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31 August 2006 @ 07:22 pm
Fright Night  
Well, I had planned out this whole post on OFCs for today, but then I read my F-list this morning and saw em_kellesvig and I had been in some sort of odd mental sync and had done an OC post herself. Mine was going to be from a different angle, but I think I'll put it aside for now because I'm seriously grumpy about the whole subject at this moment in time [g]

So instead! I give you fright night (yes, I realize that for some of you, OFCs are fright night) ! ninjababe's been working lots of OT and didn't get home till about 430am this morning. and I worry till I know she's home safe, so I got up to make sure she was home. I went into the bathroom, and I didn't turn on the light because there was enough ambient light from the hall. Now, we live in a four apartment section and I'm always hearing bangs and such through the pipes up through the bathtub drain and it echoes in the tub enclosure. So I'm really sleepy and out of it, and I hear the usual noises, then realize I'm hearing skittering and scratching. I know that sound -- rats. So I freeze. Then I hear what I can only described as a growl and fighting sounds. I freak! I know there's no way the rats are in the tub, but the primal subconscious bit isn't buying it. Especially after the rat in my bedroom incident in the last place we lived in -- still creeps me out. I panic, trying to find the light, ready to race from the room. Of course, there weren't rats in the tub, it was just the sound of them in the sewer line and it was echoing up through the drain. But DAMN! My heart was racing and I could barely breath. Don't get me wrong, I love rats and mice, have had them as pets, but the kind of rats you meet in the 'wild' give me the creeps. The sounds they make, especially when there's a group of them, just does something to me and I lose it. [shiver] I run out to the living room and scare Nin and I'm trying to calm down so I can go back to sleep. But after that shot of adrenaline, it ain't happening. So the whole thing just added another layer of happy onto what was going to be a stressful day.

I think I'm leaving the linen closet light on in the bathroom from now on. I'm a chicken!

Music Box: Enya - May It Be
Becca: OFC Pride icon by beccadgbeccadg on September 1st, 2006 04:55 am (UTC)
yes, I realize that for some of you, OFCs are fright night

Pfft! I love OFCs!!
Ith: Blue Girlithildyn on September 1st, 2006 04:57 am (UTC)
I still can't get over seeing my old graphic being used on LJ as an icon [g] I've been owndering if I shouldn't trasfer the old website over to an LJ comm?
Becca: OFC Pride icon by beccadgbeccadg on September 1st, 2006 05:26 am (UTC)
I still can't get over seeing my old graphic being used on LJ as an icon [g]

I can't remember if I mention how it's your graphic I mimicked in my Userpics, but I have a link to your site in my links?

I've been wondering if I shouldn't transfer the old website over to an LJ comm?

I've done my best to maintain my website along with my LJ. I've thought about setting up a Bronze Age Bunch Entourage comm and linking it to the old website in case any of the old BABEs would be more active on an LJ comm than they are on the old site's board. *Adjusts glasses on nose.*
enchantersnightenchantersnight on September 1st, 2006 08:00 am (UTC)
eek wild rats are scary (ex pest controller here) fancy rats are cute :)

You go ahead and leave the light on!
pat: heropat_t on September 1st, 2006 09:38 am (UTC)
We don't have problems with rats - but we built our house in a pasteur and we have field mice. They are little, but bothersome. Never could figure out how they got into the house, but when we had Midnight - we would find their bodies in the house (She bit off their heads).

After we lost Middy- I saw some of the little buggers running across the house and I hated it. I always had the fear of one running across my feet or getting in my bed.

Now that I have Raven and Methos - I haven't seen any mice in the house since Jan. I do find rust spots in the carpet where one had met it's demise.

Stressful day? Nah - just repeat after me :

my ofc's are not mary sues

100 times.
Ith: Methos - Regretithildyn on September 1st, 2006 03:19 pm (UTC)
The last house we lived in was in a wooded area ,and one year we had an infestation of wood rats. That's the time one got in my bedroom, I heard 'that noise' turned on the light, and see a rat on my wall right next to my bed. I raced from the room, and as soon as my door opened, several of our cats raced in.

Well, most of the stress was work related, but yeah, that too [g] I was telling Nin last night that if all my myriad OFCs were Mary Sues, I must have multiple personalities!
Ninjababe: Zuulninjababe on September 1st, 2006 12:02 pm (UTC)

So, I was right! That is why the light's on!

Go me! :-)
Ith: Helm - Enigmaithildyn on September 1st, 2006 03:21 pm (UTC)
What on earth were you drinking this morning to create that icon?

Yes, you were right.
Ninjababe: eyesninjababe on September 1st, 2006 10:36 pm (UTC)
Not a thing!

Totally sober...

Which makes me wonder what I could create when I am drinking... :)