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Jul. 30th, 2003 | 08:16 pm
mood: weirdweird
music: They Might Be Giants - Robot Parade

I heard a loud scraping noise on the floor behind me, and turned to
see a computer peripheral (corded touchpad mouse) being slowly pulled
into a hole in the floor by its cable. It was too small to fit through the
hole, so as I lean closer, there's a large ugly paw with long claws
REACHING UP OUT OF THE FLOOR and pulling at the thing!

Luckily, I'm too sleep deprived to feel fear, so I have this serene
moment of wondering am I really seeing this and WHAT THE HELL KIND OF
MONSTER LIVES UNDER MY FLOOR? Transfixed, I try to think -- what would
William Burroughs do? Dialogue! "Hey!" I said. "What the--," and I grabbed
the other end of the cable. About four feet of cable had been pulled
under the floor, and the monster wasn't letting go. Since I have opposable
thumbs of course I won the tug-of-war. Now I could see dimly into the hole,
something moving in there. It was looking at me.

It poked its snout as far out as it could, which wasn't very far, and sniffed
at the air. It had a nose like a dog's. "What the hell are you doing under
my floor?" I asked it. It snorted derisively and withdrew.

Ah. So THAT's why that hole was thoroughly taped over when I moved in. To keep
the monsters out.

Time to rearrange the furniture.

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DeepTape

Hah!

from: deeptape
date: Jul. 30th, 2003 09:52 pm (UTC)
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Now _that_ is entertainment.

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Triple Entendre

Re: Hah!

from: triple_entendre
date: Aug. 3rd, 2003 08:57 pm (UTC)
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There've been no repeat incidents, thank goodness.

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from: u34km3
date: Jul. 31st, 2003 04:08 am (UTC)
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you need to catch the damn thing and PROGRAM ITS MIND to do tricks and fetch snacks from the kitchen. it's probably one of those miniature elephants we've all been reading about in the paper. **fucking pests!**

-oh, good to finally "meet" you, though we didn't really get a chance to talk. ;)

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Triple Entendre

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from: triple_entendre
date: Aug. 3rd, 2003 08:38 pm (UTC)
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oh, good to finally "meet" you, though we didn't really get a chance to talk. ;)

Likewise! Possibly this could be remedied. ;)

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from: u34km3
date: Aug. 4th, 2003 05:09 pm (UTC)
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definitely.

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Jen

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from: belle_laide
date: Jul. 31st, 2003 09:59 am (UTC)
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weeeeird...

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Triple Entendre

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from: triple_entendre
date: Aug. 3rd, 2003 08:55 pm (UTC)
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It's more creepy now, just remembering it, than it was then!

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heatherness

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from: kukiri
date: Jul. 31st, 2003 03:03 pm (UTC)
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I think you should start feeding it

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Triple Entendre

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from: triple_entendre
date: Aug. 3rd, 2003 08:39 pm (UTC)
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If it comes back, I'll tell it a story.

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Emerald

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from: sea_of_change
date: Aug. 3rd, 2003 07:44 pm (UTC)
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Matthew, I love you.

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Triple Entendre

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from: triple_entendre
date: Aug. 3rd, 2003 08:52 pm (UTC)
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I love you, too.

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Emerald

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from: sea_of_change
date: Aug. 3rd, 2003 10:12 pm (UTC)
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:)

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Kaiball: The Chronomorphic Psyclown

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from: kaiball
date: Aug. 4th, 2003 01:57 pm (UTC)
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What the..! That´s my ceiling!

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