Here we just dye animal pelts grass green.
Waspmonster update: After some careful googling, I believe these creatures are cicada killers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphecius_speciosus
Supposedly non-aggressive towards humans, and not very social. I believe I've killed 1 male and possibly a female, so there shouldn't be too many more after that. They dig straight down into the ground approx 10-20 inches. Recommended warfare is pouring a cup of ammonia down the hole at night after they've retired for bed.
Here's an awesome documentary that explains parts of the industrial revolution that are often forgotten and how one thing led to another in the domain of refrigeration. I know it sounds boring, but if you like history and knowing how things work, you have to watch it
I thought what I'd do was, I'd pretend I was one of those Thukkers, that way I wouldn't have to have any goddamn stupid useless conversations with anybody.
Originally Posted by Nu11u5
So much for a fucking date, she was 'working late' so bailed - reschedule is monday, so meh. I'm impatient and sort of expecting to be cock blocked by lol religion anyway. Apparently I fire where there is no potential target, sue me. Instead I had a P fun night at the bar and both won and lost at pool. Hurray.
Apparently, I am now one year away from being a quarter of a century old.
This is of course, a terrible accusation to make of anyone though.
Because of the hornet and Sphecius discussion on the previous page I spent a happy 15 mins on wikipedia and found this motherfucker:
Yes thats right, its a motherfucking wasp that eats tarantulas. Aka HERO WASP.
I next discovered the Schmidt Sting Pain Index which is the leading scientific index of sting pains. Its also epic:
1.0 - Sweat bee - Light, ephemeral, almost fruity. A tiny spark has singed a single hair on your arm.
1.2 - Fire ant - Sharp, sudden, mildly alarming. Like walking across a shag carpet and reaching for the light switch.
1.8 - Bullhorn acacia ant - A rare, piercing, elevated sort of pain. Someone has fired a staple into your cheek.
2.0 - Bald-faced hornet - Rich, hearty, slightly crunchy. Similar to getting your hand mashed in a revolving door.
2.0 - Yellowjacket - Hot and smoky, almost irreverent. Imagine W. C. Fields extinguishing a cigar on your tongue.
0 – 2.0 - Honey bee and European hornet - Like a matchhead that flips off and burns on your skin.
3.0 - Red harvester - ant Bold and unrelenting. Somebody is using a drill to excavate your ingrown toenail.
3.0 - Paper wasp - Caustic and burning. Distinctly bitter aftertaste. Like spilling a beaker of hydrochloric acid on a paper cut.
4.0 - Tarantula hawk - Blinding, fierce, shockingly electric. A running hair drier has been dropped into your bubble bath.
4.0+ - Bullet ant - Pure, intense, brilliant pain. Like fire-walking over flaming charcoal with a 3-inch rusty nail grinding into your heel.
Note the respectable showing for our HeroWasp.
Internet down at work now. Going to be even longer and more boring days. Might have to tether phone to do a bit of browsing.
Leaving on my well deserved vacation today, 11 days of camping in a mountain valley, 6 of which will be right next (2 minutes walk) to a metal festival for which I've already got tickets \m/ I hope my liver can take it
edit for fucking epic song that I expect to hear live, FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUCK YEAH!
Originally Posted by Narmio
Op day today, keyhole bowel surgery woohoo!
If im lucky the anaesthetic wears off by tomorrow, if not it's a weekend in hospital
I'm currently at my parents house. Last night was the first time I slept there in a month and a half since moving out. I'm slightly in shock but not really surprised that I spent all night dreaming about myself, my brother and sister decapitating people (fairly horrifically and in vivid detail) in ancient Greece. My brother and sister couldn't manage the decapitation so I was the person doing it.
It's all very telling.