spinelstar: (i like kitties)
2010-09-21 11:02 am
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Live and Let Live, I Say

I have these awesome little black spiders that like to show up in my apartment. They're only like a centimeter across, and they're usually too skittish to even come near me. As soon as they feel a vibration, they jump. Which makes them really hard to catch but really easy to chase into the corner. So I usually just let them hang around.

Today I got up and noticed one on my wall near my bathroom. Then I went into my living room and noticed one on the floor. I might be PMSing or something, I dunno... but for whatever reason, I decided they both needed to die. So I grabbed a plastic cup and a piece of paper to trap them and throw them in the toilet. (It's the easiest way to kill them, since they tend to jump away from smashing attempts.)

It worked with the first one, the one closest to the bathroom. But I made the mistake of flushing the toilet right away, and my toilet takes a loooooong time to fill back up again. So I tried to drown the second one but it didn't go down. I left to go get dressed, thinking I would flush it after the water was done running.

I came back, and somehow the spider had made it all the way back up to the toilet seat.

I thought that for all that effort, it deserved to live.

So I used an empty toilet paper roll to swish it over to the wall, and it's still crawling around in there just fine and happy.

spinelstar: (sanada katana)
2010-08-16 11:37 pm
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First there was Frederick.

Frederick was a good (not-so-)little spider. He stayed outside.

But tonight...