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The Advantage to City Life

It occurred to me a couple days ago at a picnic in a city park: living in a big city does have one incredible advantage.  As I was arranging watermelon slices on a plate, it struck me that through the entire 3 hours of our picnic thus far, I had yet to be bitten once by a mosquito.  In fact, I can't remember the last time I'd even scratched a mosquito bite that I'd picked up in Moscow.  I can't even remember being bitten!  Oh glorious city with your smoggy air, lack of fresh water sources, and chemically inhabitable insect  colonies, how I love you! 


It's true, one day I may regret missing out on being cloned with the rest of the human race at this time in history through the petrified remains of nature's blood-sucking treasure, the mosquito.  But not here and not now.

-rkc

Comments

Kara said…
well, come to Saint Pete to experience big-city mosquitoes. Very odd that they aren't in Moscow. How about in the wooded parks?

And in reference to the smog of Moscow, did you worry about the yellow clouds?

http://blogs.wsj.com/emergingeurope/2012/07/03/yellow-cloud-hangs-over-moscow/?mod=WSJBlog
Katie Anne said…
It's been like that here too. Not that its anything like the city. I wouldn't trade it for city life anywhere, but I have seen a total of 2 mosquitoes this year! I think the credit is due to the drought we've had.

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