Saturday, February 10, 2007

The Evilosity of Spiders

The eight-legged freaks struck again tonight. As I was settling in to eat dinner & watch an iTunes download, a spider literally fell onto my plate. Yep, smack into the broccoli. Naturally, I screamed like the girl that I am and almost broke my neck leaping up out of my chair. Nearly gave the poor hubster a heart attack. After retreating in a rapid manner to the kitchen and throwing my silverware in the sink, the hubster came in bearing my dinner and insisting that the creepy-crawly was nowhere to be found on my food. Little bastard was hanging out on the desk, though. Just chillin' in front of the keyboard. After a successful squishing mission, my husband looked at me and said, "maybe you should go back to painting - they seem a little too interested in you when you're writing." Damn creepy ass arachnids. I'm writing, I'm writing. Now leave me the hell alone!

13 Comments:

At 10:31 AM, Blogger dink said...

poor poor angie.

Now that I've been sympathetic, is it okay to laugh my ass off?

I'm sorry to laugh at your fear --but hey you tell it FUNNY!

 
At 12:24 PM, Blogger C. Atrox said...

Spiders are SO misunderstood! Just like butterflies, they try to cheer people up with their beauty. Whereas butterflies are beautiful on the outside, spiders carry their beauty on the inside. That doesn't mean they want their inner beauty to be splattered on the desk. This summer, let's help you by allowing a tarantula to crawl up your arm. Very good therapy. Up close, you would be amazed how attractive they can be. And friendly.

 
At 6:30 PM, Blogger angie said...

Yeah, yeah, go ahead and laugh. I'm sure I'd think it was funny...if it happened to someone else!

If the spider didn't want his/her inner beauty squished on my desk, s/he shouldn't have done the dive for my dinner. I have no issue with spiders outdoors. Just wish they'd stay there and out of my home!

 
At 7:52 PM, Blogger M. G. Tarquini said...

I don't like 'em either.

 
At 9:34 PM, Blogger Daniel Hatadi said...

I especially like having the job of killing the spider in the bedroom before we can go to sleep. It's really easy to find the spider when it's hiding in the cupboard or under the bed or ...

Actually, my very first kiss was interrupted by a spider falling from the ceiling ... on to us.

 
At 6:50 AM, Blogger Bill Cameron said...

Spiders are creepy, 'tis true, but I have managed to talk myself into not losing my mind when I see one. I say things like, "It's smaller than my thumb!" and "It won't eat much." Thin comfort, no doubt.

I'm glad you lived through your encounter. I've found that in a pinch, a can of compressed air does wonders.

 
At 7:28 AM, Blogger Trace said...

SHUDDER!! I hate spiders!!

 
At 10:07 AM, Blogger Sandra Ruttan said...

Yeah, I'm laughing, but I'm also afraid of spiders!

 
At 3:58 PM, Blogger Hulles said...

I'm not laughing. Those guys have it in for me too.

 
At 7:26 PM, Blogger anne frasier said...

some spiders are much scarier than others. desert spiders and spiders that live in new mexico and arizona are much more horrific than spiders i've seen here. did this spider's eyes glow? new mexico spiders have eyes that glow. it's true. i was once trapped in the bathtub by one. i think i even cried. sad, ain't it?

 
At 6:39 AM, Blogger Bill Cameron said...

I think a spider with glowing eyes would totally kick the ass of a can of compressed air.

 
At 6:55 AM, Blogger angie said...

Nope, no glowing eyes, but it was a large, hairy, fast little bastard & it hit the broccoli running!

I've seen a lot - from the tarantulas & black widows to wolf spiders & these big ass weird ones that can fold themselves to fit into cracks and corners & one whose body was bigger than my thumb, but no glowing eyes. Thank god. I think I'd pee my pants if I ever did!

 
At 12:08 PM, Blogger anne frasier said...

wolf spiders! i hate those! they have glowing eyes if the light hits them just right.

 

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