"Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ"

~Philippians 1:6

Thursday, June 19, 2008

An Arachnophobia Moment

Have you ever seen the movie Arachnophobia? It's awesome and awful all at the same time. I don't have an irrational fear of spiders, not like my mother :) I don't usually freak out when I see them, I just try to find something nearby to spray or squish them with.

It was a funny moment today though. There is a scene in the movie where somebody goes to turn a lamp off and the spider comes down and bites their hand and they die--instantly. Well today I had to turn this pipe on so the water outside worked. So I had to go in the basement and if you've ever seen a horror movie you know that's where all the bad stuff happens. I turn on the light and it isn't working in the back room of the basement so I had to put a light bulb in the light fixture in the ceiling. So when I take the cover off this scene from the movie flashed in my mind, I kinda giggled then thought "this would be funny to blog about" I got the light bulb screwed in without any death spiders getting me, but now I had to turn the handle on the pipe that was in the ceiling which is actually the floor. I reach my hand out to turn the handle (while I'm standing on a wobbly desk) and the scene flashes in my mind again. I got it turned and then beat it out of there before any huge deadly spiders got me. I'm proud to say I'm alive to write about it. If you've seen the movie I have no doubt that your skin is crawling and you are looking down to make sure that isn't a spider crawling on your arm.


  1. You are so brave!!!!!! I would never stick my hand in anything in a basement!! Irrational fear of spiders me arse!! ha

    I love you,

  2. I was gardening the other day and did the girliest scream EVER when a HUGE spider ran past my pot!!! Arachnophobia moments are really no fun to me!