Japanese Beetles have completely decimated the strawberry plants
in my garden and they are now working on killing my beautiful flowers. Yesterday they were prevalent at the pool and Mac and I were frequently picking them out of each other’s hair. They were floating the pool water and would just fly and land on unsuspecting sunbathers. Small children could be seen running and screaming with the bugs stuck to their swim suits or on their skin. I don’t ever remember a year where they have been this bad.
I read that buying a trap isn’t a good idea either as studies have proven that the bags attract the bugs, so many bugs in fact that the path
leading to the bag is often victim to damage that would not have occurred if a bag wasn’t in place. Some people say that soapy water helps. One web site says to go outside early in the morning when the bugs are still drowsy and to shake them off the plants. Drowsy bugs? Why not kill the bastards when they are sound asleep? If you have any special remedy for getting rid of these nasty creatures please let me know. I’m willing to try anything at this stage of the game.
I’ve been seeing a new Price Line Negotiator commercial on TV and
I really don’t get it. It has the Long Island Medium, Theresa Caputo, in it. She channels the newly departed during the commercial, talks a lot of mumbo jumbo about Price Line and at the end claims the spirit is beside her. A man in the commercial says, “In the refrigerator?” I don’t get this – there is no refrigerator beside her. What in the hell does it mean?
Yesterday we went to Wal-Mart and picked up school supplies.
Wide-lined notebooks, scissors, folders, #2 pencils, crayons, markers, colored pencils, erasers, glue, rulers, hand sanitizer wipers, disinfectant wipes, boxes of Kleenex, Dixie Cups and more. It was expensive and tedious trying to find everything on our two lists.
The checkout clerk commented that she was happy that she didn’t
have to buy school supplies anymore. She said her 17 year old daughter had dropped out of school and was thinking about going and getting her GED. I think I’d rather pay for the supplies than have to deal with something like that. And if I did have to deal with something like that I certainly wouldn’t tell complete strangers about it. There’s nothing like a Wal-Mart checker to make you feel good about your life and your purchases.