If I see one ant on my desk, or on my person, I can actually have nightmares that I am in bed with a zillion ants all over me.
It actually happened one time - saw an ant on my desk, had a nightmare they climbed up my bedposts and all over my bed.
I'm a sleepwalker, so I just started slapping the crap out of myself, and then in sleepwalk mode still, got out of bed and ran into my dresser, pushed open the closet door (my main bed is in my walk-in closet) and then still slapping myself, I woke up because I was like, "Wait I feel sore and I just felt myself move now."
So then I just started inspecting myself - inspected my bed - not a single ant.
It's a pretty bad phobia I guess - bees and spiders being major in the phobia category - and made worse by nightmares.
Plus sleepwalking makes everything worse because I don't ever know where I end up or why I end up. emotion_facepalm
Hilarious, girl power - I never thought of it that way, but you're right.
Black widows, praying mantis, now - lightning bugs eating their males.
Too bad, no bugs at the fireworks show.
Perhaps it was not a good weather setting for them? (too dry, too hot.)
They usually show up here when it is about to storm, and if it is a bit humid - moisture, I guess.
I find it interesting that lightning bugs:
Trick their mate by eating them for nutrition for the (um, baby bugs.) XD
Trick each other's species - lure one species over and then eat it anyways.
Some species do not eat when they are adults, but make 'food offerings' for the female.
Also, they stink because of a white gunk they excrete from their bodies as a deterrent for being eaten by animals.
Who knew that kids could play with such complex bugs, they're either ravenous cannibals or they're born to starve to death at adulthood. emotion_0A0
Reminds me of the Mexican Jumping Bean, how their larvae become moths with no jaws, as freaky as that sounds.
Speaking of bugs, today I was standing outside minding my own business, when a yellow jacket just landed five feet away from where I was standing, under a building ledge, and it was facing my direction!
I was afraid that it was going to try coming after me, that I walked an extra ten feet away.
So, you didn't hear about it either?
That's so strange.
I usually find out information by Gaia or internet news - but, nothing.
My mom usually finds out through Facebook or television news - nothing.
And my sister usually finds out by looking up stuff or from friends - and nothing.
It's too bad we all missed it because we didn't know about its existence.
But what I have been (sad and glad) about is: Lightning bugs.
I was sad to see just one lonely lightning bug drifting about all by itself one night, but a few nights later, a ton of them were out.
This year, it seems their number is starting to increase, which is good news to me!
(A few years ago, a study was done and they discovered that the firefly was in a sharp decline, and they weren't sure if they were going to put a ban on capturing the bugs.)
So each year, I would only see a small amount - not as many as I would have hoped to see when I was young - but it's a good start that I hope gets better as it goes. sweatdrop
Ugh, having an all-around strange day.
It makes me a something-something.
Got a coworker who is basically doing all in her power to try to one-up me, so I'm like, trying to dodge her sneak-attacks.
And then I got a former somewhat (best?) friend from like, middle school, who's trying to be ultra-chummy with my mother all of a sudden.
When I first added her on my Facebook, she was all, "Why you using my name on your account?" and then her mother popped in and was all, "So why you got my daughter's name on your account, that's not your name."
And basically made me feel like I was being questioned - not treated like a friend with the, "oh hey, you~!" kind of reaction.
So now the girl is all over my mom's Facebook, talking about how we were in elementary school together (we weren't,) how we were best friends in middle school (not really - she kept getting me in trouble and I had to keep doing her work for her) and talking about how we're still best friends.
She's even showing my mom class photos that she claims has me in them, and I'm like, "...I was never even in any of her classes except in middle school, and that was only two classes."
So I don't know, I'm feeling doubly conspired against or something, and it makes me feel like a something-something.
*goes crazy* emotion_0A0
Ah man, that reminds me of one morning - I'd gotten so used to waking up early for work, that I totally forgot that on a different day, I could sleep in and go to work at the normal time.
(I have to be out of bed by at least eight, but usually wake from 7-8.)
So one morning I was sleeping fine and then my brain goes, "Wait what time is it" and then I snapped awake and sat up in bed, threw off the covers, and then realized "...It's only 5:30 in the morning." mad
Tonight I'm sure I'm gonna sleep fine, because I'm so tired - it's only 9:15 and I'm already tired and ready to sleep.
Sometimes I'll get like that, but it's not that big a deal for me.
I deal with insomnia a lot, some other sleeping problems (two majors: sleep walking, and sleep eating... Shadow in the fridge at 4 in the morning, trying to make a sandwich... Not a thief... just hungry~ emotion_drool )
So if I'm late, I'm like, "Eh, I'm going, I'm going," and then whenever I feel like it, I go offline.
My usual time is 10 at night as a sort of deadline.