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When crickets attack

A cricket sang in my bathtub last night. I named him Larrabee and I flushed him down the toilet. In the morning, I was surprised when Larrabee chirruped brightly as I reached for the shower faucets. I had dreamed the flushing part, which is good since I’m not big on flushing crickets down toilets.

 

A screech from me, a leap from the cricket and Larrabee kerplunked onto my arm. Like a disco dancer or maybe a woman on crack, I flung my arm wildly about trying to dislodge the evil cricket. In a last ditch effort at survival, I grabbed onto the shower curtain.

 

My advice? Never grab onto a shower curtain as a means of bodily support. You’ll land on your ass (hopefully not IN the toilet) with a cricket on your head and a shower curtain in your lap. Then, if you are like me, you’ll scream because there is a CRICKET ON YOUR HEAD.

 

And when that happens, two dogs will come barreling into the bathroom. The pit bull will laugh at your predicament. The muttskie will promptly start chewing on the shower curtain.

 

All ended well. Celeste chased the cricket. I managed to catch Larrabee and set him free. The shower curtain appears intact. Mina's still laughing. Life is good.

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zita_skyandano
Aug. 22nd, 2007 09:21 pm (UTC)
A cricket in your house is a sign of good luck :) It means that your house is blessed. I suppose maybe you are specially blessed too since the cricket was on you XD

~Striker
rinalia
Aug. 25th, 2007 02:38 am (UTC)
Oh. Well, then I'm happy Larrabee stopped by! Next time, he can bless me by just staring at me. :)
yesididit
Aug. 22nd, 2007 10:12 pm (UTC)
seems like all those hopping critters are busy this year!
rinalia
Aug. 25th, 2007 02:38 am (UTC)
*nods* It's true. They're everywhere! EVERYWHERE!!!
smeddley
Aug. 22nd, 2007 11:31 pm (UTC)
Yay for Larrabee! Isn't it Japan that considers crickets good luck? He was just blessing your house!

Great story, again! :D
uniquieheart
Aug. 23rd, 2007 02:15 am (UTC)
when i lived in florida..Id wake up in the morning to frogs in my toilet. imagine if you arnt half asleep and not notice said frog in toilet untilll your are done and get up.

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