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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

Slug on my leg slug on my leg slug on my leg SLUG on my freaking LEG MEAT!!!!!

After my run this morning I poked around in the garden, clearing out weeds, etc. We've had CRAZY rain for over a week now, and it's just getting out of control. I got covered in mud and mulch and leaves, as one does, and as I came in, I stomped my feet hard to get everything loose before coming inside. I;'m still a little muddy because it's MUDDY outside. I see a mess the cats made and start cleaning that up before heading to the shower, then see some crumbs on the floor, so go sweep that... I have issues with dirt, what can I say.

What I'm getting at is that I had a good 10, 15 minutes of ambling about in the kitchen and felt something weird on my shin. THERE WAS A SLUG. ON MY LEG. *cries* Slugs gross me the hell out. Slugs and snails, never ever ever will I like them, sorry. My house has been COVERED in baby snails for days due to the rain and I feel like I'm living in a horror movie. GROSS. Gross gross gross.

In other news, the movie Paranormal Activity looks like it might be one of the best horror movies of all time. OF ALL TIME. Why isn't it playing in my town yet, dangit?! (NOTE: I prefer going into to horror movies as blank as possible, so I don't want to talk about it other than it looks freaky, please. Too much knowledge ruins that type of movie, imo. See: The Descent and my COMPLETE LACK OF KNOWLEDGE of what it was about, therefore I almost had a heart attack at the pivotal scene that I won't spoil you for, if you've not seen it. AWESOME.)

I'm off to Karen Silkwood shower. How sad that only a handful of you get that reference... Wait, does that make us the sad ones? Lol.

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maybe1ce
Sep. 17th, 2009 02:53 pm (UTC)
Shallow cups of beer, my dear. Take it from one who attempted a vegetable garden in SE Alaska (average sunny days per month: 3), Slugs are like little fratboys at a tailgate, they will go AT that beer overnight and in the morning you will have a little shallow cup full of stiff slug bodies.

Delightful.
stoney321
Sep. 17th, 2009 02:55 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry, but it sounded to me like you want me to WASTE BEER!!!!!! That's a hanging offense where I come from. (Lol.)

It's normally so dry here that we NEVER have slugs, snails, etc. We've just had unusual amounts of rain and they're coming from another realm. I'm a big fat of shaking salt on them, because I am evil and like watching them explode.
maybe1ce
Sep. 17th, 2009 03:12 pm (UTC)
I know....the beer wasting takes a bit to get over. But, then, I am a beer snob and therefore believe that Bud Lite is pretty slugworthy.

You can also keep slugs off the plants with some copper foil strips, but since this isn't a usual problem in your area, the beer is probably the way to go...just cut off some Dixie cups to about 1 cm deep and pour in a little beer you can bear to part with -- any Diet crap will do, and you shouldn't waste your alcohol intake on that swill anyway. Save it for a solid microbrew or a nice glass o' wine)
zyrya
Sep. 17th, 2009 03:38 pm (UTC)
How does the copper work?
maybe1ce
Sep. 18th, 2009 02:27 pm (UTC)
I've actually never used the copper myself, but I've seen it used in other gardens. Apparently, the slugs get some kind of mild electrical charge or something so they won't cross the copper. They also reportedly hate sharp or rough surfaces, so some people spread crushed egg or nut shells around the garden.

I had such good results from beer that I never tried anything else in my own garden.
xochitl42
Sep. 17th, 2009 03:15 pm (UTC)
Um...EEWWWWWWW!

Argh! Eeuurgh. I can totally imagine that. SQUICK.

Also: Use Old Milwaukee. It's not really beer, but it's close enough to fool the slugs. Schaeffer's, if you can find it! Carbonated wheat juice...
stoney321
Sep. 17th, 2009 03:51 pm (UTC)
SO. GROSS.

And since I never have slugs, I'm not gonna bother laying traps because then you have to CLEAN the traps. The normal Texas weather will prevail and they'll move on to Louisiana. Let them use up their PBR on 'em.

I just hate hate HATE their little swollen, slimy, wriggly bodies. BLECH!
brunettepet
Sep. 17th, 2009 03:29 pm (UTC)
Slugs are so slimy and creepy and yucky! Where do they slime their way into our gardens from? Ick! Blech! I hope the Silkwood shower helps, but there's no brain bleach on the market to wipe the memory of SLUG ON YOUR LEG!!!!!!
stoney321
Sep. 17th, 2009 03:51 pm (UTC)
I blame Louisiana. I just don't know what's keeping them alive up here in the prairie!

I took a loooooooong, scrub-tastic shower and feel loads better.
zyrya
Sep. 17th, 2009 03:37 pm (UTC)
Are you sure it wasn't a leech?

Muahaha.

*hand-sign for slug-gross-out solidarity*
stoney321
Sep. 17th, 2009 03:52 pm (UTC)
AUUUUUGHGGGGHHH!!!!!

ANd YES I AM because I live the in blackland prairie (think Little House) and we just don't HAVE those things! The rain is bringing them here, and once the rain stops, they'll move on (or dry to death, muah ah ah!)

GROOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSS.
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stoney321
Sep. 17th, 2009 03:53 pm (UTC)
SALT ON THEM! OBLITERATE THEM ALL!!!! Glech. Heeeee.

I am! I have a towel turban and FRESH AND CLEAN skin and feel much less disgusting. :D
cousinmary
Sep. 17th, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC)
Ah, you always have the perfect icon to pair with your posts.
stoney321
Sep. 17th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
Even while swallowed up in the darkness that is the horror of finding a slug on your leg, I still feel it to be imperative that I do so. Lol.
tabaqui
Sep. 17th, 2009 04:14 pm (UTC)
The only time i ever got slug goo on me, it took like a freakin' half hour to get it all *off* - what's the secret? Blech, blech, blech.

Ah ha ha. I don't like movies like that, as i get twitchy in my own house afterward. Eeep! I loved 'The Descent', oh man! Totally creepy and horrible.

And the KS shower scene made me so angry and so horrified. That whole movie did....
*shudder*
stoney321
Sep. 17th, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)
SALT. Salt is the key for the goo. GROOOOOOOSSS.

I don't have any belief in the paranormal, so I can let it go afterward, but I love the deliciousness of not being able to see what's the cause of something, or - more especially - something hidden in plain sight. AHHHHHH!!!!
tabaqui
Sep. 17th, 2009 04:37 pm (UTC)
I don't have this iron-clad belief - i think 'ghosthunting' shows are stupid and tedious and hello, you all are *scaring yourselves* with your idiot behavior!! But i've experienced a couple of things that have no explanation and so i have that stuff filed under 'you can't really *know*' and so...jumpy.

I think i tried salt. But the slug i picked up - ah ha, was a slug, so much more goo and dear gods, never ever again.
*shudders*
entrenous88
Sep. 17th, 2009 04:19 pm (UTC)
SLUG! *cries* That's the worst thing I ever heard -- this week, at least. You should take a shower with special deliciously scented gel to remove any slug traces from your mind and eyes and etc. And get a massage. And a latte. And a new flowering bush for the garden.

I totally got the Silkwood shower reference! And no, it's those other people who are sad, sad clowns.

I am super excited to see Jennifer's Body -- I don't even recognize myself! Normally I would avoid that sort of film for the gross-out factor, but this one. looks. awesome.

stoney321
Sep. 17th, 2009 04:32 pm (UTC)
I smell so good right now because I did just what you said, re: smelly nummy shower thingies. But clearly you're onto something valid with your massage /latte idea. THAT MIGHT BE THE ONLY THING TO GET ME OVER THIS, JESS.

You are right, THEY are the sad ones.

WHOA. You're going to a scary movie?! Have pigs begun to fly and I wasn't notified?! Hee. This one looks like it's more of a "getcha!" movie than gross out gore, yes, I totally agree. I want to see it, too. There's a bunch of scary movies coming out that look interesting!
entrenous88
Sep. 17th, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
Ha, yes! I think any time there's more suspense elements, I'm interested. I mean, suspense films, I love! Whereas buckets of blood make me want to hightail it out of there.
mumsisdaughter
Sep. 17th, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
Sadly, I do understand the Karen Silkwood shower reference. You really don't like slugs if you're willing to put up with that! The good thing is they don't move very fast so are unlikely to chase after you...idea for a horror film there.
moosesal
Sep. 17th, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC)
Ick. Slugs are nasty. Although leeches are worse. *shudder*

I get the Karen Silkwood reference. It makes me feel old.
nijireiki
Sep. 17th, 2009 07:15 pm (UTC)
This reminded me of a bit from the horror comic Uzumaki, which is awesome if you can get a hold of it.

A boy turned into a giant snail. And then had snail babies.

This was not the freakiest thing in these comics by far, btw. I highly recommend it.

*listens to stoney's screams drown out my advice*
chrryblssmninja
Sep. 18th, 2009 05:38 am (UTC)
UZUMAKIIIIIIII


I linked Stoney to some pics of it before, hahahaha


it got me into horror manga. I remember devouring the Tomie books at Borders.
effervescent
Sep. 17th, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC)
I'm off to Karen Silkwood shower. How sad that only a handful of you get that reference... Wait, does that make us the sad ones? Lol.

Not at alL! :P

Also, I'm okay with snails but I really don't like slugs, blech. But I'd rather deal with a slug than the creepy centipede/silverfish type thing that ran across my apartment floor last night. *shudder*
denelian
Sep. 19th, 2009 11:05 pm (UTC)
i am firmly convinced that silverfish are advance scouts for horrific aliens who are, as i type, sending their warships this way to take us over.

thankfully, Einstien is probably right and it will take them centuries to get here :D


(just a side note - i *know* i suffer from an acute phobia towards insects. i run away from MOTHS! cenitpedes and millipedes have me throwing up silverfish - almost fainted the first time i saw one. *NEVERAGAIN!* i make the landlord spray every month. sure, it costs me $15 bucks a month, but thats a LOT better than ever seeing another silverfish - EVER)
dovil
Sep. 17th, 2009 08:49 pm (UTC)
The slug was mating with your leg. I hope you feel sufficently dirty.

If it makes you feel any better due to the weather there has been a bumper crop of fleas, flies and cockroaches in NZ and I've had to deal with all three. The cockroaches are just a recent happy addition to my home, as on Wednesday night I was watching TV only to see something fall from the ceiling with a thud and realised it was a roach. Oh, and there was one in the shower with me this morning.

I HATE NATURE!!
roonilwazlib6
Sep. 17th, 2009 09:08 pm (UTC)
OH MY GOD. I love ghosts. Not so much scary movies, recently, as they've been terrible (The Others was pure genius, though). BUT THAT LOOKS SO GOOD. I love seeing the reactions of people in the audience, lol/
chrryblssmninja
Sep. 18th, 2009 05:36 am (UTC)
lol yesterday my brother and I tried to show each other the trailer for Paranormal Activity AT THE SAME TIME. and I had found out about it while going back in archives on a movie site, so it wasn't like it was posted at the same time.

MY BROTHER AND I HAVE LINKED MINDS ON THIS MOVIE. IT BETTER BE AWESOME.
may_lyn
Sep. 18th, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC)
last paragraph....
nah, it makes us the clean ones!
denelian
Sep. 19th, 2009 11:17 pm (UTC)
two comments, that i think might amuse you.

when she was 4ish, my middle-little sister declared war on snales (we lived in Salinas, CA at the time, and there were more snails in our yard than there were people in our neighborhood). she called them "butters" and he favorite activity was to get on her plastic tricycle thing (the ones with the inches wise hard plastic wheels) and run them over, squishing them and shouting "DEATH THE BUTTERS.
which is why, the first time we watched south park and saw the character "Butters", none of us could talk for almost an hour; i thought my dad was going to choke to death, he was laughing so hard.


second - do you know what a banana slug is? its a large bright yellow slug, they living the the wooded areas of the Sierra Nevadas. the ONLY time i went to a summer camp, it was some stupid "right of passage" to lick a banana slug - because there is something in their slime that makes your tongue go numb. so it was my turn to lick the slug, and instead of licking it, someone tried to hand it to me and i, without touching the vile thing, maneuvered so that it was dropped in the bag of pretzels i was holding. and then i threw away the bag. kids tried to hassle me for "being chicken", and i guess thats fair - i got back at them (and this is what kept me from being allowed to go back to a camp, my mom has no sense of humor) i found a garter snake and carried it around camp, telling everyone it was poisonous and "hey, hold this snake or your a chicken! but if you're really afraid, DON'T because they can smell fear and if it smells fear on you it'll bite you!"


hehe. you reminded me, is all. good times :)
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