Out of the Blue

We were noticing a few ants finding their way into the kitchen, so we called the exterminator to take a look. When I explained that we occasionally saw as many as a dozen at a time, it seemed like he was trying not to laugh. Apparently we are not infested, nor are we in danger of having our house destroyed by carpenter ants (our house is brick to boot). He did a little spraying outside just to make the trip worthwhile, but he told us we were just seeing little probes from what he called "picnic ants," and he made it clear that if we had a real ant problem, we'd know it.

Six-Legged Links: Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez.
Play: Play Warfare 1944.
Roll Roll Pirate.
Links: 8 Multiplayer Weapons That Grind Gamers' Gears.
Stories: Alumna sues college because she hasn't found a job. Thanks Slashdot.
New York Mets Home Plate in Shuttle Atlantis. They won't notice unless they score a run.
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Making Eyeglasses With a Mechanically Adjustable Focus.
Images: Dialogue in Videogames sure has improved. What a desktop!
Media: Talking Classics - Comic-Con.
Jimmy Fallon at Comic-Con.
Adam Sandler Fake Movie Baby Man.
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