Crawled out onto the porch. I’m grasping for anything to write about and even though I have these pics posted on my photoblog I thought I would bring them over here just for you. One thing that gets on my nerves when I’m home in Arkansas is that my phone doesn’t really get any service. So I have to run outside in the yard, stand on one foot while holding tin foil in order to talk to someone. Ok, so that’s a little bit of an exaggeration but I really do have to go outside in the yard and once I find a signal I have to remain motionless. One night I was trying to send someone a text message and I kept losing the signal so in exasperation I ran outside to send it. Only when I opened the door this is what greeted me
GAHH!!!! Is what I’m pretty certain I yelled and then stood there frozen for about 5 seconds which doesn’t sound like long but in spider surprise time I’m certain it equals almost forever. Then I did the most uncharacteristic thing for me to do and I got my camera. I got as close as I dared (which obviously is not that close as you can tell) and snapped away. I was pretty jumpy the whole time because I became acutely aware of every bug, alive or dead, on the porch and I kept swiping at my head thinking I was feeling them on me. At the same time I was trying to force myself to be still because I’m convinced spiders can smell fear and I just knew it was going to leap off its web onto my face. The end result was me being twitchy but somehow I managed a couple of pictures before running and ducking, yes ducking, into the house. Here it is a little closer up:
Well there was no way I could leave that thing on the porch. Knowing what had to be done, I did the only thing I could do… and I got my mom. She went out to take of the spider and I went into the back section of the house and shut all the doors between myself and the porch.