Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Ants in My Pants

Well, it's been an interesting Tuesday/Wednesday weekend at casa knitguyla. I woke up at 5:00am itching all over. The laptop was on the bed (left over from the night before - listen to the Y knit podcast, it's great) so I opened the monitor to cast a little light on the situation. I was half asleep but figured I was having an allergic reaction to seafood or something like that. What I discovered was a horror show of ants crawling all over the laptop, bed and ME! Within 30 seconds every light was on, I was dancing around stripping my bedcloths off as quickly as I could and into the shower I went.

After scalding myself in the shower to a beet red skin color, I went to survey the situation. Yes, there were in fact ants all over my bedroom. Strip the bed, curtains, and every piece of clothing within a 12 foot radius of the epicenter. 10 loads of laundry later and bleach washing everything in sight, they weren't leaving. Hours later, I discovered a pot pourri and dried fruit basket that I had under the sink and shrink wrapped since I received it. I found it under the bed and unshrink-wrapped. Once that was tossed out the window, I started to win the battle. The cleaning lady decided that the smell would permeate the room from under the bed. Can you say welcome back to El Salvador!

I sprayed, trapped and battled ants in hand to hand combat and it was finally over. I'm still doing laundry, you have no idea how much time it takes to dry a pillow!

With that done, I was off to the spa. There's nothing that a salt glow, healing wrap, anti-aging (yes, shut up) anti-aging facial and an 80 minute massage can't fix. In the locker room, trying not to drown in the 12 head shower, I was still feeling the itchy remnants of my fright fest so I had a pedicure just for good measure. I'm glowing and silky smooth with no one to touch me so I'll be signing off now, to touch myself!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Movie Fest

With a weekend of nothing to do, I spent the weekend in my jammies, watched films, ate oreos and not much else. The "what not to rent" list goes something like this...

Cloverfield - It's Godzilla meets the Blair Witch Project. It made me sort of nauseous with all that camera jumping but once you get used to it, it's just gross but engaging enough to see whose going to expire next.

Juno - I feel as though I shouldn't say anything negative about this one since everyone seemed to love it but kids with vocabularies way beyond their years and families who have it all figured out just rub me the wrong way. Don't get me wrong, I loved the cast and Juno herself was a hoot but it's so unrealistic to think any family would just stroll into their teen's unplanned pregnancy with such aplomb!

The Mist - a Steven Spielberg thriller that had me going right up until the end and then it's all...ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME? You'll have to see it for yourself.

And that wraps up another exciting weekend in sunny, sweltering Florida! There was swimming while I was still clean, everyone needs a little vitamin D. I cleaned the garage, the car actually fits in it now, laundry and a lot of vacuuming that went on for 20 minutes until I realized it wasn't working because there wasn't a bag in the damn thing! The carpet's still a mess, I gave up instantly after the no bag incident was discovered.

Oh, and P.S. I Love You. No, not you, the movie. The ultimate in sappy, romantic films. Yes, I cried and cried and I loved it. I love romance, sweeping images of places I've never seen, handsome men with accents and hopeful, happy endings.

Oh, yeah and I knit some. This is still a knitting blog!