You’re in the wrong place if you’re looking for a blog about entomology! If you’re looking for the singles dating site, that’s theuglybugball.com. (I was here first.)
The song “The Ugly Bug Ball” was sung by Burl Ives in the Disney movie Summer Magic with Hayley Mills. I had just been listening to my collection of Disney songs when I started this blog. It was really difficult finding a WordPress name that hadn’t already been taken, and I choose The Ugly Bug Ball because it wouldn’t tie me down to any one particular subject or theme. Frankly, I had no idea where I was headed at the beginning, and the direction keeps changing!
I live in San Francisco, which is a beautiful city, but I left my heart in England and Ireland after many visits there as a tourist, a volunteer, and a disastrous six weeks as an au pair. The arts are my passion, and my biggest sorrow in life is my complete lack of musical ability. I love movies, books, television, theatre, and photography. I hate pretentiousness, brussel sprouts, hidden calories, control freaks, and cell phones.
Some of my favorite movies are To Kill A Mockingbird, Pride, Almost Famous, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, The Jungle Book (2016), and The Fellowship of the Rings. Favorite books include To Kill A Mockingbird (again), Pride & Prejudice, The Bean Trees, Precious Bane, Middlemarch, The Lymond Chronicles, and Les Misérables. Favorite television shows include A Place to Call Home, ANZAC Girls, The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Quarry, EastEnders, Poldark, Code Black, and Leverage. Some of my favorite musical artists are Dougie MacLean, Joan Baez, Kate Rusby, Hanson, Mario Frangoulis, and Kashtin.
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You can follow me at www.twitter.com/TheUglyBugBall. I mostly use twitter to follow my favorite artists and performers. I promise I’ll never mention going to the gym. That’s because I never go to the gym. I also have a few videos at my YouTube channel.
An important note about the images on this blog: The images here are from many sources. I try my best to credit them properly. While some are from around the internet, many are my own. I spend hours in photoshop enhancing my photographs. Unfortunately, many of my screencaps and collages have been posted elsewhere without my permission and without proper credit. Please don’t copy and paste the images you find here on other sites. (Having said that, I wish I could properly credit the above bird photo, because it’s brilliant!)