Fruit Fly Awards go to JenR, with the (very) small bonus of distraction from the "no baby yet" phenomenon. Baby, get here soon and safely! Fruit flies, go away soon and not so safely!
Spider and Offspring Awards to Amy, whose expectant spider disappeared with her brood (the spider's brood, not Amy's). Additional awards to those who can vacuum up live creepy crawlies without getting the heebie jeebies. Bats to those who can't.
Earthquakes Give Me Heebie Jeebies, and So Do Hurricanes Awards to all the East Coast pixies. Two disasters in one week is a bit much. Be careful, stay safe, and keep in touch when you can, pixies.
Creepy Crawly Heebie Jeebie Educational Awards to kathy a (for her treatise on Harriet the tarantula), Andy (for his positive spider tale) and Neighbor Lady (for the fruit fly science lab).
Political Heebie Jeebie Awards for anyone living in the vicinity of the aptly-named, but ungoogleable, Dick Black's district.
Hugs and sympathy to Sue on behalf of all Canadians whose best politician died. And much sympathy to Days, who still has way too many days before school starts. And for Sue again, on the account of the Infernal Headache. Neighbor Lady and Anonymous get hugs and sympathy for illnesses of various kinds. We'll also send chocolate cake.
It's unclear to me who needs an award or sympathy for the Kerry Collins quarterback situation. Consider yourself the recipient of whichever you would like, ok?
I've dispensed with the usual Style, Old Skool, Mullet awards this week...the Heebie Jeebies just offered too much other material.
Stay tuned for next week, hopefully with fewer bugs, more babies, and fewer potty training whines.