peppermintesse: (Pam and Karen are Badass)
A few years ago my laptop was the target of an ant invasion...

Two nights ago--oh, I shudder to think of even now--I was brushing my teeth (we have a Sonicare) and I noticed some ant activity on the bathroom counter. "?" thought I. Curious, I finished, picked up the base of the Sonicare... and found not only a swarm of them beneath the base on the counter, but ZILLIONS OF THEM hanging out IN THE BASE with the coiled cord.

EWEWEW!!!1!!!one1!!! As I've told [livejournal.com profile] grian_ruadh before, "I'll kill the spiders... you take the ants." I do not like them, Sam I Am.

They were there for the same reason they flocked to my laptop: because they're attracted to electricity. The base was unplugged and duly divested of ants, but the problem became what to do next, because the minute it got plugged back in, they would return, as evidenced by the scouts milling about the counter this morning. (We left it unplugged for a good day or so.)

Then I had a thought: cinnamon! Ants and cinnamon don't get along, for whatever reason. Cinnamon smells nice and won't hurt kitty cats! So I sprinkled some cinnamon on the counter under where the base sits, plugged it in... and the ants have not yet returned.

\o/
peppermintesse: (Give me the brain)
I'm apparently not alone in having my laptop invaded by ants!
peppermintesse: (teh suck)
I came home to find them having a party on my desk. Thankfully they seem to be scooping up and carting off with the poison from the trap, yay. One can even see the difference between the scout ants and the food-carrying ants. Thank goodness they're still only just sugar ants and not evil fire ants.

I still want them all to perish.
peppermintesse: (Give me the brain)
I bet mood usage would show that "tired" or some variant thereof is the one I choose the most. That, or "amused".

Had the best dinner ever last night. It is super sad to realize that you will do just about anything for turkey with gravy (starch-free, spendy, but a little goes a long way xanthan gum as a thickener).

I fixed the issue with renaming mp3s in iTunes: make sure the file permissions are set to "Read & Write", not "Read Only". Yay, proper capitalization and spelling! "never tear us appart" was driving me crazy.

My evil plan of ant genocide seems to have worked. *knocks on wood*

Had a delightful surprise yesterday: discovered that my bank does in fact offer web-based account management now!

Crap, gotta go.
peppermintesse: (Default)
My desk is actually a writing table with an angled top that opens for storing papers in, and since it has been empty since the move, I've just stuck a baited ant trap in there, which is thankfully out of kitty cat range.
peppermintesse: (Amy Lee)
The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Sixth Level of Hell - The City of Dis!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
LevelScore
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)High
Level 2 (Lustful)Moderate
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Very High
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Moderate
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very High
Level 7 (Violent)High
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)High
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Moderate

Take the Dante's Inferno Hell Test

~~~

Okay. I just found a fucking ANT crawling ON my computer. Which is a laptop. Unacceptable! Ya get three days of unseasonably warm weather and suddenly, it's ant season. DAMMIT! DIE ANT DIE!

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