What was even more freaky was that less than a week ago I had a very lucid dream which included finding an infestation of scorpions in the bedroom. The dream was one of those where I had just woken up, saw that I had about 10 minutes before the alarm was to go off, and managed to fall right back to sleep. My mind thought I was still awake so I really freaked out when I started seeing scorpions crawling on the bed. I was trying to kill them, but I had bare feet so I didn't want to step on them. I was also more worried for the kitties who would be sure to play with them and get stung. All of a sudden the alarm went off and I brought myself into consciousness. It was still pretty freaky.
I shouldn't complain too much. I have been living here 13 years and this is only the 3rd one I have ever found in the house. Now I'm waiting for my annual visit from a centipede. It seems like once a year I find one of those ugly bastards squirming across the floor.