All the bad things happened last night, so first thing’s first:
I was sitting in my chair in the living room, farting around on the computer when I saw something across the room:
You can quit now, if you like.
In fact, you probably should just quit looking. Here is the picture zoomed in:
The aftermath of this brown recluse is really the only way it could have ended:
After this delightful episode, I decided to go to bed. Actually, I decided to go to bed after I found out that Anthony Kiedis is 50 years old and that depressed me because that means *I’m* old.
When I got back from my vacation, my alarm clock decided to go a little bit insane. It was fine when I went to bed Thursday night, but when I woke up on Friday morning, it died. I thought the power went out, because I woke up to a blinking 12:02 AM. So, power went out 2 minutes before I woke up, right?
Only to the alarm clock.
It seemed like every time I looked at the clock over the weekend, it was blinking right around 12:00 AM, give or take a few minutes. I didn’t think much of it, until last night.
I stumbled into bed around 1 AM and felt more twitchy than usual, so I sat up to drink some water. I looked at my clock and it said 12:01 AM. It was not blinking. Neither I nor the Mr. had set the clock. I sat stunned for about 10 seconds and watched the clock time change to 12:00 AM before it started blinking again.
I am a rational adult. I know that, rationally, there was probably some sort of short in the wiring. Like the whozit wasn’t letting the whatzit get electricity. Or maybe magic or sorcery or something. I don’t know. Even though I am a rational grown adult, I have no qualms with admitting that I made the Mr. get out of bed and throw that clock away. And then yelled at him for throwing it away in the trash can by my side of the bed and not in the bathroom trash can or the fires of Mordor. I was tense and had bad dreams all night. Greeaaaaaaaat.
Epilogue: exterminators came out to re-spray today. I have lots to post, but I’ve been busy. And by busy I mean drinking and playing video games. More posts coming soon.