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Scary Monster Movie Stuff ... and Garages

I spent part of my weekend cleaning the garage, so I can get the car in there when cold weather hits. (That snowstorm to the northwest was a bit too close for comfort.) My garage was originally a horse stall -- there's a hay loft above, and someone named Fred Markey carved his name on a support post in 1879 -- so it wasn't designed for a car. You can get parked in there, but exiting the car afterward is problematical.

Anyway, while sweeping the place out I encountered the biggest spider I've seen since watching the movie "Tarantula" when I was a little kid. The spider in that movie was so big that it took Clint Eastwood (one of his first movie roles) piloting a fighter jet to finally put it down.

I tried to clobber him with the broom (the spider, not Clint), but it just grabbed the broom away and broke it in half. So I slammed the overhead door shut, ran to the hardware store, and filled my garage with so much poison that even Godzilla would develop a cough.

I should be able to park the car in there in five or six months, depending on EPA testing.

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kevenn
Nov. 15th, 2010 02:37 pm (UTC)
LOL!!!!! Wow, your garage sounds fascinatingly old!!! :)
ozma914
Nov. 16th, 2010 07:43 am (UTC)
Well, old by New World standards -- by European standards it's not even middle aged!
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ozma914
Nov. 16th, 2010 07:43 am (UTC)
:->
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ozma914
Nov. 16th, 2010 07:44 am (UTC)
The only good spider ... well, I don't really have to finish that one.

I'm okay with rats -- but just the same, I'd rather not have 'em around.
cornerofmadness
Nov. 15th, 2010 05:03 pm (UTC)
don't you just love finding shelob has taken up residence
ozma914
Nov. 16th, 2010 07:46 am (UTC)
Actually, I tried to find out his name, but he would o0nly say "call me SIR!" So I did.
cornerofmadness
Nov. 16th, 2010 04:11 pm (UTC)
hahaha
mardeen
Nov. 16th, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC)
Just when I thought I was through laughing at this post...

AAAAAhahahhaahahahhahhaaaaaaaAAAA...
ozma914
Nov. 17th, 2010 06:38 am (UTC)
:->
mardeen
Nov. 17th, 2010 02:18 pm (UTC)
Call me Sir.

So I did.

Still laughing.
ozma914
Nov. 18th, 2010 06:15 am (UTC)
You're not driving, are you? 'Cause laughing and driving is the number 14 cause of accidents on our highways.
ex_angstchi
Nov. 15th, 2010 08:38 pm (UTC)
Very, very amused at the moment. Ahem.
ozma914
Nov. 16th, 2010 07:50 am (UTC)
At *my* expense--? ;-) Hm ... maybe I could get a column out of this ...
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ozma914
Nov. 18th, 2010 06:15 am (UTC)
It's okay, the thing's dead!

Um, I think.

I'll send Emily in to check.
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ozma914
Nov. 18th, 2010 08:00 am (UTC)
You and I are of the same mind ...
elizalavelle
Nov. 17th, 2010 05:57 pm (UTC)
OMG I'd have screamed so loud they'd have heard me two towns away!
ozma914
Nov. 18th, 2010 06:16 am (UTC)
I'm with Marshall and Lilly!
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