As I type this blog post, the hum of the cicadas outside my window is so loud it is impossible to fully block out without some loud music.
Yesterday, Mr. Lifeguard went to Starbucks to get us breakfast and a giant cicada hitched a ride inside the house on his collar. He hung on quietly until Alan was putting the coffees on the counter and then he started buzzing his wings like a helicopter and nearly gave the poor guy a heart attack.
They swarm around you when you walk outside. Your car grill is full of them when you get home. They're loud, and they're gross and they're already over seventeen years old.
Check out this video by Samuel Orr that shows their amazing lifespan. He's currently working on a one hour documentary on these little guys, which you can invest in via kickstarter if you like what you see below.
Have a GREAT Wednesday, and I hope you enjoyed the video!