Friday, August 20, 2010
around this time of year we get saddled with two sense-destroying annoyances, cicadas and algae. first the cicadas drive us deaf and then the algae come to party. they multiply. they plug up the river and the lakes. then they make our drinking water smell and taste like swamp gas. believe me, it is the hottest discussion topic in town. since someone (not naming names) demolished the purifier on our refrigerator well over eight months ago, and we haven't bothered to get it fixed, we are getting a direct assault from the tap. one friend of mine figures that she'll at least get a dose of nutrients and possibly even some photosynthesis in her americano until the algae go along their merry way. but i am not that strong, so on the eve of the worst of it, i skipped the water and went for the beer instead.
Posted by aimee