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Hamster. Gentleman adventurer. ([personal profile] benedict) wrote2016-10-26 07:08 am

Life update. Lupdate.

There's been a pretty serious loss in my family which has resulted in me hiding away in my room for the past few days.

Due to a misunderstanding of someone else drinking most of the whiskey that I'd left out after having a sip (it was blackberry flavoured) my mother thought those days hiding were actually spent drunkenly passed out.

I did get to share with her my first rule of grief! 'Don't get drunk.' I learned from my past that has never, ever helped anything.

My second rule is never eat or watch a favourite food or movie, in case of associating.

My third is comfy clothing.

I've also gained some new roommates: Mice.

As punishment for being the only apartment in the building without cats, a bunch decided to move in, eat my leftover holiday chocolate which was on a shelf, eat my ramen which was in a drawer, and pee all over my cutlery out of what appears to be totally unnecessary spite.

I attempted to open negotiations with one I saw, failed, and brought in a cat to play the heavy.

Next step: disinfecting every single drawer and some live mouse traps to send them into a new life in the countryside.

The powers that do not be said: He is sad. He needs a distraction.

And then solved it with all the grace of a one legged hippo.
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[personal profile] phosfate 2016-10-27 03:43 pm (UTC)(link)
When I needed chemical help, I went straight to my doctor. That shit's way less expensive than booze (in fact it was free), and it put me out like a wet brick of fireworks.
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[personal profile] phosfate 2016-11-02 01:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Totally. I didn't even make it through a whole episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
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[personal profile] ashenmote 2016-10-30 04:26 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm so sorry.

About the cutlery issue too, but not the mice as such, because getting rid of mice is a great adventure!

I never even thought about the second rule, but that's a good one.
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[personal profile] ashenmote 2016-11-04 02:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh no. On the plus side, I imagine the kind of mouse that's prone to react like that to the encounter with a life trap wasn't going to enjoy the countryside very much.
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[personal profile] msilverstar 2016-10-30 08:04 pm (UTC)(link)
My sympathies, and coping is damn hard. Glad you clarified with your mom.