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June 9, 2009

No-see-um questions, part 1

  • Is that "zzzzzzzzz" I hear (meaning it's inside the netting and circling) or is it "zzzt, zzzt, zzzt" (meaning it's outside the netting and repeatedly banging its head against the insecticide-treated netting trying to get in)?

  • If I spin around quickly in the shower, will I soak the entire surface of my body with sufficient water volume frequently enough to keep the little bastards I know are in the room from landing and getting a toe/proboscis hold?

  • Is that mote floating in the beam of sunlight across the room innocent household dust or does it have venipuncturous intent?

  • What day of the week is it again?

  • How many ways can I misspell mefiquinone melfiquone mefliquinine my malaria prophylaxis medication?

  • If tomorrow is the day of the week to take my weekly dose of mefloquine, and I get thoroughly bitten today, am I more screwed than at any other time of the week?

  • Can I break my personal record (25) for number of bites received on a single 4cm x 8cm patch of appendage skin while said appendage was next to (inside, but next to) the netting for a brief period while sleeping?

To be continued, I'm sure...

Posted by Brenden at June 9, 2009 8:25 AM


Spinning is recommended only if you have no immediate need to know what day of the week it is.

Posted by: Carol at June 9, 2009 8:15 PM

Just like life in NC!

Posted by: Elrond Hubbard at June 10, 2009 8:54 PM

Looking forward to the "crazy mefloquine-induced dreams" post :-). Take care--- living vicariously through your adventures.

Posted by: mo at June 16, 2009 3:29 PM

So far, no luck on the "crazy mefloquine-induced dreams," but I keep taking it like clockwork and hoping...

Posted by: brenden at June 16, 2009 9:08 PM
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