Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Blame it on the Rain
"This is an epidemic!"

That's what I cried out when I entered our bedroom and saw yet another huge Daddy long legs right next to the light switch. I moved my hand away quickly and involuntarily shivered.

"Well, there has been an unusual increase in spiders lately in our bedroom... but I would hardly call it an epidemic", Eric laughed, scooping up the 4th huge spider off the wall and taking it outside. The 4th time in the past few days. They keep getting larger and larger...

I was going to post some more life size spider shots, but my last photograph didn't receive a warm reception. I wont put my friends through that again. So instead here's two small blurry thumbnails of the most recent culprits.

I can't figure out where they are coming from and how they're getting in. The slits in the air conditioner? Why are they just in OUR room and no other room in the house? I know I'm going to wake up one of these mornings with a massive spider crawling up my face and I can tell you right now that I wont handle it well. .

And yes, yes I know .... they don't bite and they're supposed to symbolize good luck..Spiders are our "friends"...etc etc.

I'm coming to term with my new roommates... I just can't stop the goosebumps from spreading over my body at the sight of those eight long quivering legs

Maybe it's all the rain lately.....Perhaps the spiders are seeking shelter in our bedroom? There is one in the corner of the room right now watching me type this and Eric isn't here to escort it outside. They're taking over...


The weather has been horrible over the past few days. Damp, cold and wet. We were planning on taking a trip into the city yesterday but we woke up to the sound of rain pounding down on the roof. I peered out the window and could barely see my neighbors house through the sheets of rain. So much for Central Park...

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On top of that, Eric was feeling sick.

He spent the day in bed, and I rested beside him stroking his hair. I was so worried about him.

His fever has subsided today.


I finally opened a flickr account (HERE). It took me 2 years of people telling me to sign up before I actually decided to really check it out. I know a lot of my friends also have flickr accounts, please share your URL with me so I can add you to my contact list and view your photo albums. I'm still trying to figure out how it all works. ...
posted by Clarity25 at 2:23 PM |


At August 29, 2006, Blogger Brandy 

I'll trade you your room full of spiders for my garbage shed full of rats.

(Its the building I live in's garbage shed, my garbage shed would be rat proof)

I refuse to go out there at night because the building also hasn't replaced the motion light since spring and its a dark alley full of rats!

I've seen them spying on me twice when I went in during the day, twitching their noses and peaking out from the holes. I actually don't mind them as long as they dont scurry. Im not down with scurrying.

At August 29, 2006, Anonymous Emily 

Ick! Spiders! Sorry to hear about your current "epidemic". hehe. That would wig me out too.

Nice macro shots! I see you're having fun with your new camera. I liked your flickr photo album. I would set up an account too but I don't have any good pictures to put in it yet.

At August 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous 

Don't feel bad, Clarity, I hate spiders too!

At August 29, 2006, Anonymous Rachel 

GREAT pics!

At August 29, 2006, Anonymous dom 


At August 30, 2006, Anonymous Vicola 

Spiders are good luck, my arse. And that saying about 'they are more scared of you than you are of them' is crap too. They aren't the ones pinned against the far wall wearing a look of horror are they? No, they are trundling happily round the floor. We were painting at the weekend and the biggest beast of a spider I've ever seen dropped off the curtains. I swear it was the size of a cat. My toes curl and I shudder just thinking about it and I dropped the paint tray on the dog who was also backing away from said beast meaning not only have I wrecked the carpet but the dog looks like a long-legged badger. As I said, good luck spiders my arse.

At August 30, 2006, Anonymous kristoli 

Ewww, still too much spideryness for my liking! I'm thrilled that my new rescue cat is a spider killer, unfortunately as he only has one eye he doesn't always see them on one side and I have yet to find a cat that understod that when you point you want them to look at where you are pointing too and not just come and rub their nose on your pointing figer. Once he is aimed towards said spider though he will not rest until it is crunched up. As for epidemics, we are currently having a slug invasion, every night there is a new slug on the hall floor, no slug trail, no sign that they were there minutes before, they seem to simply appear, usually as I am in bare feet leaving the bathroom at night on the way to bed, fortunately something has *touch wood* watched over me and I haven't yet stood on one but it really is only a matter of time!

At August 30, 2006, Blogger kschic 

That sure is alot of spiders in one room! Is something not sealed right?

Here's my flickr:


At August 30, 2006, Anonymous Amy 

I have a ton of daddy longlegs...in my shower? Actually, they were in the OLD SHOWER but I haven't seen them since we started redoing the bathroom. I don't know where they come from or where they go to. I agree with you on the weather. It's awful! Cold and rainy and dreary. Hello, it's still August! I do have a flickr acct, it's http://flickr.com/photos/minkylina. I haven't put anything there in awhile, but I'm there. :)

At August 30, 2006, Blogger Kathleen 

I'd rather see pics of the spiders than read about Brandy's rats twitching their noses at her and staring with their beady eyes. I totally have the creeps now!


MW is very good with flickr. He's always helping me figure things out.

At August 30, 2006, Anonymous niki 

A...A...Um... I LOVE THESE PICS!!!! You are making me miss my flickr page!!! I have not the means to display my photos right now... :~( The spiders crack me up!!!!!!

At August 30, 2006, Anonymous Tenshi 

Ew, more spidies? :( By the way, I'm JEALOUS of your new cam.

At August 30, 2006, Blogger JulieU. 

Ick! Rats and Spiders!


At August 30, 2006, Blogger cloudy 

That water drop photo is amazing!

At August 30, 2006, Anonymous laura 

hey sis, your camera is so sick! Also..did you know daddy long legs actually have fangs but their jaws are too small to bite us..and theyre not spiders cause they have penises. SEriously.

At August 30, 2006, Blogger Nightmare 

I need a new goddamn camera.

At September 01, 2006, Anonymous Charis 

Hey Clarity! I hope you're doing fine over there in New York and that not too many spiders are chasing you around right now... ;-) Anyway, I found a great blog that I'd like to share with you: http://on-my-desk.blogspot.com/ It's photos of artists' workspaces. So interesting! Enjoy! Love, Charis :-)

PS: Tell Eric to get well soon!