Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I Don’t Want Wings with My Hairdo

My sister just called me. She had a hilarious story to share and I thought you might get a kick out of it.

She woke up last night with something nestling around in her hair. It was dark. She didn’t have her glasses on. She’s really blind at night. So all she could see was a small black form. Then, when she sat up and looked back at her pillow, it was gone! She immediately jumped up and started screaming to her hubby, Blaine, that something was in the bed! He heard wings flapping. My sister, Valerie, didn’t hear that part because she was busy screaming. So they had a BAT loose in their bedroom! Ack! Scream! A bat!!!

It flew out of the bedroom into the hallway when Blaine whacked it with something. It lay stunned on the stairs. Or playing dead. And she had the where with all to snap pictures!


They whispered madly to each other, ”What do we do?! What do we do?!” while trying not to wake the kids. Valerie got a garbage can and clapped it over the bat.


They somehow managed to get it into a garbage bag from there. But it woke up during this process and was flitting wildly around in the bag. Just as Blaine was about the leave the house to let it go it got loose from the bag and went into the basement. So there they are in the dead of night hunting a bat in a huge dark basement. Insert more screaming!


They thought it got trapped up in the drop ceiling, but Blaine heard it move around in a box. He snapped the box closed and finally made it outside with the bat. As he let it go another bat came swooping down from the sky and the two bats flew off together.

They still have no idea how it got into the house. They checked the attic for holes but found nothing.

I cannot stop laughing every time I think of my sister standing in bed screaming! Oh, it’s made me cry twice! I really needed a good laugh today. I feel bad for laughing about this, but c’mon! She’s a hairdresser and she had a bat in her hair!!! Eeeekgad!!

What makes this a little funnier is that my hunny, Erik, caught a bat in a hallway at work recently. Feel free to commence with the Batman jokes for the men in my life!

4 comments:

Joolie said...

Omigodomigodomigod. I think I would have just gone ahead and died on the spot so I wouldn't have to deal with it.

Sandy Simpson [Punky Jane] said...

OMG! This might have just become my worst nightmare!

Stefani said...

I thought it was going to be a post about some Farrah Fawcett hair style! Now I'm going to have nightmares!!

Michelle said...

I'm not sre I'll be sleeping tonight! I was hoping you would say "they think it came in through the fireplace/chimney" or "they live in Transylvania, which is know for its bats" so I could say "Oh great, that won't be happening to me I don't have a fireplace and I live in nice safe bat-free Rochester." But when you closed with " they don't know how it got in" and "my boyfriend (who I assume works in Rochester) just caught one at work" my heart fell to my knees!

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