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 Cleveland, Ho!

Off to Cleveland tomorrow morning; have to get up at 3:45, yay. Wish me luck, folks. 

Nothing else much to say, except that I've neglected my exercises, battled mouth sores (mostly successfully) and screamed like a screaming thing last night when I felt something on my leg while I was reading, looked down and saw a huge fucking hornet. Kicked it off, screamed some more, and was very glad BB was able to kill it. He said it was on its last legs anyways; I'm not so sure. And how the HELL did it get into the house? In April?

Ah well; to bed now for a few hours.

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ladymercury_10
Apr. 22nd, 2016 03:23 am (UTC)
3:45 is crazy early. Have a safe trip!

Oh my god, I would have screamed my face off too if I had found a hornet on my leg. I'm glad you didn't get stung and it was successfully killed!
kaffyr
Apr. 22nd, 2016 08:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah, 3:45 was really too early. So I got up a 4 a.m. instead. Heh. And now I'm in Cleveland and I am a stone-cold sleep-deprived wreck.
maruad
Apr. 22nd, 2016 01:24 pm (UTC)
Have fun in Cleveland. Maybe they will burn the river in your honour.

Disclaimer, I am a Steelers fan so my tendency to refer to Cleveland as the mistake by the lake is a result of the company I keep. I am sure there are many fine people in Cleveland and much to recommend the place.
kaffyr
Apr. 22nd, 2016 08:54 pm (UTC)
Last night, just before we went to sleep, Bob and I sang the first verse of Randy Newman's song about Cleveland ("city of lights, city of magic ... burn on, great river, burn on.)

And you're the second person I've talked to today who calls Cleveland the Mistake by the Lake.

I thought about going to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but I probably won't have time to do that. I'll be too busy giving reports, trying to get the hotel to print at least one of them out, and lobbying people about the need for money. Argh.

mack_the_spoon
Apr. 22nd, 2016 03:50 pm (UTC)
I would have screamed bloody murder, too!

As I did two nights ago when I walked blithely into the bathroom to change the cat's water only to turn around and see a scorpion on the floor over which I'd just stepped. I think it, too, was on its last legs. Either way, I was thankful that Namarie found something heavy to kill it with. First time we've ever had a scorpion in the house - and I very much hope it was the last!
kaffyr
Apr. 22nd, 2016 08:56 pm (UTC)
Oh. My. Lord. A scorpion???? You have me topped by a country mile! I think I might have just frozen in place - or fainted. Augh. And kudos to namarie for being able to help it shuffle off this mortal coil. I, too, hope you don't ever see another one in your house.
eaweek
Apr. 22nd, 2016 04:26 pm (UTC)
ARGH about the hornet--so glad you didn't get stung!

One of my best internet friends lives in Cleveland. After he visited Rhode Island last year, he told me, "you live in God's country out there. " Hope all goes well for you!
kaffyr
Apr. 22nd, 2016 09:04 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad, too; all I could think was "Hornets aren't like bees! They can sting you again and again and --aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa..."
lost_spook
Apr. 22nd, 2016 05:21 pm (UTC)
Good luck, then! ;-)
kaffyr
Apr. 22nd, 2016 09:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks; the good luck is very much appreciated!
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