Secondhand Sunday

Sunday, November 24, 2013


Sundays are my Secondhand day. I'm basically too lazy to think of anything new to say so I re-post a "vintage" entry.

If you aren't in the mood for repeats, please feel free to change the channel.


"Itsy bitsy spider, my ass"

Original Post Date, September 10, 2009

I'm really glad that we're coming into my favorite season of the year. I love the colorful foliage, the crisp autumn air and the lull of crickets outside my window as I'm falling asleep.

What I don't love are the spiders. I am unreasonably afraid of spiders. I don't care if they keep the insects under control. And as far as singing this little ditty about it being bad luck to kill a spider in your house:


If you wish to live and thrive

Let the spider run alive



Rubbish! I need to kill them before they kill me. Hey, I saw Arachnophobia. I'm no fool.

I've been known to spend the night on the couch because a spider scurried under my bed and I couldn't find where it went. And I've almost killed myself from inhaling an entire can of bug spray fumes because there's a daddy long-legs in the shower. Who's your daddy now, sucker!




There are two spiders that live in the frame of my front door. Every day, they weave their webs, inviting innocent insects to stumble into their lair. And every day, I brush them away with a very long handled broom. I'm sure my mailman thinks that I don't care about my property because the front of my house looks like it belongs to the Addams Family every evening when I get home from work.




I'm reasonable enough to allow them to live if they are OUTSIDE of my home. I think that's a fair compromise.

However, I did catch a fleeting glimpse of a pretty large, scary looking one in the woods behind my house. So help me God, if I see it again...I'm getting my shovel.




10 comments

  1. Spiders are hard to get rid of.

    Not sure what to say about that last photo. She aint wearing 4 pairs of glasses so I don't think she is actual spider.

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    1. I don't mind them as long as they stay OUTSIDE. Ha! Ha! Good point!

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  2. "I've been known to spend the night on the couch because a spider scurried under my bed and I couldn't find where it went."

    Me as well, Chrissy! There are two things that freak me out - spiders and those big, brown water bugs that fly! I used to get them a lot in my apartment when I lived in Florida because of the humidity. They're called Palmetto Bugs. Ewwwwwwwww!

    "However, I did catch a fleeting glimpse of a pretty large, scary looking one in the woods behind my house. So help me God, if I see it again...I'm getting my shovel."

    Bwhahahahhahahahahaha! OMG...HILARIOUS!

    Have a super Sunday, girl!

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    1. I've never seen a Palmetto bug but I'm pretty sure that just by your description, I won't be moving to Florida any time soon!

      Thanks, you too!

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  3. Palmetto bugs look a lot like a ginormous cockroaches.

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    1. for the same reason a rooster looks a lot like a cock(erel).

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  4. LOL. ....I'm sorry, I should not find other people's fear of spiders amusing, but I can't help it. ^_^ I love spiders. Which is a good thing, because my house is full of them.

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    1. Hey, laugh away! I'm fascinated by people who are NOT freaked out by them. Good for you!

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  5. I don't know which picture put me off spiders more.....

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