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Friday, June 17, 2011

The Living Dead

Dear Journal,

Know what? I forgot about the Cicadas. While mowing my .76 acres (or approximately ¾ of an acre) I like to mull over the stories that swim laps in my head. I would also like to listen to music, but the rider mower is too loud, so I think and plot.  

The other day while thinking and ploting,  I was interrupted by a Cicada jumping on my ball cap. My arms and one foot flailed about(without me screaming) and the Cicada left. My cap is green and looks worn; I bought it that way except for the sweat which has nothing to do with this post. Anyway, I had forgotten about them (the Cicadas) until one jumped on me. I prepared myself to go in the house saying phooey to keeping up with my neighbors’ yards.
Instead, I mowed on.
It wasn’t long after that another little sucker Cicada jumped on my face. I swear he was trying to kiss me. They’ve been away from society so long; I guess he just wanted a smooch. I do look pretty good in my ball cap, tank top and sunglasses. (Please never spy on me, because I might be lying.)

But, I’m not that kind of girl so I said to him NO, absolutely NOT—no kiss. You're too green and your eyes creep me out.  I pushed him off into the grass.
This is what happens when you’re a part of the living dead and you reenter society, you have no social graces.

No not me— the two Cicadas.
Thanks for listening!

~~JW

8 comments:

  1. Isn't it strange how they come around for a short while and then they're gone for 13 years. Never understood it. Noisy little creatures too.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress
    Freelance Editing By Mason

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  2. Nothing like a spaz attack in the middle of mowing the lawn! We get them here, but I don't think I've seen a live one, just the dead, empty shells.

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  3. Cicadas are so loud! My in-laws live deep in the woods and the cicadas are as loud as living in town. Though I think cicadas are a much more enjoyable sound!

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  4. wow...I do not what it is called in my place, Kerala, India...

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  5. LOL, shameless little cicadas, kissing on the fly. :) I haven't seen any here yet and honestly hope I don't. Ugly little smoochers :D
    Have a great kiss free weekend!
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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  6. Guess you'll have some noisy evenings ahead. I understand that they're edible. Have you considered any new recipes?


    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  7. Funny encounter with the bugs. Clearly, no social graces.

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  8. Hi Teresa .. are they the ones that only come out once every 13 years .. or are there different varieties? At least you only had two .. and not a flock!! Have you done the lawn? and lots of thoughts here .. stories, food, kissing ... fun times?! Cheers Hilary

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