Thursday, March 04, 2010

Are you fucking kidding me?


How am I supposed to be able to sleep when things like this exist in the world? Especially when things like this exist in my LIVING ROOM? I mean, is this even allowed outside without a leash?

Please note that I took my life into my own hands in putting a quarter this close to that creature to show scale.

Also, when I grabbed the broom to shoo the thing back outside (because I am physically incapable of killing something this big), it started RUNNING TOWARDS ME - galloping even!!! So I squealed, swept at it again and am now going to keep my fingers crossed that it is actually outside and not hiding in my broom plotting to creep out and crawl on me in my sleep.

6 comment(s):

  • What the fuck is that? A wolf spider? I had those really bad in Utah. Once, when 12 was just a baby, she was in her swing and I was cleaning and I saw a wolf spider, so I grabbed the fly swatter (because that is totally my choice of weapon with any critter) and I swatted the spider from hell. It crawled diagonally across 12's face. I about shit and screamed bloody murder and woke her up. We stayed in the kitchen until The Man got home with bug bombs and fumigated the house while we spent the night at a friend's house. You are a brave, brave woman!

    I am a big fat sissy.


    By Blogger Used*to*be*me, at 10:50 PM  

  • I think it IS a wolf spider. Talk about a sissy, I was considering letting him keep the quarter.

    By Blogger Veruca Salt, at 10:58 PM  

  • Hmmmm, looks like a Hogna Carolinensis.  Did you happen to record its running velocity?  I need to contact the author of "Relationship Between Escape Speed And Flight Distance In A Wolf Spider, Hogna Carolinensis (Walckenaer 1805)" so that they can update the following graph:

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    By Anonymous Alameda Slim, at 6:50 AM  

  • His running speed could only be measured by how loudly I squealed like a total girl.

    By Anonymous supervelma, at 10:10 AM  

  • Holy Crap! It IS a wolf spider, and a pretty big one too. I used to have these things crawling up out of my bath tub drain.....talk about screaming bloodly murder! First time it happened my husband came running in thinking I was being killed.

    By Anonymous ChiTownPrincess, at 10:39 AM  

  • I HATE WOLF SPIDERZZZZZZZZZZZZ!

    By Blogger Thriftgoddess!, at 4:15 PM  

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