Thursday, August 6, 2009

Irrational Fear or Not? Writers Workshop 8/6/09

Ok, so for as long as I can remember, I have been terrified to death of spiders. For some reason, they scare the living piss out of me, even little ones.

But, I love the movie Arachnaphobia, go figure. Anyways, so for years, this "irrational fear" of spiders has made me prime target for jokes and pranks. I am constantly made fun of. I admit, it is a stupid thing to be scared of, but come on..they are NASTY.

So the other day, I am going to go down stairs to check on the napping kiddos, when what am I greeted by..A SPIDER!! And not just your typical daddy long leg, no this sucker had a body the size of a quarter, legs that where just as long and was black and yellow.

I panic,of course, who is going to kill this thing. I look at the dog, who looks at me. "Surely you dont expect ME to kill it?" I ask the dog, as this nasty thing creeps along my wall. It makes its way to a pile of clothes and settles. "So now what?" I cant just leave it. So I do the next best thing...

I race to my hall closet and grab the bottle of woolite carpet cleaner. Yes carpet cleaner. I spray the damn thing and it hides in the clothes. Damnit. Then I start stomping on the clothes as if they were on fire. I hoping that is is dead. Then I realize if its not, then its still in the clothes and is free to roam about my house, so I do what any girl in this situation would do...I grab a pair of tongs and pick the clothes up (why are you laughing? I wasnt going to touch the clothes after that) and pile them into the laundry basket. Still no spider, so logical conclusion, it is still in the laundry basket. So now the laundry basket is sitting at the top of my stairs waiting to be taken down to wash....this will kill the spider sending him to spider heaven.

Except for this..WHO is going to wash those clothes?

Thanks to Mama Kat for the prompts


  1. I'm deathly afraid of spiders! I have our house exterminated every year because Utah has something called a HOBO Spider that scares the heck out of me.

  2. I feel this way about mice. Hate them!

  3. OMG, I am SO with you on this. I am so scared of spiders! I will stand on a chair, counter, whatever is available to me until it goes away or someone kills it. Whichever comes first. Which is usually it going away, lol. My daughter is alergic to spiders and freaks whenever she sees one. Not that I blame her, heck, she got bit and we had to take her to the ER, leg swelled up and you could feel the heat radiating about 2 - 3 inches from the bump!

    I really enjoyed reading your blog! Check mine out and follow if you enjoy! I'll be following yours as well.

    Have a great rest of the week!

  4. Isn't that what kids and husbands are for? To do the stuff we don't want to deal with?


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