the ultimate spider-season gizmo

I didn’t know that the fall season is also spider season here in San Diego. At least it is in Pacific Beach. And these spiders that call this area home are not your ordinary breed. No, these guys are the size of quarters and I have encounters with them on a daily basis. Their webs are strong and huge and they build them across walkways and hedge openings. I can’t say how many times I’ve come spider-to-face almost walking into these webs with the constructor right in the middle. I’m not without defense, so there is hope. I have the ultimate spider fighting machine: the Dyson root vac. This thing sucks up spiders like no one’s business. Only problem is then I am forced to look at the captive. And when I can’t see him, I wonder where he is… did he escape? Not possible. Or is it? And so I am constantly thinking I have a huge quarter-sized spider crawling on me any time I feel an itch. I can’t wait until spider season is over.

October 22, 2008 - 3:46 am

Alive Photos by Amy Leigh - Oh my goodness! I totally need a spider sucker! I know exactly which spiders you are talking about. They are the creepiest! Gives me the chills just thinking about it… *shivers

they don’t make ’em like they used to

On my way to an appointment yesterday I came across this candy-pink Cadillac. My father instilled in me an appreciation for classic cars, and while they may not perform like today’s cars, they are much nicer to look at. In this day and age, when any car company tries to be provocative with their designs it comes out looking campy, childish… like a toy. Why not the cool retro look of the 50s? We borrow past ideas for everything else in this world, but when it comes to car design they either look like spaceships or tents. And how come a car always looks cooler with a California license plate?