Deja venom

By Mir
September 10, 2005

Um, I wasn’t really planning on it being an annual event, but apparently there are now multiple ways to discern that Fall has arrived in New England:

1) It starts getting dark out earlier.
2) The leaves start turning color and falling off the trees.
3) The evenings are nippy and the mornings are downright cold.
4) I manage to mow over a nest of pissed-off yellow jackets.



  1. Mamacita

    Ow Ow! I hope you are okay.

    If I had been there, I promise I would NOT have laughed at you like I laughed at my husband when I saw him driving the tractor a million miles an hour with a cloudy haze of yellow jackets orbiting his head and shoulders. I would have helped you. Honest, I would have.

    Seriously, I am so sorry that happened to you.

  2. Jules

    Did you yell at those around you to call 911 claiming with all your might..which was fading with each passing nanosecond, that you were allergic…then claim your throat to be swelling shut as you attempted to hyperventilate in the shower, barely able to whimper “tell’em to hurry” only to have them show up 20 minutes from the initial stings..which could have been 100 or could have been 15,(who could tell?) to find you’re completely not allergic? No? OHh right because you are not my drama queen spouse…who, is not allergic to yellow jacket stings at all but just pretends to be for…hot female paramedics

    Veeery sorry you got to do that again this year. Did you have ice cream for the medicinal healing properties of the..uhhm…polysorbate 80? ;)

  3. DebR

    Yikes! And Ow! And don’t do that anymore! The leaves and cold and stuff are sufficient heralds of autumn. ‘k?

  4. Colleen

    Ah, but did you know that you do have a slight advantage over these pesky wasps? Take care of the wasps when it’s cold outside. Seriously. They move A LOT SLOWER when it’s cold. Take it from one who has had experience.

  5. Amy-GO

    OW!! Anything that stings freaks me RIGHT OUT. I have a dear friend whose younger brother was killed by yellowjackets after he accidentally disturbed a nest in the ground – so. YOU. BE. CAREFUL. Thank you.

  6. Sheryl

    Eyouch! Maybe next year you could just put a cornucopia on your dining table. I’m just sayin’…

  7. Jenny

    Yeouch. Knock that off, Mir.

  8. crystal

    oh my! that would scare the living crap out of me! seriously, i’m almost crapping myself right now just thinking about it.

  9. Leanne

    Jeez!! I hate when all that stuff happens! BLECH!

  10. Bob

    OOOWWWW. Been there, done. that.

    (a bit late) you should dampen some tobacco and put it on the sting. It’ll draw the heat out. (Can’t tell I was raised southern, couldya?)

    I hope you weren’t too terribly hurt.

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