who knew spiders made good blogging material?

I do not like spiders. I can’t really say that it’s a phobia, because I don’t completely freak out or panic or lose control. I just really really hate them. They are gross and have 8 legs and move really fast and just EEEEWWWW.

If I absolutely have to, I will kill spiders myself if I find one in the house. But if Dan’s home, and the spider is bigger than say, a kernel of corn, it’s his job. As much as I can’t stand the little things, I also hate the crunching sound they make when you smush them. *shudder* Plus, WHAT IF IT JUMPS ON MY ARM BEFORE I CAN SMASH IT, OMG!!!!!???!

This morning, I sat down at my writing desk in the living room to check my email. And there on the wall next to my bulletin board was A SPIDER. Not a huge one- maybe dime-sized- but it was moving quick and it was a light brown and it had 8 legs and therefore had to die. I called for Dan, and being my Hero Husband Who Is The Killer Of All Things Arachnid, he did his job.

Then he ruined it by making another horrible, terrible pun. He said:

“Maybe he just wanted to get into the web business.”


  1. Jenn W

    March 29, 2009 10:55 pm

    I laughed at the terrible pun! Don’t tell Dan, though…wouldn’t want him to think he should keep coming up with those ;)
    Also, dime-sized isn’t a big spider?! That’s gigantic to me!!!

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  2. Jen

    March 29, 2009 10:58 pm

    @Jenn W: Dime-sized is small compared to some of the nasty spiders we’ve had here in the past!!! Thankfully last summer we found a nest (OMG MY WORST NIGHTMARE) outside by the chimney and Dan blasted it away. There were HUNDREDS of babies but he got them all and since then, we haven’t had very many, thank goodness!

  3. Jenn W

    March 29, 2009 11:11 pm

    YIKES!!! We had trouble w/ brown recluse spiders. Scary.
    Just today, Anna came up to me and said “Mommy, there’s a spider in my craft box and I couldn’t get it to crawl up on my finger!” I about had a heart attack!!!!! She’s been enjoying lady bugs crawling on her hands recently. So Big Brave Daddy checked the craft box and I had a very serious talk with Anna about NEVER EVER EVER try to get a spider to crawl on you!!!!! Sheesh!

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  4. Gina

    March 29, 2009 11:22 pm

    Booooo! That was bad.

    I hate all spiders and a dime sized one is HUGE in my eyes.

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  5. Stephanie

    March 30, 2009 10:33 am

    Dan’s humour rocks.

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  6. Stephanie

    March 30, 2009 10:36 am

    PS – I used to hate spiders more than anything – until I noticed that our house (and my parent’s old house) gets inch-long centipedes. Those things TERRIFY ME. One summer (the first year in our new house) we had 7 (SEVEN) of them in our living room at once. *HOWL*

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  7. Laura

    March 30, 2009 11:25 am

    Ha. I hate spiders too. But we are “bug weenies” out here in the desert. I remember when I went to Mexico, I was beyond terrified of the things I saw flying and crawling. ;)

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  8. Jen

    March 30, 2009 12:02 pm

    @Stephanie: okay thanks for the nightmares!!!! LOL

  9. trannyhead

    March 30, 2009 11:09 pm


    I laughed at the pun.

    *hangs head in shame*

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