Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sticker shock

"So there you have it: Nature is a rotten mess.
But that's only the beginning.
If you take your eyes off it for one second,
it will kill you."

-- Lee Goldberg, Mr. Monk in Trouble

Self portrait 10-16-13

"The Ant"

The ant has made her self illustrious
By constant industry industrious.
So what? Would you be calm and placid
If you were full of formic acid?

-- Ogden Nash

There is a proverb that says "An elephant may be big, but it falls on its face more than an ant."

That may be so, but these ants fell on my face.

Not really.

They didn't fall from anywhere. I put them there. They're just stickers, silly.

Ding ding ding!

Bonus "October-faced" fun fact:  Myrmecophobia is the inexplicable fear of ants.

So today's face is me, disguised as a myrmecophobiac.

Add this cool new word to your vocabulary today by using it ten times in a sentence. People will think you're really smart.

Or a jackass.