Friday, January 20, 2006

Arachnophobia

Here's a little tidbit about Jen, that some of you may not know:
I HATE spiders and snakes. I can handle pretty much anything, except for those.
So, last night, I'm sitting on my couch, reading a magazine and trying to relax. I was all engrossed in the article I was reading, when I felt something on my arm. I saw it out of the corner of my eye before I even moved my head. This spider was crawling up my arm towards my shoulder. God help me.....I freaked out! Just writing about it now makes my skin crawl. I wish someone would have had a video camera on me, because I was jumping and dancing around like my clothes were on fire. I swatted the damn thing and I think I got it. The bad thing is, I never found it again. Needless to say, the rest of my night was ruined, because I had the "willies" and didn't want to sit back down on my couch. I'm still itching this morning.
The funny thing is...no matter where each of us lives.....or how much money we have (or don't have)...every one of us has had some sort of run-in with a spider or some other insect. It's just another thing that binds us all together as mere humans.
The bummer about the whole thing was that I was finally going to post my next Chapter today, but I lost all concentration last night and couldn't get my mind off of that f**kin' spider.
Damn it....I've gotta go.
My arm's itchin'.

19 Comments:

Blogger Stacy Opined...

I just randomly stumbled across your blog. I have to say that I hate spiders too, but I'm also allergic to their venom....Needless to say I'm been freaking out for the last 1/2 hour, since I read your post.

January 20, 2006 10:52 AM  
Blogger Jinsane Opined...

Stacy: Sorry about that! I'm still freaked out myself. ;o)

Thanks for stopping by!

January 20, 2006 10:54 AM  
Blogger TwistedPain Opined...

A 'swoosh' here except the snake thing, they are pretty cool. They make logical decisions so they can make pretty cool parts of nature. Spiders are insects that make decisions based on simple instant decisions. Kill them all!!!!!!! Plus don't snakes eat spiders? lol More reasons for snakes.

January 20, 2006 11:13 AM  
Blogger Jinsane Opined...

I don't mind snakes, they just make my skin crawl when I see them slithering along....yuck!

January 20, 2006 11:20 AM  
Blogger nelle Opined...

I'm not really an arachnophobe myself, but I still got a little shiver of fear.

January 20, 2006 1:30 PM  
Blogger Neo Opined...

Jen - Hey there's a spider on your leg!

Neo points

January 20, 2006 2:18 PM  
Blogger SkyeBlue2U Opined...

Itsby bitsy spider got SQUISH there Don't come around here no more I dread going into the closet for anything and if it rolls under the couch well it will be there till I move out!!!

January 20, 2006 2:55 PM  
Blogger SquirmsteR Opined...

Jen......I usually like your posts, but this one.......

I'm just joking! But honestly, the pic of the spider freaked me out, so you can imagine when I see the real thing!! Even the story in your post was scary!! I am TERRIFIED of those monsters!! Snakes I can deal with, I even like them....but SPIDERS - HELL NO!!! Totally with ya there.

January 20, 2006 3:56 PM  
Blogger cityman05 Opined...

I once walked into my bedroom and there was this huge spider on the bed. They are called Wolf Spiders. Not poisonious, but still pretty ugly and huge. My wife saw it and freaked out. She has aracnaphobia, too.
I killed it and threw it outside.

Later that night, me being the nice guy that I am, ran my hand over her arm while we were in bed, like a spider moves.

Oh wow! The covers came flying off the bed, she started stripping down and clicked on the ceiling fan, all while doing a George Jefferson dance in the middle of the bed.

Man was I sore the next day. She really hits hard for a skinny girl.

January 20, 2006 4:18 PM  
Blogger cityman05 Opined...

Oh yeah, my wife is really scared of the little tree frogs, too. One was in the shower one day and I heard her screaming. I went in there and she had sprayed an entire bottle of hairspray on it. It was all stiff and dead, lying on the floor. Poor little guy.

January 20, 2006 5:19 PM  
Blogger TwistedPain Opined...

Wolf spiders are nasty not only because they look like a ferocious thing but because they carry their tiny fully devoped clonelike babies on thier back. Try stepping on one like my wife did. (who hates them too) and the scattered like 100 little ants. She had to call me and tell me in detail (I was out of town on my way to get food) so then I lost MY appitite. She's just as evil as they are. She knew better.

January 20, 2006 9:16 PM  
Blogger Ellen Opined...

Jin- Just caught up with your posts and spent a wonderful time reading your adventures. Loved the pictures of the snow... you have a good eye!... and loved the quotes as well.

As for spiders and snakes... yuck!
Spiders I can stand as long as they are the cute little ones. When they are the hairy, fanky types I get the willies too. Another critter to add to the list would be rats... I can't stand them or snakes either. Yeah, I know.. God's little creatures and all, but I'm still deathly afraid of them.

January 20, 2006 9:56 PM  
Blogger joey♥ Opined...

hi, i found your blog through alanna's. spiders and snakes - never will get over my disgust of them. i hate when i try to kill a spider and it disappears. makes me feel itchy, like it's down my shirt or something.

January 21, 2006 7:17 PM  
Blogger Snaggle Tooth Opined...

Hmmm, I don't identify with your phobes... I get along with most critters. (except bacteria) Spiders eat the other bugs I'm allergic too. I never kill them anymore, (bad luck), I get them to crawl or fall into a jar n put them outside.
I don't have a problem with (non-poisonous snakes either. I have a pic somewhere of me holding a huge blond boa. Used to catch garter snakes for pets when I was a kid.
I used to flip my mom out alot-

January 22, 2006 1:19 AM  
Blogger Cowboy Opined...

Wow! You and spiders, huh? I don't really hold any love for them either, but I used to catch spiders in my house and release them outside. Now, if they're anywhere near any of my kids, they are immediately escorted out of this world by a rolled up newspaper or any other blunt object I can find in a hurry.

January 23, 2006 12:27 PM  
Blogger xfilipponex Opined...

Ugh, spiders are just bleh...speaking of spiders, i was taking down the curtains in the living room the other day, and i saw a spider clinging to them, and i just quit. left them half hanging, and they are still hanging that way. i refuse. even if they are , i wont go near them. bah.

January 23, 2006 1:15 PM  
Blogger Jinsane Opined...

EJ: They just give me the willies -they always have.

Neo: Funny! You are so mean to me!

Sag Sis: That's funny. It's amazing how us "big" people can be scared of something so small. ;o)

Squirm: Sorry about the picture - I was just trying to get my point across. LOL

Kippy: That is hilarious! You deserved to be beaten! LOL

Kippy: Part II - that sounds like something I would do.

Twisty: That is the nastiest thing I've ever heard - thanks SO MUCH for sharing!

Ellen: I love all of my pictures too!

And, I'm with ya on the rats! Yuck!

Joey: Thanks for stopping by! I totally understand the itchy feeling.

Snags: I wish I had your courage. I don't know what it is about them, they just freak me out! Heights, bungee jumping...all of that I love...but not spiders.

Nilo: You are a trip!

Emz: I feel ya there sis! That sounds exactly like something I would do. LOL

January 23, 2006 2:28 PM  
Blogger April Opined...

Ohhhhhh creepy. I despise and loathe spiders and snakes. Reading your entry made my skin crawl.

January 25, 2006 2:56 AM  
Blogger Jinsane Opined...

April: Sorry about that! Believe me, mind was crawling too!

January 25, 2006 8:56 AM  

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