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my adventures in cleveland

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cleveland, georgia that is.  so it was the first night of emerge.  me and my friend stan were settling into our rooms.  i went to check out the bathroom.  i opened the shower door and inside i see the picture on the right.  the crazy thing is, it’s alive.  so after i took the picture, i went and got stan.  and this is when this takes place:

so after seeing one, we immediately start checking everything: bags, beds, under our beds, shoes, everything.  i mean, what if one of these things stings us while we’re sleeping?  or what if one of these sneaky suckers climbs into our shoes, just waiting for our feet to enter so that it can strike?  and this is when i found this:

so what else could i do?  i couldn’t possibly sleep with this, this… thing hanging over my head.  so this is where i go into survival mode and grab some toilet paper.  this sucker’s going down!  even if it was already dead, i would unapologetically steal the credit for whoever killed it before and bask in the glory of killing this fiersome foe and saving the day for everyone.  and this is when this happened:

yes, i was a little scared.  but wouldn’t you be too?  have you ever killed a bug or thought you did only to find out that it’s still crawling around somewhere?  that’s what i thought had happened.  i remember one time i was killing a spider or something, and when i released the tissue paper it crawled out of it and climbed onto my hand.  i think it was that traumatic experience that freaked me out about this one.  i mean, if the scorpion isn’t dead and i tried to kill it, it must be pretty pissed.  like pissed enough to kill a brotha.  and as close as me and the scorpion are, it’s gonna want to kill the sucka who tried to kill it.

now, normally, i’m not that afraid of bugs.  i’ll kill a cockroach sneaking around while girls are cowering in the corner, or i’ll kill a huge spider while guys are running away.  i think this one was a little different because i’ve never encountered an actual scorpion before.  i’ve watched a lot of man vs. wild and know that if you wanted to actually eat one of these things you cut off most of the stinger and just cram it into your mouth, but i had no idea what these things were capable of.  i mean, could it play dead and jump on my face while stinging me repeatedly?  or could it shoot stuff out of it’s (as stan called them) “lobster-claws” like some sort of lobster/spider-man?  who knows?  i tell you what – i don’t know.  and i didn’t want to find out.  so before you judge, you put yourself in my situation.  and i’m sure you probably wouldn’t have screamed like a child like i did.


Written by enoch

September 22, 2008 at 8:37 pm

Posted in from my mind

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  1. i found one at home, unfortunately without anyone to help me out. so… i put a plastic cub over it, placed some weight on top of it (so that scorpion wouldn’t move the cup), and almost cried.


    you’re so brave! facing 3 lobster-claw’ed thingamajigs!! 😀


    September 22, 2008 at 11:43 pm

  2. wusses vs. wild! But I’m a wuss too because I have an irrational fear of cutlery (developed from negative experiences with knives in Georgia) :mrgreen:


    September 23, 2008 at 12:05 am

  3. you so brave!


    September 23, 2008 at 1:52 am

  4. i don’t think those are poisonous but i’ll def. be screaming on top of my lungs running to next city or state.


    September 23, 2008 at 9:16 am

  5. hahahahaha.
    so funny.
    but sorry about that too…


    September 23, 2008 at 10:14 am



    September 23, 2008 at 11:23 am

  7. enoch….your lagging, where’s the new post?


    September 24, 2008 at 12:39 pm

  8. there’s a new post for today dtongkas, this is yesterday’s post


    September 24, 2008 at 12:53 pm

  9. oh my scariness….

    i think i would just sleep in my car… hahahahaha


    September 25, 2008 at 9:35 pm

  10. that is nuts! i didn’t even look! aw man~~~

    David Park

    September 26, 2008 at 12:44 am

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