October 7, 2008

on spiders and other good times...

Can someone tell me whey these freakishly large daddy-long-leg spiders insist on nesting within the confines of our garage door handle? Because, seriously. There's nothing I enjoy more than a colony of spiders swooping down and eating my face while I'm innocently trying to open our garage. And I swear, no matter how many times I squish one, the next time I'm at the garage there are about six more in it's place.

It's an evil, evil spider conspiracy, I tell you.

There are even a few places in the duplex where they always reappear, no matter how many squishings I'm carrying out on a weekly basis. When I got home last night, I found a huge spider hanging out on the wall by the door - in EXACTLY the same place I'd squished one earlier in the day. Are you for real, spiders? I did not spare your friend, nor will I spare you. Prepare to meet the heel of my work shoe.

I think I need to invest in bug spray. Except that I need to make sure it's not from the dollar store, because I think that's where Jay bought the last can of bug spray we had - he picked it up for me on his way home, soon after we had moved into the duplex. I had been walking through the living room when all of a sudden I noticed that the entryway was literally CRAWLING with crickets. I think I almost had a stroke.

I called Jay while perched on top of the couch, and managed to get out something to the effect of, "JAY WE ARE BEING TAKEN OVER BY AN INFESTATION OF CRICKETS! AHHHHHH! You need to get home NOW and please pick up some bug spray on your way home! THERE ARE LITERALLY FIFTEEN CRICKETS IN FRONT OF ME AS WE SPEAK! MOTHER OF MERCY!" He was all, "Um, yeah. Calm down." But he did bring the bug spray.

Problem was, that stuff was potent. And although we have windows in the duplex, not all of them open properly. So, if Jay and I ever end up with lung cancer, I'm pretty sure I know where I'm pointing the blame.

In other news, I've been sitting here for the last half-hour, pondering whether or not to turn on my Pilates DVD's. Last time I put them on, I spent most of the thirty minutes shouting my own version of profanities at the screen, so I'm not sure if I'm up for it this morning.

I'm not going to lie; I'd kind of rather eat a huge bagel slathered with peanut butter than do anything remotely affiliated with working out.

16 comments :

  1. I'm not sure what it is but our apt has the same problem. The disgusting part is, they are always crawling out from in between our couch cushions!! Yuck!!

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  2. ::Cringe:: We have a spider problem as well! My Husband killed one once, and all the babies came crawling out everywhere!

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  3. My boyfriend refuses to kill bugs and also makes me feel incredibly guilty if I kill them myself. He says, "I thought you believed in God." Ouch.

    Anyhow, last night, I found a HUGE spider (read: not really that big at all, but size does not matter when I am talking about bugs) and immediately began squealing for the boy to dispose of the creature. He got it to walk on a newspaper and then took it outside. One problem. The spider didn't make it... it apparently fell off the paper on the way outside and boyfriend stepped on it. Hahahaha! Take that, spider! (Side note: Boyfriend was really sad about that.)

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  4. ACK! I HATE SPIDERS TOO!!! I agree w/ Mermanda, size is completely irrelevant when referring to anything with more than 2 legs! HA! UGH! Good luck with all that...buy some Ortho, I think is what it's called, it kills anything and everything!

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  5. Pilates makes your body hurt. Fact.

    In our house, I am the spider catcher, my husband hates them. I find the jar plus postcard and then put them out the window method of getting rid works best.

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  6. Times like these make me very happy I live somewhere that gets cold and kills bugs.

    In other news, working out is hard to do. I've stopped running and started walking - because I have a knee problem, yes, but also because getting out of bed super early to see the sun rise as I walk is much more peaceful than panting on the treadmill.

    I love it!

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  7. Creepster!!!! Spiders are like, my biggest fear. Little ones, big ones, they all freak me out! Since we just moved into our house, which has be vacant for like a year, there were tons of spiders (thought mostly outside, still around doors and windows...eeeeek!). Luckily the bf has to problem picking them up (uhm, with his BARE hands) and putting them outside. Kind soul I suppose ;)

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  8. We have wolf spiders. They are pretty harmless I think but oh so scary looking..There is a huge oopen field by our house..and I think they come from there..because we see more of them after they mow..

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  9. Wow, I was just about to blog about some bug infestation issues. Be on the lookout! Meanwhile, stay strong! I know I'm trying to.

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  10. I really hate spiders too. I did learn to leave the daddy long legs alone because their mouths are too small to bite you and they are carnivores - they eat other spiders. Any other spiders. I'd much rather have a couple of daddy long legs lurking around than a brown recluse or black widow.

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  11. we have had some spider issues lately too and i can't stand it. i am such a wuss when it comes to spiders, shudder.

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  12. I hate spiders. No matter how small some people might say they are. Our office was infested with them a couple of months ago and I thought I was going to have a heart attack every time I came to work. Thankfully they only come out occassionally now, but you better believe they die shortly after.

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  13. I was taunted by one nasty looking spider on the other side of my windshield for about 20 minutes of my drive home today. Not only could I not escape it, I was forced to stare at it!

    Vile creatures they are.

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  14. HeeBeeJeeBees!! I got itchy just reading it.. At least you kill them though, I do the whole running away, shrieking thing. I am such a big girl! Raid has become my new best friend.

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  15. I'm the official spider killer in our house. Luckily I'm not too girly about them. But MICE, that's a whole 'nother story.

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  16. Awww... I always feel bad about killing bugs - then again, every summer our apartment gets a horrible ant problem. EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW. Disgusting! ugh. I hate it sooo much. And i'm pretty sure all bug spray smells nastypants! yuck.

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