Thursday, November 3, 2011

Day 10 - 30 Day Blog Challenge

Day 10 - Something you're afraid of

When I think about things I'm afraid of, the first thing that comes to mind is...

I've never been a big fan of spiders, but over the years it seems my fear of them has gotten worse and worse. It may have started when I was around 12 years old... My home at the time was old and surrounded by big trees, so we had lots of spiders. I remember one morning waking up and finding a huge spider on the wall right above my door. I was terrified of walking under it, in case it fell on me, so I grabbed the only spray I had on hand, a huge can of hairspray, and emptied the entire can on the poor intruder! Instead of it making the spider move out of my way, however, I ended up permanently attaching it to the spot... It actually stayed up there quite a while. Long enough to scare anyone who entered my room anyway. ; )

I don't know why I'm so scared of spiders. Even the tiniest one will send me into a frantic get-it-off-me dance if it gets anywhere near me. They're just so creepy to me... I mean, look at this thing:

Ugh, just looking at it makes me cringe! I will say that there is one spider that I think is actually kind of pretty... you know, for a spider. That's the "banana" spider. Every spring you can find lots of them around here, and you shouldn't miss them because they're pretty big and make massive webs.

See, it's kind of pretty, right? Don't get me wrong though... I still wouldn't want to touch it! I prefer just admiring it from a good distance. ; )

So, are you afraid of spiders like me? Or do you have other phobias?


  1. Hi,I am your partner from swap-bot and I agree with you on your love for spiders.I scream every time I see one.
    Hope you are having a great day!

  2. Aww, I don't mind the little buggers, they eat the grosser and stingy bugs!

  3. I'm terrified of spiders. We had a huge huntsman once and I made Jason take it outside. I waited in another room until it was gone. They freak me out.


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