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    Happy Birthday Ron

    I like those pictures, lol! Spider's don't bother me at all. I saw some very large spiders when I was in South Korea for a short time in the Army, including some of their gigantic webs that were bigger than I am at 5'5"! No matter their size though, they do NOT like having cigarette smoke blown at them, lol

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    WOW! While one of my dreams is to travel to New Zealand I certainly think (if possible) I will skip Australia. Any commnets Mr. Wotton!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJK1981 View Post
    Happy Birthday Ron

    I like those pictures, lol! Spider's don't bother me at all. I saw some very large spiders when I was in South Korea for a short time in the Army, including some of their gigantic webs that were bigger than I am at 5'5"! No matter their size though, they do NOT like having cigarette smoke blown at them, lol
    It all stems from Ron's story "Housewarming" in his Cumberland Furnace collection (the Bad Moon book--I don't know about the audio collection). Creepy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RJK1981 View Post
    ...No matter their size though, they do NOT like having cigarette smoke blown at them, lol
    Good info! Maybe I shouldn't have quit 10 years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peteOcha View Post
    Have a good one Ron! Any special birthday traditions?
    Thanks, Peter. We went out to eat last night (I had lasagna!), but today I'm just hanging out at the house with the wife and kids. Watched a few movies and took a nice nap (that's what you do when you're 52, right?). At supper I'm going to dig into a huge homemade German chocolate cake!

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    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    It all stems from Ron's story "Housewarming" in his Cumberland Furnace collection (the Bad Moon book--I don't know about the audio collection). Creepy!
    Funny, I wrote one of the Cemetery Dance Be A Star stories for a lady in Australia and it was about spiders. Apparently, alot of folks have a fear of eight-leggers.

    BTW, "Housewarming" will be in the audio version of THE SICK STUFF, while my Cajun spider tale "The Web of La Sanguinaire" will be in Dark Dixie II, both coming from Crossroad Press and Audible.com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronald Kelly View Post
    Thanks, Peter. We went out to eat last night (I had lasagna!), but today I'm just hanging out at the house with the wife and kids. Watched a few movies and took a nice nap (that's what you do when you're 52, right?). At supper I'm going to dig into a huge homemade German chocolate cake!
    Outstanding, Ron! Sounds like a good day. That's what it's all about!
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    Happy birthday! I hope you took the day completely off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    Good info! Maybe I shouldn't have quit 10 years ago.
    Well, maybe not, but I have a feeling you're better off having quit, lol. I'm better for quitting (cold turkey, with no cravings except one despite smoking about 10 years) just over 5 years ago. Besides, I doubt the spiders in MO get as big as the ones I saw in Korea so you should be fine. It was pretty funny seeing how fast those things could move though, even the really fat ones, lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    Thanks. It came from a tourist's guide to Australia.

    Spoiler!
    Mr Boone, why post a picture of a Huntsman (about as harmfull as pair of granny's 2nd hand knickers) - we get one, two, three of these a year in our house - they come in for one of two reasons:

    1) there's an impending thunderstorm or prolonged wet weather;
    2) to die.

    Since Connie and I moved to Parramatta, we've had two come stay with us, both, unfortunately, for the latter purpose.

    Both have been named Boris - (I & II) and both have perched up on the bedroom wall, stayed there a couple of weeks, then .. well, the next thing is it's dead
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    Now, we do have two spiders down here that are actually scary (ie- unlike the Huntsman, they bite, and can be fatal).

    No 1 - The Funnel Web spider

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    His bite causes creeping ulcerations of the skin, difficulty in breathing, profuse sweating, intense pain, violent convulsions, loss of consciousness and .. finally .. death

    Oops, sorry that was Alice Cooper (well, Vincent Price, actually) - for those that weren't a teenager or young adult in 1975, do yourselves a favour and check out "Welcome to My Nightmare".

    People here have died in the past, although an anti-venom has been available for years now - still, being country born and bred, I still bash my shoes against a solid surface before putting them on - they like warm, cosy places
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    Well, I didn't have time to run it by you last night; besides, all three of these pics popped up when I googled "fiddleback spider". That's why I shudder when I think of Wikipedia being an authoirty for anything.
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    All I can say about this little sucker is best expressed in the song written about it yonks ago

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    There was a redback on the toilet seat,
    When I was there last night.
    I didn't see him in the dark,
    But boy I felt his bite.
    I jumped up high into the air,
    And when I hit the ground.
    That crafty redback spider,
    Wasn't nowhere to be found.

    I rushed into the mrs,
    Told her just where I'd been bit.
    And she grabbed my cutthroat razor,
    And I nearly took a fit.
    I said 'Forget what's on your mind,
    And call a doctor please.
    For I've got a feeling that your cure,
    Is worse than the disease.'

    There was a redback on the toilet seat,
    When I was there last night.
    I didn't see him in the dark,
    But boy I felt his bite.
    And now I'm here in hospital,
    A sad and sorry plight.
    And I curse the redback spider,
    On the toilet seat last night.

    I can't lie down, I cant' sit up I don't know what to do.
    The nurses think it's funny but that's not my point of view.
    I tell you it's embarrasing and that's to say the least,
    For I'm too sick to eat a bite,
    While the spider had a feast.

    And when I get back home again, I'll tell you what I'll do.
    I'll make that Redback suffer for the pain I'm going through.
    I've had so many needles, I'm looking like a siv.
    I promise you that redback hasn't very long to live.

    There was a redback on the toilet seat,
    When I was there last night.
    I didn't see him in the dark,
    But boy I felt his bite.
    And now I'm here in hospital,
    A sad and sorry plight.
    And I curse the redback spider,
    On the toilet seat last night.

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    Thank for the elucidations, Perfesser! Glad to see you made it off, the island. Too bad about Gilligan; he seemed a decent, if dim-witted chap...
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    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    Thank for the elucidations, Perfesser! Glad to see you made it off, the island. Too bad about Gilligan; he seemed a decent, if dim-witted chap...
    Never mind, got Mary-Anne and Ginger as a tag team

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    Quote Originally Posted by copefiend2 View Post
    WOW! While one of my dreams is to travel to New Zealand I certainly think (if possible) I will skip Australia. Any commnets Mr. Wotton!
    New Zealand ???? Hmmm, Connie (my partner) tells me the Weta's are a tad scary, so maybe you should visit somewheres safe

    Weta.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grant Wootton View Post
    New Zealand ???? Hmmm, Connie (my partner) tells me the Weta's are a tad scary, so maybe you should visit somewheres safe

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    Hmmmm...I live in Florida and I thought our bugs were bad! That looks like something out of The Mist.

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    Boris the spider ehhh.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by jester05jk View Post
    Boris the spider ehhh.......
    Being a The Who fan, it just came naturally

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    Today is JDar's birthday!

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    Happy B-Day!
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