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don't move the spider's glass

There's a spider in my bathroom. One of those big ones which hunt rather than spin. I quite like having it around the place, keeping the mosquito population down, and the woodlice in line. And I got quite attached to it during the 24 hours it spent resting thoughtfully in the toothglass like a cocktail novelty.

But this morning I had to get it out of the bath, which was stressful for both of us. Didn't there used to be a product called a spider ladder freely available? Oh, wait. Some genius has patented it. Well, bully for them. Perhaps I can make one myself out of scoobies or something.

This slice o' piratey goodness is a reminder to me that I am failing in my duties to the internet in not scanning all my cool stuff and putting it online. On the other hand, I'm failing my house in not doing more stuff like this to it. Just a failure all round, really.

I want to make tiny comics and package them in teabag wallets. Anyone have any good tea-based stories to share with me?

The Mirror Project's taking longer to process things nowadays, isn't it? Still, this shot of Chihuly's gigantic shiny baubles was worth the wait, I thought.

I remembered to mitigate the horrors of the headlines by trawling science and nature today. Hurray! Oliver from Great Barr has invented the genuinely annoying-sounding weather predicting clothespeg, that "locks down" when it thinks its going to rain. Apparently he was inspired by his own personal frustrations with soggy pants. Aren't we all, luv, aren't we all...

No? Just me then.


7th Sep, 2005 17:10 (UTC)
I think a piece of string works just as well as a ladder- just leave something dangling into the bath that they can climb up on.
Like your leg.
thanks for the phone-number the other day- as you may have guessed the Germans skipped Oxford in the end.
7th Sep, 2005 23:40 (UTC)
figured they probably had
--- weekends are kind of manic at the moment. What's the deadline on the frames BTW?
8th Sep, 2005 00:35 (UTC)
Re: figured they probably had
October 1st officially- but actually anytime up til the end of October as they will go up on a 1st come 1st served basis, as frames sell new ones will go up.
8th Sep, 2005 00:50 (UTC)
Re: figured they probably had
cool, plenty of time. (rubs hands together)