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