Thursday, April 19, 2007

Random Stories

When we first stepped on the island I wrote a lot in a journal, but some of the stories are just too good to be kept to myself so I must share them.

Story #1

We'll start of with the Centipede story. Tyson was about 11 months old and we had just be over to a pot luck dinner. We came home and Vaughn went to go study and I was preparing Tyson's bath, when he screamed. I dashed, like a horse out of the racing stalls, towards the hallway where he was sitting to see a HUGH, nasty, black and orange centipede race out from under him. The thing could have eaten us alive. NO JOKE! I quickly grabbed the RAID spray and doused the nasty bug until it quit moving. I was sure it bit Tyson, so I stripped him down to find nothing. Thank goodness! I have no idea where the big monster thing came from. I hope it came in the door and it wasn't on one of us. GROSS. Here is a picture of what it looked like.
Is that not the most horrible thing you have ever seen? Now imagine it crawling out from under your infant child. I still have nightmares about it.

Story #2

My second story deals with the infamous little cockroaches. I detest these little creatures. They serve no purpose as far as I am concerned, except to bother the human race. We had been on the island about 4 months when this incident happened. I went to blow dry my hair one morning and the dryer slipped from my hands and hit the floor. Tyson, who was on the floor at the time, picked it up and started shaking it. A little metal sound was coming from inside the dryer and I thought, "Great! I broke it!" So I picked it up, and out fell a bug leg from the shaft of the dryer. Upon further inspection I found it to be the leg of a cockroach. "NO WAY! Please do not tell me the damn thing is in my blow dryer!" I screamed.

Sure enough, the little bugger got its butt caught in between the back fan and was stuck and quite dead. Yuck! I turned on the dryer to see cockroach body parts flung all over the bathroom. I thought I could burn him out, turns out their little bodies can withstand a lot of heat.

Needless to say, I had to continue using the blow dryer for the next 3 months till we went home for Christmas. Every once and a while, a body part would fly out, but the little thing for the most part, was still intact in my dryer. I am sure I had lots of cockroach guts in my hair. GROSS!
Look closely at the picture and you can see that these little devils are HUGE!! Imagine finding one of those in your dryer.


Cluff Family said...

NICOLE!!!! Those are great stories!!!!!!! That centipede seriously gives me nightmares just looking about it!!!! Oh, BTW...the website to track how many people and where they are from for your blog is then just follow the directions from there. I had to call my sister for feel free to call if you get stuck. Have a goodie!!! and good luck to Vaughn on these last exams!!!