May 27, 2010

Why Can't Nature Stay Outside?

I've killed three centipedes in the last hour, all of them in or around my room. Sometimes being nocturnal really has its drawbacks.

Incidentally, I've decided to keep track of how many 'pedes I destroy this year. I started around the beginning of the month, and counting tonight, I'm already up to 18.

Remember, this is just centipedes. It doesn't even touch on ants, silverfish, mosquitoes, spiders, those little gray things that look like potato bugs but don't roll into a ball when you touch them...

Is it winter yet?

And now I just had to eliminate the first sac spider I've seen in my room since I moved here. This is surely a sign of great things to come.

Keep in mind, I just really dislike centipedes (fun fact: the first time I saw a centipede as a child was when one of them fell out of my shoe and crawled down my leg). On the other hand, I have a genuine fear of sac spiders. The combination of arachnophobia and the knowledge that these things are often the true culprit in supposed "brown recluse" bites can lead to some unpleasant emotions.

I think I'm going to create a "Revolting Creatures Straight from the Bowels of Hell" category for these posts...

Posted by CD on May 27, 2010 03:48 AM | TrackBack
Semi-Intelligent Comments

Ah, yes, spider season. Had one trying to take a shower with me this morning. Mind you, nearsighted people without their glasses on can't differentiate between "spiders" and "other-relatively-dark-spots-of-some-sort". Until the spot starts moving.

Fortunately, this one was dangling about, and I noticed him before I actually stepped in. Unfortunately, he took refuge on the ceiling, just far enough from my "kill-the-spider" perch standing on the toilet that I couldn't reach him. Battle was ensued, and he's dead now, but he did succeed in making me late for work.

Oh well. At least I'm out of 'Bama. Humans don't really own the South- we're like a refugee third party in the conflict between fire ants and OMFGginormousdiediedie cockroaches. Good times.

Posted by: The Mulatto Maker at June 2, 2010 03:10 PM
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