The Big DumpTruck

Throwing Little Thought Pebbles at Your Windshield Since 1996

Month: March, 2007

ant day 4

ant day 4, originally uploaded by Big DumpTruck.

This if from yesterday. Junior and I watched as they broke through to the top. It was a momentous occassion, and we all high-fived each other. We’re really getting along well with our new friends.

Too see the full ant set on flickr, go here:


Yahoo Wants Me To Wear a Sweater

This is what I saw when I checked the Yahoo headlines this morning. I wonder if they are doing April Fool’s Day a day early?


Ants in the Corner

Ants in the Corner, originally uploaded by Big DumpTruck.

The ants arrived in the mail yesterday. Mr. Dump received them, and the first thing he saw when he opened the package was the following warning:
The harvester ant can inflict a painful sting that normally causes local swelling and itching. If you are stung apply ice to the area until the pain subsides. If symptoms persist see your physician. Persons who are allergic to stinging insects should be especially careful as they may need emergency medical attention in the event of an allergic reaction.

Oh my God. Killer ants are in my house. Did you ever see the movie Phase IV? That’s what I’m picturing. Mr. Dump IS allergic to bee stings, so I’m pretty sure he was ever so happy to have received this package today. My fear is that knowing how clumsy Junior is, this container is going to hit the floor, smash open, and the ants will fly onto our faces. Or something like that. I can tell you, if something did happen (the lid seems REALLY secure) I wouldn’t be trying to wrangle them back into the container. Can you say “Look out! It’s a shoe!” little ant people?

When I have more time, I’ll have to see if I can get a close up of one of them for you. They look pretty fierce. They were completely creeping me out last night because They hadn’t started tunneling yet, so they were freaking out trying to climb the sides and there’s something unsettling with a bunch of ants walking around on top of something as opposed to ants making tunnels and stuff. That is definitely less creepy to me.


So Target has Special Red Peeps That Attract a Certain Type of, Well,Fan

I can’t promise that if you go to Target and buy their exclusive red Peeps that you will have as much luck as I did dinosaur hunting, but you never know.


Last Day of Winter

By the way, the groundhog was full of groundhog doo this year. Early spring my shiney hiney. (Is that worse than saying “my ass”? I was trying to keep my Y7 to PG rating. You know, in case Junior decides to see if I’m talking about him.)

Don’t forget to get your free iced coffee from Dunkin Donuts on Wednesday. Not all locations will participate, as it’s up to the franchisee I suppose, so check before you order. Mr. Dump is plotting out the route he’s going to take to make sure he can hit as many locations as humanly possible. But don’t worry, he will be ordering decafs. But that many decafs probably equals at least one real cup of coffee, right?

The last of the snow slid off the roof of my van this morning, so I’m ready for spring.


Pepsi Icee is Back!

The Leominster Target once again has Pepsi Icees! All is right with the

(And don’t try to shake me with the “Burger King has Coke Icees” crap.
These are amazing and the BK drinks taste like foam. No comparison.

I just hope they don’t disappear too quickly. I’d like to have another
one next week.


Stupid Movies You’ve Watched 1000 Times

We’re watching one of the two Scooby Doo live action movies – you know, the ones with the CGI Scooby and Freddie Prinze Jr. I just realized this is about the fifth time I’ve watched this one, the Spooky Island one. And you know what? For all the crap reviews it got when it came out, it’s not a bad movie. It doesn’t make we want to run screaming from the room, which is a big bonus.

Plus, you get the chance to hear Sarah Michelle Gellar say “Hey, I can look at myself naked” which is nice.

So this is how I’m spending my evening. Kind of disappointing, as Mr. Dump and I were supposed to be going out with my sister and her husband and another couple for dinner and a comedy show. You don’t know how disappointed I am all all this snow tonight. And I don’t think they’re going to reschedule the comedy show. I’m all boo-boo faced here.

So what stupid movies have YOU watched many times? On purpose?


What I Run On

What I Run On, originally uploaded by Big DumpTruck.

Just a shot of the things I need to get me from the house to the office every day.


Yanks vs. My Sox

Did Tina Cervasio just say a moment was captured by “hundreds of flashing photographers”?

Anyone else picturing a lot of guys in trenchcoats?


What Do They Use at Dunkies?

On the drive to work this morning (when else?) I heard a Cumberland Farms commercial for their coffee. You know, from that addict who, when her kids are bored, takes them to Cumbies for a “fountain drink”. Because nothing eases boredom more than your mom taking you to a convenience store for a sugar and caffeine-based beverage!

This morning she was telling us all that she stupidly thought the coffee at Cumbies couldn’t match what they sell at coffee shops, until she tried it. She stated that they use “imported beans”. Well doesn’t that sound classy! I have to say, I think that even Sanka is made with imported beans, but I could be wrong. Maybe farmers in Indiana have plowed under their corn and wheat to grow coffee. The only domestic coffee I’m aware of (and I’ll admit I’m no expert) is Kona, from Hawaii, and that stuff is high quality. Not that people think of Hawaii when they think of something being domestic, of course. Anyhoo, God Bless Cumberland Farms for importing coffee beans. It’s about time someone had the nerve to do so!