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16 July 2007 @ 07:58 pm
Slugs. Why did it have to be slugs?

There are few things I find as all-encompassingly icky as slugs. Those big hairy fast scurrying centipedes rank just above, but other than that? VERY few things. I went out to water the yarrow and clip the dead blooms, and lo! there were slugs all over the plant!!!. And by all over, I mean there were three. Still, I made an appallingly girly sound and then VERY BRAVELY flicked them off of the yarrow with a twig. They didn't go far - just fell over onto the ground. Thing is, I'm not too keen on killing them, I just want them away from my yarrow and most definitely away from me.


In happier (but sort of boring 'details of my everyday life which you may want to - and feel free to - skip') news, I went to kickboxing on Sunday after having missed an entire frackin' week. It was brutally difficult, but I am determined to get back on track. Diet wise, too, since I ate rather poorly most of that week and then very badly on Saturday. adrienne429 and aranturas came over for a cookout; Don's mom was there, too, to break in our new patio furniture that she very generously helped finance. I made lemon-garlic shrimp, garlic-barbecue chicken skewers, grilled squash (the yellow squash came from my garden. woooo!) and whole wheat pasta salad. Oh, and of course, since my oven remains stubbornly unhealed, I had to make a dessert that did not require baking. Enter the chocolate ricotta icebox cake. *trumpet fanfare* I can say this since it wasn't my own recipe: that cake was absurdly yummy.

After, we all (save for Mom) went to see OoTP. I sort of really, really loved it, much to my surprise. More on that in a later post. Maybe. Oh, but the real point of mentioning the movie excursion was to say I ate my body weight in buttered popcorn. I am made of... not win, to be sure... What's that other word?*

Start taunting me now, folks, lest I try to skip out of kickboxing tomorrow. I don't get in shape now, I'll never play Jade in the Kyle Rayner GL movie! what? it could happen.

I feel: stressedstressed
Aifacat: Mercaifacat on July 17th, 2007 12:30 am (UTC)
Ditto on the beer deal. My mom used to keep the slugs off the strawberries by saving margarine tubs and filling it with whatever the cheapest beer at the moment was (I seem to recall Piels and Black Label often, lol). Worked like a charm!
Kel: Rose-heart-Nineladyjoust on July 17th, 2007 12:32 am (UTC)
Thanks! And you know, I bet they're the ones who did in my poor wee strawberry plants early in the summer.