July 05, 2004

Itsy Bitsy Spiders

My PC is down in my den/workshop/basement/laundry room, and I treat it like the comfortable 'guy space' it's supposed to be. It's seldom ready for company, and sometimes stuff lays around on the workbench for quite a while before I get around to putting it where it belongs.

I have an old stand lamp sitting next to my desk, forming a small pool of light in the usually dim room. There are four minute spiders doing acrobatic spider things on the lamp. These spiders are smaller than the roller ball in a ball point pen, which means that despite my severe arachnophobia, I don't fear them. Hell, they're fun to watch. They weave their almost invisible webs and dangle under the lamp, working like they don't need the money, until hurricane Ted raises the wind, and they scramble for their safe points.

So I watch and enjoy and am amused. And I carefully count them, because if they increase to eight, then God (or a sufficiently accurate facsimile) is gonna wipe 'em out. Because I freakin' hate spiders.

Posted by Ted at July 5, 2004 08:26 AM
Category: Square Pegs

then God (or a sufficiently accurate facsimile)
You mean Mrs. Ted, right?

Posted by: Victor at July 5, 2004 04:48 PM

Nah, they're small enough that even spider-wimp I can deal with them.

Posted by: Ted at July 5, 2004 07:31 PM

Awww man, spiders are COOL! I love to watch them weave their webs. When I was a kid in the boonies I'd literally spend hours watching one diligent arachnid string up its sticky home.

Not all of them are poisonous, anyways. Just a few... ;-)


Posted by: Denita TwoDragons at July 5, 2004 07:42 PM

Denita has never been to Australia, I take it. :p

Posted by: Pixy Misa at July 5, 2004 09:28 PM

Had it occurred to you to just have them spayed? Heck, maybe one of those micro-surgery vasectomy reversal places could do it for you.

Just a thought...

Posted by: Patton at July 6, 2004 02:50 AM
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