Sunday, May 26, 2013

MAY 26, 2013

3 INTELECTUAL PURSUITS OF THE DAY..

SWARMAGEDDON IS THREATENED---JUST WHEN YOU THINK ALL IS WELL-- . ---GOOD OLE MOMMY NATURE SENDS HER BUG VERSION OF A NO'EASTER... APPARENTLY NORTH CAROLINA HAS STARTED SENDING THEM UP NORTH-- AND THO I HEAR THEY WILL BE AS FAR AS CONN... .I AM SURE WE WILL GET OUR SHARE--

When Swarmageddon sets in, Easterners won't need to wonder: The bugs will cover the ground when they crawl, blot out the sky when they fly and generate a mating hum as loud as a New York subway train (90 decibels or more). After a weeks-long mating season, the adults will die off, leaving behind shovelfuls of bug bodies. Meanwhile, a new crop of nymphs will hatch out from their eggs and burrow into the dirt to begin the next 17-year cycle.

I REMEMBER THE NOISE-- WHICH IS APPARENTLY THE MATING CALL- WHICH IS SIMILAR TO TH E TEENAGE HUMAN MATING CALL OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC.

AND THE BUGS ATE EVERYTHING GREEN BETWEEN BOSTON AND NEW YORK- AS I DROVE TH E MASS PIKE IT WAS DEVOID OF EVERY LEAF OR BLADE OF GRASS... THE ENTIRE BERKSHIRES- LIKE WINTER.. NOTHING GREEN.

THE MANUFACTURERS OF YELLOW STICKY TAPE TOLD PEOPLE THEIR STICKY TAPE WOULD SAVE THEIR TREES. THEY SOLD ALOT OF IT AND ALL THE TREES I SAW WITH YELLOW STICKY TAPE WERE BARE NAKED.

BUT TO GET IT BACK TO SERV DOG PROJECT-- THIS COULD BE YET ANOTHER CHALLANGE- BECAUSE I REMEMBER PICKING THOSE BUGS OFF THE LEGS OF THE HORSES...- THEY HUNG ON THE TIRES OF CARS EVEN AFTER A DRIVE TO TOPOSFELD.

I DO NOT KNOW HOW WE WILL DEAL--

BUT WE WILL...
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BONNIE-- OUR RESIDENT SCIENTIST- HAS TACKLED THE TOPIC OF MOSQUITOS AND THE YEAST TRAP OF SODA BOTTLES--

SHE CAME UP WTH THIS REPORT WORTH PASSING ON...

Carlene,
I came across a great idea when I was browsing homemade mosquito traps online. One of the yeast and sugar trap makers used their own dirty socks included as mosquito bait along with the yeast and sugar. Traps with the socks caught WAY more mosquitoes than with yeast and sugar alone. This was one of the more scientifically run studies. I've got to try this. I have the perfect socks.
Bonnie
BONNIE IS MORE THAN CAPABLE OF RUNNING THIS STUDY CORRECTLY AND WE ANXIOUSLY AWAIT HER REPORT....
HER STUDY ON BRIGHT BLUE STICKY BEER CUPS VS THE DEER FLYS---- IS DEAD ON. WE MUST RENEW THOSE WITH MORE "TANGLEFOOT"- I DO NOT KNOW IF THAT IS A BRAND NAME OR SUBSTANCE NAME-- BUT IT IS WELL DESCRIBED-- AND NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO DE-STICKY ANY PLACE IT LANDS.
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I DON'T HAVE A WINSTON REPORT BECAUSE PAUL TOOK HIM HOME WITH CHAOS-- LAST SEEN HE WAS BOUNCING AROUND -- WITHOUT ANY PAIN KILLER--
I WWAS TOLD THE YELPED ONCE DURING THE DAY BUT IT DID NOT CAUSE HIM TO COWER IN THE CORNER-- I SAW NO SIGNS OF TROUBLE,
EXTREMELY STRANGE.
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THAT---ALONG WITH GETTING NO ROUND WORMS OUT OF THAT WHOLE LITTER IS JUST ANOTHER BEWILDERING FACTOID.
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I AM DELIGHTED TO HEAR THAT SHELIA MAY HAVE FOUND A WEEKEND PLUMBER TO PUT IN MY BATH TUB-- A CHAMPAIGN PARTY IN THE TUB WAS MENTIONED-- I SHUTTER TO THINK WHAT THAT WILL ENTAIL
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I HAVE HAD EVERYONE IN THAT BATHROOM TO LOOK OVER THE PIG IN THE DESIGN OF THE VINYL FLOOR-- WITH HOPES OF GETTING THAT FLOOR UP IN ONE PIECE... I HAVE STUDIED THE BATHROOM FLOOR FOR 30 YEARS AND IT HAS MANY INTERESTINGLY ARTISTIC PATTERNS..
I WOULD SUGGEST A FRAME THE FLOOR CONTEST BUT I DON'T DARE MENTION THINGS LIKE THAT.
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THE PINK ENVELOPPE CAMPAIGN HAS FLURISHED-- ENOUGH FOR ME TO ORDER THE 20 FOOT TIPI..
WHAT STARTED AS A PLAIN OLD TIPI--
HAS BECOME "MARY'S TIPI" AND I HAVE YET TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GIVE THAT THE RESPECT IT DESERVES
I AM WORKING ON IT.
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STEW TODAY
WITHOUT EARLENE TO BE HOSTESS IT IS HARDLY WORTH MENTIONING SUNDAY STEW AT ALL..
MARIA-- IN DESPARATION-- SUGGESTED WE GET A COUPLE CANS OF BEANS AND SOME HOT DOGS IN THE BIG POT...AND THEN WE REMEMBERED LAST TIME JACKY WAS HERE , SHE CREATED SOME STRANGE INDIANA CHILI-- SO WE TOOK DOGS OUT TRAINING AND GOT HER THE INGREDIENTS.
WE ARE EXPECTING SEVERAL APPLICANTS TO SHOW SO WE CAN GET A BETTER LOOK AT WHO NEEDS WHAT... SOME MAY SHOW TODAY IN THE POURING RAIN..
BUT WE WILL HAVE 2 "LANDINGS"-- THE T- TENT AND THE FIREPLACE AND THE GUEST CABIN-- WHICH CAN GET MOBBED BUT IS WARMER.
WITH DIFFICULTY WE HAVE MADE A LIST OF THE OLDER DOGS... AND THEIR QUIRKS- AND PEOPLE WHO MIGHT WORK WITH THEM.
THE YOUNGER DOGS ARE TOO FULL OF QUIRKS TO MAKE ANY DECISION YET.
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YOU'LL START HAVING TO MAKE ALLOWENCES
BECAUSE MY --A-- KEY IS BECOMING DYSFUNCTIONL ...
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PROGRESS IS BEING MADE ON THE CHICKEN BOARD.. NOT SOLD OUT YET-- BUT GETTING THERE... IF YOU CN ( see what i mean bout the A key??? i tire of going bck and correcting it.)
COURSE IT COULD BE A DYSFUNCTIOAL PINKIE FINGER.... (LEFT)



I AM NOT YELLING-
- I CAN NOT SEE the small print

3 comments:

  1. OH, noooo! Carlene...what have you done to merit the "Plague of Locusts?"

    I know they're Cicadas but all my life down here in the South we called them Locusts.

    I'm hoping and praying that they don't hit you. I wish I knew some magic trick to make them take a turn to the East and into the Atlantic Ocean.

    Good luck to you all.
    Apple

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  2. Mary The Donkey Tribute... Maybe Silk Screen Your Favorite Picture of Her On The Fabric of The Tipi?

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  3. Carlene..you could have lint under the A key.....use a brush and try to get all the stuff from under the keys..I do that often...amazing what can come out!!

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