Wednesday, August 08, 2007

What a morning!

I woke up at 7:00 am this morning because I felt something on my face. (Our alarm goes off at 7:45.) I opened my eyes and saw a big black splotch in my vision. I gave my head a shake and the thing flew off onto Abe’s arm. I squinted and saw the outline of a black spider with super long legs. I let out a shriek and David woke up and grabbed it and flushed it down the toilet. What can I say, he’s my hero! He said it was a daddy long legs, but I am not so sure. It was hard for me to tell because I didn’t have my glasses on and that leaves me nearly legally blind. I can’t stop thinking about where it was before I woke up. Was it climbing around in my hair? Did it take a peek in my ear? (Raggedy Angst?!?!) Was it in my mouth? Ewwwww.

I left my laptop at work last night. On the rare occasion that I don’t bring it home with me, I lock it in a file cabinet under my desk. I got to work this morning and tried unlocking the drawer. It wouldn’t unlock! Shit, shit, shit! I can’t work without my laptop. My coworker Tuong tried it and couldn’t get it to open either. He has the same type of file cabinet under his desk so we studied the lock mechanism on his. Get this… He grabs a chopstick and pulls the drawer as far as he can with it locked, sticks the chopstick in and pushes it around until the lock mechanism opened! Can you freaking believe that? He rescued my laptop with a chopstick! Ha ha haaaaaaa! I am not going to use that file cabinet any more.

That has been my day so far. Yikes.

6 comments:

NuclearToast said...

Maybe you should keep a chopstick next to your bed. You know, for the spiders.

Raggedy Angst said...

OK, I reckon I can sympathize with the first part. Personally I think it's an alien invasion, and you and I just missed being taken over by lifeforms from outer space.

As for the 2nd part, does this mean Tuong now has to eat his lunch with a pair of keys?

bladio said...

that is NOT a good way to awaken! blech!!!

CJK said...

That was very MacGiver-ish of your friend!

I think I read somewhere that in your life time that something like 100 spiders will crawl into your mouth while you sleep. Sick.

NuclearToast said...

Being the urban-legend-debunking geek that I am, I ran off to straightdope.com to find out about how many spiders you eat in your sleep. It's probably none.

Raggedy Angst said...

Ah, but can Straightdope.com reassure me that I have had my lifetime quotient of bugs in my ears? 'Cause that's what I'd really like to hear, thanks.