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We get a lot of spiders around here and they get very busy at night (in fact there's a big wolf spider who takes advantage of the moths attracted to the light from my office at night by setting his trap right outside the window near the light). I therefore don't take it personally when I get tangled in spider webs in the morning when we go out to the car so I can drive MrsBlue to the train, but this morning, after accidentally leaving the window to the car open last night, I managed to get ensnared in a web that had been set between the drivers seat and the steering wheel. I don't want to sound paranoid, but I think the eight-legged freaks are out to get me.

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15. Spiders Aug 26, 2003, 14:36 Spiders
As you can probably tell from my name, I love spiders. All insects actually, but spiders have been a specialty of mine for a long time.

When something like that happens to me, I consider it a good omen. Fortunately, most of the spiders in my part of town are nocturnal so I don't have to move them when I need to drive somewhere just to find out that one has built a web between my antenna and the hedge which I park next to - although it does occasionally happen. I even had one living in my bed for a while.

Anyway, when you have one that you can just observe for a minute, they are pretty fascinating. Three gigantic orb-weavers spin webs each night on my deck, one right in front of the sliding glass door that leads outside. I can watch her build her web from start to finish, catch the occasional unlucky bug, do general housekeeping, and I was even fortunate enough to watch the male spin his web next to hers, go through the whole extended mating ritual, and start to slink away just to get eaten. Male spiders definitely have the short end of the stick as far as that goes.

Spiders (that's me) - spreading spider love (the platonic kind, not the pay-site kind) any chance I get.

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  1. Aug 26, 10:14 Holy Crap Beamer
  2. Aug 26, 10:16 Loonygames Dr.Haggard
  3. Aug 26, 10:28  Re: Loonygames nin
  4. Aug 26, 11:01 Spiders Outlaw Josey Wales
  5. Aug 26, 11:44  Re: Spiders snide
  6. Aug 26, 12:14  Re: Spiders Halsy
  7. Aug 26, 12:35   Re: Spiders Rebian
  8. Aug 26, 12:48    Re: Spiders ExcessDan
  9. Aug 26, 13:05     Deja vu! Morgan19
  10. Aug 26, 13:54      Re: Deja vu! Bronco
  11. Aug 26, 13:56 The thrill has gone jalon
  12. Aug 26, 14:06  Re: The thrill has gone nin
  13. Aug 26, 14:27   Re: The thrill has gone fredrickson
  17. Aug 26, 14:41    Re: The thrill has gone nin
  19. Aug 26, 14:50     Re: The thrill has gone snide
  20. Aug 26, 15:00      Re: The thrill has gone nin
  21. Aug 26, 15:07       Re: The thrill has gone Enahs
  22. Aug 26, 15:13        Re: The thrill has gone nin
  32. Aug 26, 20:01         Re: The thrill has gone Enahs
  33. Aug 26, 20:22          Re: The thrill has gone Beamer
  34. Aug 26, 21:30           Re: The thrill has gone Rain
  35. Aug 26, 21:55            Re: The thrill has gone  Blue 
  23. Aug 26, 15:17       Re: The thrill has gone Dr.Haggard
  24. Aug 26, 15:26        Re: The thrill has gone Dr.Haggard
  29. Aug 26, 17:31       Re: The thrill has gone Pugio
  31. Aug 26, 19:53        Re: The thrill has gone nin
  36. Aug 26, 22:11         Re: The thrill has gone Bronco
  37. Aug 26, 23:15          Re: The thrill has gone nin
  18. Aug 26, 14:46   Re: The thrill has gone  Blue 
  14. Aug 26, 14:28  Re: The thrill has gone Beamer
>> 15. Aug 26, 14:36 Spiders Spiders
  16. Aug 26, 14:41 Shooters! 3raser
  26. Aug 26, 16:05  Re: Shooters! Hump
  38. Aug 26, 23:25   Re: Shooters! c r i s p y
  44. Aug 27, 02:19    Re: Shooters! JZA
  45. Aug 27, 10:09     Re: Shooters! WarPig
  46. Aug 27, 10:22      Re: Shooters! Bronco
  47. Aug 27, 10:40      Re: Shooters! JZA
  25. Aug 26, 15:55 Bowie Creston
  28. Aug 26, 17:28  Re: Bowie Bronco
  27. Aug 26, 16:32 Enron & Worldcom Wowbagger_TIP
  30. Aug 26, 19:46 Republic? Halsy
  39. Aug 26, 23:37 No subject D4rkKnight
  40. Aug 27, 00:15  Re: No subject Creston
  41. Aug 27, 00:16  Re: No subject  Blue 
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