Friday, July 13, 2007

Meet Pete

Meet Pete. He is one of our spider friends. Today I discovered him while blow drying my hair. He resides directly above our dresser, which is where I do my hair and make up every morning. It's hard to tell from the picture, but he is just smaller than my fist. I noticed him for the first time today, so I think he just barely set up shop there. (Note the web in the pic—he's not planning on going anywhere) After determining that I couldn't reach him with a shoe, I have since watched him all afternoon making sure he doesn't take a mad dive for my make-up bag. So now you've been formally introduced to our newest friend.

PS. I don't think I'll keep this post up long because the picture freaks even me out.


  1. Ew gross! that picture freaks me out too! Especially when you click on it and the picture gets bigger!

    I hate spiders.

  2. Happy Friday the 13th everyone! How fitting.

  3. I SWEAR he was moving in that picture as I read this blog. I really did check to see if it was a video.

    Why do we hate spiders so much? Is it survival-of-the-fittest ingrained in us!? Ewww I'm all crawly just thinking about this.

  4. I hope you're not letting that spider keep living with you! Eww!! Get rid of it asap! Also when you were telling me about maybe having a roommate in your apt, I thought you were joking but then I saw that you actually did have a roommate! How funny... Well Erica- we sure miss you at the Writing Center. We're just enjoying the month of July before we start packing and getting ready to move the center in August. Our anniversary was fun. We didn't even see any wedding chapels while we were out and about but that could be because it was so hot we didn't spend much time outside! That would have been a fun story to say you got hitched in Vegas!

  5. Yeah, I hate spiders. Bad idea to click on the picture to make it bigger.

  6. ps.
    My suggestion (I'd used this more than a few times as a disposal for spiders) is to get a vacuum with a long hose and suck it up. That minimizes contact and chance that it will still be alive on the bottom of the shoe or in the tissue.
    Extra credit points for the possibility that it might still be alive when you empty the bag.

  7. Yikes! I should have taken a picture of our not-so-friend the other day! Special visitors like Pete aren't so welcome!