It’s the little things


I’ve mentioned Zach before – my crazy friend who recently moved from Seattle to Nashville, who lived on the JAM House floor for awhile, who now has his own place in East Nashville but we still like to see him, etc.  Zach is one of a kind – like a snowflake.  Or a fingerprint.  Or a tracking device in a stray dog’s neck.


Last night at church, he caught my eye across the room.  In a sea of people, his face was a little bit higher than the rest, stretching his neck to catch my attention.  It reminded me of Goldbug.


The thought of Zach as Goldbug gave me the giggles.


I couldn’t wait to tell him.  But after church when I got the chance, it turned out that Zach had never heard of Goldbug.  I went on to explain anthropomorphic animals and “Cars and Trucks and Things That Go” and the worm that drove the apple car – and Zach got excited and we high-fived.



  1. erin, who dropped out of the blogosphere on October 26, 2009 at 10:14 AM

    i loved that book! Especially when i could find goldbug before my brother could. Which was, let’s face it, not often, because brothers are experts at those sorts of things (and, he looked for goldbug whilst learning to potty train – i can’t compete).

  2. Carly on October 26, 2009 at 10:21 AM

    Lowly Worm! One of my favorite characters of all time :)

  3. Angie on October 26, 2009 at 10:56 AM

    I completely forgot about Goldbug and this post just made my day :)

    Thanks Annie!

  4. Nicolas on October 26, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    I too have never heard of this creature.

  5. Colleen on October 26, 2009 at 1:31 PM

    Goldbug is new to me as well. Just another interesting tidbit I’ve learned from reading your blog. :)

  6. Tad on October 26, 2009 at 1:44 PM

    Hysterical!! I love it.

    My favorite is the Baboon/Monkey guy that drives the Bananna-car.

  7. ashley parsons on October 26, 2009 at 8:33 PM

    major high fives for goldbug and for your insane photoshop skillz. :) love you. thanks for the laugh.

  8. Dad on October 26, 2009 at 8:40 PM

    The best thing of all, for me, is that I got to share the Goldbug books with you, when your Mom wasn’t doing it. And it still makes me smile. So glad you have a goldbug in your life now.

    And thanks for the time on the phone where I could tell you a little bit of how U2 gripped me and wouldn’t let me go.

    Love, Dad

  9. becca on October 27, 2009 at 9:37 AM

    omg, i laughed so hard at the goldbug replacement!

  10. Sarah in OR on October 27, 2009 at 11:25 PM

    Oh, wow, I loved Richard Scarry books… had sort of forgotten about them until now. I hope I can find copies when I have my own kids, one day… and books by Beatrix Potter and Shel silverstein… Dr. Seuss… ah, to be a little kid, again.

  11. Carin on October 29, 2009 at 5:30 PM

    Ben knew where Goldbug was on every page. :)

    Missing you,

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