Thursday, August 19, 2010


First of all, it was dead!! I assure you, I would never have a bug like this in my hand if it were still kickin'. Yet I feel a certain strange affection for these critters. I guess because they are so 'southern', even though they exist all over the world. I could not imagine our sultry summers without the song of these, seeking their mates. And you have to admit, they are so intricately designed. Their wings fascinate me. The delicacy belies their ability to lift such mass.

Well, I'm still working quite a bit and today were heard more rumblings of discontent and instability in our company. Our new company logo stickers for our hardhats came to our job today but only one foreman elected to cover our old sticker with the new. It's a sad time.

After a couple of comments I received recently I know a few of you might be wondering about this fellow I have gone out with some lately. I haven't said much for several reasons. One, I don't know whether he would mind me writing about him, even in a completely anonymous way and I guess I am remaining a bit more stoical about this one. If 'once bitten is twice shy' then what are you if you have been chewed on most of your life? lol! Perhaps a bit too skeptical. Well, we'll see what we'll see and he is fun to do stuff with at any rate. He is a good bit older than me so that is one of my main concerns I guess and feeds my inclination to be doubtful. However, I think it's always possible to learn and enjoy the experience of life with a wide variety of people. Just enjoying each other's company is the main thing.


Jenn said...

Don't you hate it when you want to say something profound or pithy or at least on topic and you can't figure out what to say, much less how to say it?


Woody said...

Have fun.

Sissy said...

"Enjoy" - the key word.

HermitJim said...

Sometimes we older guys can still remember how to have a good time, and not make a big deal out of it!

After all, age is really a mind over matter thing! If you don't mind, it don't matter!

You have a great day, my friend!

Ed said...

Is that serious what you call cicadas? You southerns have crazy names for everything. Every time I call my brother down your way I learn something new but I've yet to here him say bugaboo.

edifice rex said...

Hey Jenn! well, thanks! I know just what you mean. :)

Hey Woody! I intend to!!

Hey sissy! will do! thanks!

Hey Jim! oh, you older guys often remember how to have a VERY good time! thanks man!

Hey Ed! oh no, 'Bugaboo' is just the name of a song; we don't actually call those things that! although I agree that we do have some crazy names for stuff! lol!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

I took a photo of one of these cicadas just last weekend. It had flown into the grass and couldn't seem to right itself - wings flapping like mad. Grenville tells me they look ferocious but are harmless to humans. Still, I'm with you and won't pick one up if it was still kicking.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

Having been chewed up and spit out several times, I know the source of your hesitancy. If I get to know one more woman who says, "You are a wonderful person, BUT, our relationship is over. How about the one who gave me the book, "How to be Your Own Best Friend", as she walked out the door. Life has some real lessons. I have reach the age where I look forward to going to bed with my Great Dane and petting her until I fall asleep :)

countrypeapie said...

After the bug stories you told the other night, I was very surprised to see this picture! I think you're being brave even though it's dead.

edifice rex said...

Hey Beatrice! yeah, I don't touch a bug that big if it's alive! lol!

Hey Philip! yeah, I know what you mean. i might be at that point too if my hormones didn't have much to say.

Hey Meg! well, spiders are a completely different story now, and the demon camel crickets.