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Sun, Aug. 6th, 2006 05:31 pm
the itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout

I was out cleaning by the house and got bit or stung. It might have been a spider or something. I kept an eye on it, made sure it didn't swell or even get inflammed. Also kept an eye...well a brain on my body to see if my headache (had one before) didn't worsen, or if my eyesight didn't worsen (my eyesight sucks), or if a bad taste didn't come into my mouth, etc etc. Nothing. It itches but it isn't even inflammed. I cleaned it out and put some topical cream that's for stings and bites on it. Could be a flea bite since it looks like it.
*Is freaked out*

There was a widow nest which I destroyed, didn't kill the widow because I didn't see it. I think it was a widow nest because when I destroyed it, it sounded like paper burning in fire (crackling) and I read a widow nest sounds like that.
Have you S. CA (especially LA) residents noticed the increase in spiders this summer? Especially large red ones? I've seen so many spiders this summer, more then any other summer!

Almost being bitten by a widow, and in the daytime, freaked me out. I know they are less dangerous now then they were because of advance medicine (they are still harmful to the elderly and young) and such but I would have been too freaked to drive and mom is on a friend's boat right now. My neighbors aren't home, I would have driven but I dunno if I would have gotten to Kaiser safely. I'd rather be bitten by a widow then a hobo or recluse though, of course those aren't in S. Cal so I don't have to worry about that.

I'm just glad I'm nearly done with that area, I have one more bag I believe of trash then I'm going to move all my cages to the rat room and move the plastic furniture to the Sukkah (something we eat in during a Jewish holiday..coming up actually). Then I'll try to get one of our hoses out over there and hose it down. I also saw lots of centipedes (I was wary around those guys), earthworms, crickets, rolly pollies, and I think I even saw a millipede!

Lastly, and this has nothing to do with summer, cleaning or bugs, but do any of you know the group and the song of the following line:
'follow me while I burst into flames' It's from the late 90s, I'm completely blanking on the group and the song, it's on the tip of my tongue!

Thanks to mariahgem for answering this question :]

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mariahgem
mariahgem
MariahGem
Mon, Aug. 7th, 2006 01:21 am (UTC)

OMG! OMG! I know that song!! It's uh... gimmie a sec.. *thinks* OH!

It's called "Pardon Me" by Incubus. It's "Pardon me, while I burst into flame." (oh man, bad memories of an ex boyfriend with that song... XP)

And ICKY! Spiders make my all creeped out! We have Brown Recluses up here, and there's always horror stories of people losing limbs from the spider bites! AGH! XP


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Mon, Aug. 7th, 2006 01:32 am (UTC)

Thank you! It was on the tip of my tongue I just couldn't place it!

Ohh...it's 'pardon me'...I probably knew that but I was multi-tasking and my brain can't really focus when I do that.

I don't mind spiders too much, I just don't like being touched by them...unless their tarantulas from a classroom. I'm really interested in medical things, have been since I've known how to read so I know all about hobo and recluse spider bites. Nasty business, recluse bites can be fairly 'mild', just swelling, itchyness, nausea, and the occasional ulcer that opens up. Sometimes something happens that causes necrosis (tissue death) which results in the gory stories. Hobo bites are worse I believe, they aren't even native to the US.


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machina
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Mon, Aug. 7th, 2006 02:06 am (UTC)

ack spiders ::flails::


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weaz3l
weaz3l
Aleks
Mon, Aug. 7th, 2006 03:52 am (UTC)

Highly unusual for this part of the country but believe it or not I was bit by a widow back my senior year of high school. You'd know by now if it was a widow. I knew within a very short period of time. I was at school when I got bit and I got sent home because of the swelling and pussing.


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bellelvsbeast
bellelvsbeast
Officer Kelli
Mon, Aug. 7th, 2006 06:08 am (UTC)

I had a widow living in the outside light fixture of my old house...she was so beautiful. I used to watch her hang out in her web for hours...I adore them. I don't know why, they are so simple looking, but are so proud and powerful...we sold them at the pet store I used to work at, but I never touched them. Give me a tarantula anyday...;P


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Mon, Aug. 7th, 2006 06:11 am (UTC)

I don't mind them and do find them beautiful and graceful. I just don't really want one so close to my bedroom window (cats or rats might harass it to the point of biting ya know?). I saw it again and caught it in a jar I had ready for any more bugs I didn't want near me, I placed her in another part of our yard, not close to the house or where any of the animals go.


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bellelvsbeast
bellelvsbeast
Officer Kelli
Mon, Aug. 7th, 2006 06:26 am (UTC)

Well that is nice of you! :)


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mayushi
mayushi
mayushi
Mon, Aug. 7th, 2006 06:08 am (UTC)

Bwahaha, you still have your sukkah up from last year?! *giggles* Ours only lasted until PassoverXD

Ugh, yikes! I only saw a black widow once, when I was little(I think it was, at least - it was huge, and black, and had red splotches or something on it). It was walking all over a rock in our garden, and my dad just saw me panicking and stepped on it with his big foot and army boot like he didn't know what it was. BLEAGH. *shudders*


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Mon, Aug. 7th, 2006 06:15 am (UTC)
*inserts hottest Drarry icon*

You're Jewish? Yay, a HP Drarry smutty slash fellow Jew! *cackles*
We used to take them down, but then mom had this idea to just get a permenent one...it's so ugly. She calls it a gazebo! There's something so much nicer in a catelog that would have qualified but noooooooo mom had to do it her way. It's basically a big ol slab of concrete (floor) with four wood support beams. The ceiling is like...three horizontal beams and then bamboo poles so you can see the stars. The walls are plastic walls, it's so ugly ;_;
Was the red splotch on it's back or belly? The splotch is on the belly of a widow :]


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Mon, Aug. 7th, 2006 06:24 am (UTC)

Here's like...a sliver of teh ugly


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mayushi
mayushi
mayushi
Mon, Aug. 7th, 2006 10:11 pm (UTC)

Yes, I am. And it's not as rare as you might think! *g* Take comfort, we do it the old fashioned way - wood, nails and old sheets. It's a nightmare to take down(which is why it always lasts so long, no one wants to do it). Better to have a permanent one, no? Even if it's ugly:)
I think it was the belly, but I don't really trust my memory here. I was like, four, or something.


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