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This picture will make sense in a minute (I know.)

So, an interesting story from the other night is that I thought someone had broken into the house.  It was about 2:45 A.M. and, being a light sleeper, I was woken by a kind of clanging noise that was either just outside of the garage or in the basement.  I forgot temporarily that I was not the only person in the house, that Mr. B’s mom was asleep across the hall, and my half-awake mind raced through the possibilities.

The burglar/rapist was downstairs, could be upstairs in a couple of minutes, and my door was unlocked and partly open.  But if I got up to lock the door, he would know where to find the people in the house.  What should I do?

The clanging sound, kind of like the sound of a garage door closing, happened again, twice.

Panicking, I remembered that I had eaten yogurt the night before, and that I left the spoon up in my room.  I rolled over slightly and picked up the spoon, clutching it.  I would scoop my attacker’s eyes out.

The next thing I knew, it was morning, and I was still asleep with a spoon in my hand.   I am not used to living in a townhome where you can hear the neighbors’ garage opening and closing.

Happy Friday!

From Internet:

  1. Love, love, this immigrant girl story.
  2. Oh boy.
  3. The world of sheikh romance novels
  4. Sad.com!
  5. I didn’t know other people didn’t know I wasn’t pregnant.
  6. Why get married?
  7. Did you know you can bribe your way to American citizenship?
  8. Sad bookshelf is sad
  9. What, you don’t want this calendar?
  10. Things I plan to do soon
  11. Hip-hop explanation of currency wars
  12. Globe time! (if you have $300)
  13. <3 <3 <3

From Blogs:

  1. On equality and diversity (p.s. congrats on getting knocked up, Scary Azeri!)
  2. An actual house for sale
  3. Very cute
  4. This is also cute, but not cute in the perjorative sense of the word
  5. Why is Gubbi so cool?
  6. I like it when I can reaffirm my life-altering decision of leaving my lovely DC  through complete strangers’ comments on a blog post.