Sunday, July 11, 2010

Mr. Bug, Bug, Mr. Annoying Bug, Please Fly Away from Me.

I went camping this week and enjoyed the great outdoors. The great outdoors sure has a lot of bugs though. The price to pay I suppose, but they sure can be annoying. Particularly the mosquitoes. I tried using "Off" for the first time and it is true that this kept the bugs off of me. I don't think I got more than a couple bites, but it didn't keep them away from me. The damn mosquitoes just hovered around me with their incessant high pitched whining trying to figure out what to do.

The thing I don't understand is why if we humans are so enticing to the mosquitoes, why are the mosquitoes living out in the woods? Why aren't they in the big cities where they can get their fill of human blood? Or are humans out in the woods like bacon near a vegetarian. Not something that's part of their regular diet, but difficult to resist when placed in front of them?


  1. Proving once again why camping is the most over-rated of activities. To quote Alonzo Bodden: "Camping -- that's the dumbest vacation I ever heard of in my life. What, I'm gonna work all year so I can go out and pretend I'm homeless?"

  2. Your latter assumption is correct, usually the bugs have to find a soft spot on some forest dweller, which is tough to do, but occasionally some baby-skinned humans stumble into their territory and it's a free for all.

    They don't rock the urban lifestyle that often because they only live 24 hours and are hatched from bodies of water, which are much more common in the wild.