Today I ate a grasshopper. It was dead and cooked and even seasoned, but it was still a grasshopper. I was trying really hard to be the weenie who didn’t eat it, but when every other journalist on the trip consented, I went for it too. Our tour guide gave me a second one for good measure but I slipped it in my purse when everyone had their eyes closed so as not to see the winged creatures go down their traps. Now I have a seasoned dead grasshopper in my purse that I don’t want to touch, but better than in my stomach!
Though very memorable, eating bugs was not all I did today. I also went to Frida Kahlo’s house, which was absolutely amazing. It’s this electric blue sanctuary of art and love and eccentricity. I saw a family celebrating their daughter’s Quinceañera. I went to the spa and had a hot stone massage. And I ate more food than anyone should eat in a week. Then to top it all off, I ate another animal that dwells in the ground. This time it was a worm in the form of worm salt which I licked off my hand before I shot tequila and mescal during dinner. A day of fun and vermin.
Tomorrow we head to Punta Mita and I am so excited to put my body slathered in SPF1oo on a beach. This trip has been so relaxing and I am thankful thankful thankful to be on it. And speaking of appreciation, it’s our belated anniversary for six months of Naked Thanks!! I have loved writing our blog and I can’t think of anyone else I would rather do it with than Stacey. I immediately loved working with Stacey way back when we met in 2007 and I’ve learned so much from her in the past six months. If you fear getting married or having children, just watch Stacey for a few minutes and you too will believe. She’s the coolest, chillest, most fun wife and mom and it has really helped quell my extreme fear of growing up. Thanks for being my partner in crime Stace, and thanks to all of you for reading. I can’t tell you how much we appreciate it!