And they call him, Gigantor

Posted on Sep 01, 2008. 11 comments

Once upon a afternoon dreary, while I pondered weak and theory,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten bore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a flapping (and flapping, and flapping and),
As of some one roughly throwing it's gigantor insectoid body against my (suddenly flimsy) chamber door.
`'Tis some visitor,' I muttered, `tapping at my chamber door -
Only this, and nothing more.
I really feel our house needs a
No Solicitors Including but not limited to Beetles of the Enormous Variety. This means YOU!
sign out front. I'll get right on that just as soon as the screaming stops.
Maya stayed remarkably cool during the whole privation of decorum.
(This photo is for blogless Amy, whose Aunt Linda gave Maya this adorable outfit last summer. I love having wise gift givers who do things like give you baby clothing for the following summer.)
Me, myself? I'm in the Grasshopper Confederation. Mainly I believe due to the baking of all my brain cells in the heat of Condenado Caliente Palm Springs.
Perhaps you've noticed the photo of my burnt orange sweater showing negative progress. The ripping back of my knitting sounding like freakishly large beetle wings flapping perilously close to ones person, to the both of which I say...Nevermore.


  • Posted by Jennifer on Sep 13, 2008

    I got nailed by something even larger the other day— I was nearly knocked out. Ugh. Bugs. At least the cats have learned to chase and eat! flies.

  • Posted by Kearsten on Oct 27, 2008

    Awww, it’s a June Bug!! I’m from WV and we used to catch those and tie a bit of thread around a leg and let it fly around. Instant kite! haha mean, I know, but it was fun! I’m surprised that, as a VA girl, you didn’t know what that was!

  • Posted by Amy on Sep 02, 2008

    Hi lady! Thanks for the shout out—I’ll send the link to Aunt Linda ASAP.
    Maya looks adorable and us East Coasters are waiting for a return visit :-)

  • Posted by husband on Sep 02, 2008

    What impresses me most is that you dragged our six-foot-diameter quarter out to the back patio all by yourself…

  • Posted by AlisonH on Sep 02, 2008

    You know, they use cocchineal insects from cactus plants to make some red dyes. That green… That bug’d better stay away from me!

  • Posted by Joelle on Sep 02, 2008

    Woa! That thing is big. …not the sweater

  • Posted by Lyssa on Sep 02, 2008

    Tell those silly Junebugs that it’s September already. Sheesh.
    Having grown up with those and palo verde beetles, I consider the Junebugs to be petite and cute by comparison.

  • Posted by Michelle on Sep 01, 2008

    I hope my new house has a cabana boy dishwasher.

  • Posted by Andria on Sep 01, 2008

    Uh, yeah, I’m totally never coming to your house again!! That thing is ginormous.

  • Posted by Carrie K on Sep 01, 2008

    So was that humongous thing in your house? And how do you like the new one you’ve moved to? lol.
    Negative progress! Wait. Oh well.

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