.--Jesus Christ

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The sound of crickets lulls me to sleep! Of course, most everything lulls me to sleep!

[This message has been edited by Denise (01-18-2003 03:05 PM).]

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Spending the night out at the ranch is either VERY quiet...or VERY noisy. Either way, it's a godsend!

You know the day's gonna be bad, when you start it off---with Sephiroth at your door, demanding his toaster back...

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'When my wife talks of waking up at night to a creepy thing staring her in the face, I tell her to just kick me and I will generally roll over....'

Hah...trying waking up to a Giant Weta...worse than you I'm sure - or a cute little cricket...

K
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22 posted 01-19-2003 07:36 PM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

Severn, I don't want to sound dumb or anything, but what does a "Giant Weta" look like???


About crickets, Tim....when I first moved out here in the boon-docks, the crickets used to keep me awake all the time. I was used to hearing semi-trucks, cars, sirens...all the city sounds. When it was quiet enough for me to hear crickets and cows mooing, that  was what kept me awake. I've lived in the country for so many years now that the city noises keep me awake when I spend the night there.
All that keeps me awake in the country now is this computer I keep sitting in front of...

~Ethel~

[This message has been edited by garysgirl (01-19-2003 07:39 PM).]

Ron
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I was wondering the same thing ...

... and wish I hadn't

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24 posted 01-19-2003 08:51 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Get the RAID!!!
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