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Wolfie is well acquainted with my aversion to any creature with more than 4 legs. Fewer is fine; I tend to like bipeds, being one, and I like snakes, though I don't fool myself that I'm anywhere near competent to keep one. (I'm not responsible enough. No, really.)

But insects, particularly spiders, creep me OUT. Too many legs, and how does something with that small a head have brain enough to make them all work? It just ain't right, I'm telling you. Ask Wolfie sometime about the jumping spider on the outside of the house. "Isn't he kyoooot?" "Noooooooo!" (wailing and going inside)

I just saw a Daddy Longlegs crawl across the wall here at work that was the biggest damn Daddy I've ever seen. Big as your hand, man, I swear! Assuming that you're three years old, but still... it was Big! I don't know where it went. They don't creep me out nearly as much as other spiders. Daddy Longlegs are more like spider puppets than spiders, and they have this attitude when they cross your path that's like, "Oh, hey, how are ya? Yeah, just going over here, don't mind me, I'll just be getting out of your way." They ignore me, and I can ignore them. The other spiders, particularly the furry ones, are just waiting for the right moment to crawl across my EYELID or something creepy like that. They delight in my squickyness.

And don't anyone say anything about swallowing X number of spiders in a lifetime or I will BEAT you. I'm not kidding. With a stick.

Oh, and I finished a project, but I can't say anything about it right now. Suffice to say, it is über-cool, and I will be making another.

i feel: satisfied satisfied

8 trips or shoot the rapids
sushimare From: sushimare Date: August 29th, 2003 06:04 am (UTC) (base camp)
Yay! I hate spiders too! They have such big attitudes for such little critters, and they scare me! I hate all insects, except lady bugs and lightning bugs and dragon flys and butter flys. They are pretty and I can tolerate them.

I will look at an insect if it's either dead or behind glass and I know it can't touch me, but not for long.

I once let a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach sit on my arm to prove I wasn't a wimp, but I didn't touch it and held deathly still. *shiver*

Ugh, bugs.
spunkywulf From: spunkywulf Date: August 29th, 2003 06:09 am (UTC) (base camp)
*giggles like an idiot* I hope you didn't read my Baby Spider Story then :) I'm one of those horrid idiots who loves bugs. And I won't say anymore about swallowing the wee beasties ;) But yes, Daddy Longlegs are soooo cute! They're all wispy and harmless and don't really seem to exist in the same plane. If you sneeze, they're airborne and upset.

And now I want to see this project :) And when is the sheep festival? I want to go! And we still need to visit Kimball's for gingerbread ice cream :9
tashabear From: tashabear Date: August 29th, 2003 07:12 pm (UTC) (base camp)
The VT Sheep and Wool Festival is Oct 4-5, in Essex Junction, VT. It's also the weekend of my birfday. :-D

I did read your Baby Spider story, but it's okay -- I can read about them, I can write about them. My writing skills are the only thing that kept my from getting an F in 7th Grade science one term. (My guidance counselor was itching for there to be something horrible happening at home to account for my grade drop. Unfortunately she failed to notice that all my other grades were rock steady, and the next term, when we did human antomy, I got an A. Very schizoid year for my science grades.) I just don't want to look at or handle them. Ewwww.

You'll see the project. Be patient. Is verra, verra kewl.
darkwolfie From: darkwolfie Date: August 30th, 2003 12:26 am (UTC) (base camp)

Ice Cream...Next Sunday...

September somthing or other but I don't know the date...only got one digit in the date.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: August 30th, 2003 12:58 am (UTC) (base camp)

Re: Ice Cream...Next Sunday...

The 7th, sweetie. You're up late...
emmacrew From: emmacrew Date: August 29th, 2003 03:00 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I am the same way about spiders. And we get BIGASS ones here, too. Once I saw something out of the corner of my eye and said "either we have mice, or I don't want to KNOW how big that spider is" and then I saw it cross the room again the other way. It paused mid-room and hid under a rubber duckie, and there were legs sticking out on both sides of the duckie. Then it went under the sofa by the fireplace and VANISHED. I have no clue how it fit through any of the holes in the wall back there, and two years later I still worry it is going to come back out and get me.
perspicuity From: perspicuity Date: August 29th, 2003 09:51 pm (UTC) (base camp)
they're arachnids, not insects or bugs ;)

just be glad that there are no tropical bird-spiders around.
ya know, spiders big enough, and strong enough, to take on birds
and small mammals. erk.

details on sheep fest?
tashabear From: tashabear Date: August 29th, 2003 10:04 pm (UTC) (base camp)
they're arachnids, not insects or bugs ;)

Who cares? I stop counting legs at four. If there are more legs to be counted after that, I'm not interested. This is yet another reason that I will never live south of where I live now.

Sheep fest.... VT Sheep and Wool Festival, weekend of October 4th & 5th. I'm going there to shop and have fried foods. I s'pose I ought to look into getting a room...
8 trips or shoot the rapids