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Climbing Mountains and Eating Crickets
Published on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 by

Last week I came across a box of Crickettes at a friend’s house.  “Crickettes?  Are these really….  EWWWW!”  Indeed, he had a box of Salt and Vinegar flavored crickets on his table.  Salt and vinegar crickets.  AND HALF THE BOX WAS GONE.

salt and vinegar crickets

I sat and stared at them.  I flipped over the box and read the back:


Drumstick?  Flank?  Wings?  Would I ever?  Could I ever?

This summer has been my Summer of DaringSwimming with jellyfish, paddling with biting crab larvae and going down the speed slide at 44.  So why not eat a cricket?

I bundled up two and carefully brought them home.

Anthony Bourdain eats bugs.  Andrew Zimmern eats bugs.  I knew my oldest son would eat bugs.  But could I actually eat bugs?  Could I take a cricket, put it in my mouth and CHEW?

Watch and see.

Eating a Cricket from shootmenowblog on Vimeo.

Eating crickets might not be the most impressive thing one can do.  But that wasn’t the point.  The point is that I challenged myself to do something completely out of my comfort zone.  I took a normal, boring day and turned it in to a challenge.  A challenge that I rose to, met and exceeded.  Yes, it was only a cricket.  But to me, it was a mountain.  A mountain that proved to have an amazing view from the peak.

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