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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.

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jinxremoving
8th Sep, 2005 00:08 (UTC)
wow, that freakshow house is amaaazing. i especially love the sci-fi room and the fact that it has a REVOLVING DOOR.

i wouldn't want to actually live there though.

it somehow puts me in mind of this crazy car, too.
cleanskies
8th Sep, 2005 00:33 (UTC)
cool car!
We have one covered with fake grass round here (it's a promotional vehicle for something) plus some proper Indian decorated trucks that come out for the Cowley Road festival but that one's just amazing!

I am a bit twitch about keeping my house somewhere to live. There's a local millionaire who just adopts artists and gets them to do things to his house which is all very well but he's ended up actually mostly living in the attic ...

Think I will do a UV room, though. The downstairs toilet has no windows, so it's just asking for it.
jinxremoving
8th Sep, 2005 00:36 (UTC)
Re: cool car!
sounds like the grass car might be an innocent drinks one - i've seen one round here, although ages ago.

i used to have a UV light but i lost it to ex-flatmates. i don't have neon hair any more anyway. i still look back on both possessions and pine.

i am going to view a second-hand sparkly toilet seat on friday.
cleanskies
8th Sep, 2005 00:56 (UTC)
if they have flowers on them too, it's innocent
Neon hair can be dyed back in for trivial amounts but I've yet to find a decent, cheap UV light. They're a bit hens' teeth-ish ...

I hope the toilet seat works out. More things should be sparkly in life.