Sunday, April 23, 2006

A Bug's Life


ROFL at myself.  I just made two of the most spastic animations known to man.  I wanted to have bumble bees flying around...crack me up.  It looked like spastic bumblebees on drugs.  I got the above tag from Lisa Jo.  I wish I could give credit to the person who made it but I don't know.

My goal one day is to make a small entry.'s never gonna happen.  At least you folks are can speed read, skip half of it, etc.  My BF is always asking me if I have a shorter version.  Hmmmm....nope.  I definitely was not standing behind the door when God was doling out the gift of gab.  (Quoting my mother who often says I was standing behind the door when God handed out organizational skills, etc. etc.)

Why did I want bumblebees?  Because a bee tried to enter not one of my ears but both yesterday morning as I was getting ready for work.  Flipped me out because all I could hear was buzzing by my ear and then the other.  I finally spotted the bee on my shoulder so I wasn't imagining this.

This is not the first time I've had a bug enter my ear canal.  Years ago, we had returned from the Outer Banks.  My kids were all very young and wanted to get ice cream at the dairy a block or two away.  I put them in the car and took them to shut them up.  It was extremely hot and humid.  Megan and Joey had these Ninja turtle sherbet things that melted all over them before they could eat it.  Of course, Becky continuously wiped herself so she was cleaner than clean.  I made them sit on the sidewalk curb to eat them and had my wipies handy to clean them before they got in the car.  Megan's clothes, face, everything were green and sticky and dirt was sticking to it. 

I would love to make a long story short but I can't.  I was sitting there chowing down also under a huge spotlight with moths flying all around. guessed it.  A moth flew right in my ear and deep into the canal where it was wedged.  You cannot believe how loud the noise is when it flaps thosewings in there.  I flipped my lid.

I threw all 3 kids in the car as is and drove myself to the local hospital.  This was before cell phones were in existence.  The hospital was near my MIL's house so I called her from there to come and get the kids and had her call the old man  who by then was well on his way to drinking himself into oblivion since the absolute rule of vacation was no drinking at all until we were home safe and sound.  The nurses watched the kids til she got there.  She had no idea what was wrong with me but was sure I was half dead because my kids looked like street urchins; one thing I did keep immaculate were my kids and never took them anywhere without a full change of clothes and cleaned up body parts.  I could hear Becky, who was about 8 and so mature, trying to explain the situation over and over that "Mommy has a bug in her ear."

They probed the crap out of my ear.  Put some fluid in it to kill the creature.  Told me it was probably a cockroach and would try to crawl out. (This flipped me out more.)  Then they said I would need to be transferred to the Eye & Ear Hosp. in Pgh. and have it surgically removed the next day.  Dayum, the moth was still flipping away in there; driving me insane.  A call was made to Eye & Ear and instructions were given to the local docs on removal.  A simple flushing of an enormous amount of water and out it came......the hugest moth I've ever seen.

So, yesterday morning brought back some deja vu.  And it was a huge bee.  Think I would much rather have a moth in my ear than the bee.  What are the odds of having this happen again?  In my case, I'm wondering.

I have some wild flowers and spring bulbs I need to get planted today.  I'm half tempted to put a hat over my ears.  I've had some near misses in my yard before with bugs and my ears.

Enjoy your Sunday.  I hope your weather is better than it is in Pa.  It's warm but monsoon type rain has been falling off and on.  There is a small break right now before the next rain moves in.  TTYL.....





pennietoonz said...

Chris, I love that tag. So adorable!
Ewwww... this story makes me cringe!! How awful.
LOL, you reminded me of a guy I used to work with. While telling a story he would so, " make a long story even longer...."   :0)
Love ya,

chevyz71gurl74 said...

OMG Chris...i would absolutely pass out
if i had a freakin bug in my ear, for a long
extended time ...eeekkk!  I feel for you
I can't imagine you making anything
You crack me up ~ have a great sunday!

debbiewebb4465 said...

LOL Chris, you're so funny !!! My name means bee in Hebrew btw, but would NOT want one in my ear!!!!!!! And I'm totally phobic about moths so would've probably fainted, let alone worried about how the kids looked your name graphic :-)
love and hugs Debbie (& Vin he he) ~xxxx~

jeadie05 said...

Oh Chris Iwould have been frantic I cant imagine how awful that would be ...Jan xx

kdcutie26 said...

Oh My GOSH Chris!  That is the most horrible story that I have ever heard.  Could you see the moth in there, or was it so far down that you couldn't even see it?  I would flip my lid and be in hysterics the entire time.  How horrible.  Wat your ear sore after that?

jckfrstross said...

ewww a moth gross now i will have nightmares lol have a good monday


dwhee70041 said...

Chis, thanks for the story.  I am reading it just before sunday dinner.....ugh.........  it was long but good.  Smiles, David

chat2missie said...

I can't imagine having a bug or insect stuck in my ear like that!  

lanurseprn said...

What a horrible experience, but you told it so funny!!  I'd have been flipping my lid with a bug in my ear!  UGH!!  I bet the kids won't ever forget that day!

tpiez4me said...

Hang on....I'll trying to pull myself back up outta the floor laughing so hard.  Can you say DUH?  Howz about some earplugs or listen to yer walkman while you're out there!!!  Maybe just a little cotton! LOL!!!!!

njmom72 said...

I'm the same way with the gift of gab hun...sometimes when I get on a subject I will talk for hours! lol

~ Susan

sazzylilsmartazz said...

No wonder you are paranoid. I'd be paranoid for the rest of my life. Scary story - enough to drive ya buggy.
Don't worry Chris. One of my high school English teachers told me I had diarrhea of the mouth! LOL

am4039 said...

I don't know what I would do If I had a bug in my ear. I just hate bugs. Yes bees and spiders are the worst.

queenb8261 said...

I left an enty and AOL crashed in the middle of saving it so.....
YOur moth story ewwww girl.  Gave me the heebie jeebies. LOL Sorry but ugh.  
I had a teeny bug get in my ear, but he didn't go in too far and luckly came right out.  It reminded me of why I hate bees ...even though I am the Queen.  LOL I like cartoon bees.  Hee hee and my B does not stand for BEE OR Barb.  LOL I'm going to make an entry now about the killer bees in Lubbock.  Glad that moth didn't do any damage.  Hugs, Barb

queeniemart said...

I love that MM tag!
You are a WONDERFUL story teller.....go right ahead and gab away. What a awful really. But i love how Becky kept saying "mom has a bug in her ear". LOL
Chad is deathly allergic to bees. You stay away from them too if you can!!!!
Love,lisa jo

jeanno43 said...

I am here by way of Queenb.  Glad she mentioned you. Lol at your moth story although it was probably not funny at the time. I would hate anything in my ear like that, gives me the creeps just thinking about it.  What an absolutely beautiful fountain graphic, would you mind if I snagged it. I love anything to do with water.

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bmorrrick said...


I cannot imagine in a million years, how horrible that must have been.....having a bug in your ear!!!  I'd probably die of a heart attack before they ever got the bug out!  You are so creative, and do a great job in telling a story!!


thegirlnexdoor77 said...

now that just creeps me out...when I was in 9th grade I thought that a moth enter my ear and it was flapping around and my mother said that there is no way...since then I have heard that some people have had cockroaches enter their ear...I never went to the doctor for it...and now have problems with the same ear...hummmm....wonder what a petrafied moth is like in an ear...LOL...cover those ears girl....hugs to you..TerryAnn.

djohn52 said...

We were stationed in Mississippi when Chad was a baby. They had these little bugs called earwigs.  The had a lot of legs.  They SAID it was only an ol wives tale that they crawled into your ears and curled up to live!  Me...I wasn't taking any chances! I would not let Chad go to sleep on the floor, I always made sure he was up high.  Now that I think about that it probably didn't make any difference, they probably could crawl UP too!  Eeek!

Don't they (kids) always look like little urchins when there is an emergency!  LOL

xxroxymamaxx said...

OMG!  I bet it wasn't funny at the time but that is funny as hell Chris! lmao!  GbU, Shelly