Thursday, March 29, 2007

Bed Bug Paranoia 2

It's funny how my July 7 entry on Bed Bug Paranoia has been the most popular post in Bugged Out, totalling 13 comments, including a new one that was just made this week. I can't believe eight months after writing that entry, that people are still reading and commenting on it.

Given its popularity I felt I should give bed bug paranoia the attention it deserves.

I did see a bed bug last night, crawling on my sheets. M pointed it out and cried, "Get the tissue!" It was still flat and black, so it hadn't eaten from us yet. I grabbed the little @#%*er with a wad of toilet paper (we find keeping a loose roll of two-ply toilet paper in our bedroom is more convenient than a box of tissues) and run to the bathroom to give him a burial at sea.

Of course, all night long we felt little pinches and and we scratched various body parts as our skin periodically crawled. Falling asleep and staying that way was certainly not easy after seeing the little bug.

Check out the latest's hillarious...because it's true and we've all been there.


Anonymous said...

this makes me think either we are all crazy or just i am. but i cant see bites, eggs, or bugs. i am just constantly ichy all over. is this just a case of dry skin i must ask myself. i always wonder if im this uncofortable do others around me feel this way too? goin on 6 or so years with this constant feeling (15 years old up to now.) my mind plays games on me? the eyes do they see my thoughts? can i see what they think? im must be CRAZY! so where do i go from here?


I don't have any cure for paranoia, I don't know what to tell people when they relate to me their accounts of bed bug paranoia. The only thing we can do that helps is tell each other these stories so we can have some comfort in knowing we are not alone in having these paranoid feelings.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

New Address!

Just bought a new domain name for Bugged Out.


Tuesday, March 20, 2007

...It's Been A While...

I know it's been over a month since I last blogged, and I apologize.

A new job, another new side gig, classes and a badass flu have taken up all of my time since my last post.

On the bed bug front, I really haven't seen any bed bugs in my home since February. M, however says she did kill a live adult bed bug she saw crawling on our bedroom door yesterday. I just asked M right now if she saw any bed bugs lately, and she said yes. When I asked her if she killed the bug, she replied in her usual New York sarcasm, "Of course I killed it. What the hell was I supposed to do, save it and eat it?!?"

hahaha. I like 'em feisty.