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Fata Morgana
2004-11-08 01:19
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I have a spider friend who lives in my rearview mirror and rebuilds its web every night. It usually stays hidden behind the mirror but last week, as I was driving to school one rainy day, it scrambled out and swung wildly in the wind as it busily bundled up a bug. Most drives just leave its web a bit dusty, but the drive to San Jose for the competition last Saturday destroyed all but the sturdiest threads. The web was rebuilt when I looked this morning. I wonder what the lifespan of my spider will be. I don't know what kind it is. Its web is roughly circular and beautifully constructed, but the spider is not the large-abdomen variety that appear in quantity every fall and sit at the center of webs the size of dinner-plates suspended by ten-foot threads between trees and ground.

There are other things going on in my life, but I don't feel inspired to post about them. Maybe another time.
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KrysCat
kryscat
2004-11-08 10:41 (UTC)
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I seem to recall a story about a spider landing on auros's nose and startling him into crashing his car...
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Fata Morgana
chimerically
2004-11-08 23:12 (UTC)
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haha, forgot about that one! I don't think I'll invite my spider in; it seems comfortable enough in the mirror.
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ghosthacked
2004-11-08 19:46 (UTC)
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There's an old story about one of the english kings who was forced off his throne and hid in a hovel for a while, and he saw a spider do just that; rebuilt it's web every day b/c something destroyed it at night.

Inspired him to take back the throne.
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jillB
jilflirt
2004-11-08 20:27 (UTC)
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Just watch out if it starts writing messages to you, like "excellent pig." :P
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Fata Morgana
chimerically
2004-11-10 03:53 (UTC)
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*laugh* None yet, unless the concentric circles actually mean "ooooooooo" ...
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dag
dag29580863
2004-11-09 22:57 (UTC)
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And then there was the time a friend of mine discovered a praying mantis sitting on her steering wheel. And she realised that if she turned the wheel to make the exit, it would land on her. So, she didn't go for the exit, and ended up on the other side of town. But at least the mantis didn't get her.
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Fata Morgana
chimerically
2004-11-10 03:52 (UTC)
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It appeared there *while* she was driving? I rather like mantises ... but I can understand that one would not like a mantis to suddenly appear, then drop in one's lap while driving. :~)
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Gretchen
wren08
2004-11-23 01:54 (UTC)
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You might want to identify your small friend... the colloquial name for brown recluses (are they there? They are all over here) is "the spider that hides behind the picture frames".

Oddly enough, spiders living in the mirror are not uncommon... I've met several. (That sounds like they have a looking-glass type of land, doesn't it?) I'm always grateful that it's only spiders and other small bugs. I have made the mistake of leaving my window down overnight and found assorted larger wildlife (a 'possum, a raccoon and, on one occasion, a timber wolf) hiding in my car. Now, I am not so silly as to leave my window down after the first time... but it is dreadfully hard to impress upon guests and children that this is a really BAD idea where I live.
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