Thursday, July 10, 2008

[The Wisdom of a Distracted Mind] Bullseye!

A short time ago, we had a freakish little storm come racing through here. It didn't drop a lot of rain. The temperature didn't sink all that much. And, all it all, even though the warning was for a severe thunderstorm, it was really more about the wind than anything.

And boy! Was it every windy.

I stood in the doorway watching the lightning and the rain and the patio furniture as it got swept off to Oz (Hope you enjoy the rocker you ungrateful, little Munchkins!). And, whenever some insanely strong gust kicked up, I could actually feel the air getting sucked straight out of my lungs.

Big time windy!

Nonetheless, it was nice. And, when it was all over, I went outside to snap some quick pictures of wet things, blown over things, Toto's crap as he dropped a load of ballast before being swept off to see the Wizard.

The thing is, as I was standing outside, a wind-aided mosquito (and they are terrible this year thanks to the floods) flew at roughly the speed of sound, proboscis-first, straight into my forehead, right between the eyes, and buried his needle nose through my immeasurably thick skull and into my brain, I think.

Everything just itches.

So, I was either gang-raped by a rather large and very thirsty swarm, or that little bastard bit my brain and shorted something out.

Oh yeah. there's also a pretty good lump on my forehead.

Anyway, with the way this summer is going, it's clear it's going to be a bloodbath, and if you or anyone you know might be heading into the great outdoors, you might want to invest in a little full-body kevlar.


Posted By Dan to The Wisdom of a Distracted Mind at 7/10/2008 08:19:00 PM


  1. I know what you mean-The EPA lady was by my place checking on skitters in dead pool. Landlady didn't drain it this year, whoops!

  2. We have ponds here, and in late summer, we get invaded by the nasty buggers. (That's why I love our bats.) When I get bit--and I often do--I put Benadryl spray on right away, and that seems to help.

    Not with West Nile, but at least I'm not so damn itchy.


  3. I hope that mossie didn't end up with any of your brain cells. They could seriously disrupt the rest of his life.


  4. Wow, bet it didn't go so well for the mosquito, either:)

    Assuming photos to follow, of the storms aftermath?

  5. We are having the most bizzare weather too, I mean I know it rains over here but WTF? Not a whole years rain in a £$&*^%$£ month!

  6. I have damp woods on my property and they may look awesome in the fall, but right now they are so bug infested I itch just thinking of going outside. (Hugs)Indigo