Jul 19 2005

Easy Being Green


Some species of acridid, possibly an immature differential grasshopper, enjoying its carefree verdant youth on the Twisty sweatshirt.

My catch-and-release scheme was foiled by the specimen’s leaping expertise. I’ll probably find it on my pillow tomorrow morning.


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  1. bitchphd

    Dear Twisty, I can’t find your email address, but I bet you will just *love* the ongoing comment thread to this post.

  2. res publica

    Twisty – I spent this afternoon reading through your archives (yeah, I was at work, viva la revolucion!), and I have to say that you are pretty damned awsome. This is some of the best blogging I’ve seen: smart, funny, iconoclastic, and with great food pictures (I am a food whore). Anyway…keep on keepin’ on. You’ve got a fan in San Antonio. :)

  3. Twisty

    Res P, thank you very much for the compliment. That, and the grasshopper, were two of today’s more pleasant events.

  4. alphabitch

    great photo!

  5. Kat

    So pretty!

  6. res publica

    Totally unrelated to this post, but umm….where did you get your square dishes? They’re pretty keen.

  7. Ron Sullivan

    Have you seen the new grasshoppers, crickets, and katydids fieldguide? I’ve been tempted by that (and the caterpillars guide, though it’s only butterfly caterpillars) but don’t have the $30-each in the budget just now. I’ve run into some gorgeous grasshoppers in the last few years, though — some of them look like samurai in full armor.

  8. Twisty

    Hey Res P, the square dishes are made by Apilco. I got mine at Williams-Sonoma. And man-o-man, they just came out with a new square soup bowl with a cover, like the kind miso soup comes in. I can’t wait to get my claws on a couple of those babies

    And Ron, do you by any chance have publisher info on those field guides? I only have ones that cover Texas bugs.

  9. Ron Sullivan

    Here ya go.
    We’ve become skinflints since Joe retired, so we’re still poking around for used or review copies. Fortunately, we live in Berkeley.

    Field Guide To Grasshoppers, Katydids, And Crickets Of The United States
    by John L. Capinera, Ralph D. Scott, Thomas J. Walker
    Paperback: 249 pages
    * Publisher: Cornell University Press (April 30, 2005)
    * Language: English
    * ISBN: 0801489482

    Caterpillars in the Field and Garden: A Field guide to the Butterfly Caterpillars of North America (Field Guide)
    by Thomas J. Allen, James P. Brock, Jeffrey Glassberg

    Paperback: 232 pages
    * Publisher: Oxford University Press (May 1, 2005)
    * Language: English
    * ISBN: 0195149874

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