Tuesday, June 05, 2007

cicada time!!!

ed. note: in case you haven't, go back and see the "what's in a name" post, the comments have been genius!

being here in new york where we have neither trees nor grass, i forget that cicadas even exist.

but this is the year theeyyyyy'rrrrreeee baaaaaaccccckkk !

i was ten years old the last time the cicadas came. i remember it like it was yesterday. the swarms are so dense and so numerous that when you look up at the sky, you can barely see blue. they fly all over the place. they'll fly into you, they'll get stuck in your hair. it is like the birds, but instead of getting your eyes pecked out, you just get knocked into by big ugly bugs who fly away.

they're absolutely disgusting.

and then people started grilling them and eating them. and i went to the dentist and was offered cicada flavored fluoride (i am NOT kidding).

and the noise!!! the buzzing/hissing CONSTANTLY!

and she shells they leave all over! the insanity!!!

so, you know, all that stuff about missing chicago/portillo's/nordstrom...i didn't really mean it.

6 people who played with me:

Blogger Peter DeWolf said...

People eat the flying bugs?

Have I told you lately that I really enjoy being Canadian?

6/05/2007 9:09 AM  
Blogger Neily said...

That was probably the grossest post iv ever read of yours.

The cicada flavoured flouride is particularly disgusting. b/c of you iv had to throw away my delicious, ripe, perfectly shaped pear.

6/05/2007 11:41 AM  
Blogger Glo said...

Oh blech and quadruple blech. I so don't get why anyone would eat bugs when there is other food available. Sure - starving in Africa - why not?! But rich in Chicago - why?!

Okay. I am a food ethnocentrist. I'll admit it. And please don't pass the bugs.

6/05/2007 3:52 PM  
Blogger -G.D. said...

i'm sure they could be harnessed for energy...somehow.

say, let's put that in a letter and send it to Georgie, just to see how he'd say C-I-C-A-D-A-S.

6/05/2007 6:29 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

That word, 'cicadas', sounds like some exotic fruit. But really, I'd rather eat exotic fruit with gooey insides than eat one of those things...so glad we don't have to deal with them!

6/06/2007 6:33 AM  
Blogger cadiz12 said...

supposedly they taste like chicken.

6/06/2007 8:51 PM  

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