Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Invasion

Right now I have a favorite song:

"La cucaracha, la cucaracha, ya no puede caminar..."
(Translation: The cockroach, the cockroach, now it can't walk..."

I am obviously not a fan of creepy looking bugs. Spiders, don't bother me. Potato bugs, walking sticks, lady bugs, katydids, etc. bring it on, I am fine. Creepy bugs? Not happening!

Today I walked over to my sink to wash some dishes and saw a horrible black skinny body with lots of legs and long antennae running across a dish in the sink.

I am not afraid to admit it.

Yes, I screamed.

Yes, I dropped the dish I was holding.

Yes, I called Jeffrey and pleaded with him to come home right then, and to wash the dishes for me.

He said no.

I sucked up all my strength and went back to the kitchen, determined to disinfect the heck out of every surface and every square inch of that room. No one invades my house. No one. This is war.

I have seen how they creep in when they think you aren't looking. They are very subtle at first, hiding in dark recesses only coming out when they think you can't see them, foraging for any crumbs left out. *Shudder!*

Well, I am going to starve those suckers out! I will not share my house with any skinny bodied leachy bug! War, I tell you, War!

I guess I should share my extreme aversion to these horrible awful no good bugs (not that I need a reason to dislike them).

A story as related to me at many different family reunions:

When I was a kid we would go up to Bear Lake as a family. I remember one year I was sleeping on the deck and for some strange reason three of my older siblings decided to sleep in my sister's car. Mare and Dave were in the cab of the car, and they made Jon sleep in the trunk. While he was in there (with the trunk locked closed of course... because that is the kind of loving family I come from) they started to talk about the reason Beethoven went deaf. They said that there was a bug that climbed into his ears while he was asleep and ate into his brain. Looking back on the story now, I realize that it is simply ridiculous, but at the time we believed them. They then told Jon that they had a cup full of this same bug for fishing bait in the trunk and he should be careful to not tip it over as he would most likely end up with bugs eating his brains out just as Beethoven did.

Any guesses as to what this creature is?

Yup, you guessed it, the infamous earwig. Even looking at one gives me the willies!


SugarandSpice said...

AAAAHHHHHH! I hate earwigs...even worse than spiders!

Love&Marriage said...

OOOOO I hate bugs!! and yes spiders are the worst!

Genny said...

Came over here from SITS...

I am completely with you--those give me the willies too! One time, I found one in our bedroom and it ran under our bed before I could catch it. I COULD NOT sleep that night. I'm serious. Those things are so creepy.

Tawni said...

Ew gross, I've been finding them in our house too and Derek had one in his ear the other night. Hopefully he doesn't go deaf!

Lee said...

For me, it's roaches, and we grow them BIG In Texas! They fly, they run and they are very hard to kill...the other night it took me a half a can of spray to kill one sucker...then I had to sweep him up in the dust pan (REFUSE to pick him up in a paper towel) and flush him down the toilet. I have to SEE that he died, drowned and is forever out of my house!!

* { Shannon } * said...

I would have screamed too...

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

EWWWW!!! Yuck, don't like bugs either and I would have screamed too.

Kellie said...

Hey, I wanted to say hi; I found you at My cup 2 yours. Bugs really don't bother me too much. However, that one looks a little ominous. I remember getting pinched by a stag beetle when I was a kid. It resembles that in the sense that it has pinchers; the stag's have them in the front though. Stop by and visit my blog anytime. I will be back.

Capt'n Amazing's wife said...

Ek! I hate those bugs too! When we went to the zoo, we saw these huge cockroaches in the "Madagascar" themed house. Now I know what those missionaries have been talking about!

Noodle said...

I'm silly if Johnny is home I scream like a little girl but if no one is around then I just grab a shoe and smash it... Sammy has started doing the same thing... "Bug!!!" then smush she steps on it... What a big girl!

Em said...

ok, so i've been on facebook talking about all of the gross earwigs infesting my house. YUCK YUCK YUCKIE!!! be on the look out for my post on earwigs;-)

Mare said...

Bugs, schmugs. By the way, that's the best story ever, especially the add-on part about the skinny dipping. And Jon insisted on the trunk because it was a small car.