tenacious flea

we have fleas. they really bother the other two residents of this house, but me? they bite me, fall off, & die. well no not really. but just now there was this one little guy on my arm. tried to pinch him, he escaped. then there he was on my knuckle, but got away again. each time, nibbling me just a bit, not that i’ll notice, i may be allergic to everything, but bug venom barely phases me. bees, fleas, skeeters, & even a couple brown recluse spiders, which though the bite got nasty, didn’t otherwise affect me. however by the third time this one tried to drink from the nectar that is me, he was sufficiently drunk, & i caught him & drowned him in a cup of water (with a little soap in it to break the surface tension of the water). can you feel the love? i knew that you could.

happy valentine’s day. i love the way people are celebrating this. mg gives us linky love (well he gave it to surreally, not me specifically, however i’m not bothered a bit. this is after all just my obscure personal journal). paige gives cooment *smoooooch*es & writes extremely stimulating prose. ali sent an e-card which reminded her (& me) of hoopty (a streaker, nach). mark sent me some crack.

batgrl examines the roots of valentine’s day, mentioning kare d‘s idea that we should be wishing one another ?happy decapitation day?. cool. & here’s a guy beating himself up with a puppet, which has nothing to do with anything, so there. so, from the romantic to the erotic to the psychotic, the internet is filled with valentine’s day love, & it’s not even v-day yet! [sigh]

12 thoughts on “tenacious flea

  1. there are no pretty girlz here eric. there is only just me, kinda jaded & bitter & not looking my best at the moment. sorry to disappoint.

  2. I remembered you in my love fest. Your in their somewhere, I’m sure of it. I distinctly remember thinking, “I can’t just link Surreally, KD needs some one on one loving.” Yes I did.

  3. i pretty much moused over everything, i think, they seemed to be in alphabetical order? it is ok either way, really. i am totally happy with the current state of linky love over here, i am.

  4. Happy Valentine’s day thoughts of death:

    We had fleas once – so many that the commercial bug-bombs and trips to the dog flea-dipper did nothing – so we hired a professional exterminator. Our house had more chemicals in it than the Love Canal.

    I was standing outside in my dirveway, wondering when the toxicity level would drop enough so that we could safely go back in and I looked up to see a sky writer puffing out: “I LOVE YOU, XXX” The message was from a man who was the main suspect in the murder of his wife, who died by injuries inflicted to the head with a ball-peen hammer.

    The crime remains unresolved but the fleas were successfully conquered. So I am left with two indelible truths: 1 – don’t forget to use the Frontline anti-flea oil on your pet (it is cheaper and less troublesome in the long run). 2 – fleas=death.

    I’m working from home today – does it show?

  5. Happy Vday!
    Because you mentioned fleas and Valentine’s day in the same post I cannot reisist :

    MARK but this flea, and mark in this,
    How little that which thou deniest me is ;
    It suck’d me first, and now sucks thee,
    And in this flea our two bloods mingled be.
    Thou know’st that this cannot be said
    A sin, nor shame, nor loss of maidenhead ;
    Yet this enjoys before it woo,
    And pamper’d swells with one blood made of two ;
    And this, alas ! is more than we would do.

    The Flea, by John Donne – 2 more stanzas at that link.
    Romantic man, wasn’t he? Hey, the guy knew that chicks dig poetry. I always wondered if his lady love gave in after reading such honeyed words…

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