I think I am going to do a series about living in Queensland, and this is as good a place as any to start. I’m also meant to be studying biochem, but what the hell, I’m on a roll.
So yes, it’s true. Those funny, little, ill-dressed crawlers are creepy.
To start, I’m from southern New South Wales where we don’t have geckos invading our daily privacy. But in making the leap to Queensland, I was not only to be shocked by weather, poor drivers and adorably funny accents perfected by the locals. But I was to take the insult of tiny, naked ninjas playing peeping-tom on my wall. I mean, who do they think they are?!
If you don’t know what a gecko is–look it up. But basically picture a pocket sized hairless cat that has been glue to the ceiling to leer at you. Or a dried out axolotl plastered to the window. Shh, I know, I know, already that’s pretty creepy, it’ll probably keep us all up at night now we have visualised it in those terms.
These little guys seem to think they’re moths, and will gather around your ceiling lamps to sing kumbaya. I do mean that literally. Until only yesterday I just thought it was a funny kind of bird that I was hearing–nope! It was geckos. Screeching out of a lung capacity I didn’t think were physically possible when you’re hanging 2 meters up-side down from some yokels smoke detector. Although, pushing physics to its limits seems to be a philos of theirs. I’m still convinced none of my lecturers are quite sure what Van der Waals forces are, but yet seem to cling to them as no scientist wants to pack up and go home to admit they’ve bested by wall lizards and should probably just take up a happy life of watercolour painting in Venice.
For now it appears as though there is nothing much to be done about these gecko creatures, only to hope that they at least learn some better manners from their cousin, the garden skink, and put on some decent clothes while stalking their generous residential hosts.
Okay, I think that’s me for today. Sorry, biochemistery. I got about as far as the Van der Waals wikipedia page to check the spelling–then closed the tab. We’ll try again later.