Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Random Thoughts of a Crazy Lady

I was so excited to come to the Northwest and finally leave the obsession with tans behind. In So Cal, it's so hard to embrace one's whiteness, let me tell you. And every year, I succomb and get some lotion plus a touch of sun, or whatever. I always get tan with all my time in the pool.

But for once, I was ready to be white and let my translucent skin glow.

Except everyone here tans! They actually go to tanning beds, which, even in So Cal, is scary. Okay, maybe it's not everyone, but I have met a chunk of people who do and I see tanning salons on every corner.

I just don't get it. It's like cancer in a box.

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In an effort to make my blog more user friendly, a while ago, I turned off word verificiation. The consensus beung that no one gets so much spam to make it worth it and no one likes filling it out.

But I've been getting so much spam and it's making me insane! I get a couple spam comments a day, which may not seem like a lot, but it's enough to really annoy me. Even with Blogger's spam detector, I still have to check and delete those comments. It's irritating and it makes me cranky pants.

So what do you guys do? Do you just delete the spam? Do you get as much as I do? What the hail?

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Fleas. My house has fleas. I do not blame my roommate in any way. (Do you hear that, roomate? It's not your fault!) But it's been sucky and a pain in the ass.

First of all, my poor cats. They've never had fleas and they are miserable. I got them flea treatments and hopefully that helps, but they move into a new house and suddenly they're itchy and in pain, the poor things.

And even though I've sprayed the carpet with de-flea spray and sprayed my bed and washed all my bedding, they're still scared. Jeté won't get in my bed (which breaks my heart. we haven't cuddled in forever) and she won't walk on the carpet. She jumps around the room using the furniture. She hides in my closet mostly, sleeping on my dresser and she hasn't left my bedroom in days. It's heartbreaking.

A guy is supposed to come soon and spray or something (but I am concerned about the kitties breathing that), but we also need to get rid of these damn fleas! Any advice?

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This woman is a spitfire! I am in awe of her, truly.

13 comments mean you love me:

Suniverse said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

1. There is no reason to tan in a machine. That's just fucking wrong. Also spray tans. Just be the damn color you are.

2. Fleas? Gah. No advice, just really sorry.

3. I get some spam, but then I don't ever check spam type comments until way later [sorry people who accidentally get lost in the shuffle!]. Maybe no Anonymous comments?

rockygrace said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

There is one post on my blog that gets hit periodically with spam from Asian escort services. If there is one thing my blog is NOT about, it's Asian escort services. Go figure. I just delete the spam when it pops up.

And as far as fleas go, a lot of vets get paid to pimp for Frontline, which is no longer effective on some cats. Go for the Advantage. It's a once-a-month liquid you apply to the backs of their necks. It'll kill the fleas on the cats, and also any fleas in the rugs, blankets, etc. Works like magic!

Brandy Rose said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I rarely get spam so I just delete it when I see it.

Fleas suck bad, as for the cats, I'd talk to the guy when he comes to spray if its safe for them.

Nush said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Spam, I delete straight away. Get a few alright but they normally get caught in the spam filter.

Tanning places... hmm never got it why people use them. We have a sun... is that not enough. At least in the sun you also get fresh air and other benefits. In a tanning studio you get... oh cancer.

Fleas yuk! Poor you and poor kitties! Hope the spray gets them and that is it harmless to cats. It should be... but better check with Mr Exterminator.

Dana said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

is there any way you can have someone cat sit for a couple days if the dude doesn't have pet friendly spray? they usually DO have that type, but Brandy is right - you gotta ask.

P.S. i just delete spam myself.,

Hutch said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I will admit to tanning for 3 sessions this year because the sun took FOREVER to come out (and is now going away again, what!?!). It wasn't enough to do anything but add a touch of color before my trip to Stagecoach where I lathered on the sunscreen and still got a nice tan. If I didn't tan in advance I would have burned. I still can't figure out what's better for my skin.

I go in about once a week and delete the spam comments.

E said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

1. I embrace my paleness here in Pacific NW. I am not a tanner, period.

2. I use word verification on mine to weed out the spam. It's slightly inconvenient for commentors, but removes my headache.

3. I have a site saved on my home computer for natural flea control. I'll post it when I get home from the worky work.

alonewithcats said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I went to a dermatologist a few years ago who marveled at my stark whiteness. It was a proud moment for me.

The Barreness said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I only ever get spam from people offering to enlarge my manhood. I just figure they got the wrong number, ignore and delete.

As for fleas - my mother always said that Borax powdered hand soap is the best remedy. Apparently if you sprinkle it into your carpets, leave it for a couple of days and then veccuum up, it will suffocate the fleas and their eggs (and leave the carpet smelling clean).

I must now go and cleanse myself for having given a household tip.

And by cleanse I mean...

Well, you know.

- B x

PorkStar said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I never get spam on my comments. Actually maybe once or twice since I've had the blog (3 years) but really, none.

Satan said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

moderate your comments!!!

all my comments come to me first, and then i approve them. or i don't, if they are obviously spam or left by a bot. or just by someone so utterly insane that i don't want them on my blog. but yeah.

it's easy to find, just go to settings, comments, and tick the "always" on comment moderation.
and voila! no more spammy uckness.

E said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

here is website for natural flea remedies. I don't know if it will be helpful to you or not.

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/5-solutions-for-natural-flea-control.html#

andygirl said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

thanks, all. I boarded the cats while the apt was sprayed and then we gave the cats flea baths. long update coming soon!

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