October 20, 2005


I will proudly admit my fear of snakes. That's about the only thing that really scares me. Well, as far as things that I know for sure exist. Now if I were to see a ghost, or a Sasquatch (reward or not)... I can't promise that I wouldn't scream like the guy in the video clip that Phin found. I'd like to think not, but I haven't seen one, yet, have I?

One thing that I've never been really afraid of is spiders. Okay, I may be a little jumpy if a tarantula were to wander across my keyboard right now. But for the most part, they don't bother me. Their webs now... One strand really won't bug me, but a whole frickin' web... now that I hate.

As I was doing my chores around the house today, I had to run down into my basement to get my storm windows. My basement is a dirt cellar... with a low ceiling in the front half, a crawlspace on one side, and regular height ceiling in the back. It's a newer section. This is the area where I keep the storms. I can stand them up and keep them stored safely. When you come down the steps, you'll smack your melon if you ain't careful. And you don't dare try to stand up... the ceiling is only about five feet high at that point.

I haven't been down there all summer. Normally, I'll run down there a few times a month, but no need to do that this year. This makes it perfect for cobwebs and spiders. I'm talking sheets of webbing... like halloween decorations. And when you go down there for the first time, it's a guarantee that you're going to run into webbing.

As I was pulling the cobwebs off of me, I noticed the unusually large number of spider eggs down there. Usually, there are always a few... twenty to thirty tops. But this year's brought about a bountiful crop. There had to have been almost a hundred between the steps and the doorway to the back room, alone. There were a large number in the back room too, but I wasn't concerned with them. To go look at them meant walking through webbing... I'll pass. Oh, I'll spray it all later, but I didn't feel like pulling webs off of me for the next half hour. I just wanted my storms outside... that's all.

With all of the eggs down there, I started to feel like maybe I should keep an eye out for a giant spider, ala Arachnophobia. Heheh... maybe that's what's responsible for the knockin'....

Posted by That 1 Guy at October 20, 2005 10:49 PM

watch out for the spider eggs that got caught in ears, and hair.....they might just hatch tonight......

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at October 20, 2005 11:56 PM

AW - I just love the way your mind works! ;-)

Posted by: Tammi at October 21, 2005 05:52 AM

Actually, I was only concerned about the ones that I ate.

Which, by the way, tasted nothing like Bubble Yum.

Posted by: That 1 Guy at October 21, 2005 06:01 AM

Yep, no problem with spiders. Webs don't bother me unless I don't see them and get a face full. That wigs me out. Such is life. Hope you didn't eat too many nor have them coming out of your hair today. ;-)

Posted by: VW Bug at October 21, 2005 07:22 AM

I'm the same. I hate webs. Spiders are ok, but webs, ick! That and those earwhig bugs blech!

Posted by: oddybobo at October 21, 2005 07:57 AM

OH MY GOD!!!!! CRAP!! Thanks for that bit of info--i also have not been into my dirt and limestone and crawling space place affectionately referred to as a BASEMENT in a longer time than just over the summer. I'll have to send someone down with a knife and gun before i go down. I thought i seemed to be using the vacuum alittle more frequently on my little BUDDIES. I have bags and bags of spider skeletons! YUUUUUCCCCCKKKKK!!!! You shouldn't joke about that knockin.

Posted by: Molly at October 21, 2005 11:23 AM

The ratmonster link has a typo. Try this:


Posted by: Harvey at October 22, 2005 09:45 PM