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Yet another reason why Florida wildlife SUCKS!

Me – high pitched girly scream

Spider – What!?  I’m just hanging here.  Lady, you are outside, this is MY domain.

Me – Will you stick around for just a second so that I can go get my camera and take a picture of you?

Spider – Sure, why not. Is the lighting good over here? Or would you prefer I move over into direct sunlight?

Me – No, this is fine. Just give me a second, ok?

Spider – K

Snap. Snap. Snap.

Me – Thanks, spider, great photo shoot. You belong in September’s Arachnaphobic Digest.

Spider – Thanks. Hey! What’re you doing?!  LADY, Put that DOWN!!!! Don’t, I didn’t hurt——”

Me – putting down…and get this…the POGO stick that I used to kill the monster.

Pogo stick = dead spider.

Come on, PETA, say something, I dare ya!

15 Comments on “Yet another reason why Florida wildlife SUCKS!”

  1. #1 Natalie Willis
    on Aug 30th, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Love ya!

    Natalie Williss last blog post..Where? What? Who? Oh, yeah. Me

  2. #2 Casey
    on Aug 30th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    eww, I can’t stop twitching now! I couldn’t handle seeing a spider that big

    Caseys last blog post..pretty craftiness

  3. #3 Karalyn
    on Aug 30th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    I am totally skeeved by that picture. I feel like it’s on me now. I will need to see 2 very cute pictures of Peyton in your next post to make up for that.

  4. #4 alayna
    on Aug 30th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Yuck! I’m used to seeing adorable faces of your precious children, not nasty spiders that give me the heebie-jeebies! In Texas, we have scorpions. There was one on my loveseat once and Lily-Grace was about 1 and she almost sat on it! I freaked out, grabbed her up, and gathered all my children on my lap on the couch on the other side of the room and just stared at it. Now, what was I going to do? There was no way I even had enough bravery to kill it with a pogo stick, and of course Steve was out of town. So, I finally decided to call my next door neighbor and see if their teenage son could come over and kill it for me. Do you see the lack of pride I have? But the son wasn’t at home, but the mom volunteered to come over & kill it for me, and because I have no shame, I gladly accepted. I’m such a wimp! I will gladly touch frogs, lizards, & worms, but no creepy crawly things, please! Shuddering again just thinking about that picture!

  5. #5 Snarky O'Toole
    on Aug 31st, 2008 at 2:13 am

    OH DEAR LORD! ::running away squealing like a nine year old girl::

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  6. #6 Heather
    on Aug 31st, 2008 at 9:47 am

    Ewww! That would send me screaming, too. Good thing I have boys in the house that just LOVE creatures like that. I always joke with my guys and tell them that’s why I wanted BOYS – so they could catch all the bugs for me. Of course, my guys don’t want to kill them – they want to keep them as pets!

    Feel free to use the contest idea! It was actually Nancy’s idea. 🙂

    I’ve been taking a computer & blogging break – so it was good to catch up on all of your posts! I’ve missed you! 🙂 But sometimes I just need a break from the computer world.

    Hope you guys are having a wonderful Labor Day weekend. I look forward to seeing you guys at the walk.

    Heathers last blog post..For Jacob

  7. #7 Jessica
    on Aug 31st, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Yuck! I hate spiders. We had a giant on the size of my hand with babies all over it on the side of my house about a year ago. First I went and got the camera and then I loaded him down with bug spray.

  8. #8 Lisa
    on Aug 31st, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    That is absolutely disgusting…this is why I live in California.. eww

    Lisas last blog post..Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

  9. #9 Brittany
    on Aug 31st, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    Oh my God I would DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Brittanys last blog post..Hey guess what!

  10. #10 PAPA
    on Aug 31st, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    One time we were in Costa Rica…in a car…and two large dogs rushed us. I screamed.
    Ana: “That’s so not sexy. Don’t ever do that again.”
    p.s the spider didn’t scare me
    p.s.s. i’m lying, it totally did!

    PAPAs last blog post..Hangin’ with Mr Black – The beginnings

  11. #11 threeundertwo
    on Aug 31st, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    If you can hold a ruler up next to that spider, you are too close.

    Forget girly scream. I just gave a full-on horror movie scream.

    threeundertwos last blog post..Step Away From the Laptop

  12. #12 Queen of the Mayhem
    on Aug 31st, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    I hate spiders! Especially large, hairy spiders! EWWWWWW!!

    Queen of the Mayhems last blog post..(PLEASE DON’T) Rock Me Like a Hurricane

  13. #13 Evon Mease
    on Aug 31st, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    We have those in South Carolina too. But after having been bitten by a brown recluse the tiny ones scare me more. But ALL spiders freak me out 🙂 Do you have the ones down there that are 3 or 4 inches and all furry? They are a harmless garden spider I am told….but show up on my window and they are dead as well 🙂

  14. #14 Sarah Clapp
    on Sep 3rd, 2008 at 2:36 pm


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  15. #15 Lori
    on Sep 3rd, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    Hey Anissa,
    Apparently that particular spider never figured out that someone created the ITSY BITSY spider song for a REASON? LOL. Well, after seeing THAT I guess I won’t be going to bed for a while because I ain’t taking a chance on dreaming about the creepie crawlies. Lori