Thursday, January 13, 2011

I need an exterminator


You know that surprised/ nervous feeling you get when a spider surprises you? Multiply that by seven to understand this story.

I was doing a little reorganizing in my bedroom the other night. [I get a little antsy if my furniture is in the same place for too long.]

I pulled my bed away from the wall and what did I find? No, not this, but ridiculously close to this.

Just take away the mouse and the random, nasty dirt collection, [I just found this on Google images - I feel badly for the person who took this picture, though.] and you have what I found under my bed. At least seven spiders were on that little sticky pad. I squealed like a fat kid in a candy shop, except not out of delight.

At least they're stuck to the sticky board and not crawling on my face. I had a hard time falling asleep that night.

The next night, I turned off my lamp and crawled into bed. I heard a little rustle and simply thought it was my blanket hitting a plastic sack at the foot of my bed. I wiggled around to make the bag move. It did. And it kept moving after I stopped moving. My body froze and my ears perked up in that super hero/ adrenaline rush kind of way. The bag was still moving. I turned on my lamp... peeled off my sock... chucked my sock at the bag and watched as a MOUSE ran across the carpet under my dresser. Again, I squealed like a fat kid in a candy store, except this time it was an octave higher, and it may have lasted a bit [lot] longer.

Needless to say, I need to get an exterminator. And no, I did not sleep in my bedroom.

PS... don't forget to visit tomorrow for round two of "Transformers." Krista from Painting the Air has a great tip for us!


  1. Sick. Sick. Sick. Sick. Sick.

    Now I'm too nervous to let my feet touch the ground below my desk (what with all the 'roach talk around here).

  2. Ew. We had mice at work awhile ago and I couldn't put my feet on the floor. I feel for you.

  3. Ewwwww sick!!! You better call someone stat!!!! I'd freak!

  4. Oh my goodness...I feel your pain. I live in a city and we get mice all the time, especially in the winter months. In our old apartment, they would always be in the kitchen. Of course, they are more scared of you...but I swear, I would die everytime I saw one!

  5. oh my awfulness. this post gives me the jitters.

  6. oh my goodness, that sounds terrible! during the summer during finals week i was finally about to go to bed after a long night of studying when out of the corner of my eye i see a cockroach crawl under my bed. i squealed and jumped on my bed then waited and watched for it to come out from under my bed so i could trap it under a bowl. it.never.came.out.ever.
    i stayed up all night.

  7. Oh my gosh!! This post makes me shiver!!!!! You poor, poor thing!!

  8. Um, oh my gosh, that is the scariest story ever!!! I would have been terrified. And there's no way I could have slept that night. :(


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