When I was eighteen or so I worked at Movies Twin in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Next door was a pet store. Jerry’s Pets. I got a job there as well. Chris Bentley managed the store. We had an aquarium filled with crickets. When customers came in to buy crickets for their reptiles we would have to reach in and grab as many as they wanted. Maria would never do it. At first I was reluctant to stick my hand into a seething mass of insects, but after a few times, it got better.

Eventually, I grew to like it. Crickets are cute.

I would like to eat one.

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  1. Memo Pisa el Lodo - June 18, 2006 at 1:34 pm Reply

    One of my favorite Mexican restaurants is this Guelaguetza. I am not sure if they serve crickets (grillos?), but they serve grasshoppers (chapulines).

    After glancing at their menus, I couldn’t find grillos. But that is under the assumption that I got the Spanish word for crickets right.

  2. Memo Pisa el Lodo - June 18, 2006 at 1:34 pm Reply

    Oh, they also sell some insects in their deli section for people to take home.

  3. DAWN - June 25, 2006 at 5:38 am Reply

    i LOATHE black crickets. these, not so bad. ya kinda have to get over the fear of bugs when you grow up with a gramps that liked to kill bugs with his thumb. i do that sometimes now for nostalgia’s sake. it REALLY grosses jenny out. har.

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