so picture this.. i'm in new jersey at my girlfriend tray's friends house (sister's cousin's dog's aunt's uncle's brother- just kidding). we've been bbq'ing and drinking all afternoon. it's starting to get dark and a group of us are outside sitting around, chatting, bullshitting, whatever. all of a sudden out of the corner of my eye, i see this little light. i turn my head to look and it goes out! so i'm staring at the air.. i just KNOW i saw something. then there it is again! A LIGHT! and then it goes out! by this time i'm looking around at all of tray's friends and no one is even paying attention. no one notices, no one cares. so this is the time my brain goes into dork jenn mode and starts thinking that only I can see the light. i'm so fucking special that this little light can only be seen by me!! and i think this because absolutely no one else is even noticing or moving or doing anything that even remotely shows they can see the light too. and so i am freaking.out. and then i think- omg, what if it's a fairy?!?! what if it's a little fairy flying around and only i can see it?!?! seriously, what is wrong with my brain?! so i'm sitting in this lawn chair, staring at my new found fairy best friend and my insides are all giddy and i'm laughing and i am thinking it's so fucking cool and i want to show someone, but everytime i go to point it out to someone, or say something out loud, the light would go away!!! and that would make me laugh harder. and i was seriously freaking out! and so finally, i grabbed someone and made them stare at the air while i muttered something to the effect of, "something keeps lighting up and then the light goes away.. and then it comes back.. and goes away and i swear i'm not crazy! i'm not seeing things, it's real!!" and the guy looks at me like i am seriously the dumbest california blonde he has ever encountered in his life and says something like, "yeah, it's a lightning bug." and i was like.. SHUTUP? REALLY?!? OMG, HOW COOL! i'm sure he thought i was some sort of mental. but i was just excited!
i'm pretty sure i spent the rest of the night staring the at trees just waiting and wanting those damn bugs to light up. they seriously were the coolest things ever and i've never seen one since!
HELP ME! The flying fairies are back!
They are fireflies DUR!
Oh.*funniness, courtesy of russ- who reminded me about this story in the first place*