Saturday, May 05, 2007
Tick, tick, tick...
No, this blog entry isn't about time slipping by. It's about ticks. We are facing an infestation of them. Not at the level of Exodus but for some reason this year, in southern Illinois, ticks are abundant. It doesn't help that we have two dogs in our backyard. We've found about a half a dozen plumped-up boogers in the house and I am totally grossed out (do your best valley-girl).
I am from the city. I grew up in a suburb in southern California. Ticks are from the country. I am not used to having nature so close to me, leeching off my existence. I muttered to Dave, ashamed of myself, "I could watch someone give birth but I don't think I could remove a tick from you, hon!"
If anyone has remedies for this plague, PLEASE pass them on to us.
P.S. I though of including of photo of a tick (obtain from flickr) but the idea of looking at that parasite everytime I opened up my blog brought bile up from my innards. So enjoy the clock.