Monday, August 11, 2008

I'm a girl, so sue me

So this morning I heard this buzzing sound coming from the direction of our case of water on the deck. I paid it no mind, and went back in the house. A couple of hours went by, and I went outside again. This time I happened to spy the water bottles out of the corner of my eye and noticed one of them was brown.

I walked over and saw one of the biggest bugs I have ever seen, stuck inside the plastic case, attached to one of the bottle necks. I couldn't help it, I screamed. He was at least 2 1/2 inches long, and he had enormous antennae. He was disgusting. He almost looked like one of our giant roaches, but he wasn't one. I have no idea what he was.

So I morbidly watched him struggle for a few minutes, hoping he would get out without my assistance. He didn't. So I crept over to the case of water, leaned over gingerly, and ripped the plastic away as fast as I could. I screamed when I did that as well.

I ran into the house as fast as I could.

About 30 min later I went back outside, peering around the door to get a look at the case. He was gone.

Rich was out running errands during all of this or I would have unashamedly made him do all of this. I could have waited for him to get home, and I should have waited for him to get home, but I would have been embarrassed. It was bad enough that I made him capture a giant bug in the kitchen the other day, calling him in from outside to do so.

I hate bugs.


Dagny said...

I'm pretty sure I know what that was, and if you see another, SQUASH it. They are asian horn beetles of some sort, and they are killing all the forests.

And they bite. And are super ugly.

Em said...

I'm not a big fan of bugs either. :-)

Annie said...

Oh, I am proud of you for not killing it and for saving it. Yes, I am a bleeding heart, I can't help it.

Dagny said...


They are NOT native bugs, and they are destroying our forests.

You cannot save these bastards, seriously. And I dont' even squish ants, but these, I do.

B A D.

Cricky (Who Is More Than Just A Girl) said...


I hate bugs, especially large ones with large antennae.

I found your site via Nina's blog.

Your story of the husband is intriguing. My sister has a similar story to tell if she'd ever come to terms with it.