Either my refrigerator is not very cold, or ladybugs are very hardy things, because while making dinner I found one on my parsley. That parsley was purchased at Berkeley Bowl on Sunday morning and has been sitting in my fridge since then.

I took off my apron, grabbed my keys and the sprig of parsley the ladybug was sitting on, and ran downstairs to put the sprig out on the bushes in front of the building. A guy walked by as I was doing so. He must have been so confused to see a girl in nice clothes and a necklace run outside with some leaves in her hand, place them on the bushes, then run back inside.

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