Saturday, August 14, 2010

Spider Early Warning System

So to tell this story, I need to explain a little background first. I have this friend Emily who is way into animal sciences. Like, she goes into the field professionally all week every week. And I told her once that I was VERY territorial about spiders in my living space and I kill them on sight with extreme prejudice.

She seemed to think that was a bit violent. According to her, she leaves toilet paper rolls on the floor of her bathroom so spiders can hide when she comes in. So we are so not on the same page of this issue.

However, I decided to try and see it her way when I found a small, brown spider already setting up camp in the corner next to my bathroom. Since he already had a web, he wouldn't be wandering around the place and I would know exactly where he was at all times. And since he's just a little guy I figured I could deal with this. So he's been my roommate for the past couple of weeks. I've fed him a few times since I worry he's not getting enough to eat. There are many spiders but not much prey at my place.

So I work up this morning and immediately check to make sure my spider is still where he is supposed to be, as I do every morning. And, instead of hiding in his corner, he is right on the very edge of his web as if in full alert. That worried me. I thought he might be packing up and moving somewhere else and that doesn't work for me and our arrangement.

But I go into the bathroom to do my thing and I see another spider that is 2 or 3 times bigger than my spider. It was ridiculously ugly as well. So I kill it with extreme prejudice as is my custom. Right after it's dead, my spider happily goes back to his corner and waits like normal.

And that's the most interesting thing to happen to me all week. Yay my boring life.

Friday, August 13, 2010


Ugh, I'm tired. This might be short.

Basically, I haven't been doing much lately. I think my muse gets personally offended when I try to keep tabs on its progress. So I'm just going back to writing like normal. Which isn't too bad. I write every week, usually from 4-10 pages depending on how I'm feeling. So it's not like I'm stopping completely. But lately I have lost my passion for my original projects. I'm going to give it some time and see if it comes back. I'm sure it will. And then I'll just hit it hard as long as it lasts.

In other news. I got a new car! Well, new for me. Here is my baby. I love it.

And I bought it all myself so I'm an adult now! I'm so proud of me! No one else's name is on this baby but mine. Of course. I've got a few years of payments, but then it will be all mine.

I went hope to Roosevelt last weekend which is while I am still so tired and hung over now. My whole family (aside from my mom) stays up until the wee hours of the morning and I did the same. So going back to my morning job SUCKED. I'm still feeling it. But I loved going back home, despite the bug infestations. It was just nice.

I got to see my nephew and my brand spanking new niece. Oh my nephew Carson is freaking hilarious. There's lots of great stories, but my favorite was when my brother took him to the park. He was playing with sticks, but Blake wanted to get him to go down the slide. So he goes down the slide himself and calls "Look Carson! Slide!"

And Carson, who is almost two, just looks at him "Good job, Dad" and goes back to playing with sticks. That kid cracks me up. Sadly, I do not have any pictures because I'm a moron when it comes to getting out the camera when I'm supposed to. But he's freaking adorable and I'm sure Kennedee will be, too when she's no longer all wrinkly.