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Well, *now* how am I supposed to eat lunch in the living room?
I innocently went over to grab Marmalade Boy so I could pop it in for a lunch-time episode. AND A BASTARD JUMPING SPIDER HAS TAKEN OVER THE ENTERTAINMENT CENTER.

Seriously, those scare the SHIT out of me. Normal spiders? Eh, as long as it's not poisonous or a Daddy Long Legs (damn childhood trauma!) I'm fine. But jumping spiders can, well, JUMP. You know, AT YOU.

I tried to daringly find him as he climbed underneath some DVDs so I could figure out a way to grow a backbone and kill the creepy thing. But he jetted underneath the stereo and then to the backside of the entertainment center. So, he's somewhere in the living room... waiting for me to come back in so he can JUMP AT ME.

*Cries* I want my Marmalade Boy, damnit. ;_;

Current Mood: scared cowardly

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bobthebarbarian From: bobthebarbarian Date: March 31st, 2008 09:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Obviously, the best way to insure your safety is to stand in the living room jumping up and down as well. I would recommend for 5-10 minutes (Pro hint, you could do this to DDR).

This would allow for:

1. the spider to see that you are not intimidated by jumping, hell, you can do it yourself.
2. you may forget about the spider (not likely, but possible) as you pass out from the exhaution of constant jumping.
3. Aries will come see why you're jumping, see spider and eat it.
4. you gain a height advantage to better see it, you can then throw something at it as soon as you do.
5. you may jump on the spider when it comes to you thinking you are interested in it.
6. the vibrations may dislodge it from the back of the entertainment center, it falls and electricutes itself on all the wires.
7. spider thinks you are claiming the territory in the name of France, it leaves to go find dutch territory.

Goodluck! kthxbi
From: scarlettslegacy Date: April 1st, 2008 12:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Spiders don't both me so much if I know they're not venomous, it's cockroaches that scare the crap out of me. I once had the first aid officer running in terror when he heard me screaming because the box I'd picke dup had a cockroach in it :(
ifritah From: ifritah Date: April 1st, 2008 04:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
My high school's basement gym was filled with cockroaches. You couldn't go a gym period without seeing one skitter across the floor. I'd probably be much more freaked out about them if I wasn't so desensitized to them back then!
From: scarlettslegacy Date: April 4th, 2008 11:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Ew!Ew! The funny thing is, we used to get them all the time in our garage where I spent a lot of time growing up (don't ask). I'd leave when I saw one of the American cockroaches but the European and Asian ones didn't bother me. It was only seven or eight years ago that I developed quite a phobia over them.

A day after that original comment about cockroaches, I saw one at work. It's a warehouse with a lot of dark spaces and spilt sugar, so we're never going to be rid of them. It was crawling around in front of the bay I wanted to get into. I'm so phonic about them I can't even stand to be within a foot of them to squish them, so I waited until someone came along and squished it for me. Since I was alone in that section, it took a while :p

As I said, other creepy-crawlies, even things like spiders and snakes so long as I know they're not venomous, don't bother me so long as they're not ON me. It's just cockroaches.
ifritah From: ifritah Date: April 1st, 2008 04:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

Well, I did take Ares into the living room with me later on so that he could take care of the damn spider if it got near me again! ... But Ares went to sleep and the spider never showed up again.

This led me to start thinking about where it went next... which included my room when I was sleeping. The only positive of that was that maybe I ate it while I slept! That'd teach the thing!

... Though, ew.
betacandy From: betacandy Date: April 2nd, 2008 05:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Jumping spiders? I've never seen one of those, but I think it would worry me too, and I'm normally Buffy the Bug Slayer.
ifritah From: ifritah Date: April 2nd, 2008 05:30 am (UTC) (Link)
They look like this.

They're VERY quick and freakin' creepy.

betacandy From: betacandy Date: April 2nd, 2008 05:47 am (UTC) (Link)
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