Monday, November 16, 2009

"Don't Let The Bedbugs Bite!"

I am going to be cleaning my dorm room up this afternoon. Mostly because it's horribly dirty and needs to be cleaned, but also sort of in preparation for the Night of Hecate which I am deciding to participate in last minute. Using a flashlight. Yeah, we aren't allowed candles in dorms. We have uber-sensitive smoke detectors and I can guarantee that if I set it off they would fine me.

Part of my cleaning this afternoon will be looking for bedbugs. The dorm building next door had them, now someone on the floor above me has them. I'm really creeped out and if I find them in my room I am probably going to scream. I can tell you I won't be sleeping in my bed, either! Someone I know back home is an exterminator and he lent me a 16X magnifying glass to look for them, and even gave me a picture of the little nasty things. Which grossed me out even more. When "Don't let the bedbugs bite!" becomes a real warning I start to worry. I didn't think bedbugs were real when I was a kid. I thought they were something my grandma made up to joke with us. Like her pink skippawampus that lived in the woods behind the house.

Oh, and did I ever mention how much I absolutely LOVE lists? To-do lists save my butt. I would forget so many things lately if I didn't write them down on my brightly colored sticky notes.

SO, today I am thankful for to-do lists.


  1. OMG Tori! Bed bugs?! Oi! That really is terrible you have to worry about that kind of thing. I still totally love the flashlight idea, that rocks.

  2. I hope you don't get them! No visitors from other floors!

  3. Okay - eeew! I know they are a problem in some places. I don't know too much about them, but I know that lavender is a pretty good scent to keep bugs away. I bring a tiny vial of lavender essential oil when I travel. Works for headaches, queasy tummy, and I sprinkle it on pillows and beds in hotels.

  4. Eeekk! I hope you didn't have bed bugs! LOL
    They are nasty looking little buggers.