Jellybeans and Micro-people

Picture of the Day 35: best night everrrr.

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Going steadily insane between the heat, fires and desire for a hiking buddy, I spent the evening curled up with a good book. This was far superior to spending the evening curled up in the foetal position, my alternative.

I’m reading Michael Crichton’s Micro, which is about bugs. Well, it’s about humans learning about their environment, but mainly it features a lot of bugs. Tiny little humans and lots and lots of bugs. What goes better with bugs than candy? Plus that’s what you really need at 1am after a long day of riding and writing, when you’re 40 pages from the end and your sugar levels plummet. ^^ Unable to find a packet of sour worms weighing under half a kilo, I opted for jelly beans. Gourmet jelly beans, hurray! They even look like colourful little bugs.

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Delicious! Although I can guarantee that at least 50% of them were mucus flavoured. After all that effort, I forgot I don’t like jelly beans.

But Micro was excellent! It was a wonderful night in.

Picture of the Day 36: fly-fishing on the river

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A tiny orange fly-fisherman! What do you mean he’s a child? >:0

Today was supposed to be 45 degrees. Ha! The morning’s cloud cover never burnt off like it did in most of the state, and we were left with a beautiful cool day. To celebrate, I forced my mother onto her bike, and we went for a ride around the river.

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She was pretty happy to leave me behind. ^^ It was a fairly casual ride, about 10km, and took in the prettiest parts of the valley. And, being a Saturday, we were lucky enough to see fly-fishermen (and women) on the banks of the Tumut River, as well as a spiffy game of cricket.

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They are cricketeers! Not tiny sheep! Or are they micro-people? Oh! Let’s hope so.

And finally, the hard slog home…

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And that was it!


About Anneque Machelle

Anneque Machelle finds the best in indie sci-fi - so you don't have to. Her background in biology, engineering and fiction writing give her a Geiger counter to find the most radioactive underground hits this side of Pripyat.
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