Thursday, September 4, 2008

Mouse Update PLUS!

Does adding "PLUS!" to something always make it better? I see that on bottles like Centrum PLUS. What if it really meant "everything Centrum usually offers PLUS you'll be barfing for 24hrs?" No one knows, we just take their word for it. We are much too trusting me thinks.

In any event, the PLUS! here is all good.... that is if you think me rambling on about trivial things is good. Which you do.

So, the mouse situation is bittersweet. Sweet because, so far, we've caught 14. Bitter because, so far, we've caught 14. Typing that out makes it all too real for me. ::cringing::

One tragic story.... that first night that "Jerry" went running across the family room floor I got out these things I had gotten at WalMart. You plug them in and they send out some kind of ultrasonic super anti-mouse vibe that the mice hate so they stay away/go outside so the snakes can eat them. I thought that for sure I was safe then because you only need one per room and I had plugged in two. So then I went upstairs and looked off the balcony thing that looks down onto the family room. "Jerry" came scampering out of his hiding place a few minutes later and literally SAT under one of those plug in deals and cleaned his whiskers for a minute. It was like he made it a point to get as close as mousely possible to that thing and throw it in my face that he was obviously unaffected. When I told this to LeeAnn she thought that maybe the mouse was insane already (because of how bold he was to scamper out in full view anyway) and that is why he was not reacting to the noise.


I poopooed her idea at first. I was thinking he had extra brain power which is why he had avoided the 17 traps set down in the basement. Sadly for "Jerry," LeeAnn was right. Yesterday morning we found that "Jerry" had committed suey in Maggie's water dish. ::shuddering at the memory of finding him:: The pressures of being a crazy mouse in the Anderson home had become too much. Plus, he wanted to go out on his own terms… not with peanut butter on his snout. I can respect him for that. But man was that gross.
Speaking of “Jerry,” is it normal for a two year old girl to be obsessed with the cartoon Tom & Jerry? At least once a day I hear “Mom, I wan watch Chom & Jerry and have carrots & dip.” That’s the other thing… carrots & dip. What is the deal here? I will say it is quite nummy though. I mix equal portions of a good ranch veggie dip with cottage cheese and it is nothing short of heavenly. I learned it from my SIL who doesn’t blog. ::waving at SM2003::

So the freakiest thing happened yesterday. I had these HUGE bottles of Fructis shampoo & conditioner that I had gotten at Costco a while back. HUGE. K, so, are you sitting down? The shampoo & conditioner both ran out at the EXACT SAME TIME. Be honest here… how often does that happen? Never? And you’d think with them being gigantic bottles that would make it even less likely. Anyway, it weirded me out for the rest of the day. To those of you who are thinking “So?” I say you are entirely unobservant and possibly dead inside. To those who are like “Wha? That’s CRAYZEEE!” I say Namaste.
PLUS!

22 comments:

The Coopers said...

Tiff - I love reading your blogs. They always crack me up! I'm sorry to hear about the Jerry tragedy but I'm sure he's in a better place now. As for the shampoo thing, that's seriously never happened to me. AMAZING!! You must be living right!

ajesplin said...

14?!? I'm barfing. I think I might win my own burnt cinnamon loaf.

Me: 1 part shampoo, 3 parts conditioner. Check the fur coats of your dead mouses. Are they extra smooth and shinny? Like, conditioned?

Memzy said...

^^lollerz!!

And that shampoo/conditioner thing is even more essiting than the mouse update!! I am always going through my condish WAY faster than the shamp. How'd you do it?

Memzy said...

::a moment of smooth conditioned silence for Jerry::

ps. Char is obsessed with T & J as well.

Landeelu said...

If I knew HOW I made that happen I would do it every time! Srsly, it's baffling.

Now that I think of it, all the meeses have been very silky soft. Crap.

Jen! So good to see you out....here? Jerry is in a better place. It's true. (better place=garbage can by the curb)

AJ, if you win, I'll totally spring for the shipping.

Ashley said...

Poor Jerry! I am glad the little guy went out with some dignity, rather than with peanut butter on his nose.

I am impressed with the shampoo/conditioner thing. That never happens!

Ashley said...

P.S. When my parents caught 14 mice in their house my mom made her own "Mouse Count" sign that said something like "Mouse Wars" on the top of it and had a freaky picture of a mouse with horns (sort of devilish) on it. She kept a tally of each mouse that died. Maybe we need to get you a sign!

quesetescapa said...

Ew. Sorry to hear about the suicidal mousey.

For homework Casey had to write about his favorite movie and he put Tom and Jerry. What that...? I don't get the appeal.

Great post and thanks for the shoutout.

quesetescapa said...

Oh and I rotate shampoos a lot more than my conditioners so I almost always run out of conditioner first. Does that make me weird?

Memzy said...

^yes

And Landee, figure out how you DID it. I need to know. Kthanksbye.

Memzy said...

Is that Jen, as in Pettit?^^

Amy Thurston said...

Are you really sure it was Jerry? Did you like tag him or something? Those critters all look alike to me. Go ahead, call me a racist. Maybe they are inbreds, I hear it can cause craziness.
Caongrats on the shampoo/conditioner miracle.

Amy Thurston said...

BTY, Caongrats is equal to Congrats. It's like the new trendy way of spelling it. Not too much unlike faerie and fairy.

Landeelu said...

And what does BTY mean? By the year? Bite the Yeomen? Butter Tom's Yuppie?

Prolly some new trendy way to say "by the way" that I don't know about either. And NO, we didn't tag him... we didn't have to. I had stared into his eyes & he had become a part of me. When I saw his bulgy eyes floating around in the water, I knew it was him. I knew it.

M, there is no process that I could tell you to make this occur in your own home. It was simply one of those times where the stars perfectly aligned & Cheveux the Hair Goddess looked down upon me and smiled.

Yes! Jen Pettitt! Fun, eh?

Cristin said...

I tried the plug-ins too...I never did have a mouse commit suicide but I know that those things are crap but I still have them plugged in just in case. Stupid mice....


YAY, I don't think that's every happened with me with the condition/shampoo...that's amazing!!!!

Landeelu said...

You weren't kidding about staying up late, Cristin! Wait, what time zone are you in?

Erin Beck said...

Im confused??? How do I know you and how do you know my family?? Are you my family?? Im scared..oh I love that word "fugly" by the way, my new favorite word

Landeelu said...

No, sadly, I am not family. I do aspire to be a (whatever your maiden name was) sister though.

Wait, we are kinda family in that my cousin is married to your cousin... so if I know my relationships like I think I do, that makes us 1/5.444carrythe1 cousins-in-law. Awesome!

Memzy said...

And she does know her math^^. Erin that is my cousin. I'm married to your cousin, Shed. And we are all a family. Now group hug.

Carol said...

Tiffers,
Just wanted you to know--your posts make Cris belly laugh on a regular basis (and me too). Thanks for the daily funnies. Keep 'em coming. At least once a day Cris asks, "Anything from Tiff today"? Who said blogging is a waste of time? Not us!

Landeelu said...

I don't think ANYONE has said blogging is a waste of time!! But I'm glad to know that I have at least two regular subscribers. :) That will be my new reason for getting up in the mornings.

Cristin said...

Ummm I'm in Oregon time zone lol Was I suppose to learn my time zones because it wasn't until a few years ago that I learned my continents.