Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Cinderella Summer is Over

I've turned back into a pumpkin, or more like one of Cinderella's mice friends. I'm back to school, two weeks ahead of classes and one week ahead of the teachers. With any luck the teachers will stay out of my hair until next week. Busy, busy. . . I really do need this time to get sorted out. The office is topsy turvy, with boxes on top of boxes on top of furniture that is all out of place. I think I'm going to have to shorten my list of regular haunts in blogland. There's nothing I like better than spending the morning browsing all the better blogs, but really, I'm so behind on updating my own! And there is the job, too. I guess it's a good thing the school blocks Facebook access or I'd never get anything done.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


A friend of mine and I were lamenting the cobwebs hanging about our homes like so much spanish moss. She found some useful tips online, including recommendations for various chemicals. She also found this tip:

I'd like to add another suggestion. Increase your homeonowners insurance to the maximum policy. Also, stop watering several of the shrubs around your house so that they die. Then, late on a night of your choosing, call the police and tell them that you think there is an undientified arson outside your house. Then, while the police are en route go outside and light the shrubs on fire so that your house burns down. After the police arrive tell them that you saw a person running off down the street with a torch in their hand. The police will investigate but come up empty (because you made it up) but you now have an alibi so you can claim full damages to your insurance company. Then have a brand new house built that looks excatly like the old one, but without spider webs. Problem solved.