Nolagurl: he isn't grossed out by them, and has even admitted to liking to watch them once in awhile, but he just doesn't see them in the same light I do. He IS afraid of the tarantulas (especially the goliath!) At any rate, in his defense he's grown to have a lot more appreciation than he used to -- that's for sure! Used to scare the crap out of him to come in and find me with a snake in my hair or something, lol. He's even fed a few and held them a few times, so he's not as bad as he sounds!
Actually, he's a really awesome guy and I think we're just having a rough spot and the herps are just the way he's showing his side at the moment.