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.