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K. Latham
K. Latham
Monday, July 25, 2022

Photo by Erik Karits on Unsplash
Photo by Erik Karits on Unsplash
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If you’re phobic about bugs crawling on you, please feel free to skip this part of the newsletter.
Imagine being awakened in the wee hours of the morning to a loud noise and a slight pain in your ear. We’ll lucky me, I don’t have to imagine it.
A small bug crawled into my ear as I was sleeping. It was all I could do to not panic and claw at my ear. Okay I panicked a little.
I got out of bed and started to shake my head a bit to see if the bug would fall out. When that didn’t work, I sat down and began to research how to get a bug out of your ear on my phone. This in itself was a challenge. I couldn’t get face ID to work, and my hand was shaking so much it was difficult to type in my access code.
As I sat there, I started to calm down a bit, and my shaking slowed. This must have relaxed my ear or something as the bug started to back out. This actually hurt a little bit, and it was so loud. You could hear every movement the bug was making as it slid against the ear wax.  It was all I could do to not swat at my ear. 
Finally, after what felt like an eternity, the bug finally made its way out of my ear canal. Feeling its legs crawl around on the outside of my ear was almost as panic inducing as it being in my ear. The bug dropped to the floor. Since I still had my phone in my hands, I quickly took its picture before it scurried off. It was a small thin beetle of some kind.
I sat there for a few hours until I finally calmed down enough to go back to bed. This is one experience I hope to never repeat.
More later. Time to think about pest control.
News
Rural Oklahoma water projects waiting for pandemic relief funds should have news by this fall | KOSU
Drought and busted infrastructure is making quite an impact on Rural Oklahoma. Hope the get this funding situated soon.
Permanent daylight saving time hits brick wall in House | The Hill
My thoughts on daylight saving time are on record. Lets drop it.
First openly gay mayor of Oklahoma town resigns, citing threats and harassment
Terrible news. I wish former Mayor Adam Graham the best. No one should have to go through that.
Vince McMahon announces his retirement (Updated) - Cageside Seats
Vince McMahon retirement is really big news in the sports entrainment world. I heard Paul Levesque (Triple H) is taking over creative. Might just start watching WWE again.
It's official: The U.K. will host next year's Eurovision contest on behalf of Ukraine | KGOU
I was wondering how they would do Eurovision next year with the Russian invasion still going on. Here’s the winning song from Ukraine if you missed it.
Shared Links
This comic is way too relatable.
YouTube Videos
Bug in my ear: What should I do? (Cockroach Emergency)
Bug in my ear: What should I do? (Cockroach Emergency)
What Happens When a Reservoir Goes Dry?
What Happens When a Reservoir Goes Dry?
I Dressed as Jane Austen Characters for a Week
I Dressed as Jane Austen Characters for a Week
Mexican Cornbread Casserole
Mexican Cornbread Casserole
We made this cornbread casserole last week. It was really good. Might be one of those recipes we’ll put in regular rotation.
Spotify Music
Get Out - song by Dirty Streets | Spotify
Stompa - song by Serena Ryder | Spotify
Street Of Dreams - song by Rainbow | Spotify
Grade A | Spotify Playlist
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Have a great week everyone. Until next time. - K.
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