Friday, September 19, 2008

spiders follow me

I've never been the kind of girl who is afraid of insects or other small creatures. Whenever a lizard or frog got trapped indoors I would calmly pick it up [with my bare hands] and set it free outside. Whenever some kind of bug was in the house I squashed it without thinking twice [or I set it free if I was feeling nice] and moved on with my life. 

But I don't think I ever had to encounter one of these:
Spiders are EVERYWHERE in this town. I've had many unpleasant encounters with these nasty little creatures since we moved here. Once a HUGE one sneaked into the house and I just about freaked out. I called Alex at work and was practically crying about the stupid thing. I managed to trap it in a cup and there it stayed until Alex came home and set it free. Another time I was in my counseling class and there was a spider on my desk...bleh! I swatted it off and stepped on it. Mind you, I sit in the front row right in front of the professor, so I tried to be discrete, but I was grossed out. 

The worst encounter happened yesterday. I was sitting in my theology class. My professor was just beginning class and opened with a joke [like he always does...he's actually quite funny], so I laughed and glanced down and there it was. A spider [sure, it was tiny, but it was a spider nonetheless] was sitting on my leg....my leg! I jumped a little and swatted it away with my pen. I tried looking for it on the floor, but couldn't see it. I tried to forget about it and concentrate on the lecture. A few minutes later, it was on my desk. This spider has spunk. I swatted it away again and this time looked under my desk. There it was. Hanging upside down from the bottom of my desk. I tried to swat at it again with my pen and it jumped and hung by its string! I almost jumped out of my desk. Some guy was sitting next to me so I turned to him and whispered, "There's a spider on my desk..." He just kind of raised his eyebrows and said, "That's creepy." I'm sure he thought I was crazy. I whispered to him, "I'm going to move..." Why I was whispering to him, I have no idea. 

So I, very slyly, moved to the desk behind me. I was satisfied knowing that spider would no longer bother me and I could finally learn a thing or two about theology. 
Nay.
A few minutes later, it was back! This time it was crawling on the wall...towards my direction! I couldn't take my eyes off of it because I was terrified it would do one of its ninja jumps right into my hair. So I watched it as it slowly crawled across the wall and all of a sudden it stopped and looked at me. It looked at me. I was taken aback and filled with terror. He kept crawling and when he reached the edge of the wall [right next to me] he jumped. Again, I almost jumped out of my desk and I'm sure anyone who was sitting behind me was very amused by my odd and unusual behavior. Thankfully the spider jumped on the floor, not me. By this time it was 12:15, class was over at 12:20. 

So what did I learn in theology yesterday? That spiders are cruel and vicious creatures that follow me and enjoy seeing me squirm...and I think some stuff about the Bible too. 

12 comments:

JessicaLynn1121 said...

I know this is random, but I'm trying to figure out why spiders follow me around by google and i ran across your post! very funny! and no your not crazy... They are all over for some reason... in my car hanging out in my room my job and dude! i can not tell you how annoyed by them I am. I'm the crazy one googling "spiders follow me!" lol

Lauren said...

I think its a huge spider family who is coming after you for killing their loved one. I don't know what you did but I think its grounds for moving back here. LOL

gisellesig said...

LOL!

humorous blog. I loved it. I don't want to scare you anymore about spiders, but always check your sheets before snuggling into bed at night. You wouldn't want to feel a 8 legged creature walking in there. Im sorry! Thats something that happens a lot in that area, and in any town that surrounded my forest.

Merari said...

LOL.

at least its not a snake!

Fawn said...

spiders aren't our friends either.
<3

Marcy said...

eeekkk.. i don't like spiders...

let us know what you guys thinks of Heroes tonight...

Anonymous said...

Spider follow me too! I thought I was the only one...I always happen to encounter them. Once there was one on my book during an English course, another under my desk during Calculus, another one on my back! I found it there in the middle of the night...I woke up looked in the mirror and lifted up my shirt and there it was! I flung it off...and at this moment there is one in my dorm! IDK It is very awkward. Hmmm....

Cate said...

The same exact thing happens to me all the time. One time I got out of the shower and a bright red spider was on the floor blocking my exit and I was trapped. I thought it was a piece of red string from a bright rug I have. IT WAS NOT!!! I've never even heard of a bright red spider.

whittakerwoman said...

See, that just game me the shivers! Yuck! H

Anonymous said...

I read through all these comments and it just gave me the chills.. ugghhhhh.. well I have the same problem, all this week spiders have been following me. A girl found one on my jacket, the next day it was on my desk (which by the way I didnt kill, I just got my pencil and it began crawling on it so I shook it and it fell to the floor and I never knew what happen) The next day it was on my binder, then the next day it was on my desk again and i told my partner that spiders have been following me and she kinda ehmm freaked out. I keep seeing them on walls and today one came down from its web right next to me, its crazy. Im scared haha and its good to know im not the only one? :P

mo said...

This happens to me too..I too thought I was crazy! And everyone I tell thinks I'm mental! In the summer I had wasps follow me...one got stuck in my hair and stung me..I'm now traumatised and constantly dream about them...but now its the winter its spiders...actually a lot of insects follow me...a small moth also tried to get in my ear!! But where ever I go there will be a spider! They like to sleep next to me aswell...I don't like them but I never kill them...I have to get someone else to remove them with a glass it drives my family crazy! I've started to ignore them...its happened twice where a spider has been on the wall next to me in bed..so I just ignore it and wake up every 5 minutes to check if its still there...and it is until morning!

mo said...

I also woke up one morning with two teeth marks on my hand...looked like a insect bite..but I don't know wot insect..so I googled it and it said it could of been a spider bite...but I live in england and we don't have such spiders here ..I don't think!