Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Snow Day!

We're having a snow day today, though I'm not really too sure why. It snowed all of about 4 inches and the roads were cleared by midnight last night. Hmmmm...Oh well. I'm in school anyway getting a bunch of grading done before I leave for Vegas. Might as well even though it's a beautiful day and I should have gone skiing...except I don't have money for that sort of stuff anymore.


Ok - the haunting bit:

I really didn't buy a whole lot in London since I'm broke. I was really conservative and spent more money on gifts than anything. One of those gifts was a few bottles of really good Scottish Blend Whiskey. Small bottles...the stuff was extremely expensive. My bag only weighed 16 kg when checking in in Denver. My rooms were on the TOP floor of the hotel with no lift. So I lugged that puppy up 5 flights of stairs. When leaving I could barely lift the stupid thing. All I had added was the 2 bottles of Whiskey. So I took them out and still could barely lift it. This is when the jokes of 'having brought SOMETHING back from the English countryside' began. Whatever it was was stowing away in my bags...
After hauling the bag back down I re-packed the bottles and didn't think much of it again. I lugged in onto the train at Kings Cross station, set it up on a rack and then couldn't get it down when we got to Paris!!! So my stowaway got friends in the station I guess...because the stupid thing weighed 23 kg (almost 16 pounds more!) than when I came home. Those two bottles only weighed about 4 pounds together. What the hell was in my bags!!!

It gets better though. Strange things are happening at the new house. My packed international phone with it's battery out rings in the box. My phone is moved during the night to the kitchen counter and the ringer set to silent. My alarm is set but doesn't go off. My alarm goes off while I'm in the bathroom and puts itself on snooze...I can't find the hammer I just used and find it outside on the porch...no hammer work going on out there...I light candles and watch as match after match seems to be 'blown' out as I try to light the wick. Huh? The dogs bark at nothing. The cats stare at things that move that I can't see...

And no, I don't sleep walk. I already thought of that. As long it's not scary and just mischievous...I can't find answers it's just too strange...

My guess is Garden Gnomes. Sort of fits but maybe I need to read my Harry Potter again...

7 comments:

heather joyce said...

Creepy! Bummer...I'll be in the UP when you are in town so I can't have a drink with you this visit.

AJ said...

Eek!

alanna rose said...

I hope they are gnomes~! Or sprites!

Stephie said...

If it is my house troll see if he still has my Cosby tickets....

Andrea said...

Okay, that is freaky!! I would be so scared. But I am a scardy cat. I get so scared watching movies let alone living it!! Maybe the ghosts didn't want you buying the whiskey!!

Laura said...

That is very creepy!!!

mel_fitz said...

I'd flip right out. I'm such a chicken!