Battle of the Bugs

By: RobDaHood , 5:53 PM GMT on March 06, 2012

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Well, there have been some interesting developments of late concerning my friend RTLSNK. (funny how many interesting developments he finds himself in the midst of). Once again he finds himself dealing with a creepy-crawly infestation. This time it's not rhino beetle giganticus, but perhaps something a bit more sinister. I'll just post the report I recently read from him:

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Todays Garden Report is brought to you by The Macon Master Gardener, Sugar Bear.

Fear not boys and girls, for we are about to talk about an invasion.

Macon has been invaded by the nafarious KUDZU BUG.

It was discovered in Athens, Georgia in 2009, and has now spread throughout Georgia, Alabama, and the "Carolinas".(yuk yuk yuk) Both of them!!!

It does eat the dreaded Kudzu Plant, however, it also eats everything else in the world. It likes to spend the winter in the walls of your home to stay warm. It is about the size of a Ladybug but a little smaller. It also flys extreemly high for a little bug so strong winds will blow them everywhere.

If you find one inside your home DO NOT STEP ON IT. It is known as a STINKBUG and has a horrible smell. Use the vacuum hose to pick them up instead.

Here is a photo of the little critter:



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Further reports on this ongoing operation will be released in the comments section below as they become available.

Here is a link to the previous blog.


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I know the feeling, woke up at 0200 hrs sneezing my head off.
Rather odd to be sitting on the side of the bed and find your head on the pillow. :)
Put it back where it belonged, made a pot of coffee, took two benadryls, went back to sleep at 0430 hrs.

Pollen count today in Macon is 10 out of 12.
Sat, 10.3, Sun, 11.2, Mon, 11.7.
Went to Walgreens yesterday and bought a box of those blue medical masks.
I don't care how funny they look, they work.:)

BTW, trying to figure out what is in Pottery's mind is like trying to figure out how many kernals there are on a cob of corn, or trying to find a needle in a haystack. He is an islander you understand. No telling what kind of strange potion, or elixer he had consumed to cause his malaise of confusion, contortion, and consternation of the night before.

I had to reach across time and space and the Atlantic Ocean to locate his mind and all I found was some sort of dream about native girl carpenters wearing bikinis working on some sort of flooring project. Took me awhile to get that one out of my head. :)

They did have really exceptional.....tools. :)
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155. RTLSNK

There you have it Pottery.
Although I am not sure all things have been made clear.


RTLSNK,
Your words have not fallen on sleeping ears, sadly enough.
I find myself still awake at 0500 for the second time this week.

Happens every time Angie has a week off.
(She didn't go to sleep until 0300)

Think I'll double down on the benadryl and try again.

Until the morrow...
(which is actually right about now)
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In the quiet of the night,
in the early morning hours,
while others sleep peacefully unawares,
one ponders the meaning of it all.

Discontent is want of self-reliance; it is infirmity of will.

It is impossible for a man to be cheated by anyone but himself.

That which we call sin in others is experiment in us.

There are three wants which can never be satisfied: that of the rich, who wants something more; that of the sick, who wants something different; and that of the traveler, who says, "Anywhere but here."

Great geniuses have the shortest biographies. Their cousins can tell you nothing about them.

What forests of laurel we bring, and the tears of mankind, to those who stood firm against the opinion of their contemporaies.

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.

A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.

In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.

Aah, how I wish the above words had been my own.
Alas, only the first sentence was mine.
The rest were Amporisms by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
A Wordsmith of the highest order.

They came from The Viking Book of Amphorisms, a personal slection of more than 3,000 amphorisms from more than 400 authors, given to me by my friend Swampy.



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LOL

Actually, I am rather anticipating further obfuscation, but I could be wrong. It has happened twice before.

Perhaps at this point, I should take a nap and rest my brain to better understand the imminent response.

Have a great night Pottery!
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Quoting RobDaHood:


Okay,
I think I'll just leave this one for 'Snake to deal with. It's already making my head hurt!
:o)

Good idea.
I'm hoping he can clear it up.
For both of us!

:):))
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Quoting pottery:

Well, this got me thinking.
Well, actually, not really thinking so much as considering the relevant perspective of the issue as raised by you.
In fact, even the relevant perspective is kind of flawed due to the ramifications which you so eloquently ignored.
Be that as it may, and with the present International Debate on the demise of Amphibians being forefront in my mind, I am happy to report that I have Reached a Conclusive Final Observation pertaining to the Matter at hand, and will be happy to share it with you.

But first I will need to try and remember what it was I was on about in the first place.

Oh well. It surely was going to be Something of Note.
Sorry.

:):))


Okay,
I think I'll just leave this one for 'Snake to deal with. It's already making my head hurt!
:o)
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Quoting RobDaHood:
Good Morning!
No, RTL. I was awake before 7:30.
Just stayed in bed a long time.

Pottery,
Payday is always great fun. I agree though, it doesn't seem to last as long as it used to and the paydays seem fewer and far between.

Well, this got me thinking.
Well, actually, not really thinking so much as considering the relevant perspective of the issue as raised by you.
In fact, even the relevant perspective is kind of flawed due to the ramifications which you so eloquently ignored.
Be that as it may, and with the present International Debate on the demise of Amphibians being forefront in my mind, I am happy to report that I have Reached a Conclusive Final Observation pertaining to the Matter at hand, and will be happy to share it with you.

But first I will need to try and remember what it was I was on about in the first place.

Oh well. It surely was going to be Something of Note.
Sorry.

:):))
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Quoting RTLSNK:
Hey Bud!

Just a drive by, headed for the kids for dinner in a few minutes.

Temp hit 88.1*F here in Macon at 1545 hrs today.

That is crazy!

See ya later.
Greetyings...
That's as hot as it is here, Snake! (almost, but still, thats June-July temps not so?)
Heh! What will it be like in Aug-Sept??
(yeah, I understand the reasons for this hot-spell, but it kinds of makes you think of putting in a pool with a chiller on the delivery side of the pump.. Swampy said he will come and dig it for you, one Saturday morning......) :):))
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Wow,
Didn't even get over 80 here.
Have big fun tonight!
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Hey Bud!

Just a drive by, headed for the kids for dinner in a few minutes.

Temp hit 88.1*F here in Macon at 1545 hrs today.

That is crazy!

See ya later.
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Gotta get up and do some stuff. Enjoy the tunes.
Last one for a while...if you don't like GnR, just turn the volume down and look at the cool cars.

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Quoting ycd0108:
"Wild Horses"
Thought I had commented but I don't see it.
Maybe the stuff makin' shock waves came from Patrap's SR 71?
"We'll ride them someday!"


Nah, pretty sure it was just an over-enthusiatic fighter jock.
They were going round and round yesterday.

Good to see you!
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"Wild Horses"
Thought I had commented but I don't see it.
Maybe the stuff makin' shock waves came from Patrap's SR 71?
"We'll ride them someday!"
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Well, the weather has been beautiful this week, unfortunately that means I gotta run the drip emitters and micro-jets today.

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Been a lot of flitting about at high altitude by flashy hardware overhead the last couple days. Yesterday afternoon someone got a little excited and goosed the throttle a little too much. Rattled the whole countryside.

Kinda nice to hear them training.
Good for people to be reminded that we still have folks in harms way.
God speed my warrior friends!
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Good Morning!
No, RTL. I was awake before 7:30.
Just stayed in bed a long time.

Pottery,
Payday is always great fun. I agree though, it doesn't seem to last as long as it used to and the paydays seem fewer and far between.
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Quoting RTLSNK:
Sleeping late today, eh?

Remember, the early bird gets worms.

There is something wrong with that I think.


It was not supposed to rain yesterday, and it rained three times.
Today, it is supposed to thunderstorm, that means it won't rain.

56*F right now headed up to 82*F.

Better get the yard work done early today!:)

Need coffee.

I try to avoid this Infestation of Infernal Intestinal Irksomness, by staying in bed till I know that you'll have used them all up.
Seems to work....

Heading for the City. Will collect a cheque from the Gallery to make the old account look like it is alive again.
I fear that it will soon look unwell again though.
Ah, well........
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Sleeping late today, eh?

Remember, the early bird gets worms.

There is something wrong with that I think.

It was not supposed to rain yesterday, and it rained three times.
Today, it is supposed to thunderstorm, that means it won't rain.

56*F right now headed up to 82*F.

Better get the yard work done early today!:)

Need coffee.
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Hi there, good tunes!

Been a busy day, yard work, picked up the H&K and the Winchester, cleaned the Browning Citori myself, took SugarBear out to lunch and then to the Sewing Shop to get her new computerized embroidery machine fixed, some more yard work, did some reorganizing in the garage, had dinner, and now ready to crash. :)

Wasn't supposed to rain today but three little boomers formed just to our NW and came through and dropped some nice rain on the gardens throughout the day.

Pollen count today and tomorrow = 10.2 out of 12.

Should have bought that "Sneezy" hat at Disney World. :)
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Gonna take a break for a while and pay a bit of attention to the "Angel of my dreams".

"so I close my eyes softly, 'til I become that part of the wind that we all long for sometimes. And to those that I love, like a ghost through the fog, like a charmed hour and a haunted song...and the angel, of my dreams."

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LOL
Hey Oss!

You have been missed!
Been crazy for a lot of us lately!
Funny, I just watched the last "Bugs" movie the other night!

Take good care man and check in when you can!
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Hi Rob and all!

I saw the title of your blog and just could not resist :)

Hopefully things slow down soon and I can get back to the good blogs here :)

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Song of the day:
"I'll close my eyes,
and I'll turn around,
and leave it all behind.

So free, for the moment,
lost somewhere between the earth and the sky.
Lost because I want to be lost."


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Sorry I missed you RTL. I was eating lunch too.

Gonna take the dog out for a while and do some gardening.
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OK, I'm back, where is everybody?

Deja Vue, this seems to be a recurring theme around here today.:)

Wait a minute, it's lunch time, I promised SugarBear I would take her out for lunch.

OK, I'm out of here again.
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I don't know about everybody, but I was making and eating an omelet.

Good Morning Goofy!
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Morning its 0800 where is everybody
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Quoting pottery:
I have to advise, that today I went back to work on the Languishing Project.
Cut and fitted about 20% of the floor, but have not nailed any as yet as that is a 2-man job.
Actually, it would be just as good to have it a 2-woman job, providing the women wear appropriate clothing.

I will leave you with that.......

heheheheheh

Looking forward to seeing it completed and occupied.
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The one night I don't wake up at 0230 and this place was jammin'!

Thanks for stopping by folks!
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Quoting swampliliy:


Sure, I get up and you go back to sleep! :))

(good idea) :))


Sure, I come back to check and now you've gone back to sleep!

Good idea. :)))

yuk yuk yuk
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Quoting RTLSNK:
Gee, where is everyone?

I saw a movie like this once.

A guy woke up and he was the only one left in the world.

He eventually went crazy.

Dumb movie.

I would have gone to the Ford Dealer and borrowed the keys to the Shelby GT 500 Super Snake Mustang!

OK, back to bed now. "Super Snake". I like the sound of that. :)


Sure, I get up and you go back to sleep! :))

(good idea) :))
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Gee, where is everyone?

I saw a movie like this once.

A guy woke up and he was the only one left in the world.

He eventually went crazy.

Dumb movie.

I would have gone to the Ford Dealer and borrowed the keys to the Shelby GT 500 Super Snake Mustang!

OK, back to bed now. "Super Snake". I like the sound of that. :)
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Quoting swampliliy:


ROFL! :))

I'll see your "I better hide" and raise you a "He's gonna kill us" :))

How I became a Ranger...............

One of the questions from the Army Career Placement Test given to college graduate applicants for a direct military commission was:
"Rearrange the letters P N E S I to spell out an important part of the human body that is more useful when erect!"

Those who spelled "spine" became doctors...the rest went to Ranger school...




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Quoting RobDaHood:
A Sergeant at the Army Airborne jump school was describing the program to a new batch of students.

The first week, "Ground Week", we separate the men from the boys.
The second week, "Tower Week", we separate the men from the idiots.
The third week, "Jump Week", the idiots jump out of a plane.

:o)



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Quoting pottery:

Happens there too, does it?
I thought it was a Uniquely Equatorial thing.
But then again, I based my Assumption on the idea that folks like you and Snake were Perfectly Balanced.

I should have known better, of course.

:):))


Of course you should have known better my good man.

You and I are the only whatnots around here that are Perfectly balanced.

Rob and Swampy are, how shall I put this politely, slightly askew.:)
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Quoting ShenValleyFlyFish:
I'd hang on to the Winchester. Rare enough that it will hold/appreciate in value. Money evaporates. Unless some compelling reason to turn it in to cash, I wouldn't. Over/unders are cool and high dollar but most serious collectors will have copies and will sit tight in hard times. Winchester rare enough to shake someone loose even in a down turn.

Just saying.


Yeah Shen, I agree, just having it checked and cleaned right now.

If she really wants to sell it I may buy it myself.

It is in mint condition. :)
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I have to advise, that today I went back to work on the Languishing Project.
Cut and fitted about 20% of the floor, but have not nailed any as yet as that is a 2-man job.
Actually, it would be just as good to have it a 2-woman job, providing the women wear appropriate clothing.

I will leave you with that.......

heheheheheh
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Quoting RobDaHood:
BTW Ranger Rick,
That joke came from a female that thinks that jumping out of a perfectly good airplane is a fine passtime. She loves kidding me about it. My theory is that is why God invented Black Hawks and Ospreys!

Meant to tell you that last time we talked, but you know how we get off on tangents.

Happens there too, does it?
I thought it was a Uniquely Equatorial thing.
But then again, I based my Assumption on the idea that folks like you and Snake were Perfectly Balanced.

I should have known better, of course.

:):))
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Sun has set.
A pretty good day.
Time for dinner.
-later.
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BTW Ranger Rick,
That joke came from a female that thinks that jumping out of a perfectly good airplane is a fine passtime. She loves kidding me about it. My theory is that is why God invented Black Hawks and Ospreys!

Meant to tell you that last time we talked, but you know how we get off on tangents.
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