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Thursday, July 14, 2005

Aaarrrgh, bugs!

It's a warm night, unusually humid -- about 65 degrees, and 21 % relative humidity. (At this point, imagine a smirk on my face as I gloat over my relatives in Arkansas, where the humidity is about 90%, and the folks in Albuquerque, who are expecting an overnight low in the high 70s.)

But because of the 15-minute downpour last night (yeah, that's how rain happens in Rio Arriba County), we've got all the bugs. The mosquitos and no-see-ums are eating me alive, and they seem especially drawn to the computer screen. There are now about a hundred smudges that used to be flying insects, smeared across my monitor. I'm going to have to get out the glass cleaner in the morning.

4 Comments:

Blogger Carol Anne said...

OK, I think I fixed the problem that kept outsiders from commenting. To reassure me, please leave a comment, no matter how inane.

Fri Jul 15, 01:57:00 AM MDT  
Anonymous Jerry said...

Comments work! Hooray!

Fri Jul 15, 10:55:00 AM MDT  
Anonymous pL said...

The other night we were driving home from set (this was back in the CZ) and it sounded like it was raining. Indeed, along with the sound, were hundreds of "drops" hitting the windshield. Well, the "drops" were, in fact, bugs. It was pretty sick. Fortunately it rained very hard the next day (which was not fortunate for the production - we were meant to shoot the garden scene that day) and cleaned off most of the "rain" from the night before.

Fri Jul 15, 07:40:00 PM MDT  
Anonymous Andrew said...

Ah, humidity, where you never quite dry off after a shower. And you can expect an afternoon shower because the air can't hold any more water.

Sat Jul 16, 12:29:00 PM MDT  

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