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25 September 2009 @ 02:44 pm
is this what a heart attack feels like?  
So I didn't sleep last night at all. When I finally realised that it was after dawn and I had no chance, I picked up the book I've been reading. Stephen King's It.

Pennywise, the clown, becomes a world-eating spider towards the end (in a no-way Lovecraftian way...) and, although I'm in no way a girly-girl, I don't like spiders. Freak me out enough that I was feeling decidedly uneasy whilst reading.

Finished the book, decided that since it was getting towards the end of the morning I should take a shower and get ready to face the day/afternoon. There was a spider in the bath. Not unusual since I live in a country village and it's getting towards autumn. I flushed it down the drain, holding the showerhead over the drain for far longer than I normally would because I was a tad amused at the irony of the whole thing.

Took my shower, turned off the taps, picked up my towel, and out fell a two-inch long spider. Out of my towel. Into the bath.

I'm not too proud to say that I screamed and jumped straight out of the tub.

I think my heart actually stopped for a good minute or so!
Current Mood: scaredscared
Current Music: Biffy Clyro - Machines
Denitamenomegirl on September 25th, 2009 03:05 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, I'd have screamed too.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: lvg//eliot's onfusedwhiskyinmind on September 26th, 2009 09:19 am (UTC)
I'm still really jumpy every time I see a spider - and to make things worse, I went to see the kids after I posted and they were watching a TV show called 'Bear Behaving Badly' in which the bear in question was being robbed by a clown.

I couldn't make this stuff up.
thedothatgirlthedothatgirl on September 25th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
Crap!! They're running around in pairs now?

In our place the really big suckers always come out late in the evening and run around the lounge floor. The other night one ran over my arm on the settee and I made that hilarious weird shriek that you do when you're trying not to be a wuss.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: dh//topher's annoyed - mewhiskyinmind on September 26th, 2009 09:21 am (UTC)
There's another three or four in my house at the mo as well, they're just sensibly staying up near the ceiling where I can't reach 'em.

I don't mind those so much, because they kill the Alien Evil Flying Freaks of Nature (aka Daddy-longlegs). But when they're close enough to skitter over me? Gah!
velvetwhipvelvetwhip on September 25th, 2009 09:46 pm (UTC)
I hate spiders.

the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: annie hall//forgot my mantra - mewhiskyinmind on September 26th, 2009 09:22 am (UTC)
They're evil. I was texting hopeless_cynic yesterday about this and she and I have agreed that in such circumstances it's not only acceptable to scream, it should be mandatory!
iyalode: Art : Girl Big Glassesiyalode on September 26th, 2009 01:22 am (UTC)
I've never read the book. But that movie was the first and only King adaptation to freak me out.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: buffy behind you - mewhiskyinmind on September 26th, 2009 09:23 am (UTC)
God yes - I don't think I'll ever actually watch it again. The whole blood in the bathroom thing? Freaks the hell out of me!