Friday, August 7, 2009

What Bugged You?

Do you have phantom spiders crawling all over you yet? Just wait you might! As I was writing my post I remembered an even better experience that happened to my husband so I will share his story today to.

I was probably about eleven years old. I needed to go to the bathroom. So I am in doing my business and I swear I feel something on my leg. I look down and nothing. So I continue on and then once again, I know I felt something! I turn my leg a bit and look, still nothing. I must be going crazy or maybe a hair floated down my leg or something. I am finished and ready to wipe and well I now know I didn't imagine anything! I scream, bat it off, and then smash it with the toilet paper I was holding. After that, I kept my legs up in the air for a while every time I went to the bathroom.

Eric's Story:
When we lived in Arizona we were visiting my brother and sister-in-law at their family's condo in Scottsdale. This was his family's vacation condo so it was often vacant. We had a nice dinner and then went swimming at the pool. When it was time to go home, Eric headed up to the bathroom to change. We never heard any screams, never heard any shouting just saw a very shaken Eric come down a few minutes later with this story. He was changing from his bathing suit and getting his underwear back on. He pulled his underwear most of the way up and then happened to look down. Inside of his underwear was a scorpion! He said he is not sure how, but somehow he did not freak out and just very slowly slid his underwear back down and shook it out into the toilet were the scorpion met his final resting place.

Picture from Sarah at Cottage Garden Studio Photography; she was kind enough to let me use it.
Thanks again!! Go check out here amazing macro pictures! (And her art work on her main blog)

So ready to share now?
Are you ready to link up? I hope so!


  1. Okay, I'm all linked up!

    I think a scorpion in the underwear takes the cake!

  2. Oh ickkkkkk and I like bugs!! But the scorpion in the undies....yikes!! Thanks for the lovely words and plug. Fun to see my picture somewhere else.
    I used to live in Scottsdale!!!
    Hugs, Sarah

  3. I totally have the heebeegeebees now! AACKK!! Both are great but I do think the scorpion wins!

    I gotta go check all my underwear now!!

  4. Even tho I got the scoop ahead of time, I am still creeped out by both. Ick!

  5. I swear I have never heard that story about Eric. . .yikes!

    I've tried for days to think of a story and I couldn't think of one. Sorry to be such a bum on this linky . . .

  6. Ewewewew!!! I don't have any gross bug stories that I can think of, thank goodness!

  7. Rachel,

    I think it was pretty scary when the wasp landed on Madeline and climbed down her shirt. If her dad hadn't seen it and come and lifted her shirt and flicked it away it could have been a disaster,

  8. Don't say SCorpion. I'm totally freaked about that now living in AZ!