Monday, November 9, 2009

Take Cover!

Darn those lady bugs. They're everywhere! They're so lucky they're adorable. When they break-in, they are gently saved and put back outside where, ahem, they belong. Not in the house.

Over the weekend, my family was at an outside event in Columbus, and we were under attack. Lady bugs dive-bombing from all directions. Landing on clothes, skin, hair. Anywhere. And no matter how many times they were flicked off, they kept coming back. My daughter was quite the unhappy camper (she's not a fan of bugs, even adorable ones).

What's with all the lady bugs? It seems a little late in the year for them, doesn't it? Could they possibly be those lady bug imposters (some sort of nefarious beetle) that I can never remember the name of or how to tell the two apart. I'm not sure, but even though they're cute, they can go away now. Any time.

I was at the grocery store yesterday and noticed there was a lady bug hitchhiking on a woman's purse. I have visions of lady bugs taking over Kroger, buzzing around the aisles, flitting from produce to dairy without a care in the world. All I have to say is that they better stay away from the chips. Cuteness only goes so far.


  1. I'm with you. I think the lady bugs have come out of the woodwork. They are everywhere. The ones we have are more a dark brown than the usual red of a lady bug. And, unfortunately, if you touch one - they smell terrible. Hope they go away soon.

  2. Isn't it funny that if you see on bug, you swear you see them all the time.

  3. Mason, I've never heard of stinky lady bugs! Yuck. Not so adorable. Do you have stink bugs near you? I wonder if it's a cross breed?

    Dru, so, so, so true!

  4. Heather, they're swarming because they're trying to find warm places to spend the winter. A large number of them have decided my log house fits the bill. They very definitely stink and the cuteness wore off for me when they started smacking into my head while I was trying to write. I think they're called Asian Lady Beetles, but don't hold me to that.

  5. Hi Annette! Those must be those nefarious lady bug imposters I can never remember the name of. Now they can be the stinky nefarious lady bug imposters. Smacking into your head, huh? Yeah, that definitely eliminates any cuteness. I hope they don't come around here. I have enough trouble concentrating as it is.