- The Curtain Call Challenge ~ "Anything Goes."
- Pixie's Snippets Playground ~ "Use a snippet(s) on your card."
Lynette of My Stamping Addiction. Lynette is from Minnesota. She and her husband Jim have a son and a daughter and five grandchildren. Lynette makes fantastic cards that are impeccably executed. She has been blogging since 2008!! That always gets two exclamation points because I'm thrilled to send you to a blog that has that many years' worth of inspiration waiting for you!!
Thank you for joining, ladies, and welcome to the Playhouse!
by Darnell (Irma Iowa)
I think they come up through the drain. Mister thinks I'm nuts because, of course, in order for that to happen, you'd have to have a hole in the pipe somewhere and that's not a good thing to have in a pipe. But it just makes more sense to me that they are coming in that way, through some imperceptible teeny pipeseam opening, than that they are climbing into the bathtub from all the way outside. Because, I mean, let's think about this for a second.
So let's say there's a daddy long-leg spider named Gary who is really thirsty and his family is really thirsty and he needs to find some water.
So Gary climbs up the side of the house and squeezes in under the screen in the bedroom window. He slips in over the sill just before the window is closed for the night.
Now all he has to do is climb down the wall and make his way along the baseboard all the way around the bedroom to the door and down the hall to the nearest bathroom. But just as he is about to step into the hall, the light comes on.
"Oh, crap," he mutters, "why did I have to be selected for this mission? Everyone knows I am the most indecisive spider in the family! Just because I screwed up the design on that last web is no reason to send me on a water mission that requires a decision!"
To his left a sink. Dry.
To his right a toilet. Wet.
And straight-ahead a tub. Dry.
Swinging his eight eyes from the sink around to the toilet, he thinks and thinks.
The bathtub is dry. It is the furthest away.
Brilliantly, he chooses the bathtub!
That is dry.
And farthest away.
And that requires quite a lot of effort to get into because there is that sliding glass shower door blocking entry.
So like an idiot, Gary dances across the floor and behind the toilet which is full of water. Because he left his little suctioned socks at home under the hydrangea, he can't climb up the bathtub, up the glass and over the top. Already tired, he neverthemore scoots up the wall until he is higher than the shower glass, walks along the ceiling and and then down the other side.
Praying he is invisible. With his darkly colored body surrounded by white.
Praying that he won't get squished.
Praying that somehow when the water is turned on he can leisurely fill up his water tank and not be picked up by the rushing water and propelled rapidly down the drain and out to sea.
Yeah, okay, like that makes any sense.
I'm not a big fan of spiders, believe me, but I think they are smarter than to walk past a toilet full of water to get into a bathtub.