Natasha The Spider

The Incredible Spiderman

Remember just over a week ago when I met Natasha? And then remember how I held Natasha like we were age-old friends? And remember how I promised there’d be video?

Well, dear readers, I am happy to say that a video is ready for your entertainment. I think the video gives you a general sense of how freaked out I was, but I’m also amazed at how well I held myself together given how much I was screaming on the inside. I’m not saying that I deserve an Oscar for my performance, but I’m also not saying that I don’t.

A huge thanks again to everyone who helped me deal with my fear. Thank you to so many of you for coming out or supporting me via the Twitter. Thank you to everyone who donated to the Canadian Mental Health Association. And an extra huge thanks to Jasper Tey for filming the event. Not only did he manage to capture how much I was shaking, he spliced together – in my opinion – a really entertaining mini-documentary of the occasion. You sir are kick-ass awesome.

And now without further ado, I give you Dan And Natasha, A Love Story With 10 Legs.



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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Looks just like my pet,Charlotte you can stop by and see her too if you like:)

    1. dangillis says:

      Apparently there are more people out there with spiders as pets. LOL. I may take you up on your offer. Repeated exposure to a fear is needed to conquer it, I think. At least that’s how it worked with my fear of heights.

  2. bakersweet says:

    I knew about this event taking place last year through TRC. I am a huge arachnophobic so he warned me to stay away from FB to avoid seeing the pictures, and I did.
    Well, a year later I stumbled upon your video of this event and curiosity got the better of me so I watched it. Normally I am unable to even look at a picture of one, but somehow I was able to watch this without totally freaking out.
    I commend you on your courage.

    1. dangillis says:

      Thanks. I was like that too. I couldn’t look at a picture, and often ignored email attachments from certain friends for fear that they had sent me something awful. Fortunately that doesn’t happen so much anymore.

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