Bits and pieces

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 13:35
sofiaviolet: two purple flowers on a single stem (two little flowers)
[personal profile] sofiaviolet
Giant centipede thing in my room this morning. It disappeared under my dresser before I found a shoe to kill it with. Ick. Anyone know if this is something I should legitimately be worried about (infestation, centipedes secretly carry zombie virus, IDK)?

Ate lunch in the presence of a bunch of cricket fans who had a large screen set up in the student center. No idea who was playing (between glare and giant pillars, I could barely see the screen well enough to figure out that it was cricket), but all the students seemed super-happy with what was going on.

I harbor an irrational resentment of the class right before The Networked Society. Basically I hate them because they prevent me from using the classroom as a quiet place to chill and make serious use of teh internets. This is a stupid reason to be annoyed at them but I am still annoyed. Ah well.

Date: 2011-03-30 18:17 (UTC)
jae: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jae
Okay, there was something about the fact that you started this entry talking about an insect that made it harder for me to realize that 'cricket' in this case referred to a sport. Which made your post both confusing and hilarious. *g*

-J

Date: 2011-03-30 19:09 (UTC)
jae: (goofygecko)
From: [personal profile] jae
Always! I love stuff like that. *g*

-J

Date: 2011-03-30 18:22 (UTC)
janinedog: (Default)
From: [personal profile] janinedog
Was it a house centipede? (warning: freaky bug photos!)

I saw them a lot when I lived in NJ, and then later in MA. They're actually considered beneficial because they eat a lot of other insect pests. And they're not dangerous (to humans). I guess technically there could be an infestation of them, but I've never seen it happen--if nothing else, they like to hide away and you don't usually ever see them.

Mostly, they're just super freaky looking. I caught one in my house in NJ once and took pictures (here). I didn't know what it was then, but I looked it up and figured it out. According to the internets, you control them by getting rid of their food sources (other insects in the house) and keeping stuff dry, since they like moist/humid areas.

Date: 2011-03-30 19:20 (UTC)
ajnabieh: A seagull standing on a "no seagulls" sign, with the text FIGHT THE POWER (fight the power seagull)
From: [personal profile] ajnabieh
I think it was an India/Pakistan cricket match? That seems to be what I'm picking up from my Facebook feed, lol. India won.

EEP CENTIPEDE SCARY. But I'm glad it seems not to be a zombie plague bug, according to others.

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