Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Ahhh, the gentle sounds of nature

Is there anything more relaxing?  A slight wind rustling the leaves of the trees...  the trickle of a brook (assuming I've been to the facilities recently)... distante coyote howls...  the chirping of crickets...

Well, assuming those crickets are OUTSIDE the house.  When the sound is coming from inside the house it's not very relaxing at all.  I've been awakened at unfathomable hours by chirping crickets in our house...  in our bedroom even...  did the crickets wake me?  Nope - ManOfTheHouse must MUST must find the source of the noise... even if it means moving furniture (and thus the body who was sound asleep on said furniture) to eradicate the noise.  Don't you worry though - he's a very humane light sleeper - once the cricket is found it gets escorted outside... where I'm pretty sure it just circles the house and returns to our bedroom however it got in the first time around. 

I can't really laugh - I mean I don't really want to share my boudoir with a noisy insect either... besides, if I laugh at ManOfTheHouse he knows how to get me back.  You see, we once had an electric piano... (oh, I guess we still do, but it's a different one now) a cheap old synthesizer type of thing and for some unknown reason one of the sounds you could choose (violin, voice, etc...) was cricket.  I can't make this stuff up people - there was honestly a cricket selection on the piano... and ManOfTheHouse thought it VERY funny to place the piano under the edge of the bed and wait for me to get tired before reaching over the edge...

Chiiirp...    Chiiirp...  Chiiirp...

of course, I'm pretty sure that's why the sound doesn't annoy me anymore - I just always assume it's him trying to get my goat.

I won't fall for it - and leave my Darn goat alone already!!!!

18 comments:

Heather B said...

I could probably handle a cricket in the bedroom, but spiders and moths are another story! When that happens there is no sleep until they are gone--and I don't mean humanely...

Lisa said...

My uncle once tore his house apart looking for the dam# cricket...only to find it was a dying battery in his smoke detector. I think he may have been drunk. Speaking of goats~or deer, my word verifier is bambe. Ha!

wendy said...

Hi Tonya...I see you all the time on Real World, so thought I'd stop by your personal blog and "see whatz up"
nice stuff

I love summer sounds too......not heard any crickets around here though. Maybe the whir of gigantic mosquitos drowns them out.
love the coyotes howliing at night
Alberta doesn't usually have "breezes" but gigantic winds propelling those mosquitos

tree frogs are kind noisy

From Tracie said...

Cricket sounds inside my bedroom while I am trying to go to sleep would drive me crazy!

And my husband would totally pull that piano trick on me if we had one.

Teachinfourth said...

Nature most certainly has its place…and it's not in my house.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

OH MY GOSH! Can he come and kill mine... there is one right outside my window and it drives me nuts. Starts chirping justas I lay my head to sleep!

Saimi said...

I can't stand the sound of our bathroom fan humming when it's bed time, Makes me wonder what Crickets would do to me.....The fan I can shut off.

Jen T said...

That is so funny! I think our electric piano has a cricket sound too, I should try it out on my hubby :)

Megz said...

Once I thought we had some bugs flying around our bed but it turned out just to be some strange snoring on Hub's part.
I'm sure he's glad I shared that.
Maybe next time Q can humanely put the cricket in the neighbor's yard?

Nature Sound Guy said...

Nice article! So, I guess what you are saying is that if you ever do buy one of those nature sound machines for sleep then 'The Sound of Crickets' won't be your first choice?? ;)

Kristina P. said...

They are probably in your ears. No worries.

Krista said...

My husband wouldn't dare wake me from my sleep. He values his life too much. I have, however, awakened him to screaming while having nightmares about bugs. :)

Kate said...

I prefer to keep wildlife outside.

Rudy Rukus said...

That is so funny. The bugs are out in full force around here. Especially the praying mantis which my kids are horrified of. I had to remove one from the tramp the other day. My daughters were annoyed that it got in even though the zipper was done up on the net LOL!

Terresa said...

My oldest daughter wrote a poem about crickets, in which she said "it was a very bumpy sound." I thought that was a very apt way of describing their sound.

PS: Do you need the name of a good bug spray guy? Lmk! ;)

Becky said...

Well, flip, you'd love it here, then. During July and August, the birds are chirping full force at three in the morning because, well, it's sunrise. Stupid birds. Maybe I will direct them to your house, where they will proceed to eat all the crickets and then we both could sleep in peace.

It could totally work!!

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Between kids who have "bad dreams" or just help themselves to my bed, or when my husband snores, I think I would smoke bomb my house if I started hears crickets chirping in my ear.

Because I'm such a sweet night person..... :D

The Empress said...

That happened to us one year and the durn thing was in the basement!!!

A black one, and he had friends...