When I parked in the Danger lot today, I noticed a monstrous tan spider hanging out on the left side of the chassis, right near my heated vest controller. The sucker must have been 2″ long, with thick hairy legs. I wonder how he managed to hang on for the whole commute — he must have been tucked away behind the fairing somewhere. He disappeared into the bowels of the bike again while I was putting the disc lock on.

Just now, a coworker came into my cube, and when she was leaving, we noticed a second spider, happily making a web between my cube wall and my heated vest. This one was considerably smaller than the first one, and must have just been chilling (heh) in the vest all morning.

Luckily I don’t mind spiders. Our garage seems to house many of them (obviously) — I’ve left things in there overnight and found webs the next day.

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5 Responses to arachnids

  1. White Raven says:

    I often find webs on Arnies/Max in the morning. It just reminds me it’s about time I went riding. 😉

  2. Peter says:

    (shudder). Spiders creep me out.

  3. Alex says:

    I made the mistake of watching Arachnaphobia when I was… 7 or 8, and It ruined the whole 8-legged insect thing for me.

  4. White Raven says:

    Spiders aren’t insects. I can’t remember what they are (other than arachnids), but they’re not insects.
    I loved the more recent spoof, I can’t remember what it was called, but some kid’s scientist friend turns his pet spiders into giants with chemical waste. Or something. It’s very tongue in cheek and worth seeing just for the rendition of “Incy Wincy Spider” at the end. 😉

  5. carolyn says:

    Oooh, “eight legged freaks” or something like that? I wanted to see that. I’m all good with spiders; it’s the swarmy bugs that get me. I’ll take a big creepy spider over ants any day of the week. I take one look at ants and I start feeling them creeping all over my skin… *shudder*

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