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Initial post: Feb 14, 2012 7:16:14 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jun 20, 2012 6:29:06 PM PDT
I wanted to see if this might fly: No subject, just casual talk on this thread.

Posted on Feb 14, 2012 7:50:55 AM PST
Sounds good, Baron. I'm in!
I live at the bottom of a mountain in a rather swampy area with a little brook.
It's beautiful and I love it but, my God, it is buggy! There are giant hairy spiders that can jump-luckily you don't see them much. One day I was putting on my shoes for work and I couldn't get my foot all the way in. You can guess what was in there.
I was a shaky, almost hysterical mess. *shudder* just thinking about it.

Posted on Feb 14, 2012 1:13:43 PM PST
Ew, ew, ew.... I hate bugs. Especially spiders. I found out last summer that we have tarantulas in Utah. I nearly stepped on the darn thing while I was walking the dog. I seriously considered moving to Canada at that point.

Posted on Feb 14, 2012 1:20:02 PM PST
At this point, I try to let the little spiders live if they don't cross my direct path. They take care of a lot of other insects. Those big ones...I can't explain it exactly, but they freak me out. Those and roaches.
I didn't realize there were tarantulas in Utah. A cousin of mine had one as a pet when I was little. I couldn't even stand to look at it. *severe shudder*

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2012 1:23:26 PM PST
I let the little white house spiders live. I even like them, because they get rid of the moth infestations we regularly get. Anything bigger than my pinky is vacuum fodder.

Posted on Feb 14, 2012 1:25:31 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 14, 2012 1:30:01 PM PST
I'm laughing to myself because we're like "Yeah, we let these spiders live". I don't think we will be getting any awards from PETA or anything.

I was just looking at your review of Twice as Dark. Well done. I recommended it to someone else and the grammar issues turned her right off and she didn't finish it. I noticed them at first, but while I was reading, they sort of faded away. I always feel bad if I recommend a book and the person ends up not liking it. : (

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2012 1:29:03 PM PST

To any PETA members who might lurking: I have also never worn a meat dress.

Posted on Feb 14, 2012 1:30:42 PM PST
EWWW and LOL! I edited my message above about Twice as Dark.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2012 1:35:05 PM PST
I'm a terrible grammar nut. The fact that I wanted to keep reading, in spite of grammar issues, speaks a lot to the quality of the book. I found it rather amusing that the author is a professional editor. It made me want to jump up and down, point, and shout, "See?! Everyone needs a second set of eyes. No one can edit their own work."

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2012 1:38:59 PM PST

Hi! Jumping spiders, that sounds freaky. I see some big spiders in the summer time. They will make a little nest area anywhere that's dark and dry and private, like the garage or the front porch. They don't bother me so I don't bother them.

Aaaw, now I'm itchy by my neck, lol! Talking about certain things makes us a little antsy (pun intended).

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2012 1:41:30 PM PST
Hi, Angela.

Re: "Anything bigger than my pinky is vacuum fodder."

Yeah, I guess you have to draw the line somewhere. There's a difference between a little house spider and something out of "Arachnophobia" or "Eight Legged Freaks".

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2012 1:42:15 PM PST
Whereabout are you located, Baron? In the U.S?

Angela, you are right about the editing. So many authors seem not to bother with it at all. Much to their detriment.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2012 1:44:15 PM PST
I live in Northeast Pennsylvania, rather close to New York.
Did you say you were in Utah?

Posted on Feb 14, 2012 1:48:31 PM PST
Anglea is in Utah, I believe. I'm actually closer to you here in MA. Also rather close to New York state and about 3 hours from the city.

Posted on Feb 14, 2012 1:51:24 PM PST
Are either of you on Goodreads?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2012 1:53:44 PM PST
It's nice to be a car ride from the city, isn't it?

So you're in Massachusetts. You get the change of seasons like we do here. I like it, as a rule. It makes the year interesting.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2012 1:54:04 PM PST
What's Goodreads?

Posted on Feb 14, 2012 3:09:04 PM PST
It's a site for readers. Goodreads. com. You can keep track of the books you read, there are a ton of reading groups. Some have group reads some have just chit chat. I like it. I am part of the Horror Afficionados group, the Literary Horror Group, Kealan Patrick Burke's group, etc. It's fun and you will find a ton of good recommendations there as well. I was just asking so I could friend you there. But apparently, you aren't there! LOl

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2012 3:10:09 PM PST
Yep, Massachusetts. I never go into the city. Haven't been there since the mid 90s or so. Though we do hit Boston a few times a year for Sox games or just to wander around. I do like the change of seasons, but I will say that I'm pretty happy with the mild winter we have been having.

Posted on Feb 14, 2012 4:08:02 PM PST
recluse says:
Well, this is a nice change.

I live on Long Island, outside New York City.
I get about 8-10 varieties of spiders on my deck every spring.
Best free pest control on the planet.

Posted on Feb 14, 2012 4:30:32 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 14, 2012 4:42:32 PM PST
dianon says:
manhattanite myself. spiders are bearers of good luck btw. and i'm a vegetarian and hardcore yankee fan-sat with my tissues and cried when posada held his retirement press conference.

Posted on Feb 14, 2012 4:46:43 PM PST
MattT says:
My oldest sister has a pet tarantula named Cruella.

Posted on Feb 14, 2012 4:47:27 PM PST
recluse says:
I'm a Mets fan.
Until the Dodgers return to Brooklyn.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2012 6:25:52 PM PST

Re: Goodreads

Usually I am only on one site, Amazon. I've tried other forums, and social arenas like Facebook ... but I dropped out of Facebook after a year because it became too annoying, the way they were making it. I'd log on and they would make another change in their layout or in the way they arrange information, etc. And most of my friends were getting hooked on Farmville (which I don't want to even try if it's as addictive as it seems, lol).

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2012 6:37:04 PM PST
recluse says:

Goodreads is what Amazon could be if it was moderated properly.
Authors and readers together without friction.
Something for everyone.
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