The Time A Lizard Paid Me Back On All Of Your Behalfs

by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on June 26, 2012

in All About Me,And Then Some,Living In Florida,Observations,Pictures,WTF?

(I don’t even know if that title is grammatically correct, but just go with it.)

We all know that I have some pretty fantastic hair.

I know it’s annoying to hear me say it, but when I have only a few things going for me (hair, kids, husband, sparkling personality), I tend to err on the side of bragging. Again, I know it’s very annoying.

But I got my payback for all of my blatant, annoying bragging.

It started when I had a stellar hair day on Sunday. Tropical Storm Debby made my hair so curly and cute and fluffy, I had to share it with the internet.

While we were at dinner so Patrick could have his birthday cheeseburger and beer, I uploaded these two photos to Instagram:

“I’d say my hair likes Tropical Storms. #BlatantBragging”

“My hair loves the rain.”

I told you; I was major-bragging.

When we got home, I heard something outside in the rain that was annoying the crap out of me, so I went out to investigate. While I was leaning over the patio to fish out the plastic bag on which a steady stream of rainwater was falling, I felt a big rain drop fall on my head.

Satisfied with my prowess to stop the annoying sound, I went back inside and sat down at the table to play the game we had given Patrick for his birthday. (P.S. Zooloretto is a must-buy for board game-loving families.)

About 30 seconds later, I felt that “big rain drop” that had fallen on my head, only to reach back and feel something scaly and LIVING.

It was not a rain drop that had landed on my head; it was a lizard.

A FLIPPING LIZARD WAS IN MY HAIR.

At least it color-coordinated with my hair color.

And I gave all of your paybacks to the lizard when I set it free.

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1 Little Miss Sunshine State June 26, 2012 at 12:44 pm

I thought I heard you screaming over here in Longwood!

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2 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] June 27, 2012 at 8:26 pm

The only thing saving my life from being frightened to death was that it was not a spider.
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3 Cindy June 26, 2012 at 1:21 pm

I would totally lose my sh*t. I’ve had bugs in my hair (I am deathly afraid of cicadas and they know it and aim straight for me every time), and once I had a huge praying mantis on my back for awhile and I couldn’t shake it off. That was when I was 6 and I was scarred for life. The thought of a lizard – NO THANKS! You are a good person to release it.

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4 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] June 27, 2012 at 8:26 pm

I just say NO to bugs. I’d lose my shit for sure.
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5 Cindy June 28, 2012 at 8:49 am

Full disclosure time – I’ve lost my shit for sure – and my shirt, and another time my pants. Yes, when a cicada fell down my shirt when I was 17, I stripped it off. I was in the middle of the park, hanging with friends. There were, no joke, 50 people there at least. Thank god I was 17 and perky.

Then, 3 years ago (I was 35, not so perky or skinny anymore) a bee flew up my pants leg. I dropped trou right there in my driveway to get it off. He still stung me. I was screaming like a lunatic and hopping around, “grab the babies, get them inside” because I’d disturbed an underground yellow jacket nest when gardening (it was my first time gardening ever, in our very new house. I was swarmed, but only the one got lost in my pants. Lucky me, even luckier neighbor that witnessed it (no, I had not met him yet – this was his first experience of me – LOL).

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6 Lori June 26, 2012 at 2:41 pm

This freaks me out.

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7 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] June 27, 2012 at 8:27 pm

YOU? It happened to me, dork.
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8 Glitter Dunn June 26, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Hair lizards are the hot new accessory this season.
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9 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] June 27, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Usually, they look best on my ears.
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10 Ginaj June 26, 2012 at 7:56 pm

LOL!! This post wins laugh of the day for me. I can relate all to well. I have the exact (except for color) same fabulous hair that you do. It is amazing, especially in the wind and the rain. I’ve had all sorts of little flying critters get “hung up” in these crazy curls but a lizard? That is awesome! Especially since it got to chill out for a bit in your cozy canopy! I’m glad all is well now.

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11 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] June 27, 2012 at 8:28 pm

I’m glad I found it before it took up residence.
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12 Amy June 27, 2012 at 7:37 am

Clearly he just wanted to camouflage as “fabulous.” Green camo is so 2000 and late.
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13 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] June 27, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Too bad it’s not 2008.
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