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I'm trying to get over my massive fear of spiders. I lay in bed last night, reading (still on the freaking Feist trilogy about Mara of the Acoma - it's taking me MONTHS to get through books that usually take me only a few days) and got up to pee. As I flopped back into bed, I spotted one of those GIANT black spiders that we get up here in the Pacific Northwest (the hell are they called, anyway? I thought they were wolf spiders, but whenever I look up what they look like, it's so not the same breed.) on the opposite side of my room, lodged in the corner between wall and ceiling. Welllll, poop. Daniel the Amazing Spider Wrangler Wonder Guy wasn't home, and it was out of my reach. I also cannot handle killing ANYTHING other than fleas and gnats. I mean REALLY.

I decided to ignore it.

I had all sorts of feelings that it was going to climb up my nose or into my ear canal whilst I innocently slumbered, laying its eggs in my dark orfices.

When I woke up, it was gone.

Statistics say that every human eats an average of two spiders in their sleep.

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faetal
Jun. 3rd, 2008 02:07 am (UTC)
did you see the spider picture I posted a while ago?? was it one of THOSE?
those are jumping spiders, and dude, they're SO HARD TO KILL!!
aubkabob
Jun. 3rd, 2008 02:11 am (UTC)
Ah, yes, the ones that roam around to find their prey instead of making a web!!!! Oy.

I also thought you should be the first to know that I decided suddenly that OMFG I love Rasputina.
faetal
Jun. 3rd, 2008 02:27 am (UTC)
at least they're supposed to be "day hunters" so.. maybe it went to sleep somewhere when you did.

hypergraffic
Jun. 3rd, 2008 02:10 am (UTC)
So was it crunchy or did it go down smoooooth?

Nah, probably went up your nose...

Edited at 2008-06-03 02:10 am (UTC)
kittytreats
Jun. 3rd, 2008 02:13 am (UTC)
I just had to...
mixedberrywhine
Jun. 3rd, 2008 02:16 am (UTC)
Re: I just had to...
yuck! right before I go to bed too. you suck.
aubkabob
Jun. 3rd, 2008 02:16 am (UTC)
Re: I just had to...
See.. I love animated spiders!! Fake spiders I just adore the crap out of ... I don't know why I can't handle the real thing.
mixedberrywhine
Jun. 3rd, 2008 02:20 am (UTC)
Re: I just had to...
ew, then you must love WoW. I cannot stand that stupid spiders in that game. they're in like every zone too.
aubkabob
Jun. 3rd, 2008 02:21 am (UTC)
Re: I just had to...
The crystal ones are my favorite!
mixedberrywhine
Jun. 3rd, 2008 02:23 am (UTC)
Re: I just had to...
I must be too much of a lowbie or inexperienced player...I don't recall those :x
kittytreats
Jun. 3rd, 2008 08:11 am (UTC)
Re: I just had to...
Oddly I freak out over fake spiders. When I was little there was a fake spider in my toy box and I would never go to the bottom because it sat in the corner *lol*
mixedberrywhine
Jun. 3rd, 2008 02:19 am (UTC)
a stupid spider crawled across my blanket right next to my hand and face the other night when the only light on was my computer monitor. it was bad enough, but I was glad it wasn't black! that just makes it worse for some reason. or brown. or anything dark. or hairy.
sweet_tiff4prez
Jun. 3rd, 2008 02:19 am (UTC)
i am such a wimp. i actually call people to talk to me when theres a spider in my apartment because im scared of killing it.
pokee
Jun. 3rd, 2008 02:22 am (UTC)
An average? That means some people eat no spiders, but some unlucky fool is choking down hundreds of them. Poor spiders. :(
dbaxdevilsfan
Jun. 3rd, 2008 02:58 am (UTC)
Gee thanks. Now my Spidey Sense will be on full alert tonight, and I won't get any sleep.

I can't even stay in a room if I see one, even if it's on the ceiling, or nowhere near me. I am completely terrified of spiders. I literally become paralyzed from the fear, that's how bad it is.
vivapink
Jun. 3rd, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)
They still don't bother me as much as those big, greasy-looking crickets we had back in Oklahoma.
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imnotbob
Jun. 3rd, 2008 04:44 pm (UTC)
Which book are you on?
aubkabob
Jun. 8th, 2008 05:00 am (UTC)
Right now, Servant of the Empire, though I've been on the last couple of chapters for seriously several days - I've been getting so little sleep that I only get a couple of pages in before I start to doze off.

Maybe soon, though, I will finally be on Mistress of the Empire...

And then I think I have the next series of books by Feist to read, about Arutha's offspring (which I read a couple of decades ago) and then the series that has Servant of a Dark Queen or somesuch.
imnotbob
Jun. 11th, 2008 04:28 pm (UTC)
Mistress is the best of the three. The Dark Queen ones are great..
zon14
Jun. 4th, 2008 01:12 am (UTC)
Spiders, yum. I'll take mine toasted please! I don't mind 'em too much as long as they don't get tarantula sized.
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