Sunday, October 12, 2008
Stink... Stank... Stunk
Last night, after soccerfilled Saturday that included the kids' games, the England v Kazakhstan game, the EMU v Ferris State game, & the USA v Cuba, Stephanie & Isaiah were going to bed early while I sat up watching MST3K on-line. (You can stream 94 episodes here for free!!!) I was watching Lost Continent w/ Caesar Romero featuring the line "They're pantsing kids up there... they're grabbing kids' butts up there) & enjoying a snack. Stephanie got up because she heard some rather loud eating & while she knew I was eating something (peanut butter & jelly), the snacking volume was obviously non-human. Apparently, she originally thought something was in the room w/ her, but as she looked outside, she saw a raccoon which had just tipped over the garbage can, sitting there enjoying the remains of an old granola bar. W/ no landscaping stones in sight, I decided to worry about it in the morning, but little did I know we'd be dealing w/ it sooner than I thought.W/ Solstice out of town w/ my mom for the weekend, we played a bit of musical beds. Stephanie & Isaiah have been sleeping in Isaiah's bed, but Aiden didn't want to sleep upstairs alone so I took the couch, he took Isaiah's bed & Stephanie & Isaiah took our bed (I have a weird thing about sleeping w/ him. I'm afraid I'll crush him or that he'll push me out of bed because that little dude takes up a lot more room than 1 would expect; we had a similar sleeping arrangement when Solstice & Aiden were babies). Anyway, around 2:00ish, I smelt some skunk stench emanating from the back yard. My guess is that the skunk & the raccoon got into a little scuffle over the remnants of the garbage can. It might as well have sprayed in the kitchen because there was no getting away from it. I tried to sleep, but it was difficult w/ that stinky nastiness in my nostrils. Stephanie then came into the living room hoping the smell wasn't as bed as in the bedroom... it was. She ended up in Solstice's room which meant I then went back to our bed. The smell never seemed to clear up though. We had to go out to breakfast just to get away from it for a while. Now, @ 2:45 in the PM, after airing out the house all day, turning on the fans, & burning enough incense sticks to trick visitors into thinking we're running a head shop, the smell has lessened. We'll see this evening after my game if it's possible to say it's completely gone. I won't hold my breath though... but I want to.
Ribery, Domenech, & ZidaneSpeaking of stinking, France drew w/ Romanian in Paris. PARIS! Maybe if they'd been in Bucharest a draw would be acceptable, but @ home??? in La Ville-Lumiere? Come on! Raymond Domenech needs to be fired. I called for it a month ago, & I'm reiterating it now. They've got too much talent to be sitting so far down in their group. Boumsong & Toulalan were in the starting line-up & Mexes was on the bench. Those 3 fucktards shouldn't even be playing the game much less playing for the national team. Not to mention Diarra. W/ people like Clichy, Flamini & Nasri waiting in the wings, Domenech needs to look to the youth. Gallas & Vierra were injured, but they're old as dirt anyway. The way to fix the problems in the French squad in to use the vast talent that is coming up. Don't leave Benzema & Ben Arfa on the bench. To look @ Domenech, you'd think he's hanging out w/ Vincent Descombes, Julia Kristeva & Luce Irigaray, but apparently he is too stupid to be given the responsibility of scrubbing their toilets... which brings up a whole new smell that I may get into @ a later date.