The invasion began this morning. I woke up this afternoon to a strange buzzing sound. Naturally, I assumed it had been caused by flies, because my room becomes infested with them every fall and winter. I ignored them.

I proceeded sleepily down the stairs and got my usual bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. To my surprise, when I looked out the window, the air was filled with mysterious flying creatures. "Huh," I thought. "Must be wasps. I'd better stay inside today." This, of course, would not have been a very large change of plans.

Yet, when I wandered into the master bedroom, I saw a small crack below the screen and a steady line of ladybug commandos entering my house. I grabbed the duct tape and sealed the window, but it was too late. I got out the vacuum cleaner and sucked up 70 or so, but the effort was futile. They are everywhere.

I'm still not quite sure what their motives are... Judging from the vast number that are still outside, they may need a base for their world domination scheme. If a lot of nodes about an invasion of Eastern Europe and a mind control plan start appearing under my name, I suggest you invest in some high-quality screens.