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The Lounge On a cold October's day, the Battlefield at Chat Oct 08 2014
17:59 (UTC)
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Hate when you have your heart set on something and it's actually something else.  I had that happen when I was little with fish sticks that I thought were chicken tenders.

The Lounge On a cold October's day, the Battlefield at Chat Oct 08 2014
17:44 (UTC)
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Good to see you guys, too!  Last time I mentioned that stuff at work tends to have me running around all day, so I don't really get as much time as I used to...  Miss you guys!

The Lounge On a cold October's day, the Battlefield at Chat Oct 08 2014
17:43 (UTC)
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Yay mountains and almost wedding! :)

Hank is excellent company.  Sweetest little old man.  He doesn't look it, but he's about 15.  That's something like 85 in kitty years.  E used to worry about him when he was stuck back in his old place (I think I told you guys that the one roommate used to force him to keep Hanklin cooped up in his room constantly?).  He just wasn't happy.  He's way better off now.  Doesn't seem constantly annoyed.

The Lounge On a cold October's day, the Battlefield at Chat Oct 08 2014
17:24 (UTC)
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Original Post by starlitocean:

haha, sammi, you're much sweeter than me.  at 2am, there'll be no hair cutting done by this girl :P

miss you!  how's it going, aside from weird sleep schedules?

Aside from weird sleep schedules, it's going great!  I just have to get used to a nap between 10-12ish, waking up for an hour when he gets home to hang out, then sleeping the last 6-7 hours.

The schedule kinda sucks since it means we only see each other for a couple of hours during the week, but it is what it is :)  I do love having Hank around (Hank is the cat, for anybody who is not on my FB).

Work is work, but there's a lot of stuff going on around the office lately.  Lots of changes, so we're all kinda up in the air right now, waiting to see where stuff shakes out.

I miss you too!  How are you doing lately?  Anything exciting going on?

The Lounge On a cold October's day, the Battlefield at Chat Oct 08 2014
17:10 (UTC)
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Original Post by purespark:

Original Post by lilsammi23:

Sooooo tired.

E decided he wanted to cut his hair last night after he got home from work.  He cuts most of it himself, but needs me to come clean up the back after.

He gets done with work at 11:30-midnight, then has to get all the way home from the Wall Street area (about an hour).  I had already been asleep for an hour before he made it home, got up for an hour to hang with him, then was getting all ready to go back to bed when he mentioned it.  At 2 AM.  You have to prepare me for these things, babe!

At least he made me lunch for today so I could sleep extra this morning.  Haha :)

Impulsive hair cutting.  It never ends well.  :P  :)

Haha!  It ended in a mohawk a couple of weeks ago.  We were just cleaning it up again because the sides were starting to grow back in.  He's a punk from back in the day.  It's his hair, whatever floats his boat is good with me ;)

The Lounge On a cold October's day, the Battlefield at Chat Oct 08 2014
17:03 (UTC)
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Also, hi!

The Lounge On a cold October's day, the Battlefield at Chat Oct 08 2014
16:56 (UTC)
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Sooooo tired.

E decided he wanted to cut his hair last night after he got home from work.  He cuts most of it himself, but needs me to come clean up the back after.

He gets done with work at 11:30-midnight, then has to get all the way home from the Wall Street area (about an hour).  I had already been asleep for an hour before he made it home, got up for an hour to hang with him, then was getting all ready to go back to bed when he mentioned it.  At 2 AM.  You have to prepare me for these things, babe!

At least he made me lunch for today so I could sleep extra this morning.  Haha :)

The Lounge I Walked Along the Avenue / I Never Thought I'd Meet a CHAT Like You Sep 16 2014
19:09 (UTC)
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Anyway, sorry bed bug trains killed chat...  I have to hit a few meetings (fun).  I'll try to pop on later to discuss not bed bug issues.

The Lounge I Walked Along the Avenue / I Never Thought I'd Meet a CHAT Like You Sep 16 2014
18:38 (UTC)
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What kinda sucks is there's no really sure way of getting rid of them these days.  They were almost completely eradicated when DDT and the like were legal, but there's nothing out there now that can just get rid of them like that.  At least, that's the main issue according to the exterminator we called when my old roommate had a problem.  (It was never an issue in my room, thank God)

The Lounge I Walked Along the Avenue / I Never Thought I'd Meet a CHAT Like You Sep 16 2014
18:28 (UTC)
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Original Post by dnrothx:

Original Post by lilsammi23:

Original Post by dnrothx:

 

Yes, but I'm sure someone can find them crawling on some form of MTA transportation if they're there.

They have.  Found them, I mean.  They've taken 16 trains or more out of service to be fumigated within the last couple of months because of bed bug reports.

At least in asbestos litigation, you could just do a shotgun approach and blame everyone you can think of and list them as a party in the lawsuit.  I'd bet the same would go with bedbugs (I did deal with one batbug case...not bedbugs, batbugs...). 

I suppose the real issue is that it looks like MTA is taking care of the problem as they're notified of it. :D

Heh, yes and no.  They're apparently dealing with them individually as they're notified of it, but they continually insist that there's no "infestation" and that these are isolated incidents... which remains difficult to believe once the same train line has seen them nine times.  They've also been found in the employee rooms at a few stations, and there's at least one report of an employee bringing them home.

The Lounge I Walked Along the Avenue / I Never Thought I'd Meet a CHAT Like You Sep 16 2014
18:11 (UTC)
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Original Post by dnrothx:

Original Post by lilsammi23:

Original Post by dnrothx:

All it'll take is a decent lawsuit to change MTA's tune.

I don't think there's a lot of room for a lawsuit, unfortunately.  It's almost impossible to prove conclusively where they came from if you find them.

Yes, but I'm sure someone can find them crawling on some form of MTA transportation if they're there.

They have.  Found them, I mean.  They've taken 16 trains or more out of service to be fumigated within the last couple of months because of bed bug reports.

The Lounge I Walked Along the Avenue / I Never Thought I'd Meet a CHAT Like You Sep 16 2014
18:01 (UTC)
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Original Post by dnrothx:

All it'll take is a decent lawsuit to change MTA's tune.

I don't think there's a lot of room for a lawsuit, unfortunately.  It's almost impossible to prove conclusively where they came from if you find them.

The Lounge I Walked Along the Avenue / I Never Thought I'd Meet a CHAT Like You Sep 16 2014
17:51 (UTC)
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I think they prefer cloth and soft places, but they can live in walls, and go for up to a year without eating, so I'd assume they are capable of living in all kinds of materials.

The Lounge I Walked Along the Avenue / I Never Thought I'd Meet a CHAT Like You Sep 16 2014
17:49 (UTC)
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I'm not too worried about sitting, but I have to carry my gym bag on the train...  I have to set it on the ground if it's crowded...  And E always travels with a backpack for his work stuff.  Ugh.

Edit: so there's plenty of opportunity for tag alongs :-p  :(

The Lounge I Walked Along the Avenue / I Never Thought I'd Meet a CHAT Like You Sep 16 2014
17:29 (UTC)
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Yeah.  I was talking to my friend S about it.  They had a situation with it a few years ago in their old apartment.  They only finally got rid of them when they moved out the next year.

We've been lucky so far in that the treatment worked, but if the landlord isn't willing to treat the whole building, there's always a possibility that they'll come back.  And most landlords won't treat a whole building.

The Lounge I Walked Along the Avenue / I Never Thought I'd Meet a CHAT Like You Sep 16 2014
17:17 (UTC)
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Original Post by purespark:

Also, bed bugs!?  Ugh, that's gross.

So gross.  We had a nightmare with it last year when my roommate found one.  Got it all cleared up.  Now they're finding them on a bunch of train lines.  I'm scared to death I'm gonna bring them home! :(

The MTA, of course, is insisting that it's not a big deal.

This is because THEY aren't the ones who have to wash every article of fabric they own, clean everything else with rubbing alcohol, throw away anything they can't clean, and live out of airtight sealed boxes for 8 weeks while they come spray your home every two weeks.

The Lounge I Walked Along the Avenue / I Never Thought I'd Meet a CHAT Like You Sep 16 2014
17:10 (UTC)
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Indeed... so much weird stuff going on that it didn't even register as strange that I should have a vacation house.

 

In other news, it's getting colder again, and I'm so STOKED!  (I waited till Jules left because I know she's one of those hot-weather-loving oddballs ;) )  I actually slept without the A/C FOUR TIMES this week

Also, they've found bed bugs on all our trains :-O

The Lounge I Walked Along the Avenue / I Never Thought I'd Meet a CHAT Like You Sep 16 2014
17:00 (UTC)
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And meags, I don't think that's proof of insanity.

I had one dream last night involving all the following: a train station IN my vacation house (with two tracks, both apparently only going to Boston), two people (brother and sister) I literally have not seen since high school, a snorkeling trip to the middle of the ocean (note: not the beach), and no less than four serial killers (one in a Guy Fawkes mask, one looking like the Joker, one with a fu manchu, and one that just looked like a normal middle-aged dude).

That might be proof of insanity.

The Lounge I Walked Along the Avenue / I Never Thought I'd Meet a CHAT Like You Sep 16 2014
16:54 (UTC)
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Bye Jules!  Have fun at the baby store!

The Lounge I Walked Along the Avenue / I Never Thought I'd Meet a CHAT Like You Sep 16 2014
16:24 (UTC)
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Awww, babies :)

 

My friend S is also due next month.  My FB feed is seriously all baby pictures now.  It's kinda awesome.

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