Monday, May 10, 2010

Quiet reflection?

I'm sitting on a park bench- supposed to be thinking about my next big blog post or something. I have my pants rolled up over my knees, legs propped up on the table in front of me; A ball cap, a tank top, and a very contented 3 1/2 year old romping around the multi-colored play set pretending to be a pirate. (Note to self: shake his shoes off out side...its not fun getting sand out of your bed)

It's peaceful and warm...perfect setting for an epiphany or some sort of startling revelation....I consult my brain....crickets.

All I can think about is the fact that my legs are so white transparent, that I feel like I should be wearing tanning bed goggles to look at them. That, and I was suddenly distracted from my second attempt at brain consulting, by a low humming sound....A helicopter???    

Nah.....Too close.


There it is again. I look to my right and there is the mother of all beetles getting ready to eat my face off. A heart attack with wings. I leap up, waving my notebook around like a lunatic, hoping to hit a home run. The turd did a fly by terror.

What-the-fudge man?! Seriously, why do these things get so big?! They're like mutant houseflies. AND you can HEAR them before you actually SEE them.  Leaving you looking around frantically for the impending hell on wings. Now I'm paranoid. Grrrreat.

But one thing I am NOT is pensive. My mind is actually somewhat blank.  


No pressing issues? No stresses? Not even enough brain action for a brilliant blog post?  Odd. but sorta nice.....

...I suppose that would explain why I found the cordless house phone on the front seat of my Alero when we got to the park.


Do it for Monkey!!!


Tara R. said...

They grow bugs big in Florida too, scary flying aliens.

(I enjoyed your non-bloggy blog post.)

Kerri said...

We had a fly in the house the other day...when it buzzed by me I thought for sure my hubby had gotten an RC helicopter or something. The thing was gigantic!

MommyLovesStilettos said...

OMG ewwwww beetles!!

Kristin said...

Tara's right! Here in Florida we have GIANT flying cockroaches called palmetto bugs. They're naaaaasty!

Cleo said...

Thanks so much for the encouragement in stopping by my "Post It Note Tuesday"!

Jam turned out GREAT!

There's really nothing like fresh, homemade, without all the preservatives and artificial ingredients home cooking!!!

Hope to get the tutorial up soon...I only have 5 other posts waiting to be written in fron of it!!! LOL!!! a new header. Made it myself. Blasted thing only took me till 4 a.m. one night and half of the next morn!!! No easy feat with three little ones under foot!!! :)

You ought to see our Palmetto Bugs here in SC....HUGE flying cockroaches....S-C-A-R-Y!!!!

Scotty Graham said... crack me up!

Lourie said...

One thing I do not miss about VA is the BUGS! Crickets, flies, mosquitoes, cicadas, bees--lots of bees, wasps. Etc. Here there are still bugs but they are few and far between.

Jimmy said...

I have seen some that actually sound like helicopters :)

Sitting back watching the little guy play sounds like a perfect day---except for the fly by that is.

He Who Laughs Last said...

I have so many days like this...glad to know I'm not the only your blog!

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