Honey, I Can Tell Something’s Bugging You

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32 Responses

  1. Voyager says:

    Now that’s a road trip tale to beat all.
    And I can just hear the whine of “Are we there yet?”

  2. Dorky Dad says:

    Once again, I play second fiddle to Voyager.

    Great post. I mean, sorry that “groomeo” had a bad case of bug-ear, but that was a pretty fair story, I must say.

    I must note, however, that being able to stick a quarter up one’s nose should not be considered in any way a “gift.”

  3. Ann(ie) says:

    oooooooooooh! I love the pics!!!

  4. Vest says:

    Must have had a few nicknames. e g Schsnozzle. beaky or the feller with the big smeller.

    Beautiful pics.

    I once slapped a fly into my ear, the noise was unreal.

  5. AmyTree says:

    Oh. My. God. Wrath of Khan’s got nothing on you!!! *Shudder*…

  6. Glamourpuss says:

    I, too, am a deep thinker. But I am uncouth.

    And my orifices’ capabilites are indeed awesome. All of them.


  7. My Reflecting Pool says:

    ack! He made it 8.5 hours before deciding to see a doctor? Sounds like it was the vacation to remember.

  8. Karen says:

    As I’m reading your description of the said bug possibly laying eggs and them crawling out groomeo’s nose and mouth, all I could think of was that scene from the Believers…. excuse me while I puke.

  9. urban-urchin says:

    OMG that’s horrifying. I had a yellowjacket fly into my ear canal at 5 and proceed to sting me multiple times before I could yank the little bastard out.

    I was eating breakfast but now feel the need to go throw up and breathe into a paperbag for a spell. I can not BELIEVE that he waited that long.


  10. Dan says:

    I’ll bet Anne Coulter can’t stick quarters up her nostrils. Pity really! 🙂

    Nice photos. Looks like you had a wonderful time.

  11. lime says:

    well, i guess since you were seeing godzilla like footprints it was only fitting that mothra attacked groomeo’s ear….you got all the makings of a real horror flick there!

  12. Jill says:

    The same thing happened to my man once. I was able to extract the thing with some tweezers, but not before getting miffed because he was yelling at me. Turns out you can’t hear much when there’s a flying insect beating its wings in your ear. But, still, he didn’t have to yell at me.

  13. CS says:

    Oh my God. I was a little weirded out by the friend who shoed quarters into his nose. But the moth! That gives me the heebie-jeebies. Your poor husband.

    The rest of it looked fun though. If I were there I’d sing for your son the Stegosaurus song: I am a Stegosaurus, I’m a funny-looking dinosaur, and on my back are many bony plates, and on my tail are more.

  14. Diana says:

    Psychic sisters, indeed! Husbands in mortal terror! Donuts!

    While reading this, I kept thinking “Go to a doctor!… but not me.” Ug. Bugs. Charles persists in trying to run along the wooded path even though it’s deer fly season. Even with a thick coating of 45% DEET, he still has large chunks of skin ripped from his person on these ‘healthful’ runs. (That’s my husband bug story. Nothing on yours, thank goodness.)

    Have you named The Moth yet?

    Moths like wool. Does this mean that Groom has wool between his ears? Oh, the endless teasings this begs.

  15. MyUtopia says:

    Wow! and I thought my husband had a big nose!

  16. velvet girl says:

    That must be some impressive ear hole that Groomeo has to house such a monsterous bug. Eeeeeew doesn’t even cover it.

    This brought to mind the news story that I read a few weeks back about the little kid who had two huge spiders crawl in his ears while he slept. Double Eeeeeeew.

  17. TLP says:

    Hysterical! I mean His-tear-rick-cal! Loved it all.

    Also enjoyed the photos. My husband and I traveled all of that a couple of years ago, including your upcoming trip to Yellowstone.

    I’m now considering earplugs on any and all future trips.

  18. Patience says:

    Oh my. I AM SO GROSSED OUT!!! I would be running, screaming, poking sharp things in my ear!! GET IT OUT NOW!!!!!!!


  19. Shari says:

    I had a wood tick in my ear when I was a kid. Eww. There must be a kind of a contest in Bug World for getting a hole in one to win a prize. Of course, the stakes increase because none of the buggers know how to get out of the ear.

    Lucky for me (or should I say, lucky you?) that I can stomach gross descriptions of the creepy-crawlies coming out of orifices. Made me think of Halloween III. I cannot handle scary movies anymore, but I can handle reading about it. Go figure.

  20. Claire says:

    Aw, jeez just let the poor moth go. It’s not his fault groomeo has such seductive ear holes. It could have been much worse -an earwig- and yes they Will eat your brains!!

  21. Lizard Princess says:

    Love the orifice theme- it’s an oldie but a goodie for laughs- just ask my 11 year old!!!

  22. Jeannie says:

    Ewww got ewwwwwier.

  23. jen says:

    oh good god. it reminds me of that old star trek movie where they put some siniser robot type in some dudes ear…ick.

  24. my4kids says:

    I think I would not have lasted that long! Just the thought of it being in there would drive me batty, let alone hearing it! ughhhhhhhhh.

  25. Lone Grey Squirrel says:

    *speechless* …….ummmm. It was a big moth.

  26. furiousBall says:

    “…on the awesome capabilities of orifices. Go ahead: insert your bawdy joke here.”

    Quite possibly the greatest passage since Hamlet.

    [insert orifice anecdote about frat brother with the beer me tattoo involving spider and subsequent ER visit.]

  27. Top cat says:

    Very funny story jocelyn and I love the pics.
    That bug is HUGE!

  28. Jazz says:

    OK, that? It’s just freaky. I’m never going to Wyoming again.

  29. frannie says:

    holy crap!

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  31. Princess Pointful says:

    I am in disbelief that creature actually lodged itself in Groomeo’s ear.
    I feel the urban legends about earwigs starting to gain some more credibility in my mind.

  32. Mother of Invention says:

    Wow! That bug was huge! I don’t know how it could have been down there fluttering away!

    I used to sing the song, “Beans in Your Ears” until a Gr. 1 went home and put a bean in his ear! A hospital visit kyboshed that song for me!

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