Thursday, March 08, 2007

This was in my shower this morning.

I know, can you believe it? I never find spare change in the shower and low and behold, there it is- a bright, shiny quarter. Oh, and a creature from hell.

33 comments:

seumas said...

Sarah, you know I think you rock most immensely, so don't take this the wrong way, but . . .

Do you maybe have some sort of a hygiene problem? I mean, I have heard of crabs but that thing is a lobster!

Also, where in the hell are you storing your spare change if it is falling out in the shower?!

Webly said...

I thought you guys were playing "best ofs" when I turned on the radio.
Haven't you posted about a weird big bug before?

dementedd13 said...

ha ha ha seumas always gives me the giggles didnt this sort of thing happen last year

seumas said...

Rick had a giant spider or wasp nest or something on his porch a couple years ago. There were photos on his site and he was unnecessarily frightened by it.

Also, I seem to recall that last year Rick or Sarah had a photo of an enormous "daddy long legs" that one of them found in their house.

Rick has admitted that he is a disgusting slob and Sarah apparently only washes her hair when the moon is full or something, so god only knows what kind of science experiments these two are breeding!

pattipdx said...

http://bugguide.net/node/view/5590/bgpage

Good bug, ugly as hell, but helpful.

pattipdx said...

house centipede
Scutigera coleoptrata

Julie said...

That is that CREEPY kind of centipede!

seumas said...

Sarah, hurry up and pose with it! I bet there is some babes and bugs fetish site out there you could sell photos to!

Zippiskootch said...

It is a house centipede


http://images.google.com/images?q=house+centipede&hl=en&safe=off&rls=GGLD,GGLD:2004-43,GGLD:en&um=1&sa=X&oi=images&ct=title

bhone2000 said...

Hi Sarah,
I was listening in my car when you guys started talking about this and I instantly knew what you were talking about. I've since moved from the house where these things used to appear once in a while but it's in NE Portland. I've ALWAYS wanted to know what the hell they were and thanks to the link to the bugguide site I now know. It's been 35 years since I first saw one. Careful.....they're very fast!!

Pam said...

I had a house with a basement. These grotesque creatures use to crawl up my kitchen sink pipes. Once I even found one crawling near my feet on my bed. Disgusting!!!!

stevobar said...

I was wondering what happened to Derick...now we know. The metamorphasis is complete..I was sure he'd turn into a cockroach, but this is even better.

Mofrak said...

I like this one better: http://bugguide.net/node/view/19023/bgpage

Tony in the Couve said...

So, what you need to do is stop by the local sporting goods store, and pick up what is called "Birdshot" ammo for your handgun... you do have a handgun, right, Sarah? You live in SE, with serial rapists, and meth-heads...but anyway - take those birdshot rounds, load them into your handgun - and BLAST AWAY!! The birdshot is soft lead, and won't penetrate far.

gay bob said...

When I heard you talking aboutit, and then saw it, all I could think was "Rick is such a girl."

Ron B said...

I don't know if this will work, but Sarah, this is waht I believe was in your bathtub.

Freaky.

House Centipede

House centipedes (Scutigera) are common arthropods with long, flattened, segmented bodies with one pair of legs per segment. The house centipede is up to 1 1/2 inches long and has 15 pairs of very long, almost thread-like, slender legs. Each leg is encircled by dark and white bands. The body is brown to grayish-yellow and has three dark stripes on top.

Though house centipedes are found both indoors and outdoors it is the occasional one on the bathroom or bedroom wall, or the one accidentally trapped in the bathtub, sink, or lavatory that causes the most concern. However, these locations are not where they normally originate. Centipedes prefer to live in damp portions of basements, closets, bathrooms, unexcavated areas under the house and beneath the bark of firewood stored indoors. They do not come up through the drain pipes.

House centipedes feed on small insects, insect larvae, and on spiders. Thus they are beneficial, though most homeowners take a different point-of-view and consider them a nuisance. Technically, the house centipede could bite, but it is considered harmless to people.

House centipede control consists of drying up and cleaning, as much as possible, the areas that serve as habitat and food source for centipedes. Residual insecticides can be applied to usual hiding places such as crawl spaces, dark corners in basements, baseboard cracks and crevices, openings in concrete slabs, under shelves, around stored boxes, and so forth. For more information on insecticides please see Insecticides for Indoor Use. Centipedes discovered outdoors should not be controlled.

Shovelhead said...

Gawd Dam! I'm a Vietnam war vet, have 7 major scars, done blue-collar work all my life - but that sci-fi channel, mutant, unearthly bug pegs my scare 'o meter! Call Rick a girl if you must - but I'll bet 50% of hetrosexual males would let out an "EEEEEK" if they saw that in their bathtub, too!

Call Terminex - NOW!! I don't want that damn thing within three states of where I live!

Joe said...

Gee Ron, you really took some of the steam outta my shovel, but I was just thinking what it would look like to photoshop that bug into a hairpiece for Rick... and well, it's certainly not my best work, but here it is anyway!

steve said...

Joe, I love it. Anyone who has a giant poster of himself for an "I love me" wall deserves every photoshopped trick in the book. Seumas, I knew a girl who kept her spare change there allthough at the time she was employed as an "entertainer" in Manilla. She just used the most convenient pocket she had at the time I suppose. So quit hammerin' poor Sarah! A girl's got do what a girl's got to do and it ain't none of our business!! (wink)

seumas said...

Did the coins come out squished like putting them on train tracks or running them through the penny-machine at OMSI? :P

steve said...

Don't know about her, but I've dated a few that could've. When I was a kid our class took a field trip to OMSI and all of us guys were fascinated by this cutaway working model of a toilet. You could press this button and it would flush and everything. In the sixties that was as close as we got to a video game.

KVL said...

It looks like a silverfish . . .

SHB said...

It's straight out of Naked Lunch.

Theresa said...

Move out!

JobshadowJulia said...

very strange...oh well... hope theres not a nest of them under your house somewere. Have a good one sarah!

gay bob said...

Not bad, Joe. It's no doubt better than his stupid transplant!

burn said...

soo, how'd you sleep?

Sara said...

tvqO.O

THAT is the MONSTER I just spent FOUR HOURS hearing about?

Don't take this the wrong way, but: YOU ARE ALL A BUNCH OF SISSIES!

Urban Docent said...

yummy .... don't step on it.

seumas said...

From what I understand, this centipede is actually an import from another country, originally?

I wonder if it's one of those bugs people eat?! That'd be gross as hell.

steve said...

Hey, a little sweet chili sauce and that thing'd be the chef's special at Pho Hung.

Joe said...

Ohh - I just think I'm gonna hurl!

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Last post ever?

Why are the corners of Tonya's mouth so stretched out?