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S-T-O-P [new word] I-T !!

Before reading this post, you should know; there is a theme running through my life right now.  It started with a church meeting (LDS General Conference) in which one of the leaders was speaking and said, “This topic of judging others could actually be taught in a two-word sermon. When it comes to hating, gossiping, ignoring, ridiculing, holding grudges or wanting to cause harm — please apply the following: Stop it!”  – Elder Uchtdorf

Which, of course, led us to this little gem:

I can’t stop watching it!

Here is the next gem I would like to share with you!

 

LJP: so, Louise is in Australia

cimblog(tm): right

LJP: she posted a pic the other day of a spider

cimblog(tm): STOP IT

LJP: and found out more about it — it’s a golden orb-weaving spider

LJP: I’m not sending you the link!!!

cimblog(tm): ew

cimblog(tm): E W

cimblog(tm): show me

cimblog(tm): ew

LJP: she says that the one she photographed would have overlapped the palm of her hand, if she had wanted to hold it, which she did not

LJP: “Golden orb weaving spiders prey items include flies, beetles, locusts, wood moths and cicadas. Sometimes their strong webs manage to trap small birds or bats, and the spider will wrap them and feed upon them.”

LJP: And indeed I found several photos and even some YouTube video of these spiders eating birds. I’m not adding any of those here: too grim for me, and I’m sorry I even glanced at them once.

cimblog(tm): BIRDS [thunk]

LJP: uh, yeah

cimblog(tm): read: CIMBLOG(TM) [thunk]

LJP: LOL

LJP: do you want to see the picture of the spider?

LJP: no video

cimblog(tm): ok

LJP: I can come stand in front of you if you want

cimblog(tm): (saying ok just made my whole body quiver)

LJP: ew, I can imagine

LJP: okay, click on it only if you want

LJP: http://louwynn.blogspot.com/2012/04/australias-golden-orb-weaving-spiders.html

cimblog(tm): doctor, i’m afraid of spiders

cimblog(tm): STOP IT

LJP: STOP IT

cimblog(tm): hahahaha

cimblog(tm): clicking, if i’m not back in 2 mins come get me off the floor

cimblog(tm): also

cimblog(tm): i’m as far away from my monitor as i can be

LJP: ok

LJP: i bet!

cimblog(tm): ew ew ew ew ew

cimblog(tm): this is the one she photographed?

cimblog(tm): or this is from the internet

cimblog(tm): hello?

cimblog(tm): (bloop, okay that’s enough looking)

LJP: okay, sorry —

LJP: that’s the one she photographed

LJP: http://louwynn.blogspot.com/2012/03/sydney-day-four.html

cimblog(tm): it’s the SIZE OF THE PALM OF HER HAND

LJP: THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID!

cimblog(tm): maybe i don’t want to go to Australia

LJP: heh

LJP: well, we’ll avoid nature walks, I guess

cimblog(tm): hey

cimblog(tm): a bearded dragon

cimblog(tm): she’s so close to it

LJP: yes!

LJP: so, maybe a nature walk after all?

LJP: ;)

cimblog(tm): my face is still all scrunched up

LJP: yeah, sorry

cimblog(tm): wowie

cimblog(tm): that’s a big spider

cimblog(tm): i’m pretty sure i would freak out over that

cimblog(tm): heh, like if i walked through a web, i would be SURE that thing was on me somewhere

LJP: yes, you would push me in its path

cimblog(tm): sorry, if you were closest, yes

LJP: did you see Ellen’s comment?

LJP: I can’t believe how huge that spider is. What is it waiting to catch in such a big web? Do birds fly into it? Animals walk into it? Surely not just bugs! Unless the bugs are huge as well. And they probably are, I guess.

cimblog(tm): hahahaha

cimblog(tm): ew, laura

cimblog(tm): what if that was a cockroach

LJP: EW

LJP: shudder

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3 comments

  1. Ellen

    I take it you don’t like spiders? Tee-hee. :-) Oh, yeah. Me, neither!!!

  2. Laura

    Re: your fear of spiders:

    Ess. Tee. Oh. Pea. New word. Eye. Tee.

  3. [O]jai

    “[Australia]” has more things that will kill you than anywhere else….If you are not stung or pronged to death in some unexpected manner, you may be fatally chomped by sharks or crocodiles, or carried helplessly out to sea by irresistible currents, or left to stagger to an unhappy death in the baking outback. It’s a tough place.” – Bill Bryson

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