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Re: nightlife

In my 3rd year at IU in Bloomington I had an apartment above the Towne
Cinema.  It was built on a hill, front doors at the top of the hill.  My
bedroom window looked out into the back of the marquee, while the
sloping/sagging bedroom floor was built above the stairs to the balcony. I
could go out my apt door and right into the balcony (which was closed by
order of the fire dept)  Well, years before, The Towne had flooded, sewers
had backed up into the basement.  Apparently they never cleaned it up very
well.  So when the last show closed for the night the cockroaches that bred
in the basement came into the theatre for a late night snack.  Occasionally
one got lost and climbed the pipes up to my kitchen - not often - it was
too farm from home in the basement.  I almost died the first time I saw
one. HUGE - a good 5 inches!  I killed it with the only thing I had handy -
hair spray.


> [Original Message]
> From: Maria Olshin <marolsh@ptd.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 1/2/2003 5:47:35 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] nightlife
> I suspect all cockroaches can fly, and do under the right conditions. Even
> the nasty small brown ones commonly called German cockroaches can fly when
> the temperature is at or above 90 degrees. And by the way, Luna moths are
> night fliers too and far less likely to dive bomb people.
> Maria
> > 
> > We lived in a duplex on Oahu. One night I heard some awful screaming
> > next door. (They were a nice couple, not ones I would consider prone to
> > physical violence.) The next day we found out what happened: the wife
> > had dressed in a diaphanous nightgown, and then attempted to attack a
> > cockroach that was crawling up the wall. The insect took flight (yes,
> > the cockroaches in Hawai'i fly!) and entangled itself in her gown, hence
> > the screams. (And you don't even want to hear my story about the
> > centipede and the brownies!)
> > Cathy
> > 
> > On Thursday, January 2, 2003, at 01:04 PM, Kitty wrote:
> > 
> >> Well, I've not been to any summer night-time games, so I can't say
> >> whether
> >> they're a problem.  But I'm sure they're just moths flying out in the
> >> open and
> >> caught in the lights.  They don't dive-bomb the audience.  I think
> >> you'd be
> >> safe.....safer than you were with the Hawaian cockroaches anyway.
> >> 
> >> Kitty
> > 
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