Sunday, November 14, 2010

October 13. Fresno, California. Comfort Inn.

It's Wednesday night, October 13. I'm sitting at the desk, merrily blogging away, and I catch a movement out of the corner of my eye. I focus. And I'm sorry I did. Well not really. Because it could have ended up in my bed and bitten the freakin' crap outta me.
Just look at this sucker! I don't know what it is, but it has PINCERS! And which is the top and which is the bottom? It ran across the table and hid under my laptop. The first thing that went through my mind was - SCORPION. That's cause it looks like the pincers are at its butt and it has a head at the other end. And it was holding the pincers up in an arching, menacing manner. Yes. I know. I tend to have a flair for the dramatic at times. But for the love of God, I should not have these animals sharing the same hotel room with me. It's just not right. Thankfully, Mr. Hawthorne was there and he quickly dispatched this critter. With his shoe.

7 comments:

zzzadig said...

Earwig, not that this will be comforting.

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Thank you, Zzzadig. I knew you'd know.

And armed with this knowledge, I am not comforted at all.

Marilyn said...

Yep, it's an earwig. Our first house was teeming with the little critters. They never bit or stung, but they look menacing. Even the spiders left them alone. I hated them.

DH said...

EWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTF!!!!

Kathy said...

The best thing about earwigs is when they raise up those pincers and wave them around in a menacing manner. They remind me of the creatures that Khan put in Chekov's ear in "The Wrath of Khan" Star Trek movie.

zzzadig said...

Interestingly, they wave their tail around because they use it to fold and tuck their wings back into the abbreviated wing casings that only extend halfway down the abdomen. It's rather fascinating to watch, but I can tell you are not very interested in the show. Also, it happens rather quickly just after they land, which means first you have to see one flying towards you...whoopie!

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