Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Caterpillar That Got in the Way

Lately the weather has been pretty bad. It's been raining for the past few days, and I kind of hoped it would rain so we wouldn't have to go to swimming. That didn't exactly happen....anyway, getting back to the topic of weather and such, it quit raining for a little while and the sun came out. It's rainy again, but while it was sunny, I went out and took some pictures. Or I was going to.

....Until this little creature got in the way.

 Let me tell you: I hate worms. Like, hate worms. Hate, hate, hate worms. I didn't even like them as a little kid. I would see one and run inside (remember, this was just when I was a little kid). The only time I touched them (that I can remember) on purpose was once when I was probably five. I was wearing rain boots and I let them crawl on those. So I guess *technically* I didn't actually touch them. Although I have touched them while wearing gardening gloves. But that might have been and accident...

And yes, I do realize this isn't a worm like an earthworm. I know, it's a caterpillar. Now, I have been more brave about caterpillars - oh, and snails. But I really, really, really don't think you want to hear my snail tale (That was so creative, right? Or maybe it was just....cheesy). You probably wouldn't read this blog ever again if I told you.

So anyway, after my slight encounter with this disgusting beast (I am amazing at exaggerating, in case you hadn't noticed), I made certain that I watched where I walked. I didn't get very far before I decided to stay on the back porch and take pictures of my brother's succulents.

He has some in an awesome container from Starbucks. I don't know what it is about the container, but it's totally adorable.

 I was pleased to discover the handle says STARBUCKS on it.

 I love this. I don't know why. I just do.


More on swim team:

Sadly, it was not canceled. Remember last week how I was talking about how many push ups we did and such? Well, we had to do twice that amount...I think. I was completely confused by the whole thing because it seemed like we didn't do as many as we were supposed to do. It's this thing called "The Dirty Dozen". You swim one lap, you get out and do one push up, you swim two laps, you get out and do two push ups, and so on all the way up to twelve. I didn't do the right amount of push ups, but I'm pretty sure I swam the right amount.

I saw a boy from swimming at band today who asked me if I was sore. I told him I wasn't, and he said he did more than me. I told him I swam the whole thing, and he said I didn't do the push ups. I tried to tell him that the ground on one side of the pool is extremely rough and hurts your knees (yes, I usually do girl push ups - I can *sort of* do the regular ones if I HAVE to), but he thought that that was just a dumb excuse. It's true, though. One side is very rough, where on the the other side it's very smooth.

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Kryn said...

Tubs and I saw a snake the other day. We were terrified.

Emily said...

What did it look like? One time I had a pet snake (when I was around seven or so) that escaped and was under my dresser one night. It was creepy.