Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Seriously, What the Hell Is That Sound?

Sometimes I hear it when I first open my eyes in the morning.

thip-thip-thip-thip-thip

I almost always hear it when I'm down in the kitchen, doing my Bride of Frankenstein impersonation and staring sullenly into the sink, waiting for the coffee to brew.

thip-thip-thip-thip-thip

"What is that?" I ask Jon Bon Jovi (not my husband's real name), who is rummaging in the pantry for food.
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"I don't hear anything."

thip-thip-thip-thip-thip

"You seriously don't hear that...that thipping thound?"

"You're lisping. And you're hearing things. Are you having a stroke? Because if you are, I'll wait and get a danish at the hospital."
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Clearly, this sound is so evil that only I can hear it.
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So I start looking around, following the sound, which seems to move around and change in intensity as I move from room to room. Just when I think I've got it nailed, it seems to be coming from somewhere else. Inside? Outside?

After about 20 minutes, though, I've got it narrowed down to two possibilities.

The thip-thip-thip is for sure coming either from this:





Or this:

19 comments:

Deb said...

Boy, I hope that thip thip thip sound is from the bottom thing rather than the top thing. That top thing is some sort of alien thing that has numbers on it that move. I used to see one around here but since I shot it, it hasn't been back.

Anna Lefler said...

No kidding, Deb. I'd much rather tangle with the big crickety thing than that other thing crouching behind the gardenia bush. Seriously, what the hell?

Beth Kephart said...

I think it's the sound of your internal joke-o-meter.

Christa said...

My friend heard a sound like that once. She said it was her internal reproductive clock. She took out the batteries and hasn't heard the noise again since.

Thanks for giving me my first giggle of the day!

Florinda said...

I don't know. I don't think I'd want it to be the giant bug. On the other hand, if it's the other thing and the noise ends up costing you a lot of money - well, then the giant bug might be preferable.

Kirsten said...

Are you sure it's not in your head? Who cares anyway if you're married to Jon Bon Jovi. ;)

Princess Nikki said...

I actually laughed at loud at this. Funny stuff.

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

OK, you got me with that one.
LOL!!!!!

Chat Blanc said...

Yikes!

binnyva.com said...

So which one was the source - the tiny alien robot or the huge mantis thingy?

MJ said...

LOL. Your blog cracks me up.
I think I got here from Nanny Goats...
I'll be back.

QuirkyLoon said...

I love it.

Thanks for the laugh.

Petra said...

EW. I hate dripping things...

Beth Kephart said...

I checked out your new portrait and you still look gorgeous.

Perhaps I won't like you any longer, if you continue to be such a knock out, mustache and all, not even trying.

Anna Lefler said...

Dang it, woman! Don't make me grow a unibrow...because I CAN. (I just need about a day...)

As for not even trying, the photo doesn't show the big chip-clip on the back of my neck, holding up my jowls.

nikkicrumpet said...

Too funny. If that turns into a "thop" sound...I'd get the hell outta there!

Rhea said...

Oh, hell no! You're gonna give me nightmares!!

American in Norway said...

OK...I just wet myself... thanks... I think YOU owe ME a box of depends!

Paper Girl Productions said...

It was me snapping my fingers..lol! Cute post!