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I am trying to get everything in order for a yard sale next week. This mostly involves getting my sons to move big boxes for me. I am keenly aware and terrified of the possibility of spiders. They hide *everywhere* in our house! They're all shapes and sizes, but the ones that really get my shorts in a bundle are the darkish-brown ones ...with KNEES. Spiders should not have legs so long that they require knee joints to keep them properly aligned. *shudders*

I recently read an article in which a scientist explained that spiders, when threatened, will roll over and play dead like an opossum, with all eight of their legs all drawn up and akimbo. They will stay this way, looking pathetic and dead, for hours at a time, then unfurl those legs and flip themselves over and, after making sure you're nowhere around, tippytoe away and go about their creepy business. Aaaaagh!

Here's what bothers me about that: spiders should have neither the desire nor the ability to fake me out. Why has this ability evolved? What are they planning???? I want a straight answer. Do they have a leader? An agenda??

In any event, I have to go through potentially spider-filled boxes this weekend to find junk of which I can rid myself. Turn junk into money - it's all good, minus the Eight-Legged Menace.

Also hoping to do some writing. Ideas keep presenting themselves in my dreams, which usually means it's time to write.
Have a happy weekend, everyone!
Peace and light,
~O~

Date: 2011-06-11 08:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yummykit.livejournal.com
ahahahah this entry cracks me up.

when i got my previous job at the park, i had to learn to be okay with spiders since one of our most popular programs was a spider program and we actually would sometimes catch and hold a spider. i grew to appreciate spiders quite a bit through my work there. even helped execute a spider relocation program when our grounds crew was about to mow a field (so sad) of tall grasses that were home to native argiope spiders. we relocated at least 40 argiopes. it was kinda cool.

having said that, i can still understand being uncomfortable with spiders. i still do NOT like if they show up randomly and run really fast across my foot or something. it freaks me out, even if i know they're not going to do any harm. the spiders that freak me out the most at the european house spiders back in seattle. they're HUGE, SUPER FAST.....and completely harmless. :P

p.s. thanks for the gift today. so nice of you!

Date: 2011-06-11 10:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sylvanwitch
Good luck with both the yard sale and the writing, hon! I wish you oodles of success in both endeavors! We're away shortly. Talk to you on the flip side. :-)

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