I kept hearing little clicking/rustling noises and assumed it was the cats or someone was doing something outside my apartment - but then I finally identified the sources of the sound and found -
A TWO-INCH LONG WINGED COCKROACH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I tried to direct Youngest Cat in its direction, and he did finally see the monster, but sadly it scuttered back under the bookcase.
Wait, no, it's out again! Youngest Cat is on the prowl! (And Middle Cat is there to lend backup, although she tends to have the mind of a scientist and just observes rather than takes action.)
Okay, now I'm really squicked out (like I wasn't before?) because this thing has taken refuge in a groove in my computer's (separate, currently not attached to the computer) CR-ROM drive!
Damn, this sucker moves fast. Ew ew ew ew ew ew ew!
Note to self: BUY ROACH SPRAY. No, wait, that would poison the cats. Orange-oil household cleaner kills ants - you think it would do much to a roach?
Oh, I am so grossed out... thing is, too, that this simply amps my moving mojo, which has been working pretty well recently, and makes me want to CLEAN and PACK and ANNIHILATE THE SCUM-SUCKING INSECTS. When what I NEED to amp is my essay-finishing mojo, because this essay's been a monkey on my back for way too long.
Ugh. Happy Monday morning.