I should know better. I really should. But sometimes even Moms make mistakes.
I was thinking about what to write for today’s blog. It was approaching publication time and I had nothing. And by “nothing” I mean a big white screen with no black pixels forming interesting and hopefully humorous words. Nothing.
Then I had An Idea. I could look up Interesting Facts About Spiders.
Don’t ask where this idea came from. It wasn’t like there was a spider anywhere near my computer (at least there bloody well better not be). I hadn’t encountered a spider at work (they occasionally come in from the cold). There wasn’t even an upside down juice glass acting as a holding cell for some hapless spider.
But I don’t like spiders. And by “don’t like” I mean truly can’t stand. I believe they are marvelous creatures when they are out in the wild eating bugs where I don’t have to see them. But they fall into the category of “having more than four appendages” and are therefore not Cute and Cuddly, and the minute I have to see them they go from “marvelous creatures” to SOMEONE PLEASE DEAL WITH THIS SPIDER. RIGHT. NOW.
Anyway, there I was with my Idea and a handy computer and I looked.
Heebie Jeebies does not even come close.
I found a site full of completely unbelievable facts. The problem is I’m not sure if they were more “unbelievable” or more “fact.” I do know that I will not sleep well tonight. I couldn’t even make it through the entire list before I slammed the laptop shut and went in search of soothing chocolate.
The problem is I sort of want to know whether those “facts” are really true. I almost need to know. Almost. I will have to steel myself to do more research. But not right now. Definitely not right now.