Sunday, October 14, 2007
New Thing #203: Bugland
Today's New Thing sounds small, but is actually quite a big deal to me: I pet a grasshopper. My somewhat irrational fear of bugs always prevented that in the past, and often presented itself in nightmares. (I have no idea why this is. That's what makes it irrational.) Grasshoppers are harmless and actually sort of adorable, but they are also sort of large, and strong enough to move faster than I expected. The one that landed at my feet outside Kevin's parents' front door was kind enough to let me pet it and try to hold it before it bounded into the bushes. Next time I may ask it to lunch. You never know; it might actually say yes!