The thing about spiders is that even those of us who are terrified of them forget they exist once in a while, except as some ghostly memory. It's when you find one in your house that you are reminded that they could be ANYWHERE. And it's so much worse when said visitor is the size of a freaking silver dollar.
So, should this happen to you and totally creep you out, do not (I repeat, DO NOT) go online to look it up. It is only going to make things worse. Especially if you type in "spider identification," because then you're shown a ton of creepy crawlies that are much too large to be hanging out in your house, dammit, especially the Hunstmen Spider which, on the site that I found, wiggles. Why does it have to wiggle? Just imagine...yeah, it scared the crap out of me.
So now my skin is crawling, I'm convinced there is a host of huge ass spiders somewhere in my cupboards and I almost threw up while doing research for this post. Just a little. And yet, I find it curious that, up until I noticed my creepy visitor on a bag in my kitchen, I had kind of forgotten about creepy crawlies. I think some part of my mind decided that I just could not handle that knowledge and struck it from memory. Which made it even more of a shock when I realized that they not only exist, they could be anywhere in my apartment. I could come across one while unpacking a box. I could be bitten by one in my sleep. I could be accidentally letting one in every time I open my door.
My eyes are getting huger with every sentence I write and I'm practically hyperventilating.
I have to go now.
I think I have some whiskey somewhere...