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a Wednesday morning murder

This morning I killed a house centipede that was running around the bathroom of my apartment. It's the second I've killed there. I'm not too freaked out by them but at the same time, I'm not crazy about bugs running around where I live...especially on the bathroom floor when I'm getting out of the shower. Of course, it doesn't help that I find house centipedes look unpleasant. Spiders, flies, moths and most other household bugs I can usually just ignore but these centipedes just run around like mad on their crazy legs and always catch me off guard! So... I killed it. I can't say I didn't feel bad about killing it but I did it anyway.

That's the most eventful part of my morning so far....
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Excellent, another one bites the dust! Muahahaha!
I still wonder about me and centipedes. I haven't seen one in the apartment in awhile, and it makes me wonder why I had such a strong interaction with one on the morning of the wedding. I think I would die a thousand deaths if it turned out to be a 'totem' of some kind.
I actually almost titled this post as "another one bites the dust". LOL
You know... I might be able to look up centipedes in one of my totem books if you're curious about what they might symbolize. I have one that has a section on insects/bugs.
Haha, just as I hit the 'reply' button a wierdo looking spider started crawling towards my keyboard. Anyway, if you feel bad about killing it (and you should!) you can always just take them outside, using a piece of paper or something.

"House centipedes feed on spiders, termites, cockroaches, silverfish and other household pests. They do not cause damage to food or furniture. They kill their prey by injecting venom through their poison fangs and then feasting on the dead prey. For this reason, house centipedes are considered among the most beneficial creatures that inhabit human dwellings, but because of their alarming appearance few homeowners are willing to share a home with them."

It must be a day for bugs!!

Yeah, I remember looking it up and seeing that they were harmless and beneficial but given the fact that I was not dressed and it's winter, I opted for the smushing as opposed to the catch and release back into the wild approach. Usually I can't actually catch the darn things so they just end up disappearing back into some crack in the wall to live another day. ;)
scary centipedes.
I loathe them even more than the earwigs that infest my house.
I don't care if they're beneficial insects, I've had two insects too many in my bed (not you Craig, dear), and I send them back to the hell that spawned them.
Yeah, there's something about the way they move that I find disturbing. Earwigs I think I dislike even more though. Not sure... they're both creepy looking! Are you SURE Craig isn't an insect? What about those beady little eyes?!