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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Time off and the evil of ants

For a very, very long time I’ve been very, very excited about today. You see, yesterday I had my last exam this semester, and that means that today is the very first day of my vacation. It’s a day I’ve dreamed about and planned in a hundred different ways many, many times. There is only one tiny, little problem.

Today is boring!

For one, it’s rainy. The first day of your summer vacation isn’t supposed to be rainy, dammit. I’m pretty sure that’s a rule. I know that I wrote it down on a piece of paper when I was a kid and gave it to my mum so that she could mail it to the king. That was ages ago, so it should have made its way into the lawbooks by now. As if that wasn’t enough, it’s also windy, which means that if you venture outside with something resembling an umbrella, you’re going to take off, Mary Poppins-style. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy flying, but I’d rather do it sitting down and with a stewardess serving me snacks, drinks and offering to fluff my pillow.

Just a little while ago, Pooch and I spent 20 minutes staring at an ant, just to see what it would get up to. Everybody knows that ants, although seemingly boring, are all psychotic maniacs. I know this for a fact, because I live in a very old house which is full of these delinquents. Only last summer I caught the little bastards trying to chew their way through the walls.
Even Pooch - who might not care much for the deeper philosophical conundrums in life – has insight enough to understand the evil of ants.

This particular ant, though, went on to crawling up the toilet bowl and falling in.

I flushed it.

I feel a little bad about that.

A very, very little.

12 comments:

furiousBall said...

i would have used a plunger, pulled the ant back up the plumbing and then flushed him again.

Jazz said...

You do not feel bad and you have a king?

Jocelyn said...

At the end of each semester, I have a few days of "but what do I do with my manic end-of-term energy now that it's all over?" For me, gardening has been a boon--I get out there and kill some dandelions and pot some annuals, and before you know it, I remember how to swing in the hammock.

Hageltoast said...

am i going mental? I keep thinking i've commented and not finding anything here?

`NEFTY said...

Don't worry, the cloud will pass soon... Or maybe not;]]

tom said...

Think about how the ant saw his end, it was like falling off the White Cliffs of Dover!!!...I wonder if he died during the fall???

Big Brother said...

Boy Choochoo it must have been a hard semester if, on your first day of vacation, you spent 20 minutes watching an ant commit suicide. Who knows maybe it was a Romeo ant who had lost his Juliet and couldn't face the world without her. ;o)

Lx said...

karma.

Evil Spock said...

Ants are for our amusement. That, and protein for simians.

Rain said...

Hi ChooChoo! Just stopping by and I am trying to play catch up.
Sorry about the rain, if it were me I would have found some puddles to jump into! =0)

choochoo said...

Furiousball - I could have peed on it first...

Jazz - no and yes:P

Jocelyn - well, it's not quite so bad that I have to resort to *shudder* gardening.

Toasty - I won't rule it out:P

Nefty - it's all gone now. Yay.

Tom - no, he didn't. He crawled away, although kinda slowly and unsteady-like.

Big brother - maybe I should have tried to talk him off the ledge, or something

lx - for me or the ant?

Evil Spock - if I lose all my money over the summer, I could try living off them.

Rain - hey, good to see you. I did jump in one, but it got boring real fast....

Bungi said...

Flushing the ant down the loo isn't as bad as catching a mosquito, plucking off all its wings and legs, throwing it away and then feeling sorry for it and doing the mercy killing...