25 Oct 2011

Attack!

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My Italian life in pictures

In NYC, we have something I like to call “ninja mice”. The mice in that city are insanely smart and can avoid any trap imaginable. I’ve seen mice climb between 2 walls, jump a distance of 3 feet, and move across an entire room with all four of it’s feet stuck in a glue trap. W.T.F.

I thought I’d be safe from ninja mice in Italy, but I found something worse. Italian mosquitoes.

Milan has a RIDICULOUS mosquito population. It’s worse than the tropics. Plus, the mosquitoes are the size of quarters, and you can actually FEEL them bumping into you because they are so enormous.

This summer was awful, and I was so thankful I was able to move to Amsterdam to escape them for a while. These “ninja mosquitoes” were impossible to kill, and would hide up in our 18-foot ceilings until we went to bed, then would relentlessly attack us all night long. Awful.

Why am I writing about this summertime problem at the end of October? Because it’s not over!! It’s 48 degrees in Milan and I have been getting attacked by mosquitoes for the past 3 nights. I keep killing them, thinking they are done with, but more keep arriving. I don’t know when it’s going to end. How cold does it have to be to finally KILL these things? No one told me about Italian mosquitoes… if you’re thinking about moving here, consider how it would feel to be attacked every day by mosquitoes for 9 months straight. You may want to reconsider.

Thank goodness I’m going to Paris today to visit my brother on a business trip. I’ll be safe until Friday!

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What's up? I'm Suzanne, a New York City-based web and user experience designer. I'm also a traveling foodie, Italian student and 80's music extraordinaire. I love to create beautiful, usable websites, and make pretty things in general.
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