Wednesday, January 20

cock-a-roach
me: ivy, grab me a slipper.
velzy: why?
me: to smash that guy.
velzy: why?
me: cause he is sort of nasty.
velzy: no, he's not.


he got smashed.

not that it matters, don't "they" say that for every one you see there are 1oo more you don't see? either way, he got smashed and kicked outside. although, he got stuck on our door jam and didn't go all the way outside. within 5 min there were 100's of ants eating him. and, he was still moving. now, i know all you hawaii friends are laughing right now- you know the drill. everyone else reading this on the mainland that has not had the pleasure of living in an old house in l-town, is sitting in their houses that are sealed from the outside (even when our windows are closed- those that do actually close- we are still living outside) is saying oh, nasty! and swearing to never eat anything that was prepared in my kitchen. it's actually a pretty clean kitchen- except the roaches (that are not a daily occurrence, i have only seen 2, which means there are only 200 living in my walls). and the ants. but the ants and i have just decided to co-exist. to tell the truth, they are pretty helpful. whenever i miss a crumb of anything, within 2 minutes they are on it, all of them. it's remarkable how efficient they are, which in turn helps me to be more efficient and clean up every single crumb. so thanks ants.

17 comments:

stef j. said...

yep yep yep... we don't get the big guys, just the little brown buggers. and ants?? i don't even notice ants anymore...

i'm just trying to say that if you're kitchen wants to cook me something, i'll eat it.

liko said...

oh yes, the bugs. we've learned to cohabitate with them...but i still don't like em.

Kim and the Fam said...

gosh that's a great way of looking at the ants, they are rather helpful. THANKS for the new insight!! :)

Ashley said...

Somehow the Hawaiian roaches don't sound as bad as the New York City ones I lived with. Something more exotic about those Hawaiian ones.

Megan and Keli'i said...

I don't even mind roaches anymore. That's how long I've lived here. I even smash 'em bare handed. Gross, but oh well, it gets the job done.

ice cream barrels said...

dude, no joke, but we had ants and they get on my noyves...so one day i see some ants trottin around like they own the place....and i straight up snapped...i started talkin to em, like yo, here's the dealy ya'll..this is my crib and i don't appreciate ya'll thinkin you can just come up in here and grab some food and act like it's ya'lls...then i told em like okay pay attention cause i want you to send this message back to yalls cave, queen , mound whatevas...then i kid you not - i straight up ate a couple of ants right in front of the others...you know - lots of witnesses....then i was like, "you're next if see you around these parts again, partner..." crazy right, but shootaz brah - no mo antz brah fo reals never bin back cuz.....true story....i think they packed up and found another house to bodda.....

echo said...

your kitchen cooks yummy yummy things!
and i love the positive outlook on ants. you are awesome.

Da Denninghoff's said...

Thats the one thing I don't miss about Hawaii. Just the thought of seeing one gives me the ibbyjibbies. Who would of thought I lived there my whole life.

McLove said...

OH those little buggers! They are the worst. We lived with them in one house and they spooked me out! Avery would always say help bee, bee, bee. It was hilarious.

Erika said...

Nice. That sucker is huge. Reminds me of the mini versions that lived in the walls at Shadowood. I HATED those things. No matter how clean you were, they'd show up (probably because all the dirty neighbors). At least you've come to accept your cohabitors and see them for the good that they bring to your home.

Mrs. Jones says said...

Did you know when you smash a cockroach they release a chemical that alerts the other cockroaches to produce more?
The best way to kill them is with a lighter and some hair spray... burn baby!! ;)

chanel said...

so i think that makes the score
CO- 1
HW- 500

thanks for the point. too cold for roaches.

and i really hope mrs. jones is wrong cause that is one horribly disturbing thought.

Smiths said...

Our rule is that if he's in our house we can smash him, outside we let him be. We'll usually try to scoop him up and send him out, but those nasty roaches can fly and are just gross.

Denae said...

I've seen bigger, although it does seem a little sadistic that you let him get eaten alive by the ants in your doorway. What kind of sick family are you??

Melissa said...

yeah this sounds about right! haha!

I know it's so funny because people from the mainland think it has something to do with our cleanilness, when infact it doesn't at all.

Jennelle said...

I will never forget the night I woke up to a roach crawling up my face. Lovely. I love bugs! But I HATE roaches!

And about your comment...that for every one you see there are 1oo more you don't see. It's true! The entamologist I worked for at the Department of Agriculture mentioned that to me once. blah!

Greg and Diana said...

It's not just Hawaii...when we moved into what we thought was our bug free remodeled home last year the first thing we ran into were roaches...LOTS of them. And not the little ones. I had never seen a roach before...I've seen enough to make up for all the bad apartments I never lived in while I was in college.

Every morning when I'd wake up for work I knew I had to put slippers on and when I'd turn on the light in the hall I could SEE AND HEAR them scatter. It was disgusting. We finally called the Orkin Man because no matter how many my husband killed, there were 30 more the next day.

They are gross, I feel your pain....