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23 June 2012 @ 06:35 am
Brave Sir Popkin  
 (but only because brave ma'am popkin doesn't sound right)

There was a spider in my bedroom, hanging about an inch above my bed.

It sat there, mocking me. Terrifying me.

After a good 20 minutes of flailing and trying to calm myself, I took a deep breath and grabbed it with some paper towel and threw it away.

I am now jittery.

And paranoid. What if it hunts me down now?

Oh god I don't think I squished it, which means it's still alive AND COMING FOR ME.

brb moving to the antarctic. There's no spiders there, right?
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lloyd, i'm ready to be heartbrokensapphirestar_ on June 23rd, 2012 11:12 am (UTC)
WHY DO THEY ALWAYS WANT TO HAVE REVENGE WHYYYYYYY

also if i do squish a spider i keep thinking that its family's coming for me

IS THAT PARANOIA OR REALITY
popkin16: ★ your mouth is like a grenadepopkin16 on June 23rd, 2012 11:44 am (UTC)
I KNOW, RIGHT? AN EYE FOR AN EYE LEAVES THE WHOLE WORLD BLIND, SPIDER. REMEMBER THAT.

I can't bring myself to squish bugs. I find the feeling of them being squished beneath my fingers to be disgusting.

DEFINITELY REALITY. THOSE THINGS WILL COME FOR YOU, IF YOU'RE NOT CAREFUL. I know because one time there was a spider in my kitchen, which we had to walk past to get to the bathroom. And the damn thing followed me from the kitchen, down the hall, and into the bathroom. THE DAMN THING WAS GUNNING FOR ME I KNOW IT. I WAS SO SCARED.
lloyd, i'm ready to be heartbrokensapphirestar_ on June 23rd, 2012 12:11 pm (UTC)
no, i can't squish them if i feel 'em, THAT IS WHY I USE A FLYSWATTER, lol.

NNNGAAAHHH FOLLOWING YOU OH MY GOD THAT'LL GIVE ME NIGHTMARES. once i had the biggest goddamn spider ever on the wall RIGHT BESIDE MY PILLOW and i couldn't get rid of it, it just fell down under my bed on its own and then i couldn't find it anymore and the next week or so i lived in fear that it was coming back for meeeeee.

WHY SO CRUEL, BUGS.
popkin16: ☂ such desirepopkin16 on June 24th, 2012 04:13 am (UTC)
Ooo, a flyswatter is clever. A twitter friend suggested a broom, but I didn't want to squish him to my bed or the wall. Ew.

I KNOW, RIGHT? I HAD A HELL OF A TIME FALLING ASLEEP THAT NIGHT. oh my god that is terrifying, I just keep imagining you opening your eyes and there is this spider right next to your pillow DDDDDDDDD:

LEAVE US ALONE, BUGS.
ldyanneldyanne on June 23rd, 2012 04:38 pm (UTC)
You are so brave. Spiders *are* scary! Hey maybe I'll join you in the antarctic if it's a spider-free zone.
popkin16: ★ when is a door not a doorpopkin16 on June 24th, 2012 04:18 am (UTC)
Spiders terrify me :P If anybody else had been awake, I would have pleaded for them to take care of it :P

I've been informed that although Antarctica has no land spiders, they do have dinner plate sized sea spiders. So as soon as I find a spider-free zone, you will definitely be more than welcome to join me!
ldyanneldyanne on June 24th, 2012 04:26 am (UTC)
Dinner plate sized sea spiders? EEEEEEKKK! Okay, no Antarctica. But that's okay because I don't look good in snow boots ;-)
popkin16: ☂ by your side i'll make itpopkin16 on June 24th, 2012 07:01 am (UTC)
I know, right? I am not going anywhere near spiders of an unusual size. Hell. No.

But that's okay because I don't look good in snow boots ;-)

Haha, neither do I. Plus I'm not sure how strong an internet connection I'd get....*has priorities*
ldyanneldyanne on June 24th, 2012 04:35 pm (UTC)
Plus I'm not sure how strong an internet connection I'd get....*has priorities*

*nods* You are so right! We have to have some semblance of civilization - internet connection, something to play the Atlantis DVDs on.,,
popkin16: ♪ catch me if ever I fallpopkin16 on June 29th, 2012 08:15 am (UTC)
*nod* I need internet connection! I can't survive without one XDDD
i feel the madness creeping inaadarshinah on June 23rd, 2012 04:43 pm (UTC)
Female knights are "Dame". If that helps.

Spiders are evil, though. Snakes (and I speak from experience) are worse.

*blinks* There might be a Stargate metaphor in there somewhere.
popkin16: ★ your mouth is like a grenadepopkin16 on June 24th, 2012 04:29 am (UTC)
Oh, I do like that. Brave Dame Popkin sounds much better!

I don't mind snakes - we used to have a pet snake named Al. Spiders though hit my "fight or flight" instinct, and I usually go with "flight".

Ahhh, I get it. Snakes = Goa'uld, spiders = replicators. That took me a pathetic amount of time to figure out.
i feel the madness creeping inaadarshinah on June 24th, 2012 11:33 am (UTC)
eh, it was a pathetic metaphor anyway.

and i don't mind pet snakes so much as the ones that come into your house against your will. those are not fun. *shudders at memory*
Captain Awesome von Baconpants: Hewlett from A Dogs Breakfastsquidgiepdx on June 23rd, 2012 05:19 pm (UTC)
Ummm... So there's technically not land spiders in Antarctica, but there are sea spiders. And they're as big as dinner plates. EEP!
popkin16: ♪ catch me if ever I fallpopkin16 on June 24th, 2012 04:34 am (UTC)
Um. THE SIZE OF DINNER PLATES, YOU SAY?



OH HELL NO.
timespirt on June 23rd, 2012 09:30 pm (UTC)
Bahahahahahaha. I know the feeling.

In all seriousness though I got bit twice a few years ago and I wound up at the hospital because my arm was swollen and I couldn't move my fingers. It took me a week to get over that.
popkin16: ☂ close my eyes just to look at youpopkin16 on June 24th, 2012 04:35 am (UTC)
Oh my god, that sounds terrible DDD: I don't even want to know what kind of spider did that. I'll never sleep again. I commend you, for going through that and being able to continue to live where you do.
timespirt on June 24th, 2012 06:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Every year it seems there are more and more of them. They start out so tiny that they can get under doors and other tight places. They are on the back door of the house that leads into my bedroom. I just keep killing them and they keep comming back. I have industrial spider killer spray and I get them by the many can loads. I don't want to get bit again and go through that. I got bit in the 80's on the side of my eye and I couldn't see very well for over a week and I had to wear sunglasses all the time because I couldn't take the least bit of light. I hate spiders!!!
popkin16: ☂ a love like thatpopkin16 on June 29th, 2012 08:16 am (UTC)
I got bit in the 80's on the side of my eye and I couldn't see very well for over a week and I had to wear sunglasses all the time because I couldn't take the least bit of light. I hate spiders!!!

Oh wow! As if I needed another excuse to be terrified of them! I'm impressed you manage to kill them - I can barely stand to be in the same room with them, and I don't have your horrifying experiences.
timespirt on June 29th, 2012 08:33 pm (UTC)
I don't really go out of my way to kill them unless they are in my space or in my way to my space. I hate to kill things but I don't want the problems that come from a bite. That was just 2 examples of bites from 2 different spiders. I used to have a tarantula as a pet when I was younger but after going to Mexico to visit my aunt (after she decided she hated American politics) and she told me the as large as a tarantula spiders on the walls were harmless spiders only to find out they were poisonous as hell I decided I hated spiders. If I can’t track something that moves with my eyes (and these suckers could do that and you could see them watching you because if you came anywhere near them they took off like a shot) then it needs to die! I had actually killed one by using a large book and making out like I was heading in a different direction. I slammed that sucker but good. But they were all over.

Not looking to scare you hon just letting you know they are all not as harmless as they look.
popkin16: → trace you with my fingertipspopkin16 on June 30th, 2012 01:41 am (UTC)
DDDDDDDDDDDDD: I am never going Mexico, it seems. I'd never sleep!

Not looking to scare you hon just letting you know they are all not as harmless as they look.

Haha, I think you've succeeded in doing both, tbh. I don't plan on ever getting near enough a spider for its poisonous state to be a threat - I want to stay far, far away from them.
timespirt on June 30th, 2012 05:58 am (UTC)
LOL, spider spray works wonders (by the bucket load!).
popkin16: ♦ no ships like partnershipspopkin16 on June 30th, 2012 10:45 am (UTC)
God, I bet it does, too!
All I wanted was a pony....: Read my ears moron by demilo19wanted_a_pony on June 23rd, 2012 10:30 pm (UTC)
Oh Dame Popkin, you are indeed a doughty warrior! Altho' I am NO, NOT IN ANY WAY, FOND OF OR HAPPY WITH SPIDERS, I am the Designated Squiggly–Thing Wrassler in my household because my DH is truly phobic about spiders & not too much better about the rest. So I know enough to suspect how much courage that took! I also HATE squishing bugs & half-believe the superstition that killing a spider indoors is bad luck. However, we live in Florida & squiggly things indoors year-round are inevitable, even with pest control measures.

This may seem extreme, but I keep an empty, tall container--a quart takeaway soup container, actually--WITH LID by the bed, & another in the pantry. (The one by the bed is so I can grab it quickly when woken up, if need be.) I find the easiest way to capture creatures & KEEP THEM FROM TOUCHING ME OMG is to trap them inside the container. If a spider's hanging from a silk I can just bring the container up around it & pop on the lid; if they're running around on the wall or floor I trap them inside the container by pushing the opening hard against the flat surface. They I can lift one side just enough to slip the edge of the lid between the flat surface & container, & slide the lid until it covers the opening & I can seal it.

If the critter is so disobliging as to be in a spot where the container can't fit or won't work, well... then I tell the DH to go to the bathroom or get a drink. While he's gone there's a lot of swearing & poking & leaping-back as I try to herd said creature to somewhere I can trap it or--if it's the middle of the night--at least keep it safely boxed-in, to be dealt with the next day. I like that the trap-&-release-outside system assures me &, more importantly, my DH that the Squiggly Of Doom is GONE GONE REALLY GONE & HE CAN RELAX & GO BACK TO SLEEP. REALLY. And he very bravely tries not to think about & never mentions last time or next time, poor man. :-(
popkin16: ☂ all the fun things go by that namepopkin16 on June 24th, 2012 04:40 am (UTC)
Oh, wow. I'm extremely impressed that you're the Squiggly-Thing Wrassler in your household. That's a position that requires bravery! I sympathize with your DH and am seriously in awe of you.

That's not extreme at all - that sounds like a fantastic idea - a great way to deal with bugs without having to touch them. I think I'm going to have to invest in a container specifically for squiggly things - it's a clever idea. And you threw yours outside? I wish I had thought of that. I was too freaked to properly squish it in the paper towel, and instead only threw it away.

O HONORABLE SQUIGGLY WRANGLER. *bows*
Meg: SGA - McKay/Sheppard spideromg_wtf_yeah on June 25th, 2012 06:57 pm (UTC)
LOL Man, this is giving me flashbacks to last night -- letting the dog in, a PALMETTO BUG flew into my hair. God almighty. It was the biggest flyingest thing I'd ever seen.

(Hee! You made me use this icon!)
popkin16: ☂ close my eyes just to look at youpopkin16 on June 26th, 2012 12:42 am (UTC)
FLEW INTO YOUR HAIR? I would have freaked out. I'd keep thinking about how it might have gotten tangled in there and it could still be there and oh god >.< I hate bugs.

(That icon is fantastic omg. LOVE.)
Megomg_wtf_yeah on June 26th, 2012 02:58 am (UTC)
It wasn't pleasant. Unlike the icon, which is delightful. ;)