Sunday, July 25, 2010

Mosquitoes: The Wrong Insect


It just happens that I am a mosquito magnet. Perhaps I smell bad or wear too much perfume, both of which they love. Or maybe I dress in dark colors or don't change my socks. At any rate, those female mosquitoes who 'blood feed' before they lay eggs obviously can smell me, since they don't see well, and zoom right in for a snack. It's good to know I'm providing protein for the next generations of pests. Not only do the females love to lay eggs, up to 300 at a time, or up to 3,000 in a lifetime, they're crummy moms! The old 'lay 'em and leave 'em' trick. Great. So all her brats hatch and are ready to bite my ankles in 4-7 days, and we all know my ankles need to be swollen to an even larger size. Thanks for that. I know they are beneficial to the food web, but I believe God made them, and said, "Damn. That's not what I thought it would be." And by this time, 600,000,000 had hatched and He couldn't unhatch them. Mosquitoes, like brussels sprouts, are just wrong.

4 comments:

Annie said...

Come back over to my house! When you're here, they go after you. Now that you're gone, they're coming after me!

Tracy said...

well said kel, and thanks for adding another fun blog to the mix of things to follow! love it.

Ed B said...

where did you get that picture of the bug?

Lisa A said...

I once said God made a mistake with fleas! My mother said the comment was blasphemes and that was the end of that!
Just like Daniel said in 4th grade, "my teacher is funny AND nice" (as if you could not be BOTH!)