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Posted: Mar 18, 2008 8:12 pm
 
Oh my god. They're doing it now. I hate those things, they drive me crazy. That droning over and over and over in my head.
I always forget about them over the winter, then they start up and my head buzzes for five months.
Posted: Mar 18, 2008 8:30 pm
 
Locusts?

There is some sort of bug down here that does this constant electric feedback sounding hum; is it like that?
Posted: Mar 18, 2008 8:47 pm
 
Yeah, well, they're not the locusts, which are really the worst. These are the quieter hum bugs, which are just a constant buzz and don't vary in pitch like the locusts do.
Nost really as maddening, but like water torture nonetheless.
Posted: Mar 18, 2008 8:51 pm
 
These are the quieter hum bugs, which are just a constant buzz and don't vary in pitch like the locusts do.

I think we are talking about the same thing; they never stop here in this climate. It is already hovering in the low to mid 80's everyday lately.
Posted: Mar 18, 2008 8:57 pm
 
they never stop here in this climate

No wonder you're coming home.
Posted: Mar 18, 2008 10:26 pm
 
Yeah, add to those, the roaches the size of your hand, sand fleas and red ants all over. It ain't pretty.
Posted: Mar 18, 2008 11:41 pm
 
From my experience, Cicadas always freak Memphis interlopers out.
Posted: Mar 19, 2008 12:30 am
 
My god, i miss the cicadas. don't complain. I just navigated walking home through snowflakes the size of my thumb.
Posted: Mar 19, 2008 12:31 am
 
love some weird ass big eye bugs!
Posted: Mar 19, 2008 4:38 am
 
I just navigated walking home through snowflakes the size of my thumb.
I used a hammer and chisel today to break the ice around my garage door so I could fire The Princess up and think about how Winter will be over some day. And now I gotta worry about BUGS??!!!
Posted: Mar 19, 2008 4:40 am
 
love some weird ass big eye bugs!

NYC 1976,
my first visit:
WATER BUGS!
What the fuck?
Posted: Mar 19, 2008 10:29 am
 
I love cicadas too. Much better than the "Palmetto Bug" (aka Huge Roach)! The best thing though are the lizards, frogs and snakes all over. The frogs are already hanging out; talk about bug eyed!
Posted: Mar 19, 2008 11:29 am
 
love some weird ass big eye bugs!

I actually think the cicadas are very cool looking, and love it when you find those shedded skins on trees. But the noise....no.
Posted: Mar 20, 2008 11:22 am
 
Call me crazy, but I love the sound of bugs humming. It's white noise and very soothing...What I can't stand is the sound of birds chirping incessantly outside my window starting at 4am. I swear I wanted to kill those bastards this morning. And, don't get me started on those Amazonian roaches Southerners euphemistically call "water bugs". I shared an apartment with about 20 of them and now I've got a wicked case of PTSD, as a result. Just thinking about 'em makes my skin crawl.
Posted: Mar 20, 2008 11:24 am
 
Oh, and speaking of cicadas, don't let your dogs eat them. Apparently, they are poisonous, but dogs happen to love their flavor- kinda like the way they love the taste of anti-freeze. Bad news.
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 10:57 am
 
What I can't stand is the sound of birds chirping incessantly outside my window starting at 4am. I swear I wanted to kill those bastards this morning.
I'll second that. It's that one particular bird - the one that starts early and has a really distinctive call that I'd love to go out and shoot with a pellet gun. It's not around in the winter either. Now cicadas, I love them.
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 12:29 pm
 
Now, dogs yipping in the morning for A STRAIGHT HOUR AND A HALF? That...I can avoid.
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 4:48 pm
 
I just wish the weather up here would make up it\'s damn mind.
I keep being told by native Pittsburghers that I will never believe the humidity up here, how oppressive the summers are, etc. I want to take them on one of my drunken trips to NOLA in August and see how they like that shit.

Bring on the Cicadas!
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 4:49 pm
 
"Palmetto Bug" (aka Huge Roach)!

i HATE them. ugh. those things are so gross. occasionally i will see one around here, but thankfully they're few and far between.
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 5:13 pm
 
occasionally i will see one around here, but thankfully they're few and far between.

My shithole at the Cherokee Arms had them. The cats I had then (Jackson and Lucy RIP) would treat them like mice. The cats I have now (Viva and Whiskey) continue to carry on that tradition.
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 5:31 pm
 
Zelda loves them too.
Posted: Mar 28, 2008 10:32 am
 
seriously, y'all. what robin said. it's 32 out and i am just happy it stopped sleeting. i would be so happy to hear the cicadas and tree frogs.
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