Streaming Sesh Cancelled July 24, 2018 Family issues and needing to somehow fetch stuff from my childhood that for some reason can’t just be shipped off to Goodwill. vOv Will reschedule, though. In the meantime, meet a new friend I made on a walk. His name is Kaid the Cicada! Thanks to my better half for kneeling to take the pic 😛 Previous Ondolemar and His Demon (SFW) Newer Fox Armor WiP, Pt. 2 (Rei + Sabrael, NWS) 0 Comments syl July 24, 2018 at 10:51 pm Reply Haha! I made a friend at work today, too. Not so pretty or benign. He crawled up my arm as I was in the middle of a very important (and tense) phone call. Then he went scuttling off into a file. Thankfully one of my coworkers heard my shrieks and arrived with a tupperware; Frank the cockroach was soon safely quarantined, and I could finish my phone call. Frank sat on my desk most of the day and then I took him around the building and people got selfies. I then gifted him (in his tupperware) to the cleaning staff. They were not as impressed. jumarbye 1 July 27, 2018 at 4:18 am Reply Syl! I can't believe "Frank" lived so long. I would have squashed him like, well, like a bug! XD Does that make me a terrible person? Squashing cockroaches and spiders (which smell really bad when you step on them, ugh!). I would just be doing my part to keep the cockroach population of the world from exploding! Lol. Anyway, the cicada looks friendly enough. The only time I ever got to see them alive was when I lived in Texas. Now all I ever see are their abandoned husks. But they're pretty okay, for bugs. I would never even squish one. 🙂 And no, I don't consider myself an evil animal murderer. The only bug type creatures I ever actually kill are cockroaches and spiders. Oh, and that one time a pack of caterpillars was trying to kill our pecan tree. (oh and bag worms, bc they'll just come back) (and maybe the odd grub worm or two in the lawn). Ummm, there was that one time I was tossing earthworms to the robins that were visiting my garden. OMG! I am an evil animal killer!! RefurbMadness July 27, 2018 at 12:32 pm Reply Aww I wouldn't say that! But earthworms DO aerate your soil 😛 I'm pretty much okay with all creepy-crawlies so long as they're not roaches, spiders, mosquitoes or wasps. I have a rule: If they're outside, that's where they belong, and they get to live. They cross my threshold? It's huntin' season! It's really weird, I don't normally see cicadas, but this year I'm seeing them all over. I was lucky enough to see one actually shed its skin, and he was just hanging out while his wings dried, all bright green because his colors hadn't come in yet. I love cicadas. The heat of summer is more than made up for when I can sit on the porch in the early evening and listen to them sing 🙂 RefurbMadness July 27, 2018 at 12:33 pm Reply Oh, an exception are jumping spiders because they're cute and will make friends with you if you hang out with them long enough. They get to avoid the threshold rule 😛 jumarbye 1 July 28, 2018 at 2:29 am Reply Well, I did feel bad about the earthworms bc they're good for the soil, as you say. But the robins were hopping so close to me! I wanted them to know I was friendly, so I figured tossing them their dinners was a good peace offering. And it worked – they hung around for awhile. Fun! 🙂 Anyway, that particular garden had plenty of earthworms, so…. jumarbye 1 July 28, 2018 at 2:33 am Reply Hmmmm, jumping spiders are friendly you say. Hmmmmm – anything that jumps at me scares the hell outta me, so, I'm afraid they would squashed if they came inside. I have to admit that I don't bother spiders outside bc they're eating insects that are bad for gardens. But when they're inside, they could….CRAWL ON YOU. Ugh! *shudder* Nowadays, though, the cats take care of any jumping critters, and I'm okay with that. Crickets (indoor) – ugh! RefurbMadness July 28, 2018 at 10:19 am Reply Oh I hope you don't think I was judging you about the earthworms! Robins gotta eat too 😛 I tend to leave birds alone unless they decide to say hi. Like this one little sparrow at a coffee shop we used to go to. Just landed right on the fence post we were sitting next to outside and went, "PEEP." in a very demanding way and would not leave. So I gave him part of my muffin. And then he PEEP!!!ed again so I gave him one more piece and told him that's all 'cause he was teeny. That little guy hung out until we left, hopping around my plate and peeping very insistently that I give him more muffin. I told him I was sorry but that was enough. And that's when the squirrel ran up into my lap, which is a lot more terrifying than it sounds. The animals at that place were quite accustomed to humans as you might guess lol jumarbye 1 July 28, 2018 at 3:38 pm Reply No worries! You were just talking and I was just talking 😀 And earthworms, while necessary for gardens, are smelly little creatures. How a robin can stand to eat them, I don't know, but hey – to each his own! 😛 Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Name Email Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.