Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Oh, I need to add to my bug post below. While BIG BIG BIG bugs are still around -- I had a striped whistling june bug in my office window last week that was around 2 inches long, what's more disturbing is the earwigs around here. I've probably seen one before in my life. Since moving to Utah, I've become inimately familiar with thousands of them. Picture this -- fresh lettuce brought in from the garden and I put the stuff in the sink to rinse it... 60 or so earwigs come running out. Blech! That's not the worst of it, if you leave anything on the ground overnight, the next morning you'll find thousands of 'em curled up in it just trying to stay cool from the mid-day sun. I made that mistake with a canvas folding chair. Again, Blech!

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