September 12, 2011
There is an enormous white statue of Budda in the back of a Buddist Retreat Center in Princeton, New Jersey. It's gigantic and very easy to see when you drive by on the two lane road that this house is located on. I've driven past it enough to know when to slow down to get a good look. When driving along this road with the kids I knew it was inevitable that they would want better look, but we feared we'd be trespassing. This wonder could be Googled and seen on the Weird New Jersey website but we wanted an up close look, but had no reason to enter the long driveway that led to this site. Every thought passed through my curious head; surely I wasn't the only one curious enough to take a glimpse; what would really happen if I drove closer to see it; it's Buddism, a peaceful religion. So one early evening to the delight of my kids I decided to venture down the long driveway that led to Budda, and as we got close lights went on and a sign shone bright warning us that we were being video taped. My kids got a lesson in how fast mom could back out of a driveway that night.
Right Now She Could be
- Washing her dog
- Figuring fiscal taxes
- Washing her hair
- Bathing her baby
"I can't remember where I put anything anymore."
Kansas State University entomologist Raymond Cloyd, Ph.D. says some of us attract more pests, s "It depends on your unique odors," he says - and how much you breathe and sweat: "Mosquitoes use carbon dioxide and lactic acid in sweat to find us." DEET sprays are your best defense, but when you can't or don't want to use chemicals, these oddball tricks work too.
- Here are more tips to ward off these nasty bites:
- Put a dryer sheet in each pocket
- Having a picnic-Light a Yankee Candle Conceal Outdoor Mosquito Candle, which contains linalool.
- Blend in, bright colors attract bugs, neutrals work best.
- Sip wine or tea-beer and soda attract misquotes,these bugs like carbonation.
- Use Therapik (therapik.com) on your bites, it's a FDA-approved handheld device that delivers heat to bites, neutralizing venom and cutting down on itching.
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