September 18, 2002


I’ve been bitten by spiders while I’ve been sleeping about three times in the last two years. All of these bites were on my face, the first of which left a bit of a scar. I vacuum, I kill every spider I see, I beg them to leave me alone, and still the buffet continues.

The latest installment of this saga started yesterday when I felt a burny itchiness around the toes on my left foot. I figured it would most likely go away like one of those 30-second cases of athlete’s foot but it didn’t. It got so uncomfortable that by the time I got home last night I’d been walking funny for so long, the whole left side of my body was feeling battered and tweaked.

It’s another spiderbite, right between my second and third toes on my left foot. It’s a bit of a doozy too. Much worse than the previous bites. I’ve been slathering it with cortisone and contemplating sawing my foot off but I think we’re into the waiting game phase at this point. I promise not to post any photos of it … for now. =-)


Scott Yager

But you don’t have any Spidey-powers? Too bad.

Walt Dickinson

I know! I figure I should have something by now. Clearly, none of these spiders were of the radioactive variety. Nor (for the modernized movie-version) “genetically-enhanced super-spiders.” Oh well. I’m sure I’ll have more chances.

Rob Christensen

Sounds like SOMEONE is doing some endorsing for the upcoming release of the Spiderman on DVD. Wait wait wait! Let me predict —next summer Walt will complain of turning into the green, super-ripped monstrous type character known as the Incredible Hulk just in time for the movie’s release. :) Just kidding Walt - Spider bites suck! Can just imagine those disgusting looking fangs chomping into your skin while you’re sleeping peacefully away?

Sam Oh

We’ve seen walt get green and super-ripped.. just try to wake him up from a nap :)

Scott Yager

Yeah…no stick things in Hulk’s nose.