Me!

Posts by lilsammi23


User's Posts | User's Topics


Forum Topic Date Replies
The Lounge I Walked Along the Avenue / I Never Thought I'd Meet a CHAT Like You Sep 16 2014
19:09 (UTC)
15

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)
17

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)
19
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)
27
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)
32
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)
37

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)
39

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)
42

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)
44
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)
48

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)
51

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)
53

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)
72

Awww, babies :)

 

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

The Lounge I Walked Along the Avenue / I Never Thought I'd Meet a CHAT Like You Sep 16 2014
16:06 (UTC)
80

Hello everyone!

The Lounge 'Cause We'll Put a Boot In Your CHAT. It's the American Way. Sep 11 2014
17:06 (UTC)
55
Original Post by igloogal:

You're right. I'm just feeling extremely melancholy.

my mom is here. She really isn't helping. I feel ungrateful. She hasn't even changed a diaper. She made a roast last night and she'll want a medal for the next two days because of it.  She knows everything. If I say something, she'll never say, oh really? Or that's interesting.... She says I know, or yeah... Like she knew that already.

I'm making a frozen lasagna tonight. I'm not asking her for help around here. You'd think shed just help. Different if your here for 2 days to VISIT... Not two weeks to drink coffee and play on her laptop all day.

resentful daughter much?

That sucks... I'd agree with everyone else, you're not being resentful.  I don't think it's too much to ask that if somebody is visiting people with newborns, they help around the house a bit.  You don't make yourself a guest and add more for them to deal with...

The Lounge 'Cause We'll Put a Boot In Your CHAT. It's the American Way. Sep 11 2014
17:00 (UTC)
57
Original Post by runesplendor:

In honor of Sammi, I'm not wearing any pants today.

But I am wearing this.  In Iris.  I'm like a walking hug.

Oooo pretty!

The Lounge 'Cause We'll Put a Boot In Your CHAT. It's the American Way. Sep 11 2014
16:40 (UTC)
76
Original Post by lily42:

There's not enough cheese in my mac & cheese. I feel cheated.

Welcome back Sammi!

That's so deflating, isn't it?

I had some sausage and veggie pasta E made the other day for lunch.  One friggin' piece of sausage in the whole container I brought for myself.  Boo!

Also, you guys all rock {{{chatters}}}

The Lounge 'Cause We'll Put a Boot In Your CHAT. It's the American Way. Sep 11 2014
15:42 (UTC)
93

I confess I didn't know you could put eggnog in the freezer...  though, now that I think about it, I don't see why you couldn't...

 

I wanted to do squats yesterday, but my gym has been taken over by 13-18 year old meatheads in training who think that a good workout entails twelve dozen sets of four reps with high weight and four minutes rest between.

It's really fun that we only have one squat rack.

Hopefully, they'll thin out once school picks up a bit.

The Lounge 'Cause We'll Put a Boot In Your CHAT. It's the American Way. Sep 11 2014
15:20 (UTC)
97

{{{{everyone}}}} :)

The Lounge 'Cause We'll Put a Boot In Your CHAT. It's the American Way. Sep 11 2014
15:16 (UTC)
99

Hey ladies!  I know, sorry, I've been so crazy at work, I haven't had much time to pop in.

Major changes there.  I like the new boss, but with all the new department heads coming in, they're doing a LOT of shuffling around.  They let go of one of the guys in our department, and decided not to replace him, so about 3/4 of his job is now being done by me, on top of the rest of my job.  They're also creating an entirely new department for customer service, though that won't affect me too much right off the bat.

How are you all?  I've missed you guys!  I am mostly keeping up via facebook, though, I think...

Advertisement
Advertisement