19th July 2009 8:40pm.
We dine - J's mom's treat - and since we're sitting outside, a few flies bother us. Naturally we Aussies do our best to deal with them, although it's a bit harder than usual. I discuss possible reasons why, including that these aren't your regular houseflies; we're accustomed to flies moving upward but these things want to go down (between the plates etc). J suggests that it's because we're in the other hemisphere and things go the other way here. Fortunately all the bugs get dispatched before the end of the meal - that's my Boy Scout good deed for the day.