Tuesday, October 31, 2006
So, tis the season for BUGS here in Namibia. Specifically the “hairy hairdresser” for me at my house. Ok, let me explain. We don’t know what this spider-like thing is called, and somehow, (was it kendall??) it got the name – hairy hairdresser – because no one really knows what its called. It looks like a spider but it appears to have 10 legs – 2 of them, the ones in the middle, are really short, and two of them in the front are really longThey are super lightning-fast, and….they JUMP! They are what Buddy calls “his worst fears all rolled into one”. (Buddy is deathly afraid of spiders.) Yeah we don’t even know if it is technically a spider (because of the ten leg issue) but they look like spiders, so that’s enough for Buddy. There was one on my wall the other evening and I pointed it out to Buddy and we went to look at it and I was about to smack it with my shoe, but Buddy was in the way and I was like, “Buddy, back up so I can hit it”, (I think he was counting legs for some reason) and it totally jumped right at him!! He was freaking out. We looked everywhere for it after that but we couldn’t find it. So Buddy went home, and here’s the scary part…the next morning he found one the exact same size at his house, and he has never seen one before, or after at his place. He killed it with a broom. =) We think it must have stowed away in his pocket or something. Yeah, he was pretty much totally creeped out by that.