Thursday, April 30, 2009

Warm Yoga and Entomology

Today I did a 90 minute yoga podcast. I did it in the bathroom with the heat lamp on. The temperature at the end of the hour and a half was 78 degrees. Not quite hot yoga, but I did sweat. I definitely push myself more in a classroom setting. I'm so competitive and love to show off in class.

So about two thirds of the way through the podcast I bent over into pyramid pose and saw a very strange insect on the door of the cabinet. I ran to get my camera, and the thing ran into the cabinet. I laid in the cabinet and desperately tried to get a close up photo. I got a couple that are okay. I have never seen anything like that before. It was like a cross between a roach (long antennae), lion fish (colors and stripes), a scorpion (the shape), a spider (long legs), and a centipede (so many legs!). After its photo shoot the critter crawled up under some hardware in the cabinet and I just left it alone.


Disobedient Tiger said...

okay, according to wiki, this is a house centipede. Eats household bugs. Bite normally doesn't penetrate man/pet skin... if it does, mild stinging.

Now, they are freaky nasty, and i don't want it to crawl in my ear!

V said...

I thought that, after living in Texas where bugs grow year-round, nothing could make me jump or gross me out. That did. Ick.