Where’d that spider go?!

I was just sitting here reading some posts on one my favorite blogs. My right hand was in its normal driving/navigation position on the mouse while my left elbow rested on my desktop and my left hand supported my chin. Then, I felt a little tickle on my left arm about an inch or so above my elbow. I lifted my arm off of the desk and turned the underside up and towards me and there it was – a spider! On my arm! There’s a spider on my arm! I let out one of my loudest and longest spider screams ever.

My spider screams are very distinct. They aren’t really screams so much but rather are more of a quick succession of high pitched guttural yells of “ah! ah! uh! uh!” which I cannot control. Also out of my control is the wild and violent jerking of my body as I jump into action and my entire being immediately tries to fling the spider OFF of me (or as I jump back if it is a spider on a web in front of me.) Afterwards, I am consumed by imagined tickles all over my body and in my hair, as if I am being infested by more spiders.

Greg recognized my spider scream from the other room and came in to see if I was okay. I told him that there was a spider on my arm and he then asked if it was just a little spider, while making a little pinch motion with his fingers to demonstrate his imagined itty-bittyness of said spider. As if I would ever exaggerate or overreact to a spider sighting.

They say size doesn’t matter. I think this also applies when it comes to spiders. Well, maybe it matters a little, but a spider is still a spider and must be exterminated. And this spider wasn’t itty-bitty.

Greg then asked where the spider was now. I told him I didn’t know; I was too busy flinging it from my body to watch and make sure it had a safe landing. Then my practical husband said that I should just smack a spider the instant I see it, even if it is on me, so that it doesn’t get lost. Well, that ain’t happening. Nope. Uh uh.

After a few minutes, the spider did show itself again and was climbing up the wall. Greg heroically dealt with it for me.

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3 Responses

  1. Julie says:

    Must be that time of year! I came home last night after Rob called to say Katie needed me and was stuck in the car wondering what to do about the ginormous spider hanging in front of the front door. I didnt’ have a key to the backdoor with me. I couldn’t call him because he was upstairs with Katie. I literally sat in the car for 3-4 minutes strategizing. When I got out and slammed the car door I swear that sucker waved at me. Heebie Jeebies!!! I scootched around him, slammed the door, and ran upstairs where I took Katie and sent Rob on a spider elimination mission. Ick Ick ick!

  2. Amber says:

    Julie, you must have jinxed me then because it was actually your blog I was reading when the whole spider incident occurred. 🙂

  3. Amber says:

    Oh my, that spider just reincarnated. Same size, same type, same wall. Ew, Ew, Ew. What is it with spiders and this corner where my computer resides? My desk is messy, but come on. It isn’t THAT bad.

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