Friday, April 9, 2010

A Fly On The Wall

Now that it's warm and sunny, and the world smells all earthy and lovely, and there are soft romantic breezes blowing about, it's time to open all the windows and doors and let the outside in.  But, as with everything in life, there is a downside to all this breezy openness: flying critters. It's happened to everyone- you get yourself all tucked in, get your pillows plumped just right and your body in the perfect position, and you switch off the light, and then, bzzzzzz! - a fly, bee, mosquito, or other irritating winged creature goes buzzing past your ear. No chance you're going to get a good night's sleep with that erratic buzzing, not to mention the thought of it- whatever it is- landing on your head and crawling in your ears or mouth. (Oh, you weren't thinking about that? Well, now you are).

How to solve this problem? You could spend the next 20 minutes chasing the thing around with a rolled-up newspaper (at least it will get your heart-rate up), but then it'll be at least an hour before you really calm down and get back to sleep.  Instead, use the bugger's own stupid instincts against him: Keeping the lights in your bedroom off, open the window (or a door to the bathroom in a pinch), and turn on the outside (or bathroom) light.  The dumb thing will be irresistibly drawn to the light (why, I don't know- do I look like an entomologist?) and go buzzing right out the window or door. Turn out the light and quickly slam the door, leaving your winged nemesis locked out of your room. And your nostrils.

P.S. I know this pic has little to do with today's post, but sometimes I come across a photo so ridiculous, I just can't help myself. Thank you for your indulgence. 
P.P.S. Seriously- who built that bike? It's too much.


Anonymous said...

O.M.G!!!!! That photo is the best ever... I'm laughing so hard I can't even read anything.

Natural Tinnitus Remedies said...

That is a really funny photo. I really do hate it when random flies and mosquitos enter my home. It is the hardest thing to get rid of them.

Anonymous said...

This is such a great idea, and your fly photo is just too funny! I really love your blog.

Lily said...

Thanks! I sort of wish I had taken that photo, but at the same time, I'm glad I didn't. I mean, his feet don't even reach the pedals.