July 21, 2013 by kittynh
I’ve met many good friends at TAM, the Amazing Meeting.
One of my favorite friends from TAM is Luciana. She is a beautiful young woman from Brazil. At home she has an important job with the government of Rio de Janeiro. Luciana shares the same birthday as my daughter Evelyn. She’s bright, she’s stylish, she’s upbeat and always happy, and she is very kind. I don’t know anyone that doesn’t adore her.
However Luciana has one non skeptic phobia. She is very afraid of cockroaches. Afraid is not strong enough a word. She is paralyzed with fear around a roach. She had mentioned this at TAM, but I never knew how bad her fear was until I send her a wind up cockroach toy.
She was so afraid, of a toy, that she to call the janitor of her building to come remove the toy. I apologized, it was meant for a joke and I never meant to cause her a moments anxiety.
That’s why whenever I see a cockroach, which is rare as I’m very clean, I think of Luciana.
My daughter asked to go to one of our favorite places, Magic Wings, for her birthday. There I saw a tank of cockroaches that made me think of, who else, Luciana. So Luciana, this post is NOT for you. It’s for other people, like myself, who can look at this tank of bugs and go “Those sure are big!”.
- You Don’t Have A Roach Infestion, You Have A Potential Kickstarter-Funded RoboRoach Army (androidpolice.com)
- Now you can control a real cockroach with your smartphone (lostateminor.com)
- Remote Control Real Cockroaches (danielholdenarbizu.wordpress.com)
- How Pesticides Pushed Cockroaches Into Rapid Evolution (io9.com)