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The uninvited visitor





Really sorry--I have had to remove this post as it will soon appear in a book. Making it available online would have been very unfair to my publisher who has placed so much trust in me. I hope you enjoy the other posts as much as you enjoyed this one. A heartfelt thanks for your support and understanding.Thanks for continuing to read what I write.

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  1. Brilliant idea to turn the situation on it's head!!..which is what might have happened to you if you'd stood on the soap!

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  2. I love the lizards point of view!
    I'm such a freak I would have tried to convince my husband to let me keep it. I have to adopt just about everything I come across. Except for the flying roaches. In San Antonio they have huge, flying roaches. They usually stay outside in the fields, sometimes they come inside. Inside is bad. One of them fell on my husband while he was taking a shower. He came tearing out of the bathroom, screaming like a woman, with the shower curtain wrapped around him. I told him he should do that at least once a week because it was so funny. He said something to me that was very, very, crude. He has no sense of humor sometimes. Of course if it had landed on me it would have been a totally different story. A totaly trauma and a national tragedy. News at 11.

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  3. Oh, too funny!! I love that you got pictures and that you also told the story from the lizard's point of view! Fair is fair. ;) OK, tell your husband he's a wimp for not coming to your aid, ha!

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  4. Ha ha, very funny! But I still can't believe that your husband was scared of the lizard! But I do understand your blogoholic tendency! I hope no one called police after hearing your psycho scream:).But just wondering how did you get that insight into the lizard's thought ? you can talk to animals ?

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  5. Rayne's story about the roaches in the shower was so funny!I laughed out loud.Thank God,it was just a garden lizard that came itnot mine.If it was a roach that landed on my head,it would have been a REAL psycho scream--not a faked one:-)

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  6. Plzzz dont let her stop blogging ever!! This was so hilarious... blog on!

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  7. What a wonderful, beautiful, creative imagination! Unique:) thank you! Opal

    http://beautyoflife-opal.blogspot.com/index.html

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  8. This is awesome! My first reaction after seeing the picture was to scream in cyber space. But then again, I don't have a real-time husband who would save the fake damsel in cyber distress. And I think it would also look uber stupid! :D

    You have such a fertile imagination.This is my first segue to your blog and love your posts so far

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  9. Very Creative.. And Lizards view was really sweet !

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  10. :) ! Thanks for the compliment.. And I believe you from the moment I saw the pic :)..
    And oops...Dint notice that , it was old post.. ! "Posts of note" is a gud idea.. I shud be copyin it.. ;)

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  11. I know this is coming way too late...but its just hilarious!! Loved the way you put it and am grinning wide visualising the effect! And the lizard's view point is too too good....oh, am in love with this piece! Undoubtedly, this is one of your best!!

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  12. what is weird is your version of lizard thinkin of we humans as baby humans...what an irony! i loved it and yeah no doubt you are addicted to blogging!

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  13. Very creative PS!! :)

    Loved it. But were u naked then? LOL!

    Keshi.

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  14. Keshi: You wouldnt think that i would stopand wear my clothes just to click a picture of the lizard right?!! LOL.
    It happened just before I turned on the water luckily--imagine else, i would have been sriping wet too :-) LOL

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  15. came across ur page by chance. 'just a mother of two' really catches the eye, especially when the reader is also in the same boat.
    hi, am Nancy. ur thoughts flow smoothly on2 'paper'(for want of a better word). read a few of ur blogs. lovely. will b back again.

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  16. Lolz :D
    its amazing how u turned an everyday mundane incident into a full-fledged post..and dat too such an interesting one.
    Discovered ur blog through Shruti's.
    Will be back :)
    I copied ur template :P

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  17. ha haaaa. wow! that was way too funny. he he eeeeeI totally believe you regarding husband dears! and ur lizrad story was uber-cool too. this posts of note is a gr8 idea, maybe i'll take this idea from u. ummmmmm....

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