Monday, November 14, 2011

Scorpion on my pillow

So this was an eventful weekend.  First, I woke up Saturday morning with an ear infection.  Fun.  We had people over that night for drinks and to watch some big fight or other on TV, which apparently lasted 64 seconds.  Sunday I made a great big turkey dinner, kind of a pre-Thanksgiving thing, complete with mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce, and pecan pie.  My little sister and Mother-in-law joined us, and we watched Elf and then put up (most) of our Christmas decorations.  When they left my husband & I watched another movie and ate some more food, and then when I went to bed, I noticed a little dust bunny on my pillow.  I started to brush it away when I noticed that it looked like a very odd little dust bunny.

Because it was a SCORPION!!  There was a #$%&ing SCORPION on my #$%&ing PILLOW!!  UUUUUGH!!  I'd never seen one before in my life, outside of a zoo or something.  I was like HOW THE #$%& did a scorpion get in my house, let alone onto my pillow on top of my bed?  Are there MORE of them?  Is my mattress brimming with scorpions now?  Why isn't the dog more upset about this??  My husband put the little bastard into a plastic container and we doused it in bug spray until it died, then we flushed it.

But my skin is still crawling!!!  I can still see it shaking its pincers at us in rage, trying to sting our fingers through the plastic container.  I had to check all the pillows and blankets and under the bed, and it still took me hours to fall asleep.  Every time the dog brushed up against my leg I thought it was the scorpion army come to avenge their murdered comrade. 



  1. *ShudderShudderShudder*

    Supposedly the bite's no worse than a bee-sting, but STILL.

  2. Florida has a large population of roaches and wolf spiders so I'm always checking the ceiling and closing the air vents before I go to bed, because I've seen both crawling on the wall/ceiling crease.

    It's a mystery how they get in and each time I find one, I turn to my cat and ask, "What am I feeding you for?"

    I'm impressed you managed to take a picture. I'd have been too freaked out it'd get a way to turn my back on it for a sec to grab a camera.

  3. Yes, my husband said the same thing, that they're no worse than a bee sting, but the only person I've ever known who got stung by a scorpion was allergic to it and almost died, and I'd never seen one before. Plus, the word "scorpion" elicits a kind of terror and an image of violence and poinson that bees simply do not. UUUUUGGHH!!!!

  4. Hahahaha, I read your Twitter posts today and laughed out loud. I'm glad you are safe!!

  5. We had people over to watch the fight too. I took the puppy outside to do his business, came back in and apparently missed the dang fight!?!

    I don't think I would have been able to sleep after that, I would probably rip the bedroom apart to ensure there weren't more of those little bastards hiding in the shadows. Yuck! Hope your ear is doing better hun!

  6. I can't stop shuddering at the thought. I'd fire the dog - clearly a dereliction of duty, there. No way I would have been able to sleep. Ick.

  7. I would have to move. I could never sleep again if that happened to me.


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