hah! i love when you post about bug encounters. i know just what you mean about being pelted--the grasshoppers up at my parents' cabin explode out of the grasses when you walk past, it's like fireworks.
I do enjoy watching them scatter from my impending footsteps, as if the I just kicked through a puddle of water. Let me indulge the little girl in me for a second — it reminds me a little of that scene in the Little Mermaid where all the fish and bugs are try to make things feel surreal and romantic.