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And other insects. [Sep. 7th, 2010|03:08 pm]
Marissa Lingen
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I smashed a wasp against the library window yesterday. That did not thrill me. Then this morning there was a dragonfly in my kitchen. A dragonfly. Not acceptable. I do not smash dragonflies. They are our friends. They eat mosquitoes and, unlike spiders, do not bite us. So I have now joined the ranks of people who trap insects inside glasses and plates and carry them outside. I've never done that before, but: dragonfly. I mean.

Michele Bachman's campaign called to ask us to donate. In my best Polite Angry Minnesotan voice, I told the person that we were not in her district but would be donating heavily to her opposition if we were. Honestly. Michele Bachman. Of whom the rest of the far right wing wears T-shirts with arrows reading, "I'm not with Stupid -->." And it's only September. For awhile I was thinking that having a fixed election cycle was better because we would have guaranteed non-election seasons, which other systems might not allow, but no, no, I no longer believe this, they are invading everything, just everything, and I want the ability to have votes of no confidence, because I would have them all the time. Except in our library board. Oh, library board. In you, at least, I have confidence.
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[User Picture]From: pameladean
2010-09-07 09:41 pm (UTC)
*snrch*

Now I know several kinds it's probably not, anyway.

P.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-09-07 09:57 pm (UTC)
It was large and sort of '70s colored. I thought of you and how it would be convenient to have you there to identify it, only not, because this was about 6:30 in the morning, so you would have been quite sleepy and not at all pleased to be standing in my kitchen blinking at a dragonfly, and even if you were for some bizarre and inexplicable reason my houseguest I would neither have awakened you at that hour nor made the dragonfly wait in the glass until you got up.

I suppose if I'd been really sensible I'd have gotten timprov to come with his camera and get a picture of it, but you have to recall that it was also 6:30 for me. Which is better than 6:30 for other mortals, but still.
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[User Picture]From: pameladean
2010-09-07 10:00 pm (UTC)
If I'd been in the house I'd have been pleased to be awakened for a dragonfly, but I can well understand that, at that time, you simply wanted to remove it to a nice yard where it could eat mosquitoes.

I can't parse 70's-colored, though. Avocado and harvest gold?

P.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-09-07 10:06 pm (UTC)
That one orange and that one brown.
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[User Picture]From: kitryan
2010-09-08 06:19 am (UTC)
I briefly lived in a house where there was a bedroom done up in that one brown and another in that one orange :)
There was also a baby blue and a scarlet bedroom. The kitchen was avocado. I liked the orange room the best, as the wallpaper had spaceships. In orange and related tones.
It was an interesting house, said sincerely when referring to the layout, said with some sarcasm when referring to the decor.
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[User Picture]From: kitryan
2010-09-08 06:20 am (UTC)
Oh, to clarify somewhat, it was a temporary rental while our family was between houses and had just moved cross-country. Neither myself nor anyone I'm related to had a hand in decorating it.
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[User Picture]From: arkuat
2010-09-09 11:56 pm (UTC)
P. and I were discussing this, and we both thought that variegated meadowhawks would very aptly be described as 70's-colored.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-09-10 01:06 am (UTC)
How useful, thankful.
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