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Monday, September 14, 2009

justine's wild backpack kingdom

I'm poaching this story from Justine, but she doesn't have a blog, so it's not like she's doing anything with it.

Today she found a milkweed worm making a chrysalis in her backpack! Just hanging out in there! She's going to try to transfer it to a jar so it can carry on its great work. It's the craziest thing I've ever heard, a real Festivus Miracle. We've been trying to find milkweed worms for weeks now, but no luck. We think their migration pattern may have shifted, because neither my mom nor I have been able to find any for years, and we used to find them every fall. Maybe they have colony collapse disorder too!

HOLY CRAP TERRIFYING UPDATE!

It turns out that Justine was harboring a TOMATO WORM, which I don't think can get any grosser! It's like giving birth, and the doctor says, "Here, Mrs. So-and-so, here is your beautiful baby," only the baby is a Moray eel. YUCK.

Tomato worms are my kryptonite--right up there with the eggs-in-its-back frog. OH, I just remembered! Grandma Maxine gave us a bunch of her old books, and the other day I was leafing through one on animals, and it just happens to open on the page with a big old picture of the freaking Surinam Toad, with its babies all jumping out of its spongy back flesh. Sick. I can't escape that stupid thing. Always and always I'm seeing pictures of it on accident and it's nightmarish.

Here, I'll share with you:
And the video to make you cry while vomiting:
All photos courtesy of the internet.

2 comments:

amy greenway said...

Grody to the max!

tipsybaker said...

I think it's time for more cinnnamon rolls!
Or llama!