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It still beats roaches

We had a slight bit of a scorpion problem while renting an apartment in Italy last week. However, I still prefer scorpions to giant Texas tree roaches. Scorpions somehow seem more sophisticated.

Because of my respect for the majestic scorpion, I chose to catch and release the two we found by throwing them out of our third floor window.

It was only later that I remembered there was a restaurant with outdoor seating directly below us.

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Bugs

One good thing about living in Sweden – a surprisingly small amount of bugs in the house.  No roaches!  Only fruit flies for 2 weeks of the year and maybe a small spider or two.  It’s really spoiling me for vacations in warmer countries.  In Texas this summer, it was an ant invasion.  In Italy, it was furry centipedes and a scorpion.   I think the only reason these bugs exist in warmer countries is to keep people in the north.  Otherwise it would be deserted up here.

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