Don’t you hate when that happens?
You’re cycling along, headed home from work on a beautiful Juneathon day, pushing the pace a little, breathing a little hard through open mouth, when WHAM! – a bug flies into your mouth and hits the back of your throat and in nearly the same instant you reflexively swallow.
Aack! Ptooey! Kak!
At least it wasn’t a June bug. I would have choked!
But, you see, I was actually being trendy. Entomophagy popup restaurants, yo.
I have practiced intentional entomophagy before. (We consume insect parts unknowingly all the time: see “commodities and defect action levels“.)
It was Halloween 2003, and I made chocolate chirp cookies for a party. I made my own dry-roasted crickets. Rather time-consuming. (For the record, oatmeal-fed crickets in chocolate chip cookies taste remarkably like walnuts.)
For the sake of having a photo in this post, and in honor of Throwback Thursday, I will post my and Bugman’s costumes that year. The theme was “dress like a movie title.”
He was “Grapes of Wrath.” I was “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.”
I am grateful to my Grapes-of-Wrathman for fixing my bike pedal so it wouldn’t click and drive me crazy on my way to/from work today.
I need to drive to work tomorrow to haul posters to an early-morning meeting, so no cycle commute. Maybe I will be able to get in a run for Day 6 of Juneathon.
Copyright 2014 by Katie Bradshaw