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August 24, 2008

Various and sundry, vol. 1024.7

Filed under: Various and Sundry — Tom @ 9:45 pm

I haven’t done one of these in ages. Now new and improved with Iphoned-pictures:

Kind of like that scene in The Godfather, only involving Amanda’s birthday gifts and taking place in the trunk of my truck.

Clouds crowd 'round the mountain

We get really hopeful when we see clouds like this around 5pm. Inevitably, more often than not, nothing happens. So far: nothing has happened.

More dead bugs!

For the past two weeks, we’ve had a daily invasion of these annoying beetles – black with thin red stripes along the length of their sides – coming in the front door (all those black specks in that shot are them, dead, outside our front door.) We were going crazy. Nothing stopped them. Finally, I did some research and tried this crazy remedy. It turned out that it worked. The solution? I turned off the front porch light and they stopped bothering us immediately. High tech!

Sleepy, as usual
If there’s one thing the Iphone does, it gives me an opportunity to take pointless pictures of things and upload them to Flickr in realtime. Who doesn’t love a picture of a slumbering kitty?



  1. Boxelder bugs? We have craploads of them at work right now. Not the most disgusting of all bugs, but the sheer quantity of them makes it creepy when you’re sitting at your desk and they are crawling across your stuff, or all up and down the window that makes the 3rd wall of your cube. Ick. Snacking at my desk has been put on hold indefinitely.

    Comment by Lisa — August 26, 2008 @ 3:21 pm | Reply

  2. I think you ID’d ’em! We’ve stopped the invasion, but we can’t have the outside lights on . . . until who knows when. I’m going to go in search of “boxelder killer” poison, I guess.

    Comment by Tom — August 26, 2008 @ 3:24 pm | Reply

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