I know! I know! the state theme was "Catch the Reading Bug" - how could I resist. I had a hilarious story about a time when I accidentally ate some ants. I survived - they are crunchy, btw, and lemony - and then I promised them they'd get to try some too. When the Crickettes came they were so gross I didn't think I could ever try one - ick gross barf! - but my son was visiting and - boy-like - he opened a box, dumped them into his hand and popped them into his mouth.
"Tastes like potatochips" he assured me.
I knew I had to try one if I was going to offer them to the kids so ... after many deep breaths, I did - and he was right. They're flavored with potato ship flavorings - you know, sour cream and onions - cheddar cheese. With a bit of a musty after taste - so, more like really old potato chips that have been in the cabinet a few years.
We really had a LOT of fun all summer with those bugs. Even a member of my library board tried one!
And here you thought we just wore buns and went around saying "shhhhhh" bwa ha haaaaaaa - don't you want a library card now? 467 days ago