Yes. Ups and downs.
Bugs, of course, is what brings me to this post. Some of the bugs you get in the south are normal; you get Palmetto Bugs that come in when it rains, you get wasps that make homes in your bushes, and you get lawn shrimp that come in after the rains, too.
Yep. I said it. Lawn Shrimp.
So, with the Summer rains comes a plethora of Lawn Shrimp that come inside, pop around the kitchen floor like miniature jumping beans, and then die a few hours later only to leave our kitchen floor looking like a little shrimpy Jonestown.
These little buggers (Ha ha! No pun intended, really!) are infinitely aggravating, as they seem to slowly seep into the kitchen from what seems like a break in the foundation around our stove. You end up seeing one or two, and then an hour later, they've multiplied exponentially to the point where, when you come downstairs in the morning, you find hundreds of little dead amphipods littering the floor.
A quick run of the vacuum takes care of the suicidal aftermath, but I just felt that this would give you a peek into the life of a southerner during the dog days of Summer. Sucks, huh?
So, the next time you come to South Carolina for a Summer vacation and you find hundreds of tee-tiny little shrimp, dead and pink, on your floor in the morning... Don't freak out, it's just a part of life down here.
Also, I'd like to give a huge thanks to OnCloudNine9, my newest