Squirl's Nest

Friday, May 19, 2006

Along came a spider

I was sitting at my desk, just minding my own business, when some movement caught my eye. I looked up and this is what I saw getting closer and closer to my workstation.

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A nice guy I work came over and killed him for me. But not until after I'd taken three pictures. Blogging has brought out a whole new side of me.

22 comments

Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

*shivers*

Fri May 19, 11:42:00 AM  
Blogger Nina said...

Oh I don't like spiders inside and well I do the same thing. Have a nice guy kill them for me. :)

Fri May 19, 12:04:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Mr B, yeah, I know.

Nina, I wouldn't have cared so much if it hadn't been heading straight for my office!

Fri May 19, 12:49:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Seeing spiders make me want to scream out the next word verification: Xpopuihs!

It's like a Harry Potter spell or something.

"Oh Ron Weeeeeesley, Xpopuihs!"

and he turns into a big spider.

*shivers*

Fri May 19, 01:37:00 PM  
Blogger hellokittn said...

Gary had ants in his pants, Squirl has a spider in her station :[.

This has been a rough week for bloggers everywhere.

Fri May 19, 03:40:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Mr B, that's right. I remember how much Ron hates spiders. That was the form of his boggart. My wv isn't very spell-like. patccib

kittn, yeah, pretty skirry stuff.

Fri May 19, 05:28:00 PM  
Blogger Von Krankipantzen said...

Yech. Hate those things.

Fri May 19, 05:35:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Kranki, I can handle 'em until they get too close to me. I know they take care of other bugs. But I don't want them on me.

Fri May 19, 05:58:00 PM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

I wish they'd spin their pesky little webs OUTSIDE!

Fri May 19, 06:28:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Oh that's so funny!! I have a friend who just today was telling me about her irrational reaction to spiders -- and this woman is a black belt, incredibly strong! She said she shrieks uncontrollably like a little girl and cannot for the life of her seem to stop until the spider is dead, even if she has to kill it herself. And here is our very own fearless Squirl, relying on the mercy of nice men to rescue her from spiders, too. Hee! I promise I won't tease you TOO much about it!!!

Fri May 19, 06:29:00 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

AAAUUUGHH! I scream like a white woman whenever I'm near a spider. I can handle snakes..I can handle rats..I can handle most other bugs, but spiders freak me OUT. Gah.

Fri May 19, 11:40:00 PM  
Blogger Momentarily_Distracted said...

It depends on the size of the spider.
If it's tiny, no problem.
If it's huge, it must die.
If it's furry, has two heads and breathes fire...well, then we really ought to quit smoking fruit Loops before bed.

Sat May 20, 01:21:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

tshsmom, exactly!

Eclectic, maybe the next time I have spider problems you'll come help me out. :)

Jim, at least I didn't scream and act toooo girly about the whole thing. I like spiders in theory, just don't care for them right next to me.

MD, you know, you've got a very good point there. *note* no smoking Fruit Loops before bed

Sat May 20, 08:59:00 AM  
Blogger scrunch said...

There is one nice thing about spiders...

oh, wait...no, there isn't.

Sat May 20, 12:35:00 PM  
Blogger Momentarily_Distracted said...

Hey, Squirl...what are day-glo colors?
This is regarding the baby blanket post on my blog and not the Fruit Loops.


Okay, it's about the Fruit Loops, but still, what are day-glo colors? I is confused.

Sat May 20, 06:04:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Scrunch, you've made a good point there.

MD, let's see. Day-glo colors are described as daylight fluorescent colors. Really bright orange, yellow, and green were really popular in the late-sixties, early-seventies, before you were born. Here's an example of some at this link. day-glo

Sat May 20, 06:15:00 PM  
Blogger Momentarily_Distracted said...

Oh! Those are Day-Glo colors!
I had a cousin who wore spandex in those colors...she was only six at the time, but still, it was almost louder than she was.
;o)

Sat May 20, 09:07:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

MD, Day-Glo was a lot of fun for the 60's after the conservative, blah colors of the 50's. But, yes, rather loud. :)

Sat May 20, 09:14:00 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

I don't like them either. They're so fast, and you just can't trust them.

I am fascinated by their webs, though. I can look at them for a long time. Preferably outside :)

Sun May 21, 12:21:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Spider, spider, on the wall
Ain't you got no smarts at all?
Don't you know that wall is fresh plastered?
Get off that wall you dirty... spider.

Squirl, I know what you mean about blogging bring out a new side of us. I walk down the street, and see something unique, and wish I had my camera with me. I used to create sermons in my mind when I was driving, now I create blog posts.

Sun May 21, 01:41:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

I'll have you know, you gave Jess the major heebie jeebies with that picture!

Sun May 21, 02:04:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Susie, spiders really are interesting critters. I just have a problem with their being to close to me. Nice to see you here.

Nick, I love the poem. lol
I see a lot of your blogs as potential sermons, too. :)

Bucky, I guess it means that it's time for me to put up a new post. Sorry about that.

Sun May 21, 06:33:00 PM  

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