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100 random things that make me happy: #17

It's been awhile since I posted one of these, but I'm determined to see it through. It's a good exercise to think on the positive, so Imma keep going!

When I moved into my new place there were ladybugs here and there all over the house. I'd find one on the windowsill in the kitchen, another on the curtains in the living room. There was a little cluster of them in the corner of the bedroom. The ones that fly up toward the light fixture cast huge shadows on the ceiling in the evening. Two months later I'm still finding them hanging around. I've always liked ladybugs and thought of them as being a symbol of good luck - or positive energy at least. Seeing them around my house makes me happy.

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angus_honey
Jan. 18th, 2014 01:13 pm (UTC)
That this is really weird.
Now this is really weird because how often do I even think and talk about ladybugs??? Answer: v.v.v.v.rarely! (Btw, we call them ladybirds over here...) However, just yesterday I got into a weird conversation with a receptionist at the doctor's surgery and she confessed that she has a phobia of them! Of all the bugs in all the world aren't they the sweetest and the cutest?

Apparently not...some are vicious little bugs!

http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/10733408.Poisonous_ladybirds_living_in_News_Shopper_area__will_bite_humans_/

But whenever I think of them I always think of Burl Ives singing the 'Ugly Bug Ball'...and that was earworm yesterday and now it's going to be be my earworm for today! Bug(ger)!!
antesqueluz
Jan. 18th, 2014 06:56 pm (UTC)
Re: That this is really weird.
That's such a funny coincidence! My office staff joke around about how their old boss was afraid of ladybugs and would scream and flail at them with a broom. They're really pretty cool creatures - most species eat garden pests like aphids, and the smelly yellow stuff they excrete when they're scared is their blood. It's bitter to discourage predators. Sounds like those bitey harlequins just need to go back to Europe and leave your English ladybirds alone. And the News Shopper is pretty entertaining, btw. ;-)
angus_honey
Jan. 19th, 2014 09:10 am (UTC)
Re: That this is really weird.
It's such a strange coincidence...and I must have a more thorough look at News Shopper...
chase820
Jan. 18th, 2014 02:25 pm (UTC)
I had those in an apartment once. It was one of the happiest places I ever lived, so perhaps there is something to the good luck idea!
antesqueluz
Jan. 18th, 2014 06:57 pm (UTC)
They are happy little things!
f_m_r_l
Jan. 18th, 2014 08:46 pm (UTC)
One of my relatives is trying to teach her granddaughter to always count the spots on the back of ladybug toys to see if they're invasive or not. The thought of invasive toys gives me pause. :-) Ah, scientists.

But I'm glad that you have happy-making ladybugs.
severina2001
Jan. 19th, 2014 05:00 am (UTC)
I'm happy they make you happy, but UGH UGH UGH. I got shivers down my spine just reading this post.
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