The Bug Stops Here.

Dear Polly,

I just want to know one thing. How come you are always putting up pictures of bugs?

Enough already. Please.
Come up with something new.

You are bugging me
Hartford, Connecticut


Dear You are bugging me,

First of all thanks for reading. Can I call you Bugsy for short? Secondly Bugsy, thanks for paying attention. Just last week I had an email from a guy in Boise, Idaho saying how cool he thought the “blog” was and thanked me for the photo of the UFO. I was glad he thought Project 368 was cool… but the thing is… I hadn’t posted any photos of UFOs. So, Bugsy, I am glad you are getting your facts mostly straight.

Mostly. Fact of the matter is, I don’t “always” feature bugs. I just do it very often.

I can almost hearing you asking from afar……”Why so often THEN?”   Well, as it is…. I live out in the country. We have lots of cool bugs out here in the wide open yonder. But you see Bugsy…. we ALL have lots of bugs EVERYWHERE.   In the world, some 900 thousand different kinds of living insects are known. This representation approximates 80 percent of the world’s species. At any time, it is estimated that there are some 10 quintillion (10,000,000,000,000,000,000) individual insects alive. (Encyclopedia Smithsonian)

So… it is very difficult for me NOT to notice them. We are talking TEN quintillion. That’s a lot little critters.  I mean……just look at all them zeros.

And the thing of it is… bugs are pretty interesting, once you get to know them.

Like this group, pictured above.  I saw them just today.  And, I hollered down to those small bugs..

“Hey little fellas. Whatcha’ doin’ down there?”   To which they replied…

“We are trying to build a pyramid. What’s it look like?”

“Well, now that you mention it… yes, a pyramid.   How come?” I asked.

“This is a seminar on “Putting Trust in your Peers at the Workplace”…. and we are doing a Teambuilding Activity.”

“Oh.” I say. “What’s with the little black dots?”

“It is poop, you idiot. We wouldn’t poop right in the middle of class….. we go out on the edges….. you ignoramus giant human face. Now leave us alone. Go find a UFO or something.”

So Bugsy. As you can see… insects can teach us a lot.
1. Teamwork is good.
2. Don’t poop on your own team.
3. Pyramid schemes really do work.

Thanks for reading,
Yours truly,

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