9:59 p.m. - 2006-03-21
How are you? Things are okay here, it is SPRING after all! But in MN that means 35 degrees. Heck, after the 20 inches of snow we received last week I can handle sunny and 35.
But obviously it was not only humans who felt the pull of the spring equinox. For Sunday at 1 am, an ancient foe awaited me on my bedroom wall: The Centipede. Horrors! Thankfully it remained there while I fetched the death-spray, and succumbed quickly. But it's hard to sleep in a room that harbored such a beast. Here's a rude awakening of your own from www.whatsthatbug.com:
What has the centipede been doing all winter? Watching cable in my neighbor's apartments? Knitting with its 100 legs?
I even had a premonition about the insect; earlier that day I'd been blowdrying my hair in my bedroom, sitting on the floor. When I put down the blowdryer, I noticed it blowing under my desk, and worried that it might stir up a multi-legged creature. Obviously I am psychic.
A shout out to BCSM and R, who cooked my roomie D and I a delightful dinner on Sunday. Their neighbor's cat came up to visit, and showed off his very loud meow and strange hiss! What a cutie!
KB and "Chanel" spotted a brown, round furry creature holding court atop a bunch of sticks! Was it a muskrat? A beaver? More research to follow.
Last night my handsome fiance R brought to my attention this article about Minnesota's State Reptile, Blanding's Turtle. Check it out, plus a cute picture of a tiny turtle!
Ok, I look forward to hearing your recent critter stories! And to counteract the evil photo above, a fuzzly one from www.pbskids.org: