On spiders and chocolate

I watched a spider for about 12 hours yesterday. The beastie had set up camp in a corner of my living room, lazily stretching what I’m sure is a very fetching arachnid leg for the bulk of its extended nap. At about 19.00, the spider spread out, showing me all eight of its pins in a move that I believe was designed to scare me.

When I opened my bedroom door this morning (I am not unperturbed enough to sleep with the door open when the thing could end up crawling across my body as I snooze away), it was gone.

I suspected this would be the case, and I will continue to believe that the spider merely crept out of the open window directly beneath it. I’ve always suspected that we are WAY more scared of insects and other smallish creatures than they are of us, and I know this to be true in the case of cockroaches.


In far more pleasant news, a chocolate bar about 5m long has been created in Armenia. Unfortunately, I do not know how  Armenian chocolate might taste, and can only hope it’s better than the vaguely-coco-flavoured nothingness that is American chocolate. Apparently, Armenians eat 40kg of chocolate a year. That’s about how much chocolate I eat a year, and this is considered an average amount … I TOTALLY LOVE THAT ABOUT ARMENIANS! VIVA ARMENIA!

It’s nice that Armenia is now known for something.


9 Responses to On spiders and chocolate

  1. Charmskool says:

    Yay I think I may be Armenian. I am one on the chocolate eating level at least. I am going to google Armenia right away to find out whether I qualify for an Armenian passport!

  2. Tamara says:

    Yes, tis the season for frikken scary rain spiders. Joy. One of the only things that I dislike about summer. The other major one is that at my height (arm-pit level for the general populace), crowds in summer suck just that much more for me than for most folks.

  3. Don't Believe a Word I Write says:

    Charm, I believe I am Armenian, too! Perhaps we are cousins?
    A little bit of maths tells me that 40kg of chocolate a year equates to more than 100g of chocolate a day. I am totally impressed.

    Argh, Tamara, I feel for you. At least you don’t have to contend with subway rides, eh? I think you’d have to invest in a gas mask, if that were the case. A little scary for commuters…

  4. hardspear says:

    The Americans put too much of their corn syrup into everything, including chocolate bars.

    I am big and tall, but I am with Tamara on the spiders..

  5. Don't Believe a Word I Write says:

    Yeah, Spear, size has nothing to do with distaste, dislike or disgust for spiders and their insect friends.Speaking of them, I’ve not seen a moth in a long time.

  6. black dog barking says:

    Course, the other thing Armenia is known for is the Armenian Holocaust.

    What? Was I supposed to say something about the giant chocolate bar?

  7. Don't Believe a Word I Write says:

    Nope,you weren’t compelled to comment on any of it, but you took my very obvious bait, so I’m happy.

  8. Tamara says:

    And what’s with moths anyway? If they dig the light so much, why come out at night?

  9. Don't Believe a Word I Write says:

    I can’t help thinking of ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ everytime I see a moth.

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