Friday, June 13, 2008

Cool, Creepy, Scary...I don't know

As IM and I were walking on the sidewalk in front of our house, we paused to look up at the big spider web that we have been passing for the last week. Every day, the web was getting a little bigger, but we never saw the spider. I am...not so into spiders, but in this house…you do NOT kill (or even “relocate”) spiders. (more on that…see Insane Mama.)

Tonight, there it was….a monster! Simultaneously, we both jumped back, as if we were in “Attack of the Killer Spiders” and the thing was going to jump onto our faces and suck our brains out through our noses. We stepped back and I knew I’d have to photograph this one. I ran inside to get the camera…and of course our 9 year old. Christie is one of those….nutty, animal-freak kids. We remove “unwanted” critters from her room on a daily basis. Snails, lady bugs, worms, rollie pollies…anything she can catch. Christie is that girl who would need therapy if she (even by accident) stepped on an ant.

I asked her if she wanted to go see the big spider while I took pictures. She was out the front door before I had a chance to turn around. We walked up to where the spider was, I pointed, she looked up and (with her mouth gaping open said, …”Oh My.” I started taking pictures (knowing I had to get the perfect shot for you all. Once I had about 5 shoots, I showed them to Christie who responded to me with…”Wow! He’s HUGE!”...(then I got to a good close up) she looked at the picture and then turned to me and said, “That’s sep-spatula…I mean scepatula…um….slaptulaR. Wait, what is that word?” I responded “spec tac u lar”
“Yeah! That’s it!”

Then I said…...”Hey, let’s go check out the one on the other side of the house.” We trotted down the driveway to the side of the house, Christie chanting under her breath, “spectacular, sptcatipillar, ...UH… do you think this one is gonna be as big?”

Chuckling, I said, “Hold on to your britches Little One….we’re about to find out.”
As we turned the corner, we looked up to the web (that we had really only seen from far away …until now. We (both of us with jaws dragging the floor) stared and as I said, “Holy Mackerel” she barked (like an army sergeant), “That thing is a...MONSTER!”

I clicked away and now, even though I have some cool photos, I don’t even know what kind of spiders these are. I kinda hope that one of these super-sized, creepy-assed spiders bites me. I'd be the ultimate Spider-Man!!!!!!

But...since all of you seem to think that IM kicked my butt…..can I at least kick Carrie’s Toad’s ass with “My Spider Invaders?”

19 Comments:

UZ said...

Heheh, your blog ain't too shabby itself.

Carrie said...

My toad eats spiders like yours for breakfast.

Good luck with that.

ugagirl30 said...

I'm scared just from the pictures. Something bit my arm at the ballfield the other night. I might die or turn into Spiderwoman. Those are really creepy. And the fact that IM won't kill those is insane!!!

buffalodickdy said...

Snakes, Bats, Rats, Mice- are all OK with me... I would use a large caliber firearm on both of those eight-legged bastards!

insane mama said...

I just see them as cool! seriously!
and the photos... really good!

Mama Dawg said...

Oh, good God. That's disgusting. I'm literally shaking in my seat right now.

Mama Dawg said...

And, yes, it would totally kick Carrie's toad's ass.

Misty Dawn said...

I just finished telling IM that I love her blog - the humor, the bluntness, and the fact that she is 'real'. THEN, I came and started reading your blog... You are BOTH great! Thank you for being 'real' and not sugarcoating everything like we live in some fairytale world. I've even considered starting another blog so I could just 'say it like it is'... sometimes, that would be great therapy.

Now those spiders... dayam! I'm not afraid of spiders (well, until I moved here and my Hubs was bit by a Brown Recluse not once, but twice)... but, those things are HUGE! Awesome pics of them by the way.

Kat said...

Oh we have some gross garden spider at our front door right now.

Kat said...

I won't let the kids take it down because it eats all kinds of yucky bugs.

Kat said...

And we should see if we can leave it up through Halloween.

Kat said...

Right?

Kat said...

That makes sense, right?

Kat said...

I knew you might understand.

Kat said...

OR perhaps not.

Kat said...

Oh, and Rhea has left me like 8 comments in the past few minutes.

Kat said...

And I really need to get to work over on Rhea's blog to get my title back.

Kat said...

Yep, that is the plan for the evening while my husband is having his guys night.

Kat said...

I lead an unbelievable exciting life.

 

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