By | 2016-12-18T17:01:36+00:00 November 10th, 2005|0 Comments


So, I was putting my laundry in the dryer, and all of a sudden I hear the doorbell — maybe. The washer/dryer is in the downstairs half bathroom, which is immediately to your left when you walk in our door, so it’s possible I was just hearing things … ironically it’s harder to hear the doorbell from that room and it’s right next to the door. So, anyways, I look in the peephole … no one there. So I open the door just to be sure it wasn’t a neighbor kid (they are constantly throwing balls and other odd objects in our backyard … we’re fenced-in so no one can access it but us) and all of a sudden someting jumps on my hand! I thought it was a gecko … no big deal, see them all the time. So my cats start chasing around whatever it was, and it happened to be a huge cockroach! Yuck! I turn into girly-girl when I see huge gross bugs and usually I’m throwing out little girl screams while I’m trying to chase/kill/run away from the thing. So I was kind of relying on my cats to “clean up” the mess … they wouldn’t stop playing with the darn thing! I finally had to beat it down with a stick and get it into a cup to throw it outside. Those cats will eat a gecko faster than they will kill a bug … they don’t get outside much. At least it wasn’t a giant centipede … one time seeing one of those things in my house was enough to scare the poop out of me for a lifetime!

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Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website,

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  1. dpmclan November 18, 2005 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    yer such a crack-up:)

  2. Angie November 19, 2005 at 1:20 am - Reply

    Ha, Ha, girly-girl!

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