I’ve been talking a lot about the scourge that is the 13-year cicada bloom in Nashville this spring. I say “scourge” because our dogs love to eat them, which because they are pure protein is like doggie crack. Also, the gastrointestinal distress that cicadas create is quite problematic: we’re talking room-clearing doggie farts, 3 a.m. doggie vomits, doggie diarrhea, you name it. There is literally no way to keep the dogs from eating them, either: the cicadas are literally everywhere.
But also, the little fuckers are deafening, and I do mean that. Here’s what my iPhone captured:
And yes, if you hadn’t guessed, this was my opportunity to figure out how to post audio files. Which I seem unable to do. When I upload the file so the player appears, it just buffers endlessly.