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spider timeshare

At around 7:10 in the morning, I saw a spider clamber over this lemon. Apparently I timeshare the kitchen with a spider. It takes the wee, quiet hours, and I take the noisier daylight ones. As you can see from the photo, the spider is now nowhere in sight. It may be chilling on the far side of the lemon--maybe that's the best spot in the whole kitchen? The whole point, from the spider's perspective, of participating in this timeshare? Or maybe, aware of overstaying, it's tucked itself away somewhere else, somewhere nonkitchen.

Or maybe we don't have a timeshare, maybe we have a (much more common) spaceshare. The spider takes the small corners; I get the large expanses. Relatively large. Relatively small. Since I do use the counter, and the lemon, we may have a misunderstanding about terms. Hell, if I'm not sure whether it's a timeshare or a spaceshare or both, I can easily see room for misunderstanding.


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May. 7th, 2016 01:08 pm (UTC)
I coexist with spiders, too. I speak to them, but they never answer. Not that I can hear, anyway.

"You've gotten yourself in a pretty precarious situation, there."

And then shortly after,

"You made it. I wasn't expecting that."
May. 7th, 2016 02:50 pm (UTC)
We need a frequency converter. My guess is that spiders speak at a much higher frequency. If your spider only knew about your encouragement, I'm sure it would appreciate it!
May. 7th, 2016 02:07 pm (UTC)
Spider perhaps thought the lemon provided the perfect opportunity to practice scaling curved terrain. :)
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May. 7th, 2016 02:10 pm (UTC)
If you two have a laissez-faire, why not timeshare?

But when I saw a black widow crawling over my pillow one night, it was war to the knife.
May. 7th, 2016 02:46 pm (UTC)
Yeah, life-threatening critters had best not try timesharing.
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May. 7th, 2016 02:48 pm (UTC)
I know some people have phobias, but yeah, I don't mind. I'm different with ants--maybe because there are so many of them?
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May. 7th, 2016 03:14 pm (UTC)
May. 8th, 2016 11:29 am (UTC)
May. 7th, 2016 03:59 pm (UTC)
Or perhaps the spider was sold the kitchen as sole resident, and she's now wondering why you are trespassing in her space!
May. 8th, 2016 11:29 am (UTC)
Friggin' real estate agents! Always lying!
May. 7th, 2016 04:45 pm (UTC)
Amazing people, spiders! :o)
May. 8th, 2016 11:30 am (UTC)
Arachne was right to boast.
May. 7th, 2016 04:48 pm (UTC)
I share my spaces (kitchen and bathroom) with teeny spiders. They like the corners and places seldom used. :)
May. 8th, 2016 11:30 am (UTC)
And it's nice for a house to have full occupancy!
May. 7th, 2016 04:55 pm (UTC)
That which is most astonishing is that very often there appears at the end of these webs, spiders sailing in the air with them, doubtless with an abundance of pleasure, though not so much as I have beheld them and shewed them to others. And since I have seen these things I have been very conversant with spiders. Jonathan Edwards, October 31, 1723.
Sarah Pierpont emerges again. ;)
May. 8th, 2016 11:31 am (UTC)
I really would have enjoyed Jonathan Edwards' company. As it is, I enjoy him over a space of centuries, thanks almost 100 percent to you.
May. 7th, 2016 05:57 pm (UTC)
I always talk to the spiders in my house. Right before I escort them outside in a Dixie cup. ;)
May. 8th, 2016 11:32 am (UTC)
I completely understand the sorry-this-space-is-mine-and-I-prefer-not-to-share-it-with-you instinct!
May. 7th, 2016 10:37 pm (UTC)
I had an unexpected space-time-share with a rather large spider in my living room. I'm afraid that it was so very large, and so surprising in its appearance, that I squashed it. Now its shadow reproaches me for the murderous act, a dark stain on the curtain. Forever haunted by the ghost of a spider.
May. 8th, 2016 11:33 am (UTC)
See, it's a sign you're a thoughtful soul that you look at that stain and have *these* thoughts as opposed to cursing out the spider for causing you to wreck the curtains, as some might do.
May. 8th, 2016 12:38 am (UTC)
this made me feel a tiny bit of affection for a spider :)
May. 8th, 2016 11:34 am (UTC)
Yay! The world is a happier place, then.
May. 8th, 2016 04:29 am (UTC)
I've been sharing the top of the dryer with a largish somewhat translucent spider for about a week now. It seems to like a washcloth that I tossed there because it needed another go-around with some bleach. Maybe the warmth is pleasant? Maybe the laundry room is infested with very small insects that want eating? It's a mystery.

May. 8th, 2016 11:34 am (UTC)
On the insect/arachnid level, mysteries multiply... like insects or arachnids.
May. 8th, 2016 09:07 am (UTC)
It sounds like the sort of arrangement where both parties are supposed to politely ignore the other - or pretend not to see them. Maybe the spider was embarrassed because it was caught out.
May. 8th, 2016 11:35 am (UTC)
Yeah, it was a breach of etiquette on my part! Although, so long as the spider doesn't read this blog, maybe we're still good. I did, after all, ignore it.

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