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What is a Fuzzball?

  • One question I hear more than any other is What's a Fuzzball??" Allow me to explain:

    A Fuzzball is a 30-year-old fallen debutante who lives in Houston, TX with a bossy dog and an even bossier parrot who she SWEARS is the reincarnation of Napoleon Bonaparte.

    A Fuzzball prefers animals to most people, because people can really suck sometimes.

    A Fuzzball loves music, ALL music ALL of the time. If she's not listening to it, then she's singing it.

    A Fuzzball has a mad love for all things British, especially their actors.

    A Fuzzball is blissfully happy in a bookstore, preferably one with good music playing in the background. If you look under a Fuzzball's bed you'll usually find an entire library of books that she has dropped there after falling asleep reading.

    Fuzzballs are usually incurable romantics, ridiculously optimistic, and bent on making the world a happier place.

    Your typical Fuzzball will probably have a completely bizarre sense of humor. Just go with it, it will take you to funny places.

    You should also be aware that Fuzzballs are giant nerds. Seriously. Science fiction, computers, the whole shebang.

    Fuzzballs are also budding photographers. They love looking at the world through a lens and finding new ways to be creative.

    Oh...and you can also look for a Fuzzball in one of the best movies ever made. ;)

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There's always the chance it's just mice, right? Mice are much better that rats, right? Right?

We had mice in the ceiling at our old place. There's nothing creepier than that sound. :(

On a related note, I also heard the "scribble in the ceiling" sound at a Thai restaurant here in town once. I mentioned it to the server, and she said not to worry -- it was just squirrels living in the ceiling. So, you know, that's okay. Squirrels are cute, no need to worry about them living in the ceiling of your restaurant. Where you serve food. Needless to say, I didn't go back there again.

Chris Thilk

You have to say that right, like this:

"There are rats in my mutha****ing ceiling!"


ugh. i stayed with my grandma for about a week this summer, and the bedroom i always stay in is in the basement because that's where we put my piano when we moved. i decided to crash on the couch in the media room (where there is a false ceiling) one night cuz i felt like watching a movie, and i only made it through about the first five minutes before i realized there were mice up there, that not all of the tiles were securely in place and the likeliness of a mouse finding its way out and snuggling up with me in the middle of the night was not as low as I'd have liked to believe. I went to bed in the bedroom and locked it up like fort knox. ugh. mice. in the ceiling. ugh.


The last time I had critters above my ceiling it was squirrels, not rats. Does that perhaps make you feel better? Maybe it's squirrels. Squirrels are cute.

If you don't already know this trick: Keep some Benadryl pills (available over the counter) for the next time you are plagued by bug bites. The itch is actually an allergic (histamine) reaction that Benadryl knocks out almost immediately!


It could be squirrels. I have a friend who had squirrels in his attic. (Yes, we made a lot of jokes about that.) Tell people it's squirrels. Squirrels are rodents, but they're funnier when you say it. Then get someone else to go up there and look.

BTW, I saw the fish picture as I was reading it and was wondering how you were going to get the fish in the ceiling. LOL! (The segue to the fish pic just didn't work for me...I kept visualizing a fish pond in your attic. ROTFLOL!)


Yeah, I'd say freaking out is the right reaction.


Wait, there are squirrels in Houston??

Dates Bubbas

Mice, squirrels, rats... all the same. They're all equally destructive and all as able to carry disease. Another thing si that they're freaking nocturnal so they keep you up half the night. The other bad thing about them is they have this uncanny knack for dying and smelling up the place right about the time you want to entertain. Doesn't matter if they're in the bedroom or not because that smell gets in your A/C and permeates through the whole house. Been there done that. Get some d-con and get rid of the little bastards.


No, it's not rats or even mice or squirrels. It's hamsters! Hamsters are adorable! So cute. They're probably even good luck in some culture or another. Right?

Oh, man, I would be freaking out too. Good luck.


*SSCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAMMMmmm!!!!!!* Ewewewewew! I hates wyld ratties! I've had the brown rats (snake food rats) as pets and they're sweet as ever, but wild black rats make me ill. And rats in general are just dirty. That's why I couldn't keep them anymore. Keeping that cage clean was a nightmare. Good luck with your dilemma. Kill 'em. Kill 'em DEAD! And dip your toesies in some calamine!


Oh see, time to move.


Oh see, time to move.

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