...... ladies and gentlemen, I am very, very, very happy to report that there is now a large stack of firewood currently residing in my back yard quite near the fire pit...... I know that there has been much worry over last year's lack of firewood, and as a beneficent host, I aggressively rectified last year's oversight.... I did, however, ensure that the kindly, toothless gentleman who delivered it placed each stick in a direct line between the fire pit and a fairly good-sized fire ant mound.....
..... hey, what?... after all, rubberneckers, nothing is truly easy in this world, is it?..... every pleasure is joined with an equal and opposing pain....... that's just life.... and since we'll all be toasty out next to the proverbial woodpile, at least those fire ants will keep us cosmically balanced...... karma requires that, you know?..... besides, I'm giving you all fair warning that they're there....... so, hey, my conscience is clear!.....
..... I did nuke the remaining un-trapped horde of yellowjackets, though...... y'all can just consider that one a 'gift' from an incredibly excited host..... after all, I do I want y'all to have a great time!.....
... so with that, boys and girls, I'm off to whip up some meatloaf for The Missus & pour myself a G & T........ good lord, I'm itching all over waiting for y'all to get here........
..... oh, and my first visitor arrives tomorrow afternoon...... so I seriously doubt that there will be any posting from me between now and when I throw everyone out at Sunday lunchtime........
on October 22, 2008
Looking forward to it!! Though I will *not* be sleeping in the back yard the fire wood will be greatly appreciated none the less... Thanks!
(And thanks for the fire ants heads up - yeepers!!)
Curious if any of your "guests" come back a second time?
Yellowjackets, fire ants............uhhh.. NO
Heh.... Just got back from the Jimmy Buffett concert at the MGM Grand in Vegas. What a show!
Damn, wish we could make it. My oldest girl turns 11 Friday night so this is her weekend and of course I'll be working as well.
All packed and ready to rock.
Be there with bells on and whatever else I can throw together! Whoo Hoo! Just checked the weather - Bou is going to freeze her cookies off!
See Ya Friday Night!
I am SO jealous. Next year, for sure!
Bro, sounds like you're well prepared. From what I've read, you're not going to have to worry much about the residual wildlife. Once the party gets started, they'll be departing in mass. Much like the israelites fleeing Egypt. Not so much to escape slavery but to find some peace and quiet.
Wish I could be there.
Sounds great. Wish I was there.