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Aug. 18th, 2004

ever crawled into bed and laid back, content on the idea of going to sleep....... and seeing a gigantic spider on the ceiling above you? you know that the ceiling is too far away for you to reach to smoosh it, and besides, you might only succeed in only brushing it off and having it land amidst your blankets, and where would you be THEN?

this very thing happened to me last night. because the brushing/smooshing on the ceiling wasn't an option, i lay there, unblinking eyes transfixed on the slowly moving spider, willing it to crawl in a specific direction (for me, i had WANTED it to crawl a little to the left, down the wall, and out the open window, but i knew this would never happen, so i was trying to will it to the opposite corner of my room than where my bed lies.

it reaches to the spot directly over my face. i will it onward. it scootches to the area just above my head.

*PLOOP*

it freaking scrambles for footing and FALLS. how in the world do spiders lose their footing?!?!? isnt' there a LAW against this? i didn't know i could move this fast, but suddenly, i was on my feet, on the other side of my bed, watching the spider finally give up and start shimmying down the rest of the way. i reach for my boxes of Christmas cards (which i SWEAR i have been planning on sending you all this year!), and SLAP them together in mid air, hoping to crush him during his descent. he curls up and drops the rest of the way, landing on a cardboard box near my nightstand.

DAMNIT! it's still alive! /cry. i crouch there on my hands and knees, watching it move in fascination, trying to decide if it's going to eventually die from my blow, or if it only served to anger it more. i was filled with visions of the spider picking up a little knife.... crawling over to my bedside... across my pillow.... up my nose.... i could almost envision the long legs sticking out of my nostril as it pushed itself in.

*VIOLENT SHUDDER*

i couldn't crush it again, it was in an awkward place, and what if i miss? it could CRAWL UP MY ARM!!!!1!!1! after crouching awkwardly for at LEAST a half hour, arms akimbo at half push up angle, my face towards the floor, my ass in the air... i finally gave up. i kept telling myself that it would die there, that it would stay there. so i crawled back under the covers and scooted to the complete opposite side of the bed as my nightstand and began reading my book.

besides, the companions are off to save Laurana! and FIZBAN's there!

*slight subject change*

have any of you ever played RPG's so much on ps2/nintendo/whatever, that when you're reading a book and someone joins up with the main group, you automatically hear dramatic music in the background and see gigantic font pop up on the screen that you can't exit out of until the music ends that says "FIZBAN JOINS THE PARTY!!"?

maybe it's just me.

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madmadhatter
Aug. 18th, 2004 07:52 pm (UTC)
ugh, have played rpg's so much i've done that with physical groups of people i'm hanging out with.
aubkabob
Aug. 18th, 2004 08:06 pm (UTC)
LOL i hadn't progressed to that point yet, but i'm certain that now you've SAID it...
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jenniffer
Aug. 18th, 2004 08:14 pm (UTC)
I've played RPG's so much (specifically EQ on PC) that I sing the fight song when I'm killing the spider on the ceiling. And I acknowlede things by saying "Hail, a house cat!" or "Hail, a grocery store merchant."
aubkabob
Aug. 18th, 2004 08:48 pm (UTC)
hee hee hail, indeed!

when i first started obsessively playing EQ and working in retail at the same time, i remember moments last year where i was cashiering at the far register. i would have to go over and grab people and let them know i could help them down at the end. could i single pull this one? INC! omg, will i be able to solo it? CLERIC! i need a price override!
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aubkabob
Aug. 18th, 2004 08:40 pm (UTC)
i just started Book 3 in uh.. book 3. (dragons of spring dawning). for those that don't want spoilers (though i'm certain that everyone on earth has read these books) DON'T LOOK!

basically, kitiara has laurana captive, and tanis and the others just were attacked by fizban and the toothless gold dragon. he joined the party to head to neraka. i think flint is going to die in the chapter i just started reading.
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white_daisies
Aug. 18th, 2004 10:14 pm (UTC)
Your stories are always so entertaining! I miss you..
aubkabob
Sep. 11th, 2004 09:23 pm (UTC)
hee hee thank you :)
teafairy
Aug. 18th, 2004 11:07 pm (UTC)
ARGGGH@spiders
Why do they do that? THey probably drop on purpose. They get themselves all lined up with where your face is then 'fall.' Ya know what I love doing is keeping some form of household cleaner in my room. So that way if it mashes itself into an area, all I gotta do is hose it down with a cleaning product. But then I always feel guilty when I see it start twitching and I think "aww poor spider, I am torturing it *sniff*" And I get angry at myself that I can't just kill it or capture it to let it out. Every time I try to capture it, it normally crawls on my hands and I have a panic attack.

...anyway I forgot what the point was of my reply..I think I've been spraying MYSELF too much with the cleaners *twitch*
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cyanidedream
Aug. 19th, 2004 12:49 am (UTC)
I </3 spiders..
That happened when I was on vacation..there was a HUGE spider crawling around above me, and I kept wishing it away, but it crawled down the wall and I started freaking out b/c it was coming towards my head, so I made kenny get out of bed to kill it. Then there was a 3-inch spider (no joke..) in the doorway when we were trying to leave and I wouldn't go near it. Kenny got the raid and sprayed it AND IT RAN AROUND INSIDE FOR 10 MINUTES WHILE HE CHASED IT WITH THE RAID. The fucker just would not die. It even freaked him out. I think they just enjoy torturing us.
aubkabob
Sep. 9th, 2004 07:14 pm (UTC)
Re: I </3 spiders..
egads, that IS something from a horror movie!
silverwraith
Aug. 19th, 2004 04:55 am (UTC)
it's amazing how spiders will make one achieve personal records in speedy withdrawls. *shudder* I've had nightmares about spiders falling on my face.

*twitch twitch*
aubkabob
Sep. 11th, 2004 01:20 am (UTC)
funny that usually whenever spiders figure in my dreams, i'm not overly scared of them, unless it's SPIDER EGGS. *violent shudder*
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ooxeno_staroo
Aug. 19th, 2004 06:22 am (UTC)
hhah that was so funny ive been in that situation only the spider was like the size of my hand and i had to beat it with a encyclopedia and i still couldent go to sleep, and yes ive heard the RPG noises before their kinda fun hahaha
aubkabob
Sep. 11th, 2004 12:15 am (UTC)
whenever i catch a spider in my room, as i'm going to bed, and then have to TURN OUT THE LIGHTS, i always have visions that he has FRIENDS.

LOTS OF THEM.
bikko
Aug. 19th, 2004 06:41 am (UTC)
lol.. I'm sorry but that spider hanging and losing its footing.... that cracked me up.

Have you seen Bubba Ho-Tep?
aubkabob
Sep. 9th, 2004 06:55 pm (UTC)
sounds.... familiar...
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aubkabob
Sep. 9th, 2004 07:36 pm (UTC)
i never ever ever realized that i had such a massive fear of the things.

i guess the fact that i lived in arizona for so long and almost never saw the freaking things helped to sensitize me more!
certain_girl
Aug. 20th, 2004 05:18 am (UTC)
I hate spiders.
aubkabob
Sep. 9th, 2004 07:00 pm (UTC)
meeeeeeeeeeee, too.

i had just responded to another reply to this post, gotten up to go to the kitchen...

..and had the luxury of stomping on one on the wall.
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