Year of the Tick

If I had Tick-like Superpowers…
  Good morning! OK, y’all KNOW I’m a serious music junkie and the last few days I’ve had Al Stewart’s song Year of the Cat

stuck in my head, only re-written as Year of the Tick.
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  So far, this has been the worst year I can remember in FOR-EV-ER for stupid ticks! The eight-legged blood-suckers are flippin’ everywhere and apparently on everyone here at the ole Dean homestead. Hopefully, your neck of the woods is doing far better than mine.
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  Part of the problem is it just didn’t get or stay cold enough to kill a lot of them off over the Winter. So that, combined with our uber wet Spring has kinda done us in.
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  Which got me to thinking. First, I was all paranoid and nerve-wrecked since the very first one I “removed” from my person was (of course!) a Deer Tick. And it was firmly attached. With a nice chunk of my scalp in its dirty little tick-y jaws.
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  So I spent the next three days forcing everyone to check my wound for any sign of a rash. Which I’d NEVER worried about before a dear friend, Cindy at Everyday Underwear, was diagnosed with Lyme Disease last year. Suddenly? The possibility was very real.

The Tick: Comic Con
Extravaganza #1

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  When any form of a rash failed to appear *happy sigh* I started wondering about other things. Like, maybe…Superpowers! (Hey, didn’t you guys ever watch The Tick? Not that I did, since adults don’t watch cartoons. But I DID have to screen what my children were viewing…every Saturday morning…just in case. Right?)
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  Anyway, Superpowers are a MUCH cooler option that any of the other tick borne illnesses or their symptoms. If I had mad Tick skills, I could use it as an explanation for the way I’m all round and squishy right now (Damn water retention!) Also, since The Tick wasn’t that bright, I could also explain away the brain fog as one of my trademarked powers!
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  And if those reasons weren’t enough for me to hope for Tick-like Superpowers, the icing on the cake would be…the cool-ass costume! Yeah, I could definitely dig that.


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