Thursday, March 20, 2008

Bugs And Why Not To Avoid Them

There is a pressing subject I am forced into discussing here. I have had 3 Things happen that confirm I must discuss this, or else. I am not really enthusiastic about waiting for another situation to arise to further confirm the necessity of this discussion, so I will just do it now before Thing Number Four takes place.

Okay, I hate bugs. There, now you know.

What does that have to do with this post? Everything.

Let me explain....

Thing Number One:

I was cleaning up Toby's newspaper one day (a daily chore I enjoy doing whether I want to or not) and was casually leafing through the pages. I stumbled upon (what I was sure was probably) an interesting article but then quickly slammed the next page on top of it, as if closing the door of possibilities for the contents on that page to spill out on my dining room table. You see, the page had a HUGE microscopically magnified bug head and it covered almost half the page. (I hate bugs.) It had hairy particles, defecating substance like shards and was looking right off the page with it's huge, beady bug eyes. (I really hate bugs.)

Now, I'm sure the article was all about bugs and how to avoid them and how they live with us and how we can't get ride of them and how millions of tiny bugs probably inhabit the very keyboard I am typing on and how counter tops in my kitchen are really not very clean because of these hidden bugs that stay behind even when a wash rag wipes across the counter and how being sick is confirmation that a bug is in your house and that kids are very susceptible to bugs because of their germy attraction in life, etc. I didn't want to be reminded of the inevitable. So, I threw the paper out, thankful that the giant bug was going with it.

Thing Number Two:

I thought that was the end of it. Until a kind reader sent me a clipping from the paper and sweetly mailed it to me. I was looking at that bug again. The dear reader just thought a few details about bugs would be a fun thing to blog about. (I must admit it is.)

Okay, I like my blog, I HATE bugs. So, why would I destroy something I like with something I hate? Folks, I have learned that sometimes life is like that. It's reality.

Thing Number Three:

You guessed it: my kid.

So, there you have it. When life throws you bugs, write a blog. When bugs get you down, fight back with a blog. And if you really want to learn some interesting facts about bugs (and even if you really don't want to know), read the inevitable truth. Or else.

“Bugs are an inevitable fact of life. Try to find a deeper understanding. We need them more than they need us, in a weird way..."

(Thanks to PVE for the blog inspiration! And Bug Off? Please don't!)

4 comments:

Celular said...

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Anonymous said...

Okay if it is okay for you to not like bugs then I can still hate frogs!!! I am so sure you know what my great sister did to me at christmas it is funny now but not at the moment. If you don't know just ask her I'm sure she would love to tell you. Kim

pat ve said...

This turned out to be a "bugable" blog. Notice your comment from Celular. My sister's blog got a comment like that yesterday or so. It seems to come from Brazil. She put John 3:16 in Spanish for someone who might just be able to read and understand it. They do speak Protuguese in Brazil. We ARE getting into the buggier time of the year. You may need to invest in some bug houses.

Scribbit said...

I've always felt rather guilty for not liking dogs and cats--I mean it's about as mean and uncaring as you can get not to like a fluffy cat or something :)

I'd actually take a bug (up to a certain size) over a dog. Bizarre, I know.