This morning I realized that there is another thing you need when you hike the Ventura hills - insect repellent. I felt something on the back of my left shoulder. I looked in the mirror and saw a blood red spot. Being the person that I am, I started picking at it. That's when I saw the wiggling legs - a Tick. The wife, between making sounds of disgust and suppressing her gag reflex, managed to remove it and we filled the hole with antibiotic first aid gunk. I've been feeling all itchy and paranoid all day. From now on insect repellent is my friend.