9.19.2008

Arachnophobia

I will preface this story by saying I HATE spiders. No offense to you spider-lovers out there. They scare me to death and living in an old, leaky house has intensified that fear. I was doing some cleaning this week and had stuffed a sheet in the hall closet NEXT to our bedroom. I pulled it out and was trying to put it on the top shelf when a monstrous spider fell out and hit me on the head, crawled down my shoulder and jumped onto the trash bag I needed to take out. This spider was the BIGGEST I have seen outside of the zoo or in a glass aquarium. I ran screaming into my bedroom freaking out with chills all over.

Obviously the story does not end there since I had to somehow get rid of this nasty creature. I opened the front door and having no idea where it went, tried to throw the trash bag out the door hoping it didn't crawl on my hand. It jumps off the trash bag before I can get it outside and runs into the shoe closet. I had to pull shoes out of the closet to find it, all the while fearing it would attack me again. Lucky for me I find it and suck it up with the Dyson. The length of the vacuum attachment is as close as I will get to spiders. I am feeling creepy crawly just writing this...

While I was looking for a picture of a spider, I came across this awful article about these spiders that have are taking over the park. Ummmm... Does that freak anyone else out? It looks like a horror movie.

8 comments:

Jenn said...

HOLY CRAP! I looked at the article too, and OH MY GOSH! That has to be one of the most disgusting things I have ever seen! I am feeling spiders all over me!

carrie said...

WHY? why must spiders exist?

Sarah said...

OMG, I just threw up inside my throat a little. Thanks. I need to go watch something funny before I go to sleep now. Weh.

Victoria said...

I got chills just reading that and seeing that disgusting picture. I am sorry that happened, I would be traumatized for life!

Denise said...

I would move!!! I could hardly even read your post with out freaking out!

TippettsFam said...

ewwwwww.... the thought/image of it falling and hitting you in the head and then crawling down your arm is too much for me!!! so gross.

i didn't read the article but those pics of the trees covered in spider webs are spooooky! it's making me excited for halloween!

Pammerscush said...

EEEEWWWWW!!! Maybe we should have the halloween party at your house!! Spiders and webs already included!! Just kidding. Your post totally grossed me out. I have always hated spiders too and since the bite that I got before we went to florida...I have been on a spider killing, no remorse, rampage!!

Amanda said...

Um gross. I can't stand spiders. I'm so proud of you for searching him out. Cleaning out a closet of shoes to get him was brave, it could have been anywhere in those shoes. Craig always makes fun of me when I check the inside of my shoes for spiders before I put them on.