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That’s Crazy Talk

Posted 2012.04.25 8.31 in Pointless Blather

It’s been spider-weather lately. That whole spring showers thing – the 8-legged beasties are thawing out and waking up, then the rain drives them indoors.

I don’t approve of spiders. The creepiness of a creature is directly proportional to the number of legs it has. Extra eyes and wearing its skeleton on the wrong side are just additional strikes.

So lately I have like a dozen spiders roaming my livingroom ceiling. Quite brazenly too, they aren’t waiting till dark to scurry about. They’re strutting around like they own the place.

I’m not Ok with this, but I’m not running around trying to squash them either. For one thing, the ceiling is 9ft high so they’re hard to reach.

I’ve been worried that they’ll move into my bedroom. That’s where I draw the line. I can’t sleep while there’s spiders prancing around on the ceiling above me. I was just thinking this morning, how glad I am that they haven’t come into the bedroom yet.

Then that other part of my mind speaks up. The crazy part.

What if they are already in the bedroom and you just can’t see them yet?
Invisible spiders is a stupid idea.
Not invisible, but like, they don’t show up in normal light. Maybe they’re only noticable under a different kind of light?
You mean like a blacklight? Like how some scorpions are florescent? Spiders are related to scorpions.
Exactly. Get your blacklight and shine it around the bedroom, especialy the ceilings and corners.
Oh gods no, what if the ceiling is covered in invisible florescent spiders?!

And just like that, my normal rational line of thinking has been ursurped by the little crazy, and now I’m paranoid about blacklights in the bedroom incase I suddenly discover it’s full of invisible pseudo-scorpions.

Higher and Higher!

Posted 2011.07.22 8.37 in Pointless Blather

Forget yesterday’s UV factor ten.

Today it’s getting cranked up all the way to Eleven!

This is getting crazy.

100 Degrees in the Shade

Posted 2011.07.21 10.52 in Pointless Blather

It’s a hot one today! It’s days like this that we’ll remember fondly next February, when it’s -40 and the petrol in our cars has frozen solid.

Looking at the forecast, apart from the temperature, what struck me was today’s UV Index. It’s a Ten! For some reason, I thought the scale only went up to nine.

The whole UV Index thing still feels odd to me. As I mentioned in a recent photo comment, I can remember when we had a nice cozy ozone layer to protect us all. Life was good in those days. There was no UV Index, and we weren’t taught to fear the sun.

Anyways, seeing the Ten today, I had to go and look this up. Sure enough, the UV Index has only been around for a little while – it was invented in 1992. Invented here in Canada, in fact! Good old Environment Canada, leading the way.

Anyhow, if you’re going outside today, remember to buckle-up, wear your safety-suit, goggles, face-shield, helmet, and gloves. And don’t forget to have fun!