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The Sound of Maracas

Photo: Sheri Berger
Monday, June 6th, 2011 in It bugs me

Ok, it’s really just Cicadas. But it sure sounds like there are 982 people lined up and down my street, each vigorously shaking a set of maracas. (Is Cicada Season over yet?) Some areas – and I’m betting our neighborhood is one of those – can have up to a million cicadas in a one acre area. Isn’t that a lovely thought? Guess what flew down into our fireplace? It has kept both cats highly entertained. Fortunately, the fireplace is very well sealed and that bug is not going to be getting out into my house.

I walked into work the other morning and darned if there wasn’t a really LOUD cicada buzz. In my office. Seriously? I went to get Elves Karen and Donna to help me look for it (I was sure it was in my ceiling tiles) but as we were walking back to my office, Karen said, “Wait a minute. It’s on your back.” ¬†At which point I jumped up and down yelling “Get it off! Get it off!” and Karen kept saying, “Well hang on just a minute…”. I wasn’t really in the mood to “hang on just a minute”. I had visions of it flying up into my hair or buzzing around me face. She finally flicked it off (I’m sure it took her several minutes to work up the courage – or at least 15 seconds), I continued jumping up and down and screeching, “ew ew ew ew” (because apparently having a bug on my back turns me into a 10 year old sissy girl), and Elf Donna killed it. Mission accomplished. (For you bug lovers who think we should have taken it back outside? Sorry.)

Of course then I started thinking about the alternative. I’m pretty sure it must’ve rode over to Loopy in the car with me. There are more cicadas on my street than in the Loopy parking lot. I’m just thankful that it didn’t start buzzing on my shoulder during the ride over, because I’m thinking I might have caused an accident.

No Update for tonight, just because we didn’t get much in this past week. We do, however, have a ton of stuff on order and arriving soon! And in the meantime, we’ll keep getting your Camp Loopy orders packed up and shipped out. I’m glad so many of you are camping along with us. It will be fun! If you haven’t yet picked out the yarn and pattern for your first project, pop over and shop. We’ve already sent out some really gorgeous color combinations for this two-color project. Watch for our first Camp Contest in Wednesday’s blog.

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