Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Cockroach Effect

You’ve heard of “the butterfly effect” wherein the urban legend says that the flap of a butterfly’s wings in the Amazon rain forest ends up causing a typhoon in the Indian Ocean. In my case, it started at 6:00 a.m. this morning when I moved a pair of shoes in the bedroom closet and saw the carcass of a cockroach that had shuffled off this mortal coil. I picked it up with a piece of toilet paper, then noticed the dust bunnies in the closet, so I got out the vacuum cleaner, which led to…. Oh, you get the idea.

Three hours later I’m covered in dust and sweat, but every surface in the house has been cleaned and once I take my shower and put in my contacts, I’ll start the laundry and then tackle the kitchen. I’ll do the garage tomorrow. I promise.

And no, I’m not interested in cleaning your house.