I’m still shuddering. Still. Do you think there are babies inside that cotton ball she’s weaving?! On second thought, don’t answer that.
All it takes is something like this to show me that I’m really not cool at all.
27 thoughts on “This is what’s happening in my mailbox right now.”
Ooohhh…We have those same spiders all around the outside of our house. When I found them in the garage I surrendered and called by bug guy for backup assistance. He told me they’re Grass spiders and that they’re bad right now. So big and creepy. Good luck to you.
I don’t think I could even type the words that hit my mind as soon as I saw that picture. Suffice it to say there would be LOTS of ampersands, number signs, “at” symbols, and exclamation points.
I can’t believe you had the presence of mind to photograph that … thing. My palms and soles of my feet are still sweating!
OH MAN! Some warning of what was going to appear in my reader would have been nice! With that title, I just thought you were getting lots of mail. For, you know, one of your giveaways. (Don’t ask-it made sense in my mind).
oy…I’ve got the heeby jeebies (what is the proper spelling?) just looking at that.
OH MY GOD. That is all I can say b/c I’m so traumatized by that photo I can no longer speak coherently.
(I’m a huge wus.)
COOL. Spiders here eat mosquitoes and are never poisonous, so they’re always welcome around my home. =)
I screamed when I saw this. Yes, it is on my computer. Yes, I know I can’t hurt. Still scared the beejeezus out of the cat. Shudder.
“it can’t hurt me” Stupid trigger finger.
I’m with Natalie. Go the spider. Shelob rocks.
oh. my. god. are. you. serious.
I don’t know what else to say other than that I might regret reading blogs right before I go to sleep tonight.
You only have two options:
1.) KILL IT WITH FIRE.
2.) Just move. Pack up and move.
Now all you need is a pig.
I don’t care if it’s poisonous or not – it just LOOKS like it wants to walk on my face and then I would have to die until I was dead. Make it stop.
IN your mailbox??? So this could also be happening IN mine? No! No no no no no. I have to go wash my mailbox and my brain in that order.
EXACTLY HOW LARGE IS THAT SPIDER?!!?! uh, because, spiders don’t usually freak me out but THAT THING LOOKS HUGE!!!!!!!
Please don’t ever do that again. Shuddering as well.
Millions. Millions of teeny tiny versions of that mother.
I wish you well.
If I were you I’d set up a mailbox right next to it so that I would never ever have to put my hand back in there ever again. Just make it an autumn 2010 time capsule of the current (EVIL SPIDERS) mailbox. Stick one of those tiny cute erasers and some silly bands and with the thousands of baby spiders soon to hatch, that’s a pretty full capsule.
Wow, I am a fan of letting spiders live outside unmolested. However, there are a few caveats…. If they’re too close to the door they have to be killed lest they sneak inside. Also, if they’re building webs across my regular walkway they must die because they’re slow learners. I’m adding to that list arachnids that build nests in my mailbox because EW!
You are too cool. Cool enough to take a really good picture of that spider and share it with all of us. Who says being cool means you can’t be skeeved out by a spider???
Time for a new mailbox because YES, that thing is full of baby spiders.
I can never see a spider with a web without thinking of Lord of the Rings and Frodo. Now in the mailbox…
Take thyself to the Home Depot for a new mailbox. NOW.
I just moved in with a friend–I needed to save $$ and she needs the $$, and I’ve realized that her house is practically INFESTED with long-legged spiders (like daddy long-legs, but not) that build really nasty disorganized webs all over. Since the day I discovered one had built a web between the side of the toilet and the wall, I now have to turn on the light in the middle of the night when I get up to pee. Check the toilet for webs, check my water cup for webs.
Only til December, only til December . . .
I think you owe it to the letter carrier to force an eviction. Use a long stick.
First thought….bug spray. Seriously, I would make my husband get the mail and only after shaking it vigorously, could he bring it inside.
OMG.. I thought that was a Halloween decoration at first!
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