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So my mum's in town this week. It's about an 8 hour drive from where she lives to here, 800km or 600mi, whatever floats your boat. Basically a full day on the road, and most definitely a full tank of gas (or two, depending on the size of the vehicle) to drive it. Consequently, when my mum and I decided to go out for lunch today, we had to fill up her car first before we could. So we stopped at Esso and my mum got out to pump the petrol... ten seconds later she's pounding on my window shreaking about what she found in the gas tank: A huge mama orb spider! ::boggles:: A spider! In a gas tank! With babies! WTF?!

Obviously, given the nest full of baby spider eggs, mama orb had been there for at least a day or two. Which means she crawled in at Fort Mac, and stayed put for the entire 800km drive to Calgary. Now, maybe it's just me, but I think choosing to lay your eggs next to something as toxic as a gasoline tank is pretty much one of the stupidest things a spider could do. Those babies didn't stand much chance for survival where they were, so I didn't feel too guilty scraping the nest out with a piece of paper towel. Mama got safely relocated to a grove of flowers, though. Hopefully she'll lay new eggs in that much more welcoming environment.

Still, I gotta ask, why the gas tank? What goes through a spider's mind that makes her think that's a good place to nest? Seriously!


Also, I have no idea how I never knew about this before, but there's an awesomely long early season Stargate: SG-1/MacGyver crossover over at Chevron Two called "Thicker Than Water" by Margaret Martin. I'm only half-way through chapter four so I can't tell how it's gonna end, but so far it's very interesting, well-written, and excellently in-character. A good find. Yay for me! :D


EDIT: Apparently, today is the day for spiders. I just had a jumping spider hop onto my keyboard. Cute little guy, but so not the place for him to be. Off to the backyard he goes... ::le sigh::
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For [ profile] stormr_d, on her special day -- a special fic, just for you! It's short and sweet, but from the heart. :D

Happy birthday, Storm! )
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I'm not sure I really like this one. It didn't follow the plan at all. :(

In fact, I debated about posting it all, but then decided you guys were more likely to hit me for no story at all as opposed to a bad one. And I'm afraid of you -- you're all crazy. ;P

Beam Me Up, Scotty )
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Yes, yes! Finally! Here it is, the next Lair-fic! ::trumpets play, fireworks go off, and much cheering is heard::

And it's actually a fairly long one, too! I had a devil of a time writing it, dang thing kept wanting to go off in it's own directions. Anyway, here's hoping you like where I finally wrangled the bunny down.

Operation: Safeguard )

We have two new authors joining us in the Lair today, [ profile] stormr_d and [ profile] leni_ba -- everybody say "hi!"

As for the rest of you, don't forget to get your bios in! :D
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I think I'm going to need to take tomorrow (and possibly longer) off from writing Lair-fic, so this one's a bit longer than normal to make it up to you. ;)

It also has a few ulterior motives, as it somewhat answers the "Allure" challenge at [ profile] the_kittchen, and meets the suggestions of four fellow Lair denizens: [ profile] tomywca, [ profile] pheral, [ profile] stormdracona, and [ profile] blazingskies.

Remember! It's all in fun! ;D )
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Today's story has been brought to you by cotton candy, Gummi Bears, and the letter 'Y'.

(As in, 'why am I doing this?!' :D)

Oh, Nutty's comments for a previous story were also used as inspiration. And Tomy already knows what happens in the implied moments after that scene. Have fun, kids! :D

A Hunting We Will Go! )
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Another one! I like this one -- and I think Tomy, especially, will as well.

And if you're curious, this one was inspired by my own day so far. I'm not over-stating the weather situation in the least! It's too freakin' hot! ::wipes the sweat off her forehead::

The Bet )

I think the next major project at the Lair ought to be the installation of a swimming pool -- or at least the discovery of an underground aquafer. :D
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Not quite as spine-tingling funny as the first one, but hell! In the mood we were in, anything and everything was hilarious! This one, at least, is a bit longer. ;P

Waiting for Tomy )

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