Today's Media Peeve
"Gift" is not a verb!

Clouds of gnats

Where the hell are all these little bugs coming from?

I've been here about an hour and already I've encountered two gnats right around my desk, and there was a caucus of them in the sample-receiving area yesterday afternoon when I walked through there on my way into the main lab. Walked right through them. They broke to let me through, recongregated immediately after my passage.

Which reminds me, The Straight Dope has an archived article with a mildly humorous take gnats' swarming instincts.

I love how the human mind works, jumping from idea to idea like a butterfly on speed.