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Three Things [Jul. 11th, 2012|03:14 pm]
terribleturnip
1. It's bad enough stepping into the shower and seeing a giant wolf spider up in the corner of the wall and ceiling. Throwing on a robe, running downstairs to grab the nifty German bug trapper (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Insect-Trap-Catch-Release-Alive/dp/B001HMQ4HS), running back upstairs, pulling back the shower curtain, only to find that Aragog is no longer there? Way worse. Luckily he'd simply moved down to lurk behind shampoo bottles and wasn't running loose in the bedroom. So now he's happily maurading outside.

2. Okay, so I brushed all of the cats last night. Serious brushing. Compacted tightly in a container, I made a whole 'nother cat, thanks to two longhairs and ChinchillaCat. So, later that night, the first time I pulled out the trash container from under the sink and screeched and jumped because there was something large and furry in it...THAT was funny. The THIRD time...in a single evening...I began to suspect that I should put choosing my long term care facility on the to-do list.

3. Not many people could try to sit down onto their desk chair, land sort of on the arm instead, just hard enough to start the chair rotating, pulling me off balance just enough so that I couldn't get my feet underneath me nor my butt off the chair arm, and my attempt at correction pretty much rotated the chair 180 degrees, unceremoniously tossing me onto my side desk, where I caused an enormous avalanche of paper cup samples. And some bamboo cutlery. My superpower: turn a simple physical act into an epic disaster.
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[User Picture]From: fountaingirl
2012-07-11 07:38 pm (UTC)
You are far kinder than I. That spider would have been a hairy stain.

Goooooood spider, niiiiiice spider. Let me pet you ... WITH MY SHOE!
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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2012-07-11 08:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, no, as long as you're not making webs, you can live in my house -- and eat the silverfish, smaller cellar spiders, crickets, ants, moth larvae, carpet beetles...unless, of course, you're approaching the size of a quarter, (aka, big enough to see the expression on your face) then you have to go eat the pests outside.
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[User Picture]From: sestree
2012-07-11 08:31 pm (UTC)
Wolf Spiders. The sound of one landing on my percussion stuff. Yes you know they're just heavy enough to cause a clang which sent me chasing after it with a drumstick.

Suckers move FAST for their size. Ours got body size bigger than a quarter, legs and all much bigger than THAT.

::shudder::
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[User Picture]From: russell_moore
2012-07-12 12:16 pm (UTC)
I'm with you on that ... spiders indoors serving a function are let be in my house too ... the ones that get uppity and decide to crawl on me to say hello get taken outside
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[User Picture]From: dawntreader90
2012-07-11 07:52 pm (UTC)
re: 2.
i do that every time i empty the steam cleaner thingy and freak myself out over all the cat hair blobs.
OMG IS THAT A BUG?? .. no. OMG IS THAT A BUG? .. no. OMG IS THAT A BUG? .. no. OMG ...

because i know THE ONE TIME I DON'T ... it will be.
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[User Picture]From: sestree
2012-07-11 08:29 pm (UTC)
#3

As a matter of fact I managed all of that until the being tossed onto my side desk. Replace that with dumped on the floor and the chair being tossed onto my desk.

Graceful I iz.
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[User Picture]From: dansr
2012-07-11 09:07 pm (UTC)
You are kinder and more gentle (genteel? Gentile?) than I.
I've been brushing Mishka every other day and keep making wee kittens out of the shedded hair. I've taken to putting them in a plastic bag and then putting that in the trash to keep the screaming down to a minimum.
Oh, Goddess of the Klutz, I see it is you that I should be worshiping. I am your ever humble disciple.
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