you get used to it

and maybe love it

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baffled stare I didn’t realize I never added a link in my sidebar to my art only blog. I assume most people figure it out sooner or later, but I have done that now. Also added one to my reblog blog. 

Just in case any of my newer followers didn’t realize - drawsomething is my art only blog. I reblog everything over there to here eventually so you’re not missing anything by not following it if you don’t want to, but it is there for anyone who is only interested in my art, and less interested in me and my life. 

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buggirl:

I recently posted a photo such as this, where I’m holding Linda the Black Widow,  on my blog and the comments coming in are kinda cracking me up.
Here are a few:
“what is photoshop”-
Well, if you knew me personally, you’d understand why this is funny.  I am so computer illiterate I could never use photoshop- you’re lucky I know how to use tumblr…. Also, if you follow me, you know I hold all things “creepy” on a regular basis.
“this bitch really let a venomous spider bite her trying to be cute”
Apparently, I’m a bitch?  And who said Linda bit me?  I didn’t!  Black Widows are extremely shy and non-aggressive.  They are nothing to be afraid of, like any animal, if treated with respect (which usually means just leave it alone) and not threatened, they will not feel the need to defend themselves.  I was not “trying to be cute”..  The point of this blog is to educate others about the natural world.  Me holding a venomous beneficial black widow reinforces the point- most of the negative feelings people have towards spiders are based on irrational fear.
“Now they call her rotten hand”
Once again, you’d practically have to force a black widow to bite you.  Also, even if she were to bite me, it certainly would not rot my hand.  Black widow venom is a nuerotoxin, and does not cause necrosis.
Spread a little love to spiders and read about my research here.

buggirl:

I recently posted a photo such as this, where I’m holding Linda the Black Widow,  on my blog and the comments coming in are kinda cracking me up.

Here are a few:

what is photoshop”-

Well, if you knew me personally, you’d understand why this is funny.  I am so computer illiterate I could never use photoshop- you’re lucky I know how to use tumblr…. Also, if you follow me, you know I hold all things “creepy” on a regular basis.

this bitch really let a venomous spider bite her trying to be cute

Apparently, I’m a bitch?  And who said Linda bit me?  I didn’t!  Black Widows are extremely shy and non-aggressive.  They are nothing to be afraid of, like any animal, if treated with respect (which usually means just leave it alone) and not threatened, they will not feel the need to defend themselves.  I was not “trying to be cute”..  The point of this blog is to educate others about the natural world.  Me holding a venomous beneficial black widow reinforces the point- most of the negative feelings people have towards spiders are based on irrational fear.

Now they call her rotten hand”

Once again, you’d practically have to force a black widow to bite you.  Also, even if she were to bite me, it certainly would not rot my hand.  Black widow venom is a nuerotoxin, and does not cause necrosis.

Spread a little love to spiders and read about my research here.

Filed under spider black widow shes so freaking pretty tho look at what a pretty girl that i s im grateful to blogs like this that supply images and education because hot dang did i waste a lot of my life being afraid of spiders and bugs in general and not realizing how awe inspiring they are arachnid

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Huge sigh of relief

got my car inspection updated, no problems. I was actually somewhat anxious about it because I have a lot of garbage happening all at once that I need to take care of and was worried there would be some sort of sneaky hidden problem with the clown car. 

it is a huge relief to not be told to go spend more money right now, laughs. (although freaking texas and their expensive inspections i s2g)

Filed under thats one thing down like five more to go but this is one of the ones that was stressing me out because i cant control it

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provinite replied to your post “I have to build seven some stairs for my bed. He’s not exactly a…”

I built Candy doggy steps for about $30 or $40 with just a tablesaw and some screws. They’re sturdy enough for me and AJ to walk on. If you’re comfortable using a table/miter saw and sander is ezpz. I can draw up the plans in sketchup if you’d want.

That would be handy, if you have the time! 

I’m pretty comfortable with handiwork - I’ll never be super comfortable using saws ngl but I’ve still managed to build a ladder and a ramp for the outside and a couple of gates and fence extensions and stands for the rain barrels. At least I have plenty of experience sucking up my saw related discomfort and dealing with it anyway, laughs. 

Filed under provinite

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I have to build seven some stairs for my bed.

He’s not exactly a young spring chicken, and he has always, always had hip problems. We’re at a point where, on bad days he just stands at the side of my bed and growls and moans until I get up and pick up his hind feet in my hands so that he feels comfortable using me as a boost/springboard to get his front half up on the bed. 

He doesn’t really show his age in any other way but he’s never liked jumping and just doesn’t want to do it any more at all. 

Filed under my bed has become lower and lower and lower as seven gets older im a little worried about him even though he seems completely fine dogs are bad at showing discomfort though even dogs as good as speaking their desires as seven is my dogs my pets my seven

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i have officially reached a point where I am cooing at spiders 

especially when it was a rare occasion that one of the dogs took an interest in it and was gently harassing it, until i scooped it up on a small piece of paper and scolded the dog for bothering the “poor, dear thing,” and apologizing profusely as I put it it out in the ivy growing up the house. 

this is my life now

i am the person calling the tiniest little spider “precious” in an undignified tone of voice. thats me. I’m that person

Filed under spider mention

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combobulatedprognosticator replied to your post “combobulatedprognosticator replied to your post “not-terezi-pyrope…”

That’s very understandable. Sorry to bring up bad memories!

haha, you’re fine. I’m not really upset by talking about my dad or other related unpleasantries!

And I would rather explain that it’s me being ridiculous instead of just randomly hating on something you enjoyed.

Filed under combobulatedprognosticator although I am ridiculous 99% of the time so its probably a safe assumption that I am doing that all the time

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combobulatedprognosticator replied to your post “not-terezi-pyrope answered to your post “oh hey more questions does…”

Not an Asimov fan? I was obsessed with the Foundation series when I was a kiddie.

laughs, when I was ten my dad was like here, you’re old enough to read real books

and he gave me the hobbit. When I blasted through it within a day, he gave me the lotr trilogy and the silmarillion (although I have no idea how long it actually took kid me to make it through that last one. It was a while.)

after that he had me read asimov’s books. every single one that he had. And he would forget that I had read some of them already so we would end up cycling through and I’d read the same stories again (and again and again) because not reading them wasn’t really an option. (cue deranged parent problems support group.)

I’m sure asimov is great but it’s been like ten years since I managed to ESCAPE and I’m still sick of him, haha. Maybe someday I will recover but that day is not in my near future. It actually took me ages to be willing to pick up sci-fi again too because for years if I got even the slightest whiff of a robot in a story, I was out of there, just in case, laughs.

Filed under combobulatedprognosticator if it hadnt been for enders game i have no idea if i would have ever managed to get back into enjoying sci fi genre books i know theres a ton of problems with osc but that was absolutely the first sci fi book i picked up of my own free will