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#a400 :: Black widow

March 22, 2009

032209This one has been hanging around the handrail on our front steps for a few weeks, check rx always skittering away when I want to photograph and then attempt to kill it.

I failed miserably at both, site price until this past weekend.

I don’t feel good about having ended such a magnificent creature, ampoule but I decided I’d feel even worse rushing one of my family to the hospital for treatment.

Filed under: Life form, symbol | Comments (3)


  1. chefjoanna March 23, 2009 @ 11:17 pm

    We had lots of those in the garage in Burbank. They also used to love to live inside the reel mechanism of the garden hose reel.

    I remember in grade school, I was fascinated by black widow spiders and I decided I would change my name to an hourglass shape, predating the Formerly-known-as-Prince idea. I even turned in papers with only the hourglass symbol! Yes, my mom was called….

    I’ve always been amazed at the intensity of how black they are. It’s a total absence of light. An arachnoid black hole. They really are amazing looking but they’re so dangerous!

  2. mack reed March 24, 2009 @ 7:38 am

    Man, I wonder what your dining customers would say if they knew about your obsession with a poisonous arachnid metaphor.

    They ARE fantastically elegant – their very architecture screams DON’T. FUCK. WITH. ME.

  3. chefjoanna March 24, 2009 @ 9:17 pm

    pffft. that was grade school. I got my weirdness under control after that 😛

    Bugs and related critters skeeve me out to no end. I confess i do have to force myself to taste when they order shellfish of any kind. Shrimp, crab, lobster, mussels, scallops, GAG!

    I can look at any bug as long as it’s contained, but out in the open, fagettaboudit!

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