Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Want a snack??

Recently we've been adding to our collection of things frozen in the freezer. If you come over soon however, don't go chomping at the first thing in sight. It might be a bug! Actually, I think I might be close to having more bugs in my freezer than food. Let me 'splain.

Diane, who has blessed us with her presence for about a month now is required to create a bug collection for her schooling this fall. She has to have 50 insects and, as I recently learned, that means the six-legged kind. No caterpillars, spiders, or cute little teddy bears. Only beetles, flies, bees, ants, and other miserable creatures that came with the curse. I now have about 14-15 of these detestible things in my freezer and everytime we are outside, the entire family is on the prowl for the new and interesting bug. Of course, the boys love it!

So the moral of the story is...um...hang on here, I'll come up with something...
Ok, uh...The moral is: You are what you eat! Don't eat the bugs- PLEASE!

7 comments:

Aunt Amy said...

Ha, Ha, very funny, you chould see the bug that found on me at grandmama's house. the eyes are so big! Yuck!

Diane T. said...

It's not that bad. Most of the bugs are the size of ants. And its not like they take up a whole lot of room. I think you are making it sound worse that it really is. Just to get sempathy.

melbrown said...

Haha! I had to do a similar bug project in 7th grade, and I remember the bug-freezing... it was pretty creepy because I froze some bees at one point, and when I took them out after a while (when by all appearances they were good and dead), they thawed and CAME BACK TO LIFE!!! AAAAAH!!!! After that I stuck to the old nail polish remover-soaked cotton ball approach, though it was kind of disturbing to watch them asphixiate. sigh... all for the sake of science. Have fun, all you eager hunters!

TripleNine said...

Use the microwave! I happen to know that it works great on butterflies and probably just as well for bugs. Mmmmm.....

DJ said...

I have only 1 question-why doesn't Diane use her own freezer?

I wrote then, then realized, it wasn't Diane Randal you were talking about. Hahahahahaa. Now it all makes sense...

ahappygirl said...

I concur with 999 microwaves work the best. Dude, you totally stole my thunder on that one. we definitely had fun with zapping our bugs, didn't we... one warning though: if you nuke them too long you might experience the proverbial "blood and guts everywhere"

wideeyed said...

Try dipping them in dark chocolate, then you can sell them as organic snack food, and make a lot of money, and you won't have bugs in your freezer!

I apologise, that was kind of disgusting.