Monday, January 07, 2008

An Inconvenient Truth

Today the Michigan weather turned weird. On the one hand, it was nice not to be shivering my timbers all day, but on the other hand, it was so warm, I was expecting Al Gore, Melissa Etheridge and a sweaty polar bear to come knocking on my door.

I went online to check the forecast for the next couple of days, so I clicked on my weather thingy (technical!) at the bottom of my browser. In addition to the forecast (still freakishly warmish and rainy), I also noticed this:

You can click on it to make it a bit larger, but what this is is an day time and night time arthritis index, followed by a mosquito index. A mosquito index IN JANUARY. I'm telling you right now, I had better not see a mosquito. In Michigan. In January. EVER.

The seemingly random Arthritic Mosquito pie charts were evidently sponsored by this little feller, because if I've learned anything from the Internets tonight, nothing says global warming, creaky joints and malaria like a small puppy chewing on a Brontosaurus bone.

It must be Monday.

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