We interrupt this blog silence for some repulsion


There are little bugs in my bathroom sink. They’re tiny, and they hop. I rinse them down the drain every day, and the next day, they’re back.

Tonight, I came home to ants in the kitchen. Everywhere. This is bad, because REMEMBER THE LAST TIME I HAD ANTS?

In other gross news, I cracked open a pistachio today and found two things: a rotted nut and a worm.

It’s been 16 years since I’ve thrown up, but today almost broke me.




  1. megan b. on May 7, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    i. feel. ya.

    we have mice, cockroaches, spiders and house centipedes in permanent residence. and i won’t even start on how many rats live outside.

    godspeed, sister.

  2. Emily on May 7, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    I officially live in the country.

    I made the mistake of looking up under the eves of my house and discovered that the entire length of my roof is covered in fuzzy white spider nests.

    I have a giant spider that forms a web every day outside of my sliding glass door. For a long while he was mysterious and unseen. He now has take to dropping down quickly and aggressively every time I open the door. I have to pause for a few seconds before he scurries back up his silky thread of death and I go out, hunched over – almost crawling – so that I won’t come anywhere near his web.

    And last night I took a shower with not one, but two spiders and a large crane fly.

    I feel like there are bugs crawling on me all. the. time.


  3. Perry on May 8, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    The tiny bugs in your sink may be springtails. They look and hop kind of like fleas, but unlike fleas, you can squish one to dust with your finger. And they don’t bite or anything. If they are springtails, they are probably the most benign houseguest you can have! They’re very seasonal, you may see a lot now in the spring, then they’ll go away, come back, etc. I’m not a fan of sprays and poisons, but I did have the bug guy spray under the house when they were so bad. It helped.

    But then again, maybe they’re not springtails.

    Be strong.

  4. Greta on May 8, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Ew ew ew.

  5. Lan | morestomach on May 9, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    my beloved swears by this:

    in a saucer add in a mixture of sugar/maple syrup/honey and borax. leave it in the area that has the most concentration of ants.

    they eat the mixture and even bring it back to the queen, then they dry up and DIE.

  6. HopefulLeigh on May 9, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    I just gagged a little.

  7. Sarah on May 13, 2013 at 12:07 AM

    We have giant spiders – I’m looking at one on the ceiling as I type this – and millipedes in the house. Let’s not get started on the creepy-crawlies that are OUTSIDE.

  8. Haley on May 31, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    I’m sorry — you haven’t thrown up in 16 years? That’s… amazing. And weird.

    Other reactions while catching up on your blog:

    Yay on your new home, that picture of you with your nephews slays me, and I’m glad you didn’t get eaten by a shark!

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