Thursday, June 21, 2007

A Distraction from the Big Thing

To distract myself from the Big Thing I am working on the invention of the flushing toilet.
In the meantime here is a picture of The Parents who are now alien creatures to me and live on the distant Planet Parent. From now on I will only answer to the name of Buzz as in Buzz Aldrin - let us see how much they like that.
I now have three hatched stick insects. They are 2cm in length and surprisingly chirpy. Babies are nothing to them.


Wanderlust Scarlett said...

YAY! New stuff!

Very good, still giggling.
I thought you meant Buzz Lightyear. His space suit comes with flashy lights and obnoxious noisy buttons.

Big difference. Buzz Lightyear is an action figure hero and Buzz Aldrin is a heroic figure in action.

What is the big thing?!!! SIGH.

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

Wilf said...

I do not really want to say the Big thing but it is of course the fact that my mother is having another baby, Part from me.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Well, congratulations to you and your family then!

That's wonderful! are you with it?


suzanabrams said...

Flushing toilets & mum & dad turning into alien creatures. Wilf, whatever are you up to? :-)

Jude said...

Cool beans Buzz... Keep up the explorative work. One day you could be a famous scientist.

Wilf said...

I have two families now. The first is now my family of stick insects who understand me and the second is my parental type family who do not understand me or they would have asked before they decided to have another baby apart from me.
I am not that good with it.

Wilf said...

I think Suzan, it is more do to with what my parents have been up to. Yuk, it actually makes me feel sick.And here is a little toilet teaser-Did you know that the flushing toilet was NOT invented by Thomas Crapper?
Buzz (my new name)

Wilf said...

Thanks, Jude - I think being a scientist would be quite fun. And Dr/Prof/ Buzz sounds good too.

Anita said...

you have a very neat blog here. do you mind me asking, what is the big thing?

Wilf said...

Thankyou, Anita.
The Big Thing is the awful fact that my aged mother is pregnant with another child (shiver).They are a great disappointment to me.

Richard said...


I'm glad to hear about your stick insects.

I'm sorry to hear you're having problems with your parental units. It's best to remember that once you get to their age, people start behaving rather strangely.

While they think they're behaving completely normally, you can see that they're being rude/selfish/throwing tantrums and that sort of thing.

Don't judge them too harshly--it's just a stage they're going through. They'll grow out of it.

Atyllah said...

Tsk, Parents can just never be relied upon, can they, Wilf. Just when you think your place in the pecking order is assured, the Parents go all romantic and a new sprog begins to sprout. Shame on them. I suggest you pack your red and white spotted handkerchief, stick out your thumb and hitch a lift to Novapulse. Granny says you will be more than welcome.

Wilf said...

I think I will probably have grown out of my parents before they come to their senses, Richard.
There are always the stick insects.

Wilf said...

I have thought about it, Atyllah and it would be nice to get away from them for a bit. Mum is VERY snappy and lolls around the house alot and Dad says we have to try and understand how Mum is feeling and so is VERY snappy and lolls about the house a lot. Hmmm.

Atyllah said...

Sounds like altogether too much lolling to me, Wilf. Perhaps you can borrow a spider or something equally creepy crawly from Miranda to galvanise the parents into a fright of action?