Tuesday, April 15, 2008

if only i was Rachel or Jenna

So, I read the cute post about rachel and jenna not long after researching one of my own "reemerging" springtime bugs here. Unfortunately I do not look forward to their return every year with glee and anticipation. I do not shout for joy the first time I see one in the spring. I do not hold them and give them names or nick names. Actually, when I see the first one of the season I usually curse under my breath and shiver in my skin. I then proceed to kill these bugs. That is a big accomplishment for me since for the first couple of years I just chose to throw something at them and then curse again for not being able to kill it. You have to sneak up on these nasty things because they are the worlds fastest arthropod. Nasty, nasty nasty. They also PREFER to live inside, not outside like other bugs. again, nasty, nasty. Please, send Rachel and Jenna to take care of these ones for me. Even finding a picture of one of my arch nemesis turned my stomach. YUCK! Really, the only upside is that they feed on nastier critters, but these guys are just scary! And these guys, all 15 pairs of legs, can get to be really long (like 3-4 inches). So, here you go, meet my spring thorn.



4 comments:

Cindy said...

Oh LAILA!!! Gross! What on earth are they? They are not nearly as warm & fuzzy looking as Bob and Buzz. (the caterpillars...)

Cindy said...

THAT IS DISGUSTING!!! What are they??

somestratt said...

They are house centipedes. I detest them and they love my house. anywhere that is damp and has other critters, like spiders, etc... However, they don't stay in my damp basement. They love my kitchen sink and the walls in the bedrooms. The other night Lilly came out and explained "there is something on my wall (right above her head) like a bug, but like a line." Ugh. I knew exactly what she meant. Nasty creatures. But really, they are the fastest things ever.

abstowe said...

Ugghh, Nasty!
Please do not bring ANY of these with you in your luggage, come May! Have you ever done any (repeated) bug bombs in your house? We did them every year when we went on vacation. The only thing we had when we got home were spiders which somehow seemed to come up the bathroom drains.