The Life of a Bug Nerd

Aug 10


Fill your heart with bees. If someone breaks your heart, then they have to deal with the bees.

Jun 30


to all the rats I have not yet kissed Im sorry friends and I am on my way

Jun 23

Haven’t been able to feel my big toe on my right foot for about a week. Has the diabetes caught up to me? My old nemesis.

Jun 20

I miss my rats so badly right now. It feels like there is something missing in my heart.

Jun 17

Rest in peace, my loves.

I’m not sure what happened, but yesterday was officially the worst day ever. My parents went to check on my rats and found them all dead. All of them. My precious friends. The cages had been destroyed. Mom says the dogs got in the room and then closed the door, but I don’t see how. The door always stayed locked. It doesn’t make sense and I’m in shock. I haven’t slept in two days from crying, and I don’t know what to do with my life now.

Those rats loved me more than any person ever has, and I loved them. They were always so happy to see me, and each day with them was a blessing that I will always be thankful for. My heart hurts and I feel like a failure.

Remy and Gus saved my life once when they alerted my sister that I had blacked out, and Angel and Plot Twist were perfect snuggly angels. Home will never be the same without them. All I have left are pictures and the happy memories that they gave me.

Rest in Peace, Remy, Gus, Angel Rat, Plot Twist, and the two baby rats who hadn’t gotten names yet. I miss you and you’ll always be here in my heart. I hope there are a lot of animal crackers for you to chew on in Rat Heaven, and I hope that one day we’ll be reunited. I love you all.

Apr 09


what if the coins you find randomly at the bottom of drawers and in between couch cushions are actually from spiders trying to pay rent

Mar 22


a true fact about spiders is they can’t run for extended periods of time because they have asthma. all spiders are nerds. even tarantulas. have you ever seen a spider dating a hot babe? i doubt it. spider flashing his cash in the club? nope. spider pulling up beside you at the lights in a lamborghini? never happened. they’ve got so many eyes because they love reading. nerds. all of them.

Mar 02

Just the alternate

For over a year, the most important thing that has taken up my time has been the Linnaean Games, an entomology trivia bowl. I’m the only undergrad on my university’s team, yet my efforts got us to nationals last year. Just a moment ago, the captain of the team told me that my biggest contribution will be cheering from the audience and that I’ve been replaced. After I made it out to South Carolina and am missing a week of school for this thing. I shouldn’t have come here. I hope my school does well, so that I can compete in the finals, but I’m hurt. MSU, you may have just lost my allegiance.

Feb 23
Greetings, loved ones.

Greetings, loved ones.

Feb 08
Plot Twist grooming my finger.

Plot Twist grooming my finger.