Friday, July 11, 2008

[The Wisdom of a Distracted Mind] Slow down!

Gads! This day is just ripping by. I mean, I can even hear the little threads in the fabric of space and time being stretched and snapped.

Oh... Wait.

Sorry, that's just the ice-maker in the fridge.

Anyway, here's today's picture for all you folks out there who like those things:


Now, technically, this isn't a ladybug. It's one of those exotic orange things from Japan that bite and (this is really gross) they eat their own!!!

This little bastard was climbing around on the trumpet vine growing out back, and that place is pretty busy when it comes to bug action. The bees really like it. Flies and ants do too. And, well, I guess the Japanese bugs that eat their own!!! also like hanging around.

The place must be like a TGI-Fridays' or something.

Personally, I hate the thing.


Posted By Dan to The Wisdom of a Distracted Mind at 7/11/2008 10:56:00 AM


  1. I always thought the orange ones were kind of cute to look at...but then one of the little bastards BIT me! Every few years, they get really bad, and they turn up everywhere. "How did you get at the foot of my bed? Under the covers??"


  2. Not a nice feller at all. But the pic is good.


  3. The light makes him look a piece of jewelry.  Nasty jewelry!


  4. Hey!  Nasty Jewelry would be a great name for a band.  


    P.S.  When I replastered a wall a while back, the plaster was setting, but it was still damp and cool, and the wall was covered with probably well over a hundred of these little, orange bugs.  It was really gross.

  5. Looks like the dude in MIB (Men In Black) that they fought in the final scene. Is this a japanese beetle?