Monday, September 15, 2014

Trashy Shorts: Venus Fly Trap

Apparently SOMEONE got hungry this weekend, and he’d rather suck on a cord from the window blinds than endure dinner prepared by me—even when “dinner” only means swatting a fly and hand-feeding it to the diva plant with a pair of tweezers.

Seriously, you guys, if there’s ever been a time in my life when I’ve felt more unappreciated, I can’t think of it.  Ungrateful little bastard.

 

I get no respect around here.

If flies aren’t your thing—and don’t worry, they obviously aren’t his, either— be sure to check out what else I've got in Trashy Recipe Recommendations.  And have a great Monday!

10 comments:

  1. Your posts always crack me up. I have never in my life seen a Venus Fly Trap try to eat a window blind cord!

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  2. Thank you so much, Angel! And about the Venus Fly Trap eating the window cord--I know!! I couldn't believe it, either. My husband was laughing at me because I spent 20 minutes taking pictures from different angles.

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  3. Wow! Ok first, that's really weird. I hope he gets indigestion from it. Ungrateful bastard is right. Second - you are able to keep a Venus Fly Trap alive? I've had a few over the years and they either refuse to eat, or I dunno. My thumb is not the greenest, so maybe it's me??

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    1. Kristi--I can NEVER keep plants alive, but this is the easiest one ever. We've had it for almost 2 years now, and all you have to do is set it in a little tray (I'm so classy that I use a Las Vegas ashtray--that I removed for this little photo op) and fill it with about an inch of distilled water every couple of days. You don't actually have to feed it flies or insects, but the boys and I LOVE to do that.

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  4. You may be the first person I've ever known to actually own a Venus Fly Trap. Do they sell those at Home Depot, because that's where I buy all the plants I eventually kill.

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    1. We got this one on a little mini-vacation when we went on some huge scary-weird-creature wildlife tour, but I have seen them at Lowe's. I almost got another one, since this one's been so awesome. They really are easy!

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  5. He eats window blind cords. He's a Dumbass Fly Trap. And I'm with Dana, where did you get him?

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    1. Lowe's. Go get one; they are a blast to have around. I swear even adults want to feed him when they come over for dinner. :)

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  6. the window blind cord might be poisoning your Fly Trap. That stem/branch/leaf (?) that has the cord in its mouth(?) doesn't look too healthy.... a little on the yellowie-getting-ready-to-die side...

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    1. Each little "trap" only gets to open/close its mouth about 4 times before it dies, whether it actually catches food or not. Poor little trap; this was probably his last meal. Oops!

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