Wednesday, October 20, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 10

Day 10: Something You're Afraid Of

Dun Dun Dun....

Okay - so since this is something that I am afraid of, I don't want to have big ole pictures of it up on my blog to look at, so instead I found some cutesy pics instead. 

I'm afraid of SPIDERS!! EEK!!!

I've always been afraid of spiders - as far back as I can remember they have given me the heebie geebies! I remember once - I must have been about 4 (I couldn't have been any older b/c at 5 we weren't living in the house from this memory...) I was sitting in the living room floor playing and all of a sudden something fell from the ceiling. I don't know where it came from, but I heard a thump and the next thing I knew there was this gray ball sitting on the floor next to me. I was stunned for a second, then I got something (a broom maybe) and prodded this ball from a safe distance. After a couple of prods it leaped to life and these eight legs sprawled out. It. Was. Enormous. At least to a 4 year old it was enormous! And I don't remember anything after that. That memory is one of the first I have and it always evokes a feeling of fear in me. 
And who knows - maybe it didn't happen just like that - maybe it didn't happen at all - but it's in my mind that way. And I still do not like spiders at all! They just make my skin crawl. 

Strange, though, if I see a big spider - a unique spider - I find myself drawn to take pictures of it. Maybe I am trying to cure my fear, who knows!! It hasn't worked, though b/c I'm still very afraid of them and even writing up this post, thinking back to that childhood memory I feel my heart beating very quickly!!
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  1. I like to kill the spiders when they are near me! We ha so many at camp this summer which led to lots of screaming!

  2. At least your pictures look like such nice, friendly spiders!

  3. Oh yeah - I couldn't have scary pictures on my blog & have to look at them when I logged in until the post moved down! LOL!

  4. Ahh great minds think alike. That's mine too!

    Hate spiders!


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