September 7th, 2006


Quick Divination

Morning, folks. Just about to turn in for the night, but wanted to quote my Buffett Oracle for the day:

127. I reassured her everything was tight but I'm not sure that it's all right...
Oh, Jimmy: You're spot on, yet again.

How is it that I can make something for fun that's so damn spot-on? :)

I'm trying to work out the problem of sending a goddess cross-country. It's more logistically difficult than I imagined at first. But it'll get done, no problem :)

Crickets. Wouldn't you know it?

Most recently, my world seems invaded by a strange (yet amusingly famililar) critter: crickets.

I know a couple of people on my friends list are going to point and laugh (I'm looking at you, erienc), but yeah, they're talking. Quite a bit.

Tina found one in the house, so large that she seriously thought it was some alien bug from Mars or something. She showed it to me, and was perhaps slightly disappointed at my asessment: "It's a cricket," I told her. "Just a cricket."

Of course, "just a cricket" doesn't quite do the things justice. They've been hanging out since the Friday night of Summerland when the albino cricket showed up, and they were there we took erienc to the hospital on Sunday morning (crawling in a light fixture).

Aside from the one Tina found, they were around when I left the office last night, jumping around just outside the door to the building, urging me to go play with them. I caught another one in the basement while talking to my mother on her birthday. When I was mowing my lawn, they came out in droves, crawling up my legs and bouncing away from the mower.

Again, it's all about figuring out what they're saying.

The translation I have so far leaves a lot to be desired, but I think I have the general gist of what they're telling me.