Mr. Sensitive

April 23, 2012

Spider Incursions

Filed under: Uncategorized — lbej @ 12:26

I just destroyed a hairy black rearing spider in the kitchen, the second such in four days.  The circumstances of the incursions are more disturbing than the force put behind either.  The rearer from Friday was under Brinky’s chair–while he was in it–and the one today was on the lid of my sink-side bleach bottle–when I went to reach for it.  I was mad after the one today; I’m using this opportunity to cool down a bit.  He was hard to kill, too; I had to put a decent amount of wasp cannon into him before he would stay down (I just stomped the one on Friday).  I wasn’t even frightened of this one; I wanted to really dress him down before I took him out.

So…what the hell, spiders?  It’s awful early in the year for this provocation.  I did clean out and bleach up the Apple Floor Room and basement stairs three weeks ago, as I’d intended.  These interlopers are coming from above-ground.  It might be wishful thinking on my part, but I can’t escape the feeling that this is a bluff.  If the Dominion intended to attack in force, they’d wouldn’t do anything to arouse my suspicions until they were ready to launch.  It could be that these were scouts that wandered off-course, but they were awfully slow for scouts, and besides, the Dominion has ants in abundance to provide it with intel.  This feels more like a ‘hey, remember us?  we can put a rearer near your baby’ kind of thing.  Okay, I get it.  Deterrence is the cornerstone of the peace, and after I fired up my bleach-loaded pressure-washer earlier this month, the Dominion wanted to remind me they’re not without military assets of their own.  Just don’t actually put a rearer on my baby.  I’ll take out the entire underside of the deck if you do.



  1. Definitely uncool. I would even have a problem with spiders on our baby.

    Comment by euregirlsandboys — April 23, 2012 @ 15:01 | Reply

    • ‘Would even?’ Are you saying that you are pro-spider, short of them getting on Brinky? I’ll write off your apparent ambivalence as typical politician’s double-talk.

      Comment by lbej — April 23, 2012 @ 15:16 | Reply

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