Interstellar Adventures

April 3, 2008


Filed under: Elle & Zed,Interstellar Casa — by InterstellarLass @ 10:48 pm

Nick came home from his writing meeting tonight and said ‘Honey, you need to come see this.’ Not knowing what it could be (what with the jr. high possible gang assault two doors down yesterday) I went to the front door and looked out. HOLY SHIT! ‘Where’s my camera?!?!’ I yelled. (Because I’m a sucky-ass slacker and never post or take photos anymore.)

Big Moth

And then Nick was too chicken to hold the ruler out to measure, so I held the ruler AND took the picture (my excuse for the wonky angle).

5 inches

Also, today marks exactly two months until Zed turns 13. OMG! I’m about to have a teenager. Check out those beautifully thick, curly locks!

Zed T-minus Two Months


  1. wow! Wicked huge moth!

    You’ve got a handsome young man there, too! Is that facial hair?!

    He wishes! He keeps asking when he can shave. We tell him he can’t shave dirt off his lip! 😛


    Comment by Leanne — April 4, 2008 @ 5:24 am |Reply

  2. awesome! I’ve not seen one of those here.

    (and wow, he looks like a young movie star)

    I wonder if ‘climate change’ has anything to do with it. That’s the size of something I’d expect to see in a rainforest or something! 😉

    tee hee. I know. Isn’t he CUTE! (I’m an unabashed fan of my kids!)


    Comment by ben — April 4, 2008 @ 7:23 am |Reply

  3. Holy crap! That moth is beautiful and BIG!! And HOLY CRAP! That’s Zed???? He’s a whole new person! Are you sure you didn’t switch him out with some other kid???? He’s gonna be a lady-killer I’m afraid. You better have “the talk” with him!!!

    And creepy! I know it can’t hurt me, but it’s still freaky! And yep, that’s Zed. I wouldn’t trade him for another kid…there’s not one as good as him! I keep telling him he’s handsome and that the girls just don’t see it yet. He’s having a hard time believing me. And, we ‘talk’ frequently. Fortunately he trusts me, and we have had very open and candid conversations. Even if it is slightly uncomfortable for both of us.


    Comment by carnealian — April 4, 2008 @ 2:42 pm |Reply

  4. Whoa, that’s a big bug!
    Almost as scary as living with a teenager!

    Comment by Jay — April 6, 2008 @ 8:12 am |Reply

  5. OOh what a biggun!

    I don’t blog now really, rather do the stuff than winge on about not doing it but I may pop by now and again, all the best.

    Comment by wislon — April 7, 2008 @ 2:46 am |Reply

  6. you should have taken a ride. 😉

    Comment by ~m — April 7, 2008 @ 6:53 am |Reply

  7. That would be a Antheraea polyphemus or Polyphemus Silk Moth. Handsome fellow yes? And your photo just barely misses the stunning beauty of the two colorful, often times blue, “eyes” on the lower wings. He’s an adaptive fellow, feeding on the leaves of lots of North American trees- the really like oaks.

    And then there’s that other handsome fellow with the beautiful eyes…

    I’m racing off to the zoo right now but I’ll sing by later and get caught up- and try to be a more visible neighbor. 🙂

    Comment by amarkonmywall — April 7, 2008 @ 7:38 am |Reply

  8. I would also need the ruler to measure how much crap came out of me when I saw that! 😉 Gah!

    Wow, Zed has very nice skin and hair. By the time I was that close to 13, I was already greasy and zitty.

    Comment by Jen — April 7, 2008 @ 3:49 pm |Reply

  9. Wow, that’s not a moth, that’s a beast

    Comment by creative-type dad — April 10, 2008 @ 11:34 pm |Reply

  10. I’m not sure what to comment on, that disturbing moth, or that young man that looks like the next teen idol.

    You’ve got quite a good looking young man there.

    Comment by raehan — April 11, 2008 @ 3:34 pm |Reply

  11. That’s not Zed!

    No, seriously. What happened to little Zed?

    Comment by Bone — April 21, 2008 @ 10:26 pm |Reply

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