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Sunday, July 15, 2007

A Rat, a Lizard, and a Duchovny

So last night I went out to see Ratatouille and I just finished typing up a review for it talking about how I have some sort of new found respect for rats. I walk into the kitchen and out of the corner of my eye I saw something move fast. I was like AHHH!!! Something moved! Rat! Rat!! (I realized my 'respect for rats' thing was total BS).

But it wasn't a rat. Or a big bug. It was a little lizard guy. He seemed nice. His name is Gilbert and he is my temporary pet until I get home to see Roscoe. I was happy it wasn't a rat or mouse or bug. Lizards I can live with fine.

Here's a picture of Gilbert hanging out under the washing machine:

Also yesterday I was here minding my own business when someone knocked on the door. He handed me a card telling me he worked for Showtime for some show called 'Californication' starring David Duchovny. He was scouting out locations to shoot the show and wanted to shoot in this house! I called the people who own this place and they were cool with it. ($1500 for a half-day!) So maybe next week David Duchovny will be here filming his tv show! LOL! Random.

But probably not. They probably are scouting out all over the place... but ya never know... I letcha know.

Anyway, here's a review for the Ratatouille movie. Click here!

ok bye!

PS. Here's Gilbert zoomed in on. Uh. Umm... yeah.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

small aligator or lizard? anyways gilbert might hitchike back to ny with you.......(and get rid of some of the rats).
hmmm, david duchovny with a new series, wonder if he'll still be looking "the truth is out there"

July 15, 2007 3:43 PM  
Anonymous Adamant said...

Rats are disgusting, lizards are disgusting and fox mulder is disgusting.

July 15, 2007 3:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's that next to the lizard? An aspirin?

July 15, 2007 4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

be very, very cautious of letting a movie crew into your house, especially if it isn't your house. I speak from experience.

July 15, 2007 4:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

David Duchovny is so so very HOT!!!

Please for the love of gawd take many many pictures.

July 15, 2007 5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's far out.

As far as lizard friend goes, I have had the same experience lately with a spider of all creatures! He's my little friend (and believe me, I need one. I've been wanting a dog for a while now since I'm a lonely bachelor). Now, I'm not crazy about spiders but I don't hate their guts like roaches and I try to avoid killing them. If they are really big or REALLY creepy, they may HAVE to die but normally I let them slide. Anyways, this one is half a centimeter in diameter counting the legs. He hangs out behind my bathroom faucet and stays very still waiting for the teeny sugar ants that sometimes
walk end up back there (for some friggin' reason. My apt is an ecosystem unto itself. I've got rollie pollies in my bathroom too!). Anyways, he's my little friend and I talk to him and check him out when I'm brushing my teeth. He was there like a month ago (and was like half his current size) and then disappeared for a couple weeks and now he's back. I was so glad to see him! I suspect I'm becoming a nutty hermit.


July 15, 2007 6:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PS any ideas on a name for my spider friend?


July 15, 2007 6:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dman - Name your spider Boris.

July 15, 2007 7:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what happens to Gilbert when you leave? And yeah, don't let him/her be takin no drugs. That pill looks suspicious, and could be Poisonous!

How do you know the guy from "Showtime" isn't a burglar just casing your place?

OH, and about meeting women -- I think you're too bright for the types you're cruising. Why don't you toot your own horn more about who you are, the Mighty Todd, and get involved with a woman who has a more interesting Brain?

July 15, 2007 8:09 PM  
Blogger Ms said...

I like lizards too, although I have no luck keeping them. I do better with dogs & cats. We occasionally have bathoom spider pets too. I especially like Daddy long legs. They eat the bad bugs. Today there was a spider about the size of the head of a pin on the paper towels in the kitchen. When I picked up the roll he jumped off & disappeared. (No, he didn't go up the water spout)

July 15, 2007 9:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you catch Gilbert?
Would Gilbert still be your friend even if he ends up crawling all over your face in the middle of the night?? Or crawling into your shorts or something?

July 15, 2007 9:09 PM  
Anonymous rainyz said...

i could of told you ratatooee was the bestest todd!

July 15, 2007 9:51 PM  
Anonymous rainyz said...

great lizard!

July 15, 2007 9:52 PM  
Anonymous Toon Dawg said...

If they film there, be sure to sing, "David Duchovny, why won't you love me?"

July 15, 2007 10:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey tOdd-

Ironically, I had a similar lizard experience in my house on Thursday... I didn't take a pic but I did scream like a girl (good thing I am one) and make the 'man' get rid of it outside.

Lizard, spider, ants... all of them need to stay outside where they belong.

But, I commend you for makin' friends w/ the lizard. I, unfortunately, am not lizard-friendly.

Enjoy California!


July 16, 2007 3:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a million Duchovny fans received a google alert of your blog entry. You might not have heard the screams but they are all volunteering to be an extra for the filming at your house. NEVER ask him if the "truth is out there". That's not cool.


July 16, 2007 5:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gilberts only a little bit creepy, so i was keeping an open mind til someone asked about him running across your face, or in your shorts or whatever. nice of him to visit, but time for him to go back outside...more food for him there, anyway...

July 16, 2007 9:18 AM  
Blogger Ruth said...

Gilbert is adorable. I don't think he's too crazy about the TUMS, though. Maybe throw him a cricket or two. Better yet, maybe he wants you to put him back outside so he can find his way back home. His family is probably wondering where the hell he is.

July 16, 2007 9:50 AM  
Anonymous Skull-E said...

David Duchovny was plugging his new sitcom, “Californication,” at Showtime’s Television Critics Association event here in Los Angeles, and offered a few hints on the status of a second “X-Files” movie:

* Duchovny says he’s supposed to get the script next week.

* Duchovny says the script is by Chris Carter (who created the series and wrote the last movie) and veteran series writer-producer Frank Spotnitz.

* Duchovny says Carter intends to make his big-screen directorial debut with the project.

* Duchovny says Gillian Anderson is aboard.

* Duchovny says the plan is for a 2008 release.

July 16, 2007 10:13 AM  
Anonymous Tezzle said...

It looks like he's smiling!:D

Also, if David Duchovny does show up, if he sees Gilbert, and says "What was that thing?" or something, You should be like "Holy f***! An alien! Call up Scully quick!" Then he'll probbly get pissed and leave, so make sure any autographing or picture taking is done before the joke. ;D

July 16, 2007 10:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

watch out for those movie crews! They punch holes in your walls to get the shots they want and generally make a big mess.

July 16, 2007 10:42 AM  
Anonymous ALON said...

Yikes! That Gilbert character doesn't look too happy... I would totally invite him to get the hell out!

July 16, 2007 10:47 AM  
Anonymous Peaches said...

Gilbert looks like he has an evil smile. I'd watch out!

July 16, 2007 10:49 AM  
Blogger Papa Zook said...

If memory serves Gilbert is an Aligator Lizard ... no, I'm not making that up1 When I was little I got bit by one and had to get a tetnus shot. "It's got fangs!" I figure knowing that Gilbert has teeth will help with the animation and remind Elf-Up and Mep to keep their distance :-)

July 16, 2007 11:30 AM  
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July 16, 2007 11:58 AM  
Anonymous buddy dice said...

I'm telling you, those "movie" people are really burglars. And the people who own the place will really be pissed when they find that you've gone and everything else has too!

July 16, 2007 12:00 PM  
Blogger DeeJay said...

Here Lizard, lizard, lizard...

....sorry, just had to do it.

Gilbert, cute far away but up close is a little to snake like. Makes my skin crawl....ewww... that a tums for his tum tum for his late nite Taco Bell run?

July 16, 2007 12:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, burglars always come in person and announce they will be coming by, uh huh.

July 16, 2007 12:31 PM  
Blogger wheresmymind said...

That ain't no cute lookin lizard man, that looks too much like a snake for moi ;)

July 16, 2007 12:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I googled it a bit and that does appear to be a southern alligator lizard. He won't bite unless you try to catch him though and besides that, the bite wouldn't hurt much anyway as the teeth are tiny.

July 16, 2007 12:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should go to your local pet store and buy a canister of small sized dried crickets. I'm sure Gilbert would appreciate it!

- Court-nay

July 16, 2007 2:21 PM  
Anonymous Egg said...

you should just bring in live crickets and let them free in your place

July 16, 2007 2:30 PM  
Anonymous Plistkin said...

Yuck! What the fuck is that snake thing!? Fucking disgusting alligator snake! You got to get that thing out of your house dude!!!

July 16, 2007 5:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should go to your local pest control store and buy a canister of small sized vermin poison pellets. I'm sure Gilbert would appreciate it!

- Dave-nay

July 16, 2007 10:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boris...hmmm. Any other ideas?


July 16, 2007 11:53 PM  
Anonymous Michelle - Jacksonville, FL said...

I'm from Florida. Home of all things creepy, crawly. I'm cool with snakes, alligators and most any kind of lizard, BUT that Gilbert is way freaking creepy evil looking!!! Get him out now Todd, he's going to kill you in your sleep....

July 17, 2007 1:37 PM  
Anonymous prof zero said...

i agree with michelle

July 17, 2007 2:30 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

yep, definitely a southern alligator lizard. just be careful if you do decide to handle him with your unprotected hands-- they do bite sometimes if handled. they can use their tail to climb, too, which is interesting for lizards. have fun with him:) he'll eat anything alive that's the right size that he can catch.

July 17, 2007 10:22 PM  
Blogger DeeJay said...

He's still creepin' me out Todd.

Save me! Save me!


July 18, 2007 9:53 AM  
Blogger Odd tOdd said...


July 19, 2007 12:26 PM  
Anonymous Luci said...

Gilbert is totally cute. Don't listen to all these nay-sayers. He's eating the bugs in your house so that you don't wake up to find one of THOSE crawling on your face.
Just think of him as a pet mini dinosaur.
I found a baby gecko in my house yesterday. I put him outside to enjoy the bugs near the porch light.

July 25, 2007 9:39 PM  

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