Monday, April 7, 2008

New Day #102

Returned to the aptly named House of Reptiles, where I once wore a python as a boa.When I arrived, the clerk was feeding raw meat to this alligator, which was as creepy as it looks.

But today's New Thing was to hold a tarantula.

I was surprised to discover that it wasn't creepy at all. With her soft, furry coat, this spider was almost cuddly.

Carl Sandburg was wrong--it isn't the fog that comes on little cat feet, it's tarantulas.


Fran said...

And they're lovely and soft and fuzzy, right up until you see one crawling across your living room floor. I lived in New Mexico for decades, and that happened more often than you'd think.

And they can jump, which is startling.

I have no problems with snakes, but anything with more than four legs just creeps me out. You're a brave man, Marc!

kskater89 said...

Holding a tarantula. I don't know if I would ever do that!

David said...

Please don't ruin fog for me.

Matthew Paessler said...

Wow, you are a braver man than I. Spiders are scary!

Brian M. Askew said...

Reptiles are creepy, I agree. Thanks for commenting on my blog! I really did like your book and I found it very amusing. I added 'How I Paid for College' to my fav books list on both my facebook and my myspace page so hopefully more people will know of it by now.

I am also a writer but not doing to much of it these days (besides on my blog).

Your welcome to visit my page any day!

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Frog Queen said...

Two words I never thought I would hear in the same sentence "spider" and "cuddly"; you are a creative writer. Oh, yeah, and a bit crazy, holding a spider?! What were you thinking?! :)

kelkane said...

You would be surprised how sweet tarantulas are. I had one, Peaches, for years. She would come to my hand and just sit there. She would also follow me as I walked near her cage. VEry sweet. Then I had one that would jump and attack me whenever I tried to pick her up. When spiders are scared they shed their hair. It's a defense. It gets in your pours and itches like crazy. Having just went all animal planet on you I have to admit when I see a small house spider crawl on me, my first instinct is to crush it. BTW, I love your sense of humor. I will keep checking your blog out. Take care.