And then this Bear, Pooh Bear, Winnie-the-Pooh, F.O.P. (Friend of Piglet's), R.C. (Rabbit's Companion), P.D. (Pole Discoverer), E.C. and T.F. (Eeyore's Comforter and Tail-finder)--in fact, Pooh himself--said something so clever that Christopher Robin could only look at him with mouth open and eyes staring, wondering if this was really the Bear of Very Little Brain whom he had know and loved so long.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

ladybug, ladybug

Some weeks ago (I'm guessing late June) I noticed one ladybug hanging out in our bathroom, usually right where the wall hits the ceiling. Cute.
A few weeks later there was a second. I had visions of exponentially growing ladybug populations. Memories of the ladybug invasion of Chicago my second year of college. I mean, ladybugs are cute, but not when they're everywhere (alive and dead).
Maybe my ladybugs were both the same sex, or otherwise incompatible, but after a few weeks the population had grown to just three. Today I noticed a fourth.
It looks like the rate of growth is linear, and slow. And they may fly away home come winter, though perhaps the opposite, who knows.
When they crawl on my stuff I try depositing them out the window, but they seem to come back. I'm really just concerned that they are going to establish a large, permanent settlement. I guess it's wait and see.

(In case you can't tell, I am on vacation between work and school and find boring things amusing, and blog-worthy).

In honor of ladybugs:

(perhaps to much levity, or at least music, for the nine days, :) but watch it at some point.)

My favorite line:
"They talked about the high price of furniture and rugs/
And fire insurance for lady bugs."


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