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22 June 2009 @ 06:00 pm
I cannot believe I haven't posted about this!  
Yesterday morning, I got attacked by an amazingly big, giant snake.


I'm just gonna let that sink in.

*nods* I KNOW. Horrifying, isn't it?

Because I tend to be a bit on the dramatic side, maybe I should clarify. When I use the word 'attacked' what I mean to say is that we were both in the same area, and I was supposed to be there and the snake wasn't.

Nolan and Aaron had gone to the grocery store to get all the stuff for Father's day dinner - the fajitas were YUM, as a sidenote - and that left Ethan and I to be little whirling dervishes cleaning the house. I got a wild hair and decided to rearrange the living room (do other people do that, too?), and Ethan helped. Since we moved everything, it had to be dusted, so when I took the runner off the antique library table, I decided to step out the front door and shake it out.


I did, and as I was doing so, One of my flower pots moved. Naturally, we're on the very edge of town, and y'all know my relationship with woodland creatures; I was thinking perhaps... a rabbit. Or worse, frog. Or the very worst, Horned toad.


This thing was at LEAST two inches around and probably five and a half feet long. Nolan thinks I'm exaggerating, BUT I SWEAR ON A STACK OF BIBLES THAT I AM TELLING THE TRUTH.

Now, on any given day, I'm a low key sort of girl. I don't get excited. Ask Nolan. He purposely does things to provoke me just to get any reaction at all. But upon seeing this great big nasty snake on my front porch, a heretofore snake free zone, I did what any other girly girl in my position would have done.

I screamed bloody murder.

This drew Ethan over to see what I was screaming at, and to his credit, he only made an "Aaaaaah!' sound, moved me bodily back into the house and shut the front door.

Saved by a nine year old. Thank GOD for Ethan. Then he looks at me so very seriously and asks, "Do I need to go get the shovel?"

Suffice it to say, I responded with a negative on that. (It actually went something like, "NOIDON'TWANTYOUTOGETA SHOVELSTAYINTHEHOUSEOHMYGOSHCRAPASNAKE!!!!") We then tracked the snake's progress along the front flower beds from the safety of the inside of the house. Me intermittently shivering and screaming and Ethan exclaiming, "That thing is HUGE!" He asked me if he could use the "C" word and I acquiesced. That was a "holy crap" moment if I ever had one.

I guess the snake got tired of hearing me scream (which was bound to be loud, even from the outside), and slithered away to the other side of the street, where there's tall grasses and wildflowers, and evidently fantastic cover for freaking HUGE snakes.

So that's it. (I didn't get attacked. Sue me.) Nolan doesn't believe me, he said that there was no way it was that big, and seemed a little irritated that I didn't know what sort of snake it was. Well, I'm sorry, Mr. Boy Scout, I didn't feel like going over and shaking hands and getting acquainted, you know what I mean? It was a SNAKE. I am a CARRIE. These things DO NOT MIX.

The worst part is that now I know the Basilisk lives across the street. And I keep peeking through the windows before I answer the door.

Pfft. Living in fear and disgust at the creatures around me. Seems to be my lot in life, it does.

Lastly, and these two things are in no way related, my parents took Ethan and Aaron home with them this morning until Friday. So I'm freeeeeeeee! FREEEEEEEE! *flails* Keep the adults in your prayers over the next couple of days. They're gonna need it. ;)
I hear:: Incubus.
dragonsangel68: HP - Lucius welcome to helldragonsangel68 on June 22nd, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness! How scary for you! Snakes should know that it's impolite to visit their neighbors unannounced *nods* It sounds like Ethan was wonderful though - very manly!

On rearranging furniture on a whim... Usually earns me looks that question my sanity, but I do it *g*
Carrie Leigh: bad examplecarrie_leigh on June 23rd, 2009 03:33 am (UTC)
Glad to know I'm in such good company. :)
Comic Book Goddessrainpuddle13 on June 22nd, 2009 11:38 pm (UTC)

Snakes are nothing. It's giant spiders I can't abide by! *shudders*
Carrie Leigh: Ethan=Little Dracocarrie_leigh on June 23rd, 2009 03:33 am (UTC)
Ethan says there are tarantulas out there, too.

I'm not going to go check.
seegrimseegrim on June 22nd, 2009 11:49 pm (UTC)
Or the very worst, Horned toad.

You KILL me.

The worst part is that now I know the Basilisk lives across the street. And I keep peeking through the windows before I answer the door.

You're the best, Carrie.

And I just read parts of this to Paul and his response was, "What kind of snake was it?" What is up with husbands and silly questions?
Carrie Leigh: Sarcasm  That's newcarrie_leigh on June 23rd, 2009 03:25 am (UTC)
No kidding. I told him it was cream colored. His answer was, "Care, it was a snake, not drapes."
(no subject) - seegrim on June 23rd, 2009 03:29 am (UTC) (Expand)
Sharlene: LOLZ by peaces_iconsmynuet on June 22nd, 2009 11:51 pm (UTC)
*dies* I love it. "Do you want me to get a shovel?" *snorfle*
Carrie Leigh: Ethan=Little Dracocarrie_leigh on June 23rd, 2009 03:39 am (UTC)
I know. He was totally going to take care of it.

I'm just me: Taylor *giggle*airmidm on June 23rd, 2009 12:13 am (UTC)
*giggles* My boys would have wanted to pick up the snake and bring it in the house.
Carrie Leigh: what the crapcarrie_leigh on June 23rd, 2009 03:35 am (UTC)
Seriously? If anyone had tried that I would have gone completely hysterical.
O Demanding One: Express: Oops!  Poohheyurs on June 23rd, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)

Ethan saved the day! Brave little man. xD

Carrie Leigh: Ethan=Little Dracocarrie_leigh on June 23rd, 2009 03:35 am (UTC)
My hero. :)
Katemugglechump on June 23rd, 2009 12:56 am (UTC)
Eek! Ethan is a wonderful little man, pushing his mother away from danger. Mer would've run inside and locked the door with me on the outside. Wretch.

I'm actually not terribly afraid of snakes, but it's always startling when they're suddenly very close to you, especially if they are big enough to conceivably eat you.

Randomly, whenever I mention a 'Carrie' around James, he asks me if it's the 'Carrie of Carrie & Gary' or 'Carrie from Texas'. Yesterday I discovered that my friends Carrie and Gary have moved to Austin. It's getting harder to clarify.
Carrie Leigh: Carrie frivolitycarrie_leigh on June 23rd, 2009 03:36 am (UTC)
This one was HUGE.

Did I mention that?

Hee. Carrie from Texas. I find that funny. :)
Embellishedembe11ished on June 23rd, 2009 01:47 am (UTC)
Oh my gosh! That's so scary! I'm just glad you have Ethan to protect you from the basilisk! Or maybe not, since he's gone off with your parents. I think you'd better watch out! :)
Carrie Leigh: no profound but common sensecarrie_leigh on June 23rd, 2009 03:37 am (UTC)
I'm being wary. Very, very wary. *nods*
Adelagiaadelagia on June 23rd, 2009 03:08 am (UTC)
Oh, yikes!

You do tell the best stories though. :)
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on June 23rd, 2009 03:37 am (UTC)
Why, thank you. :)
idreamofdraco: Sokka WTFidreamofdraco on June 23rd, 2009 03:24 am (UTC)
Uuuuuuugggghhhh. My mum would have been screaming and crying and maybe had a heart attack. She's almost deathly afraid of snakes.

D: D: D:

Whoo for level-headed Ethan!
Carrie Leigh: the queen is not amusedcarrie_leigh on June 23rd, 2009 03:39 am (UTC)
Well, I wasn't a picture of composure, but I'm fairly sure I didn't have a heart attack.

It was a close call, though. CLOSE call.
raspberry_rave on June 23rd, 2009 03:40 am (UTC)
I love your stories, fictional and otherwise. I shouldn't laugh at you - I shriek at the sight of cockroaches - I shouldn't, but I still do. ;)


I'm well by the way. Sorry for the late reply. ^_^
Carrie Leigh: The Winchesters look disgustedcarrie_leigh on June 23rd, 2009 04:22 am (UTC)
I'm not a big fan of those, either. Blech.
Not a lady at all: comic: gaspcosmo_jenny on June 23rd, 2009 08:15 am (UTC)
Why I am glad I am living in a climate that does not allow badass snakes to be around.
Snakes are the only creatures that really creep me out.

Aaron was hero but have fun without the kids.
Carrie Leigh: a rainbow diescarrie_leigh on June 24th, 2009 03:54 am (UTC)
Thanks. I'll give it a shot.
Jazsekuh: 30 Rock: Jennajazsekuh on June 23rd, 2009 04:03 pm (UTC)
*Shudder* I am not a fan of snakes...they don't have legs and that is unnatural *shudder*

When I was away at school I crossed paths with a little garner snake and that was enough to scar me so I can't even imagine what kind of trauma I would have suffered through if I ran into the Basilisk that seems to be terrorizing your neighborhood.
Carrie Leigh: Slytherin ru gonna drink that?carrie_leigh on June 24th, 2009 03:54 am (UTC)
That IS unnatural. I agree.
sue_bridehead on June 23rd, 2009 04:54 pm (UTC)
A 5 1/2 foot basilisk, huh? That's a bit small for that breed, isn't it? ^_^

I feel for you. I've seen rattlesnakes when out on my walk - one reason I finally got a treadmill. *shudder* I hate the nasty buggers, and even though I know they help control the rodent population, I'm still inclined to grab a shove and start whacking away. Guess I hate them more than I do mice. Just a little.
Carrie Leigh: my twisted ever aftercarrie_leigh on June 24th, 2009 03:56 am (UTC)
I tend towards the dramatic. Call it an occupational hazard.

I got married so I wouldn't have to kill mice, spiders and snakes. *nods* It's not in my contract.
(no subject) - sue_bridehead on June 24th, 2009 06:25 am (UTC) (Expand)
maureenmaureen on June 23rd, 2009 06:13 pm (UTC)
That is the funniest thing I've heard in a long time. Saved by a nine year old. Thank you for sharing!
Carrie Leigh: rock oncarrie_leigh on June 24th, 2009 03:56 am (UTC)
You're welcome. I aim to please. :)