So creeped out tonight.
Thinking about bugs.
But they make the world go round, or something like that. (What saying did people use when they thought the world was flat? Did they say, ‘love makes the world drift off into the horizon?’ or, ‘music makes the world be flat?’)
Anywho, back to the creeped out things. I wanted to read ‘James and the Giant Peach‘ again as an adult. Because that sounds like it would be as much fun as the time I watched episodes of ‘Punky Brewster‘ as an adult (no relation) after not seeing the show for 20 years. But did you know that book has a centipede character? Nooooo! The thought of nostalgic reading being fun escaped my mind and I slammed the book back on its shelf.
Tonight it rained — that wonderful first hard spring rain that makes everything smell wonderful, and then when you return home from being out in that wonderful rain, your home smells like ass because everything smells like ass when you smell it right after smelling fresh spring rain.
For some reason, while driving home in this rain and looking out over the grassy lawns that have been snow covered for so many months, my mind flashed to silly movies made about the lives of bugs (like, ‘Ants’) and how they really do have entire civilizations that we just don’t see. I thought of all of those squirmy wormies everywhere and how the planet needs them to live and thus so do we but how they gross me out and they are everywhere by the gazillions with there too many legs and oh my god how can I ever be comfortable anywhere again ever.
Sometimes I fear I will end up in an institution in a tiny white room swatting at my arms repeating, “Get them off of me! They are everywhere!”
It doesn’t help that when we bought our house many moons ago, we discovered after moving things and ripping things up, that it was infested with centipedes. My nightmare come to life (like the dude in ‘1984’ with the rats). I still wake up in the middle of the night sometimes, afraid that one might fall on me from the ceiling as I sleep. Because those f*ckers are nocturnal (I did research on those assholes. Know your enemy!)
But enough about that. It is late and I am off to bed.
- Kickstart This: TV Shows I’d Pay To Turn Into Movies (cookiesandsangria.wordpress.com)
- My first centipede story, from years ago (mrredpencils.wordpress.com)
- Harry the Poisonous Centipede (gabrielsbookworld.wordpress.com)
- Reality, Dream and Animation: James and the Giant Peach (tor.com)
- What Makes Rain Smell So Good? (blogs.smithsonianmag.com)
- smelly smells (brittanyengeman.wordpress.com)
- 10 Celebrities’ Favorite Children’s Books (flavorwire.com)