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November 17, 2008

I’ve just spent the last ten minutes standing outside my cubicle while a tiny mouse runs in and out. One of the managers chased it down and trapped it in a garbage can.

This is basically my worst nightmare come true.

I’m sorry, Boston, I’m afraid I can’t come live there now.

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10 Comments

  • Reply Merrick November 17, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Are there lots of mice in Boston?

  • Reply craftyashley November 17, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    There’s lots of everything along the east coast. The only good thing about Vegas is that we don’t really have pests. No mice, barely cockroaches, etc. Erin Harrison lived in NY for a while- she actually killed a rat with a frying pan! I couldn’t imagine!

  • Reply Heather November 17, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    So gross. I’m sure your place in Boston will be mouse-free. Right?

  • Reply RA November 17, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    Awful awful awful. I hate rodents so very much. It’s the teeth! Shudder.

  • Reply TheMoncurs November 17, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    No mice in Phoenix!!

    (word verification: cringile. “That sounds like a very cringile experience”)

  • Reply Mad Hadder November 17, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Yep. Trees and humidity bring untold –roaches, ants, molds, termites (start watching This Old House to prepare), and even wandering squirrels. Get a cat. Or two. As for NYC and rats…ooh–I read staggering stats on the number of those there. Don’t look too closely at the tracks in the subway stations. Or always carry a cat. Or two. Better still a mongoose. Do you like fish? NH and VT–two of my faves. And you’ll also be close enough to head on up to Freeport, ME to L.L. Bean if you get insomia! They never close!!!

  • Reply teach5 November 18, 2008 at 2:05 am

    Now, now, just go read Despereaux….
    and think happy mousey thoughts

  • Reply Lisa November 18, 2008 at 2:49 am

    wanna borrow my dog? She’s two for two in as many days!

  • Reply Packrat November 18, 2008 at 3:11 am

    Thanks, Janssen. Congratulations and best wishes!

    Oh, I hope you don’t get anymore mice! Ugh!

  • Reply emily kate November 18, 2008 at 4:24 am

    Better your cubicle than your apartment. Believe me.

    And let me just verify what everyone is saying about NYC and rats/mice. It’s all true. I saw one so fat the other day I thought it could be a squirrel!

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