At some time though you realize it’s time to deal with whatever bothers you. If you’re lucky enough your humour remains intact.
If you’re mobile enough you can find lots of interesting travel opportunities and exercises to satisfy you.
And if you put your mind to it you can always enjoy nature in some way. It’s time.
Some cricket mystery
Seems strange, but crickets can be quite important in the scheme of things. I've suddenly recalled some folklore about crickets. Each year they cause me to have a faintly disturbed feeling, as though I’m missing out on something.
Crickets start their lives as eggs, laid by a momma cricket. Within days of hatching they become quite cute little creatures, although unlike most babies they aren’t ever cuddly. Baby crickets are called nymphs.
They grow by shedding their skin, each time becoming more mature, and of course, more cricket-like. Only the males develop the ability to chirp though.
Crickets and temperature
Cricket chirps seem to go on and on forever once they start. No “off” button for them. Maybe this is why they make some folks truly dislike them. But there are several positives about these relatives of the grasshopper, and it’s important to recognize them, even as we gather up a flashlight and weapons of destruction to deal with nighttime chirping.
Where's the money?
My summer one was very insistent. I'm trying to keep calm about it, but I'm still secretly hoping this was a grey one, because they are the money ones. There's no time limit specified, so the summer one could theoretically bring you some coin in time for your Christmas shopping.
You do get black ones too, but they're sort of mean, and they tell you that you can expect to get ill, so they aren't popular. And if they come into your house, that is crossing the line big time, and you're entitled to kill them if you can find them.
Crickets are popular pets in China. They have cricket fights there. Lots of money changes hands, buying, selling, training, feeding,betting. And all that care comes to a crashing end, as crickets only live for about 100 days.
Here's a short but interesting video, depicting the importance of this sport. And no, crickets don’t die or get injured during their fights. The loser just walks away, making its proud owner lose a lot of face. You’ll note there aren't any women to be seen...not sure what that means...
Money where your mouths are!
Entertaining with snacks and fine wine? Nothing like some crispy cricket snacks as conversation starters. Be sure to leave the packs where guests can see and enjoy them. You can get a great selection, and again all you have to do is go to Amazon and order online.
Chirping for money
Maybe the folklore is absolutely on the money.
At the same time remember, be forewarned. They can be very annoying with their repetitive, endless chirping. But it's only for 100 days!