Sunday, August 28, 2011

Random Thoughts on Bees, Age, and Clear Skies

  • Age does not automatically make someone worth listening to. Experience can bring wisdom, but it can also reinforce prejudice and rigid thinking. I respect everyone's right to an opinion, but being 94 doesn't turn those opinions to gold.
  • The horror of nature's destructive forces can't be overstated. But the flip side of a hurricane is incredible clarity and freshness. I'm drunk on the breeze coming through my window.
  • We have a colony of bumble bees nesting in some old rodent holes in our backyard. If the rains didn't drown them out last night, we'll have to get them taken care of, because apparently—and contrary to what I was told all my life—they not only sting, they can be nasty about it. But wow, are they stupid! We watched them coming and going for a few minutes Saturday, and they had a really hard time finding the holes. They kept landing and trying to burrow into solid ground.
  • Google "stupid ground bees," and guess what comes up? Government stuff! :)
  • Last night's episode of Doctor Who was brilliant. I find myself longing to be in the middle of a past season so I can marathon new episodes again. This waiting stuff sucks. But the mind-twisty writing, the acting, the depth of emotion, and the places this storyline can go...delicious.
    • Writing is going very well today, so I shall get right back to it. Fill my comments with your random thoughts!


    Cathy in AK said...

    I think most every thought I've had today is random....But here's one:

    Goldfish crackers taste very good in split pea soup (which is better a day or two or six after initial creation).

    Natalie J. Damschroder said...

    Ooh, good to know! *makes note*

    Gwen Hernandez said...

    Yes, yes, yes to the first one.

    Your talk of bees made me think of the bees when we lived in California. Some people called them meat bees because, well, they were attracted to meat. We got Santa Maria-style barbecue (seasoned tri-tip with pink beans, salad, and garlic bread) and took it to the park once, and the bees were all over us. Crazy.

    Here (VA) we have these huge waspy looking things called saw bugs. Apparently they don't sting, but I'm not willing to find out. ;-)

    Natalie J. Damschroder said...

    I don't think I ever had bees come after my meat. Weird!

    Waspy things would be good to avoid, no matter what anyone says. LOL

    Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

    The start of school is no fun every fall.
    My worst bee sting ever was from a bumble bee.
    And dumb bees makes me think of government also.

    Natalie J. Damschroder said...

    You have good reason, Sue, to feel that way about school. :)