Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Also why I can't live in Florida

Aside from starvation and oppressive governments, I think the greatest injustice of geography is that there are people in the world who have to live where camel spiders exist. If you've never heard of camel spiders DO NOT LOOK IT UP. You will never sleep again. But then I guess my fear of arachnids, insects and the like is greater than the average person's.
Once, when I was just a tiny person, my mom heard a blood-curdling scream come from the downstair's bathroom where I was. She expected to find a flesh wound or armed robber. Instead she found me fa-lipping out over a fly. A common house fly. It was just too much for me to handle. And while I'd like to say I outgrew it, well, I didn't. In fact last night I really had to use the restroom but I knew that there was a moth roughly the size of my head lurking in a corner of the shower. So I held it. All night.
If you threw me in the Indiana Jones pit of snakes, I'd be totally fine. but if it were a pit of spiders, or moths or even rolly-polly bugs, I would immediately give up the will to live. It's that bad.


  1. this is why we are friends. that exact same house fly situation happened to me JUST last week. my brother sends me pictures of spiders from madagascar. you can see those S.O.B.s from freaking space.

  2. The same screaming experience happened with me when I was little, only it was a spider and my mom thought I got.electrocuted. I couldn't understand why was kind of annoyed it was a spider for crying out loud!

  3. Brittney, does it take you a week to sleep again after seeing the pictures?
    Tallia, my mom was also less than ammused.

  4. I'm not looking up camel spiders but after imagining a pit of roly poly bugs I still won't be sleeping tonight.


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