You light up my life.

by statia on May 27, 2004

I saw my first firefly (some may refer to them, as lightning bugs, which is what I grew up calling them) of the season. It seemed a little early, but I was excited. Who didn’t love those things as a kid?

I find it weird that not everyone has them where they live. My cousin had never seen one until she came to PA. I know they have them in Massachusetts, but she’s mildly retarded and… oh, who am I kidding, she’s severely retarded. Heh. No, she had just never seen them before. This was just one of those things to me, that marked the symbol of summer when I was growing up. It made me wonder what states they’re most seen in. A little research pointed me to this site which lists which states people have seen fireflies. Hell, they’re even in other countries. Who knew? Now surely you’re thinking, Sporty, this has got to be one of the most boring entries on your blog. Ever.

Would I let you down?


Just remember who loves you.


martha May 27, 2004 at 8:02 am

I saw fireflies in Bangladesh… it was such a comforting thing to have something like that from home, from childhood memories when I was so far from home.

Ash May 27, 2004 at 8:13 am

ROFL! That is too fucking (pun intended) funny!!!

Empress May 27, 2004 at 8:15 am

I can always count on you!

theresa May 27, 2004 at 8:22 am

ok, could have made it through my morning without seeing a photo of humping bugs. blech. :p

i saw one here the other day, and i got all excited. they’re probably the bug i hate least, just because they glow :)

Brad May 27, 2004 at 8:27 am

My memories are like yours. They were everywhere in Michigan during the summer months. We used to run away trying to catch them when I was a kid.

They’re ugly in the daylight, but at least not as bad as those damned 17-year Cicadas. :-p

shaunacat May 27, 2004 at 8:49 am

Funny that you mention fireflies, I just saw my first one night before last. I had totally forgotten about them until then. I just remember the shitty boy across the street would catch them, then squish them (because as you know their glow stuff still glows after they die) and smear the glowing nasty all over stuff.

Damn boys, always ruin all of the good memories!

mac May 27, 2004 at 9:26 am

Murphy likes chasing them around the yard. Anything to tire her the hell out!

tricia May 27, 2004 at 9:51 am

I’m going to take some back here and breed them like mad. People will call me the bug woman.

huy May 27, 2004 at 9:53 am

I thought it was a pretty interesting post…Of course, then I saw the picture, and it made it made it all the better.

nick May 27, 2004 at 10:12 am

I haven’t seen any yet this year but when we were little, my sister and I would chase them around the yard with ping pong paddles.

Deltus May 27, 2004 at 10:52 am

Your morning just isn’t complete without some steamy bug-on-bug action. Ooh, baby, would ya get a load of that thorax?! Tres hot!

fleecey May 27, 2004 at 11:22 am

there are no fireflies here in the city, but if you drive out to the country you can see them sometimes. i would have thought they’d be more abundant in canada. guess not.

Camille May 27, 2004 at 12:20 pm

I love fireflys. We have them in E. Texas, but I don’t think I’ve seen one here in Big D yet.

Beth May 27, 2004 at 1:11 pm

I’ve never seen a firefly. What a deprived soul I am. I guess that’s what I get for having lived in Arizona all of my life.

Xerxes May 27, 2004 at 5:40 pm

If your gonna be posting porn you should let people know its not worksafe :o )

Yeah that does mean its summer I remember going out at night and catching then and making a firefly jar. the good old days

Pamela May 27, 2004 at 6:09 pm

Are they lit yet?

girl May 27, 2004 at 9:42 pm

well I certainly hope you don’t live anywhere around Houston if you hate humping bugs, Theresa. everyone’s favorite bug, the Love Bug, flies around humping all damn day! until they hit your windshield in a messy splat that wiper fluid will NOT remove.

jadedju May 28, 2004 at 1:20 am

I grew up in eastern Mass., but never saw a firefly until I went to college in Western mass. I haven’t seen a single one since moving to California, and I’m a lesser person for it.

skits May 28, 2004 at 1:57 am

My first year in SoCal, it totally bugged me that there weren’t any fireflies, because my backyard used to be thick with them. :/ It still makes me kinda sad. I miss the little buggers.

Feisty Girl May 28, 2004 at 10:00 am

Their love was electrifying…ah…I kill me… :)

amy t. June 1, 2004 at 2:47 pm

I used to love fire flies when I was younger. I used to see them all the time at camp. We used to love when they got into our cabin. Why, you ask?

Because if they landed on the wall and you hit them with a shoe and then wiped your shoe across the wall in one fluid motion, the lightning juice would glow on the wall for several minutes.

That’s right. I’m morbid.

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