One of my many sites that I go to over the course of the day is reddit.com. If you’ve never been, I suggest you give it a try. It’s like digg or stubleupon but apparently nerdier or something. There are a lot of Star Wars jokes and a lot of business related things as well.Anyway, I was trolling around on reddit and I see this caption:
“Creepy Hairy Moth”
Now, if you know me at all, chances are you have been privy to the information that I am petrified of moths, butterflies, grasshoppers and crickets. I’ve only narrowly avoided car accidents because I was freaking out about a moth in my car. If there is a moth or cricket in my house, I will freeze and try and point it out to Zed so he’ll kill it and until he does, I sit frozen holding my breath, plugging my nose and covering my ears so that the insect doesn’t try and fly inside of me via one of these orifices.
Oddly enough, the only insect that’s ever flown in my mouth was a fly and I’m not scared of them.
The reason I am so scared of them is their erratic flight/hopping patterns. I particularly loathe moths even more because they are the ugliest goddamned creates on this earth.
The fear probably stems from an incident I had in early high school where I was riding my bike over to my friend’s house in Boulder and went down a path in a field. All of a sudden, swarms of grasshoppers or crickets started flying up at me from off the path. I couldn’t predict where they were going to come from next and they were hopping so quickly. I just remember pedaling as fast as I could and screaming the whole time.
Moths and butterflies have similar movements to grasshoppers, only in the air instead of on the ground. This is worse, since it’s closer to my face.
Anyway, back to the link on reddit. Yeah. I clicked on it because I’m a masochist.
And behold the stuff of my fucking nightmares.
Guh. That is so wrong. Nature should not have let that happen.