Saturday, June 21, 2008


For the most part, I like living in the country.
It's quiet, and the crime rate is low. The scenery is pretty, and I feel close to nature.
However, this evening I would trade it all in for a nice apartment in a big city.
This is because there is the nasty rotten odor of SKUNK permeating my house right now.
I first noticed it around 2:00 in the morning. It was so bad it woke me up, pouring in the bedroom window. Really horrendous. It's four in the morning right now and I can still smell it. There's no way I can get back to sleep now.
That's a shame, because I've been having a bad bout of insomnia lately and had FINALLY gotten to sleep for just a few hours.



Shelli said...

I know exactly what you mean. I've been awoken by skunk before, too. Ugh! It's awful.

wolf said...

I grew up in Arizona, and the smell of skunk is both unmistakable and unforgettable. I feel your pain.

I mention that because it's weird - there are no skunks here in Alaska, yet sometimes I catch a whiff of that smell, and I always wonder what it is.

It has, however, never woken me up, thankfully.

Janna said...

Shelli: Smells sorta like a cross between a chemical spill and burnt popcorn.

Wolf: You're in Alaska? Cool!! I've always wanted a reader from Alaska!

Marilyn said...

When I was a kid we fed the dog on the back porch untill I opened the back door one evening to catch a skunk feasting on kibble... I think that smell wuld keep me up too. I hope it's better by tonight.

Meloncutter said...

I have found that you must use their own weapon against them to rid yourself of a skunk problem.

If the problem persists, do not wash or wipe your privates area for thirty days. I call this odor "skunt". Generally the skunk will not react well to the "Skunt" and will vacate the area by the end of the summer.

I used to have a neighbor that used this method. We moved.

Took the poor skunks with us.


Later Y'all.

Travis said...


Janna said...

Marilyn: It took almost a whole day to subside, but seems to be gone by now, I think.

Melon: I wonder if that's why my neighbors moved a few years ago...

Travis: Exactly!

metalmom said...

Jeez,Janna. This post really stinks.

whall said...

You expect us to believe you were asleep at 2am?


Janna said...

Metalmom: That's the problem!

Whall: Usually I'm still awake then, but this particular night I honestly really was asleep!

Anonymous said...

Umm, Wolf... I can tell you what the likely cause of that smell is. It's not exactly legal in much of the lower 48, it is green instead of black and white. The good stuff, the primo, is often referred to as "skunk" or "stink-weed" due to it's distinctive aroma that is quite similar to the aforementioned odor. Not that I would know ANYTHING about something of that nature... ;-)

Janna said...

Anon: You keep trying to corrupt me and yet I remain pure and innocent. Or something like that. We'll talk more when I see you on Tuesday. :)

Anonymous said...

Janna: You think the food tastes good now... you should try some of the skunky before you eat. OMG. :-P

Janna said...

Anon: You tempt me. :)