If you're in the US, I wonder if I will have to fill out a customs form and declare what is in the package. Ack! I'm sure the post office workers will love it.
Right, to explain the clues - I really have seen some made out of skittles and starbursts on someone's website. I think they were stuck on with really strong icing. I shall investigate and keep you posted. The one made out of starbursts was in the shape of a flower.
I'm posting so late today because I have been having a fight with a murderous wasp that had taken up residence this evening in my bathroom. He's the second in 72 hours. I am panic stricken that there might be a nest on the other side of my window.
I suppose you could say I have a completely irrational fear of wasps and since the first sighting on Sunday, I have been having nightmares of bees stinging me in the chest (maybe some strange subconscious thing going on with pasties on the brain).
When I saw the bee buzzing this evening, my first thought was to trek all the way across town and go stay with a friend, but it was such a long journey and I was tired, so I played peekaboo with the bee for over an hour, spying him through the bathroom door and slamming it shut whenever he buzzed near. I opened the second bathroom window hoping he would have enough sense to fly out that one, but of course he didn't.
Normally, I like to think of myself as a good Buddhist (even though I'm not really a Buddhist) and don't like killing animals. However, this one needed to go. The problem was, I was terrified. Every brush of hair against my face, terror shot through me and I jumped. I got out the vacuum and prepared myself (jeans, winter jacket with collar turned up, hat, leather gloves, socks and shoes), but for half an hour I couldn't bring myself to suck it up. I realized I had a problem when I was considering the following alternatives:
1 Asking the beer swigging tattooed man sitting on the wall adjacent to my flat to come save me from the bee.
2 Never taking a bath again
3 Peeing in an aluminum can
Right, this had gone too far. I switched on the vac in one giant swoop, sucked up the bee, let the vac run until the bee had definitely been sucked inside and ran the vac outside to the balcony where I tied it up in three plastic bags so my vac doesn't break if it rains tonight. Even so, I may have to throw the vacaway because who knows if the hornet is still in there waiting to sting me. AAHHH!
What have you guys done to get rid of a bee in the past?