Seriously, I really wish that I could do something like this, because I am also absolutely terrified of spiders. It's really no good to be so terrified of such a small animal. I also think it's slightly ironic, because spiders and snakes seem to be the two animals that people are most likely to fear, and I love snakes. Snakes are awesome. It's just the spiders that get to me.
The fact that it's named Florence is somehow a plus for me. It just seems like a good name for a tarantula.