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Blasted mosquitos!

Those buggers have feasted on me again...I don't mind where they got me on the arm so much, I can pretty much ignore the itching there -- but they've got me on the instep too and it's rubbing against my shoe and it's driving me up the wall!

Honestly, what could Noah have been thinking when he offered these pests passage on his Ark? And why were they created in the first place? I'm sure they must have been an experiment gone wrong - I can't see their existence adding any value to the animal kingdom...

puppetoflove's made another lovely Tara-icon that I'm proud to have nicked and put up here - I'm starting to get quite a collection of these together, and they're all by the same icon-maker...



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Aug. 14th, 2003 03:39 am (UTC)
There is a theory about mossies and why they attack certain people more than others. Well, two. One states that they go for people with higher metabolic rates, therefore higher body temps - so if you are a natural hottie then there you go; mossie fodder. Which means they will bite you in prefernce to me next year. Cool!

The other has to do with cheese... and feet... Want me to elaborate?

BTW - have you ever read "A History of the World in 121/2 Chapters" by Julian Barnes? Great book - very clever and funny. It tells how the woodwrom got away with the whole Ark thing. Guess mossies did much the same.
Aug. 14th, 2003 03:59 am (UTC)
The other has to do with cheese...and feet...Want me to elaborate?

No, that's alright - I think I get the picture! And that theory definitely doesn't apply to me!

I remember having held a copy of A History of the World in 12 1/2 Chapters once...guess I didn't peruse it thoroughly enough though, 'cause I've missed the bit about the lowly woodworm. That Noah - liked living dangerously, did he?
Aug. 14th, 2003 04:54 am (UTC)
The woodworm smuggled themselves on board, along with various other nasties. They hid for the duration (I think they had to have words with the deathwatch beetle for almost giving them away). The first chapter explained so many things - like what happened to Noah's other son, the pleasant one who doesn't get a mention in the bible, and the behemoth, the unicorn, the phoenix etc. Very clever and funny - at least I thought so, you were obviously less impressed!
Aug. 14th, 2003 05:04 am (UTC)
Very clever and funny - at least I thought so, you were obviously less impressed

No no no! It was definitely on my 'To Get'-list. I don't know why I didn't get it while I had the chance -- probably in one of my ill-fated because never amounting to anything economising moods again; but the upshot is, I put it back and thebn never managed to find it again. But now, I'll just mosey over to Amazon in a second...

BTW, am enjoying Kate Atkinson -- muchly. Thanks!
Aug. 14th, 2003 05:21 am (UTC)
You like? Cool! It's always a risk when you recommend a book - especially something a bit quirky like this. But then, you show such impeccable taste in all things, I guess it's a given:-)

Have you spotted the BtVS refs yet? I was stupidly over the moon when i found them. Wasn't expecting them and it did my heart good to think she loves Spike too.... and she's famous and everything
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