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I Love Tarantulas

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    Arachnophobic.. No More!

    I was scared of creepy spiders until about 5 years ago, I was 25 and watched a 5 year old hold a tarantula, This made me feel bad about myself. I then decided to get one and get over it. Rick (my husband) threw a fit, he did not think we needed any of those in the house...
    rickandbrandy rickandbrandy 26-30 1 Response Mar 26, 2010

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    Love Tarantulas And All Invertebrates

    I've been raising tarantulas and several other kinds of invertebrates, including centipedes, scorpions, millipedes, and others, in captivity for many years. My favourite tarantulas are in the genus Haplopelma but I like all tarantulas in the subfamily Ornithoctoninae a lot :).
    AspergersandMe AspergersandMe 18-21, M Feb 14, 2012

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    Newest Member Of The Family

    I've decided that enough time has passed since my rosey passed away, so last week I went to the pet store and got another rose hair. Just by observation, I'm pretty sure he is male. For some reasons pet stores only seem to sell male tarantulas. I have named him Eduardo.
    tarantulas tarantulas 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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    Tarantulas

    This guy showed me his tarantula and he was petting it and since I'm not a spider fanatic, I was like, yeah okay!!!  Not for me. 
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response May 24, 2011

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    I Need Help (I Think)

    I belonged to a Tarantula (Support) group for years and they were kind enough to advise me on the care of OPIE, Unfortunately my computer crashed along with the web site I used, so I googled Support Groups and here I am. Opie started molting last night. His 4th since I had him...
    Xtravertmom Xtravertmom 51-55, F Jun 9, 2013

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    Update For Shadow ,my Tarantula!!

    About a month ago, Shadow started acting funny and would not eat. He disappeared in his log for days and would not come out.  One friday night b4 i went to work, I looked inside his log and was shocked to see two spiders which told me that shadow had molted. I was so...
    bigfootfanatic bigfootfanatic 41 4 Responses Mar 25, 2010

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    Tarantula Lover For Life

    I used to fear spiders. It got so bad that my mom decided to do something about it. Eventually she got me over my fear of spiders. She always tells me that she did too good of a job. My first tarantula was a male named Boy George. Til this day I have never met a tarantula like...
    tarantulas tarantulas 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 25, 2013

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    Have You Seen The Blue Ones???

    I love EVERYTHING blue, and when I found out about these, OMG I almost had a fit :) I TOTALLY wanna get one :)
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 6 Responses Oct 30, 2009

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    Self Prescribed Therepy

    I used to be terrified of spiders. This coming from an avid outdoorsman. Four years ago I decided to attack my fear head on. I figured, what better way to get over my arachnophobia than to get my own pet tarantula? So I bought a juvenile Lasidora Parahybana. Well, I quickly found...
    Drenalin13 Drenalin13 26-30, M Jul 31, 2013

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    Fortula Tulip. 8th Instar As Of Today...

    Fortula is a character played by Nia Vardaros in My Big Fat Greek Wedding. I love this actress and so used her characters name for my baby. Instar refers to the amount of times a tarantula has molted. The drive to own a tarantula hit me 3 years ago when I met my current...
    laties860326 laties860326 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2011

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    They Are Neat

    I first met tarantulas at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources program for children. When I took my kid to the Scales and Tails programs for the Junior Rangers a frequent guest might be a tarantula. And these "oh so scary" critters were allowed to be held bare-handed by...
    CFOM CFOM 70+, M 2 Responses Jul 29, 2012

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    Shadow

    I bought a chilean rose hair tarantula about two months ago.  I couldn't make up my mind as to what to name him.  He has a hollowed out log with a water and a dish of green gut-load for crickets.  I finally named him Shadow because he hides in his log 95% of the...
    bigfootfanatic bigfootfanatic 41 8 Responses Oct 29, 2009

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    I'm Colin and I love my bf Trevor. We're both 14 in 9th grade. I want to share a story of extreme fear and sadness. Don't worry. It has a happy ending. However, for a while, I was...
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    I fell in love for her hard...I want her..only her but idk what she's thinking for real. She said she doesn't love me anymore but idk if I can believe that..it's sad I still have...
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    I wish my boyfriend would make love to me. Trembling, knee shaking, becoming one kind of sex. Where I can feel his love.
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    Divorce was filed 12 hours ago. Guess the notice is coming later today by certified mail. I was checking my FB and got the dreaded "FB kick-in-the-gut" when I noticed that my own...
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    I found myself in Ukraine just before protests in January 2014 got very violent. I stayed just behind Independence Square in Kiev. I felt the pride and community of the people of...
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    I love the feel but how hard it is to say no. Pleasure and excitement but I know it will soon have to go. New understanding and new practice on how I behave. To move forward with...
    iWearPantiesToo iWearPantiesToo 26-30, M 16 mins ago

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    Hell ya. Love this guy. Always have. Always will. Everything about him. Suave, smart, funny, handsome. I don't know but I'm turned on by intellect and older men and he is def one...
    euphoricvoyage euphoricvoyage 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    Huey Lewis & The News - "Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do"
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    The Outfield - Your Love
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    Pat Benatar - Love Is A Battlefield
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    Olivia Newton-John - A Little More Love
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    What screws up the most in life is the picture in our head of how its suppose to be... I love this never a truer word spoken
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    Someone recently reminded me of how much I love this song. I hadn't heard it in a long time but like any old favorite it brought back tons of great memories.
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    Can't wait to Halloween having a party I just hope people come :) love writing scary stories and reading them on gallows eve :)
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    I pass your house and remember the past; a lifetime has gone but your presence keeps me alive; knowing you still exist keeps my heart pounding; if I'm lucky I'll catch a glimpse...
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    I don't think that faithful is the best in love:))
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    Steve Vai-For The Love Of God
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    Photo of Richmond Park by E Joseph 2014Under the Influence of Love"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." ~~ 1 Corinthians 13: 13...
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    I love thinking and feeling. I love watching nature. I love the sunshine. I love the rain. I love taking deep breaths in. I love laughing with my friends and family. I love going...
    rewindme rewindme 22-25, M Aug 20

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    "You Say You Love" by John Keats (31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821) I You say you love ; but with a voice Chaster than a nun's, who singeth The soft Vespers to herself While...
    chocomint chocomint 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    I believe in love. That is actually an understatement. I don’t mean lust, as most men are programmed for that. It is part of our DNA ladies please forgive us. What I am talking...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 5 Responses Aug 22

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    I don't know how love tastes like without any Jealousy. I don't know how lovers can possibly love with no jealousy, it exceeds my imagination. I'm pretty confident of who I am...
    lwelo lwelo 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    We fight. We take breaks. We love and hate each other. But we always come back. These past couple days have been the worst as much as my head wants me to let him go my heart doesn...
    Karianne6614 Karianne6614 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    All is full of love ... Bjork http://youtu.be/1xWWsi3RwNI "All Is Full Of Love" You'll be given love You'll be taken care of You'll be given love You have to trust it Maybe not...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    Love me tender, Love me sweet, Never let me go. You have made my life complete, And I love you so. Love me tender, Love me true, All my dreams fulfilled. For my darlin' I love you...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I love to concentrate on one thing called love, do things with love, tell things with love , think about things with love. We have a picture of the world in our head , let's think...
    cleanyoursoul cleanyoursoul 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 25

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    well i have mention about my ex urooj my first love who broke me apart and left me all alone . after urooj i met a girl on ep her name is maimoona. she is the most wonderfull...
    hasank hasank 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 25

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    I love someone who don't love me. I fell in love when I am 14. I love her madly. She was my classmate who cheeled up with frnds an also popular in the school. At first I hate her...
    paulsneha paulsneha 18-21, F Aug 25

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    I have yet to share my favorite love chapter. You cannot live without love and without knowing what it is. "If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I...
    RavenS45 RavenS45 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    I am not afraid to let go. I am not afraid to cut negative people out of my life. I am not afraid to love myself because you failed to do so. But I am afraid of never feeling the...
    brokenhearted7108 brokenhearted7108 31-35, F Aug 26

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    My wife of four years has told me as of now she doesn't like sex. Ever since we gotten married and had children the affection and intimacy has fell off the grid. She was pregnant...
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    I believe the only true form of love is the one a parent has for their offspring. I don't believe in love platonically as in friends, and I sure as **** don't believe in it...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    RAY PETERSON "Tell Laura I Love Her" Laura and Tommy were lovers He wanted to give her everything Flowers, presents, But most of all, a wedding ring He saw a sign for a stock...
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    I can remember the first time I ever heard this song, Dolly Parton was singing it in regards to he characters love interest (Burt Rynolds) in the Best Little ********** in Texas. I...
    zanyzoey zanyzoey 36-40, F Aug 28

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    ♥Dance Me To The End Of Love♥- Leonard Cohen... ♪Dance me to your beauty, with a burning violin. Dance me through the panic, 'til I'm gathered safely in. Lift me like an...
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