School Bugs

  1. I am sitting in my office with my windows open and I can hear School Bugs (cicadas) outside making a racket. You know what that means?! Schools around the corner!



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  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   KAYfutureLPN
    Yeepie , just 4 more days for me!!!!!!!!!
  4. by   lvn2004
    Two more weeks to go for me
  5. by   AmyLiz
    I just finished summer session last night! Won't go back until Sept. 15th...which is good...cos I need a BREAK!
  6. by   PennyLane
    I love the sound of cicadas! Too bad I don't hear them in the city...have to drive out to my parents' house to hear them.
  7. by   babynursewannab
    School bugs! lol. Never thought of that.

    I, personally hate them. I moved to georgia when I was 19 and all summer I heard them, so now the sound automatically makes my body think it's 116 degrees outside! :chuckle
  8. by   colleen10
    Up here they usually don't start making a racket til the end of summer when school is in the midst. They automatically make me think school is around the corner, even when I was out of college.

    My gosh! 119 degrees.

    I love their sound but they are ugly big buggers aren't they.
  9. by   PennyLane
    Anyone have the 17-year locusts where they live? They were here in 1987, so that means they'll be back next year!!! UGH. If anyone else gets them, I sympathize with you!
  10. by   kwagner_51
    YES!! We get them in Indiana!! My daughter was a yr.old the last time. She will be 17 on the 24th.

    Those durn bugs NEVER shut up. They started singing?? in the morning and kept it up until I went to bed @ midnight!! I live in a small town and can hear them just fine.

    I am NOT looking forward to next year!! For those of you that have never experienced a 17 year cycle....be prepared to go insane! You will be praying for the first frost so the buggers will die!!

    Enjoy!
  11. by   PennyLane
    Karen--

    In our paper they would publish recipes for the things. They were EVERYWHERE. You couldn't help but step on them, the dogs ate them, and when they died they STANK. They also flew around and would sometimes land on my shirt and I'd freak out. I was 12 last time. I swore I'd be in Canada next time...but here I am, no longer living in Boston, and about to commit to a 16 month school schedule!
  12. by   CashewLPN
    hmm.... we get the 17 year bugs too.... they get loud when its gonna be hot... thing is, though, I tend to sleep through the noise...
    --Barbara
  13. by   BadBird
    Hmmmmmmmmm, never heard of those critters. I think I am glad too, LOL. I am so ready for my daughter to go back to school. Today in the mail was her bus and home room schedule. Bought a few new pairs of jeans for her, and off she goes, yea!!!!!!!!!!
  14. by   Cassiggity
    I start the day after labor day.
    What is this, High school?!

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