Sunday, March 16, 2008

bunna and biff back from hiatus: mice to blame for interruption

How to describe the general feeling in Bunnaland:

heebie jeebies.

William "Billy" De Beck coined the term in his Barney Google cartoon in 1923:

A dictionary definition:

heebie jeebies:
1. Noun: The physical and psychic reaction to something revolting or disgusting. May be expressed in a shiver, shudder, or the archtypal skin crawling.
2. A passe term used to refer to a feeling of being "freaked out."

The Boswell Sisters' definition:

The Brits would call it "screaming habdabs":

From the loaded traps (burnt peanut butter gets 'em every time),

to the mice behind the dishwasher,

to the little guy (still alive!) trying to burrow through a half an inch of plywood under the sink,

to the nest,

we've been feeling the heebie jeebies. Biff has thrown out everything the mice might have touched - just about everything in our kitchen - and we've been patching up holes like the little Dutch boy to prevent them from returning. We'll see how it goes. 

The CU Sightings crew will be back from sabbatical soon and have a great spring line-up planned, so stay tuned to Bunna and Biff for more of what everybody loves about Champaign-Urbana.


tweedlediva said...

Beyond disgusting. Sorry you guys! Hilarious entry, though.

Jackie said...

eeeewww!! I had a roomate who discovered a family of mice sleeping on top of her bedspread, while she was sleeping underneath it. I don't know what is worse though, rodents or bugs and with spring coming up I am dreading the bugs more than anything...

Alicen said...

Holy crap!! We had a mouse inside our last apartment and I seriously couldn't sit anywhere with my feet touching the ground for the longest time. I am getting a slight case of the HJs just sitting here thinking about it ::lifts up feet and places them under my legs:: aaaaaahhhhhh!!!!!!! Oh, and on a side note, how do you burn peanut butter???