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I Collected Bugs When I Was a Kid

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    Tomboy :)

    I still am a tomboy, but when I was little I had this bizarre obsession with ants, so I used to hunt on my front drive way for ants, the bigger the better, scoop them up and put them in a little plastic container despite the fact they would always crawl out of the holes in the...
    Lilysilver13 Lilysilver13 16-17, F Jun 8, 2012

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    Preying Mantises

    We (brother and I) used to put them into plastic buckets together and try to make them fight. Or we'd find a dog turd and drop it into the bucket and wait for flies to come so we could watch them get eaten.Also collected jars full of caterpillars, until somebody explained that...
    sumnerkagan sumnerkagan 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2012

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    I Still Do :D

    I still collect them now,of course I let them go after looking at them for a minute or two.My sister and I usually end up collecting ladybugs (or ladybirds) in the spring.Sometimes I do it with my nieces.Early summer there's some where you can go to go butterfly catching.I like...
    AmayaEkio AmayaEkio 18-21, F Jul 13, 2009

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    They Make Me Smile

    i think my fav kind of bug would be ladybugs! my mom had a little garden behind the house and id spend hours out there collecting ladybugs, dragon flies and fireflies( id let them go after a while tho). up to this day i still take my little cousins to the same things
    applescruffs applescruffs 22-25, F Nov 3, 2008

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    Fasinated

    I was fasinated by them. I loved watching them crawl around in the plastic tub I'd put them in. I'd always free them afterwards though because I had no where to keep them.
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Dec 1, 2007

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    Roly Polies (pill Bug)

    I absolutely loved the little creatures that would arise from the soil underneath the side walk in the front of my house.  There was one year I think when I was in the fifth grade that when dozens (maybe hundreds) of roly poly bugs came up from one side of the side walk almost...
    XxJamberxX XxJamberxX 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 23, 2011

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    Crickets

     I collected a ton of crickets and put them in separate containers. Me and my dad would go out during the night into my backyard, lift up rocks and catch em. One time, I forced my mother to take me to pet's Mart and get the baby crickets that are fed to lizards and such...
    HandsAllOver HandsAllOver 16-17, F Jan 8, 2010

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    Such Fun

    I used to collect all kinds of bugs when I was little and my neighbour used to pay me and some friends to do it! They would give us a few pence to collect ladybugs for them for the garden to eat the greenfly, of course they would fly off anyway but the neighbour just wanted to...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 13, 2008

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    Fun Times

    My grandpa has a big vegetable garden in our backyard (although it isn't as "lush" as it used to be...) During the summertime, my sisters and cousins and I would wander around the garden to collect all sorts of insects. Cicadas were one of our favorites. We loved the...
    paperalias paperalias 22-25, F Nov 30, 2007

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    My Bug Collection

    I was always a science nerd and a tomboy, loved watching the discovery channel when I had the rare opportunity to watch tv, and would stay outside all day on the weekends, reluctantly going inside when it was dark.  I would spend hours with my butterfly net in the fields around...
    TreadingWater TreadingWater 31-35, F Apr 6, 2011

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    When I was a child, I grew up in the woods.

    ..Hardly a summer day passed that you would not find me bent over or kneeling by a rock, log, or in the middle of the stream, peering underneath to see what small creatures I could find. I touched insects, arachnids, crustaceans and all sorts of things that were clearly not meant...
    SweetKiester SweetKiester 41-45, F 2 Responses May 1, 2014

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    Completely Against My Will :(

    i had to collect them for a big project in highschool. every single aspect of it was disgusting and ridiculous. ridiculous because i learned absolutely nothing. disgusting because, well.... .....i hate bugs. i'm scared of them. i hate the little noises their little clicky feet...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2007

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    With My Grandpa :3

    I used to go bug hunting with my grandfather all the time when I was younger. It was so much fun, we always found such awesome bugs. I used to play with them put them in little containers filled with grass and twigs and keep them in my house for a few days because I didn't have...
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll 18-21, F Oct 27, 2011

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    When i was younger me

    and my best friend spent most of the summer collecting 'pet' chiggy pigs in a washing up tub his mum let us have *^-^* it was so fun
    mialotta mialotta 16-17, F Nov 15, 2014

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    I am now a 30 year old male and this really happened to me when I was 24 (at least 6 years ago). It was a 98 degree hot summer day and I was wearing a black tank top, blue denim...
    DiamondD84 DiamondD84 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 18

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    when i was 12 i was kidnapped by 2 girls in my neigberhood they tied me up gagged me in the own bedroom at the house becuse they preted to invite me round for a sleepover
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    attentions everyone. about a year ago me and my best friend Amelia were kidnapped, and abused. I made it out alive but she didn't. I won't go I to detail, but if you want to know...
    pioneer18 pioneer18 13-15, F Jan 12

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    Hello,my name is Tiffany. It is really hard for me to talk about this but im ready. It all started when i was going home from Scholl.There was 3 mens ih their 20's or 30's im not...
    StayStrong4ever123 StayStrong4ever123 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 17

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    My brother just turned 18, but this happened in the summer when he was 17. I'm not going to go into much detail in order to protect him. Anyways, my family has a vacation house...
    Hey121212 Hey121212 22-25, F Jan 8

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    by 2 young girls they tied me up gaged me and used latex clotheres on me and did other weird stuff
    boydude boydude 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Yes I will do ANYTHING !!!!!!!!!!! I will do as I'm told while your at work I will clean from top to bottom Just please !!!!
    Imyphone33 Imyphone33 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    I am starting this new thing called 'life of hope' which is where people can talk to me about thier problems confidently, and basically I give advice. I want to do this because I...
    lifeofhope lifeofhope 16-17, F Jan 22

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    I am not saying that I am a great mom or the best in the world but am trying to be. Being a single parent is really hard.My daughter's birthday was last week. She had 2...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 11

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    and it wasnt the big horrible thing other people think it was. i got addicted to sex when other kids were playing with dolls. so what? it is what it is. and i love who i am xx
    jennyisaslut jennyisaslut 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 11

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    We used to go to Tution for couple of subject and my Tution teacher was bachelor lady living alone .. Many times she will ask me to be with her after Tution for one or other reason...
    xRohit xRohit 31-35, M Jan 10

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    I find it hard to believe that I just now got around to looking on the interweb to find others that have had similar situations....lol. I have never really shared anything to...
    ACMekanik ACMekanik 41-45, M 14 hrs ago

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    When I was a baby until I was 3 I was in fostercare with my brother. My parents were both heroin addicts and child services came over and my mum was shooting up and my dad was in...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M 2 hrs ago

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    My 5 year old son used to talk about his life "before" when he was 3... but that's a different story. I'm a little freaked out because lately, he keeps predicting things that come...
    Classangel00A Classangel00A 31-35, F 34 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    i am crazy over kids. I love all the kids on this planet, no matter whose kids their are. i dont care about they nationality, race, etc. i am afraid that i may go insane while...
    azanun azanun 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    I was 4 when it started for me and people say 'omg, you were molested how awful', but I don't cry at night thinking that those guys hurt me and how I'm all messed up. They didn...
    thumper15 thumper15 18-21, F 7 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I love wearing rain boots to crush any bugs, because I hate getting shoes all dirty with gut parts and I hate stepping on bugs because they have sharp parts. I just love it when...
    HollyCrushAndWet HollyCrushAndWet 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    This following is very long, but if you can get through it... VERY informative; "What if 20 Million Illegal Aliens were Deported from America ? Tina Griego, journalist for the...
    curiosi curiosi 51-55, F 3 Responses Jan 8

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    I was born in 1992. I can't remember much about it! I was six in 1998, and I remember learning to write at school, the first time with a pencil writing my name. It was the first...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Like... You're supposed to have kids. And then DIE?! And leave them to cope in the world without you? Egads!! No! I want everything to tie up nicely when I go and not have to worry...
    prettyprude prettyprude 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 5

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    At 12 yrs my eldest has her first crush !!! I am emotionless right now. My God ! how does a 12 yr old even know the art of physical attraction? Am I the only parent that was...
    ButterflyTearz ButterflyTearz 31-35, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Pushing away my bestfriend, my childhood friend has been hard. I almost can't believe I just did that. I haven't felt anything for a long time, till now. My cheeks are burning, my...
    AviatorHH AviatorHH 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    I didn't tell anyone what she did for four years. I cried and had nightmares for four years. I cringed when she was around or her name was said. For four years, I was alone with...
    icannotlieanymore icannotlieanymore 18-21, F 15 hrs ago

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    I am a single mom... the kids' dad left us when they were toddlers... for a party life. We have been doing it on our own for 15 yrs. My dad and mom used to help me but they both...
    Howtobeme Howtobeme 51-55, F Jan 22

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    my friend Jamie is one of the coolest, and kindest girls I know. she's a very responsible person who runs her own successful pet-sitting business. back in 2012 or 2013, her...
    WeArePilots WeArePilots 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    What you do, always comes with a consequence. Good or bad. ------------------------------- So here's a 100% true story, that is currently going on in my life. I won't say names...
    HannahMarieX HannahMarieX 18-21 Jan 13

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    I heard the jangling of chimes and the heavy glass door swung open. The cold wind followed behind me as I walked inside, almost like it wanted to accompany me into the room. I was...
    BlueMetalChick BlueMetalChick 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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    it just bugs me sometimes when you clearly see your buddys online and you say "hi" or "hay whats up" and there is just silence :(
    Lunicguy Lunicguy 22-25, M Jan 23

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    I feel like I have an old soul and have lived many lives. I don't want to be a trader to my generation but I've always felt I didn't belong. when I was 14 in '95 (wow seems like a...
    greeneyedgypsy greeneyedgypsy 31-35, F 15 hrs ago

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    I think the reason why I'm such a ****** person now has to do with how I was treated as a kid. Sometimes I tell people of my past and they tell me, "It was just elementary school...
    TryingToLiveLife TryingToLiveLife 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    Anyone know what insect this is? The other day I was sitting on my bed and this comes buzzing at me. It flies! Urgh! Never seen something like this before.
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Jan 17

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    My cousins' story: They lived with their mother and father for a while. The kids slept late. Didn't do homework. Their parents couldn't care less. "Do your homework" is not enough...
    DoorMattress DoorMattress 13-15, M Jan 16

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    I think it is so fascinating watching my stepdaughter being pulled over her father's knee. It is so much different watching than when it happened to me. But I certainly can feel...
    sarah95w sarah95w 18-21, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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