July 20, 2007
Learning important stuff from my brother.
Here are the things I learned that night, in fairly rapid succession:
(1.) Hornets can live in the ground. I guess I never had cause to think about that previous to Sunday.
(2.) Hornets don't like to be mowed. This I might have guessed, but again, I hadn't much thought about the likes and dislikes of hornets before Sunday.
(3.) Getting stung by hornets is a decidedly unpleasant thing. Just how unpleasant, I had grossly underestimated throughout the many years in which I paid little attention to hornets.
(4) The actual being-stung-by-hornets is, oddly, the EASY part of being stung by hornets. The hard part of being stung by hornets doesn't reveal itself until much later.
- email from my brother, Kevin.