Wednesday, July 1, 2009
See this little dude(ette)? I discovered it yesterday, hanging from a thin section of silk about half way down from the middle of my office ceiling. It stayed there all afternoon, doing nothing except moving up and down, up and down, from the ceiling to the floor of my office and back again.
I thought it would be gone this morning. You know, to do whatever it is spiders do. Like eat the GIGANTIC stupid ass flies that keep dive bombing me while I sit at my desk. They're like some lumbering insect equivalent of a C-130, seemingly incapable of navigating with any kind of speed or grace the airspace around my desk, instead careening themselves blindly into my computer screen or the window ledge.
Or my face.
But, no. The spider is STILL HERE and, as near as I can tell, it hasn't done anything to negatively affect the fly population nor has it accomplished anything else of any significance for that matter. Like vacuuming the carpet or dusting my desk.
Here is it, just moments ago, moving back down its little silk thread, where it nearly plunked itself down on the Ivanator's head. Now it's moving back up again.
I am tempted to coax it into a jar and move it outside to my lettuce beds, where a certain bunch of roughneck aphids have recently set up camp. Because every other creature in this house has a JOB, fer cryin' out loud. I don't care if you have eight legs and are the size of a pumpkin seed – NO SLACKERS ALLOWED!