Thursday, March 28, 2013

Spring Stinks

You know, in these parts, we used to refer to this time of year as "Cherry Blossom Season." We'd look forward to the gradual unfolding of these delicate flowers and even take bets as to when "peak bloom" would occur.  Oh, the gloriousness of those pink blossoms against a perfect blue sky!

But now?  We're all just living in grim anticipation of the spring day when the stinkbugs emerge from hibernation and, instead of heading outside, bumble obnoxiously into our living spaces.  You know what's fun?  Being awakened from a sound sleep by the buzzing sound of one stupid stinkbug that has decided to fly around the bedroom in the middle of the night and divebomb your head.  Also fun?  Finding a stinkbug sitting on a toothbrush that has been mistakenly left out on the bathroom vanity overnight.

Trying to decide where I want to run away to...

Hope is the thing without stinkbugs


[Cherry blossom image: TakeTours]

10 comments:

  1. I remember stinkbugs as being something you came across when you hiked down by the creek (in Maryland, growing up) not something that devoured the world. I can only hope the bird population is soaring to take those bugs down?

    And boy do I miss those cherry blossoms.

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  2. The only certain thing about DC cherry blossoms is that they NEVER bloom during the Cherry Blossom Festival. They're stubborn that way...

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  3. Here we have ladybugs. Sounds great doesn't it? Cute, lucky little guys. Not when you have HUNDREDS of them. On the toothbrushes, in our drinks, falling into our hair, crunchy little corpses everywhere. My kids hide under the blankets at night to avoid them. I vacuum them up by the dozens and it makes no difference, I have no idea how to get rid of them.

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  4. I am sooooo ready for spring. I would rather skip spring and head right into summmer. Sick of this cold.

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  5. What's with the bugs by you? Crazy!
    We have black flies by all the southern windows, but they die within a day so I'm ignoring them.

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  6. Stink bugs - yuck. So prehistoric. So annoying. My sympathies.

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  7. I'm going to pretend that I never heard, saw, or smelled a stinkbug... let alone a hundred-thousand of them.

    Come to "the other" Washington.

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  8. Come visit New England. We're still waiting for the snow to finish melting, and the bugs are all frozen.

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  9. We have June bugs which are annoying, but we don't have nearly as many of them.

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  10. 2 years ago i had a stink bug sitting on the ceiling in our kitchen (during winter). it never moved so i assumed it was dead and sort of stuck there. i'd look at it occasionally and tell myself to get rid of it but never got around to it. then in the spring, i tried to flick him off. i must have woken him because he got up and tried to walk away. he'd been hybernating right on my kitchen ceiling for months! my scientist father in law who was here at the time could not believe it. i was so incensed that I'd let him take shelter all winter in my KITCHEN! anyway, we killed him.

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