Wednesday, April 24, 2013

My desk just became war zone.

A few minutes ago I was typing up a blog entry, minding my own business, when my musings were interrupted by what felt like a drop of acid being dropped onto my skin. My reaction was typical, I jerked, swore under my breath and then looked at my arm to figure out why it was suddenly hurtingand then throbbing. Wait, I know this pain. It’s familiarit’s not a happy thingit’sa spider bite.  Great.

Somewhere in the area of my work desk is an eight-legged freak that just gave me a matching set of holes in my arm and then high tailed it out of sight before I could flatten the little bugger. So now there’s a guerilla war going on. The enemy is out there, hiding and no doubt plotting its next attack. I have nuclear capacity (or the bug vs human equivalent: a shoe) and now it’s just a matter of time before one of us is going down.

Of course in the meantime I’ve got a throbbing, swelling arm that’s going to start itching momentarily. (Did I mention I’m mildly allergic to spider venom? Yeah, good times) My senses are currently on hyper-alert and even reflections are making me jump. I just just slapped my leg only to discover that it was the mouse cord touching me and not my eight legged nemesis. Is that tiny arachnid laughter I hear mocking my every twitch? Yes, I think it is.

If the enemy doesn’t show itself soon I may need to up the ante. I wonder if my boss would understand if I set fire to my desk. You know, like in the Aliens movie, nuke it from orbit, it’s the only way to be sure. 


  1. Omg! Lol! You have terrible luck with spiders! It's hard not to laugh at such a funny post though! Hang in there!
    (And kill it dead!)

  2. I found out recently that peppermint essential oil keeps spiders out of your house (or office as the case may be). Just a couple of drops in a spray bottle of warm water. That should do it. Good luck. I hate spiders. too. :)

  3. Peppermint oil? Thank you Siobhan! I'll be grabbing some of that right quick! My desk will soon be minty fresh and spider-free!