A Capsicum With A Secret

The human female bought a pepper yesterday, to slice up and eat with the beany glop known as “hummus.”  Apparently “hummus” is what it’s called in its native country.  And here I always thought it was called that because that’s the coughy-gaggy noise you make when you’re trying to get the taste of chickpeas and sesame out of your mouth afterwards.

So now she’s going to cut up the pepper.  WAIT!  Sigyn, did you hear that?  That pepper rattled!


Ehehehe!  The human female is looking at her pepper with grave distrust and then at me and then back to the pepper.  What?  You think I did something to it?  Put a little surprise inside?  Maaaaybe I did… Maybe there’s a great big bug in there?  Wouldn’t that be funny!

Go ahead.  Open ‘er up.  If you dare.

By Idunns’ little apples!  It’s inhabited!


The golden orange pepper has spawned a twisted little yellow and green pepper!

I did not know they could do that.

Hey!  What if it’s like those Russian nesting dolls?   Maybe there’s a smaller pepper inside the little pepper.  Keep slicing, human, and let’s get to the bottom of this!


Sadly empty.  I feel so cheated.

But it does give me some ideas for a few nifty vegetable-based pranks….

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A Very Long Game of Hide and Seek

I may or may not have mentioned in one of my mischief updates that the gormless human female has lost not one but TWO University ID cards this semester.  I love when that happens, because a) going to get a new one is humiliating, since the card-giver-outers sit behind a tall bench on a raised dais and the card-seekers have to grovel below, peering up at them in abject supplication, and b) the human female feels like an idiot when she loses something.  I mean, she is an idiot, but it’s always fun to see her looking more than normally foolish.

So sometimes I “help” her “lose” things.

At any rate, one of her coworkers has discovered where I had hidden one of them.

found id

How did it end up here?  That is a very good question!

Back near the beginning of the semester, the human female was packing up plastic bags of cotton balls, one for each lab section.  When she was done, she gathered up all the remaining large bags (several thousand each) and replaced them in their cabinet down in room 303, the one full of cotton rolls, string, and such-like.

Guess she didn’t notice what else she’d picked up and stuffed away…

So congratulations, minion, you found missing card number one!  It only took four months.  The clock is still ticking on the second one…  Happy hunting!

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The Brave Little Sprig

The human female is very fond of houseplants.  I may have mentioned once or twice that I’ve “helped” her with her African violets.  She is also quite fond of English ivy.

See?  I have coaxed this little sprig to come in from the cold outside.  It is healthy and strong, really flourishing!


She’s just going to have to use a ladder to take care of it.


‘Cause it’s flourishing right through the wall.

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