Friday, October 4, 2013

Inside My Introverted Brain

It must be tough being a bug”, I blurted out as the most amazing man in the world and I were taking a walk the other day.

Hubby smiled. He’s used to random sentences suddenly spilling out of my mouth that, although baffling at the time, have some rational (but more often, silly) story behind them.

What started all this is the beetle that dashed across in front of us as we were strolling along; the one that I may very well have stepped on if I hadn’t been looking down at that moment.


This got me thinking about how tough life must be for a bug. At any given moment, their tiny lives are one step – or shoe – away from death. Talk about a daily survival crap shoot. Sheesh.

“They don’t think about that”, my husband said. “They just go about their business.”


Good thing, too. Or else you’d have a lot of bugs reluctant to ever step outside. And in therapy. Teeny tiny little creatures taking teeny tiny little anxiety pills.


It totally sucks being a bug, doesn’t it? I can’t help but feel a little sorry for the little stinkers.

(Yes, I think about stuff like this.)

Enjoy the weekend, everyone!

43 comments:

  1. oh ha.... I do the same thing and I'm an extrovert.... I try to avoid stepping on any living creature. EXCEPT a gnat.... gawd I hate gnats... I think the Jeffrey Dahmer's of the world come back as gnats... mosquitoes are close behind with my hate. other than that .. I hate very few thing. not fond of congress...

    My cats love bugs... provides minutes of entertainment.... havoc to my blinds

    Good morning, Martha ;)

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    1. well that would be fun stepping on a gnat... haa... I swat 'em good and proper...

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    2. Hahahahha....yes, it's possible that the Jeffrey Dahmers of the world come back as gnats! My cats are the same way with bugs. Hey, we all need to do something, no? I always enjoy your visits here, Carolyn! And, of course, your fun posts!

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  2. I have thought of this before too lol. It must be a perilous existence. I try to never ever kill a bug...except for spiders. Eeek!!

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    1. I'm actually not afraid of spiders because I think of them as comrades! They keep my house clean of other bugs. But I usually scoop up bugs I find in the house and place them outside. Why not just set them free?

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  3. I think about things like this, too. :-) It couldn't be easy, to have so many bigger creatures stomping around or trying to eat you.

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  4. interesting your hubby's remark...we just go about our business too, in the same way! Life's like that!

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  5. But I always think we are like bugs anyway it is all a matter of perspective right?

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  6. Someone has to think deep thoughts. Might as well be you, Miss Introvert!

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    1. Yup, why not me? Gotta keep the old brain active!

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  7. You are a great observer Martha! Most people wouldn't even notice a lowly bug! The thing about bugs though is they outnumber us like what.. a zillion to one? God forbid a fly or box-elder bug gets in, my cat Guy Noir will let nothing stand in his way to get it!!

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    1. If the bugs decided to unite and take over the world, we'd be in trouble! My cats are that way, too. They see a bug and they go nuts with it!

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  8. Martha, we are "birds of a feather" as I too think about all crawly creatures, poor little things.
    Nice glimpse into your mind, I like it :)

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    1. Well, you can't help but feel sorry for them, really. It's a really tough life!

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  9. Indeed, it’s hard to be a bug. You might enjoy this blog post about it.

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    1. Yes, it's quite hard. I'll take a look at the link you provided. Thanks!

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  10. So do bugs feel? what do they feel about us?

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    1. Interesting questions? I wonder about that at times...

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  11. ha! better to live life to the fullest and not think about the rest ...? perhaps

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  12. Gawd almighty I love you! I spend a great deal of time thinking about what bugs (and birds, cats, dogs, ducks, horses, cows...) think.

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    1. Too bad you're so far away, Birdie! We would be friends!

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  13. and I'm sure you know the saying sometimes your a bug sometimes your a windshield but I do my best to always let them out, gently although spiders don't bother but cock roaches make me throw up I called two usually I feel guilty about no letting bugs out, but ooooo I can't even think about it :)

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    1. Oh, gosh, yes...cockroaches...yuck! I can't handle those bugs. They make me sick, too. There are some bugs that are really horrifying!

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  14. Ha! If you want to observe bugs, then just come to Georgia...or better yet, let me just ship some of ours to ya!!
    Best not to know what they are thinking, probably that they will take over the Earth very soon...

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    1. Hahaha...I agree, Kay! Maybe they will take over the world sooner than we think!

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  15. I think our husbands would get along very well -- and so would you and I, for that matter. :)

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    1. I think so, too, Nancy! Too bad all the great people I've met in the blogging world are so far away!

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  16. I believe that someday, the insects will take over the world. That's why I try to be nice to them - except the mosquitoes. I need all the good bug karma I can get.

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    1. I wouldn't be surprised! We are completely outnumbered by them. I hope I've built up some good karma over the years :)

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  17. Welll, I have some sympathy for bugs as long as they stay outside. GGreat cartoons. Have a great week-end, Martha!

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    1. I don't see that many insects in the house with the two cats. One barely get a foot (or wing) through the door before the two furry demons descend upon it. Whenever I run across a bug in my house, I shake my head and say to it "Boy, did you pick the wrong house!"

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  18. We need to be careful with insects. They are small but effects are big...

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  19. Spiders in our house always see the light of day because someone captures them in a jar and releases them outside. I still think they find their way back in because he is always finding them and releasing them.

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    1. They seem to have gotten quite comfortable in your home! No fear of being squished, so they may as well try to find something to eat while in there ;)

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  20. I think about it sometimes too. But then I distract myself with thoughts of how irritating they are and kill the darn things.

    xoRobyn

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  21. One time when I was a teenager there was a huge ant stuff in a web and I helped him get free. Only I wasn't smart enough to bring him outside because a few minutes later when I was unpacking stock, I heard my boss kill the big ant.

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    1. Awww...that's really sad! That ant ALMOST made it out alive!

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