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Away From Home

Monday, September 26, 2005

The Sick House, A Play

"The Sick House"
A play by Scott Minneman

(Setting: An ordinary room, Anywheresville, USA. A group of dartboards hangs on the wall. Interestingly, the one with the picture of a multicolored rhinocerous with the face of Karl Rove seems to have gotten the most use.)

Me: Doctor, doctor, come quick!

Doctor: What seems to be the trouble?

Me: It's my house! It's got a case of the fruit flies!

Doctor: Take two _____ and call me in the morning.

Me: Oh, thank you! My hero! *swoons*

(Curtain close.)

You like? As you can see, it's not quite finished. I need something to put in the blank. What will get rid of fruit flies? Besides a bug bomb, that is. Whoever gives me a successful answer will receive credit when the play is performed (HA!).

In other news, I found a great buffet-style hot bar at work. It's even in my building! Today I had the pleasure of ham, turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, and fried rice. I hadn't had a good meal like that, well, since I was back in Kansas.

At $5.79 per pound, it's a little pricey (today's total was just under $10), but sometimes, it's just worth it for a "real" meal.


  • What will get rid of fruit flies? Getting rid of the rotten fruit, and a thorough cleaning with Windex*. Also, if you have any other fruit that is out, put it in the fridge for a few days until the flies are gone. Generally, just keeping your counters and cabinets clean and getting rid of fruit as soon as it gets soft or starts going bad is a good way to keep fruit flies away.

    Fruit flies like a banana. Time flies like an arrow.

    *Mela cleans pretty much everything with Windex/glass cleaner. Any anti-bacterial cleaner will work, such as soapy hot water, bleach and water, etc. <3

    By Blogger Mela, at 9/27/2005 02:48:00 PM  

  • But that's just it -- we don't have fruit!

    By Blogger Scott, at 9/27/2005 02:50:00 PM  

  • Then clean. Sugary things also may attract them, or anything that smells like rotting fruit. I'd recommend cleaning the area thoroughly, and anything in the area as well. Maybe it's the Karl Rove pics. He's pretty rotten. ~.^;

    By Blogger Mela, at 9/28/2005 03:27:00 PM  

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