23 October 2009

My magic wand




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I hate it when they do it to me! Spiders!! They spin webs like nobodys' business, in my room, at my balcony, within my territory!! I seethe at their insolence enlarging, each time with a larger web they spin!

Don't feign ignorance, I just spoiled your web the other day! Grr...




And they keep coming back my place like their favourite bar. Weave a magnificient thing overnight, or finish a good repair within hours, very efficient and annoying creatures.



So I resorted to mean means. Know the kitchen towel / kitchen paper? Or better known as my accomplice. No, not the paper, the core within, or the hollow shaft-like center, that most would have thrown away. I keep them as my secret weapon. Heheh.









Yeah, this fella at the left. My magic wand. And here's how the magic works:

* Extend wand's length by attaching 2 shafts with tape, if necessary.

* If the owner is around. HIT it with a swift swap! None has escaped alive so far.

* Break the web by 2 or few extended ends with a quick sweeps. This should leave the web intact but vulnerable.

* Wave or wield the wand at the web swiftly, just like how Harry Potter casts his magic! The remains of the web should cling to the wand readily.

* Throw the offending wand away. No cleaning of brooms or tools required.


Effortless, and it costs you nothing. Though it makes me look evil than I already am, I don't care, since they don't give a hoot if their thing makes my house look haunted.
In fact, I've just wiped out another stubborn one just now. Ha!



Gee... I hope that wasn't Charlotte.

Have a great weekend! =D

6 comments:

stay-at-home mum said...

hey! I whack them out the way you do too!!

bp said...

hehe, the power of stardust's magic wand, but like u, i too dread how fast these critters spin n re-spin their webs, and not always able to reach them at arm's length! but incidentally, i was reading a kid's story to ben abt a particular spider (2nd book we've come across with same spider named Anansi) who learned how to spin webs as a result of being tricked by a turtle into doing all the work going fishing together. it's a folktale of course, but we had a gd laugh here n there!

glad u n Bear caught the meteors... how wonderful that must have been! n enjoy your lovely lacquerware...

n a great weekend coming up! i heard from SAHM and also saw your comments at her blog, that you're able to access it again. yay!

umekotyan said...

こんばんわ、スターダストさん
訪問が、遅くなりました。
流星群があったのですね。
そういえば、新聞で見ていたかもしれないけれど、
空を見上げるのを、忘れていたわ、残念です。

そして、いい漆器ですね。
お茶菓子を、入れるのに良さそう、
おいしい、和菓子が、もっと、美味しく見れる
魔法の漆器、大切に使ってね。

また、この季節は、必要以上に蜘蛛の巣が、
多い様に思います。
来年の為かな、とっても、とっても、
出て来て、いやな存在だわ。

日曜のひととき、ようやく、一息。
Blogを、見に行けるわ。
毎日、何だか、忙しいです。
スターダストさんも、ゆっくりと、
写真を撮って、のんびりと、
いらつかないでね。:D

from loved ume tyan

Feronia said...

A good plan, Stardust. Thanks for the tip. I've just read that black pepper is good on an ant trail, too. I should try it before I reach for that toxic fly spray next time...

Helena said...

Exactly! It's territory! Exactly!
You know, I am not afraid of them if I see them in the garden- don't like them, but not scary there- but in the house it's AAAARRRGH!!!!!
I have to get rid of them.
HAVE TO.
If not we will have to move house.
I turn the vacuum cleaner on them.
Up they go with a thwwwwwwooooop!
Then, because the cleaner is one of those Dyson type ones that are transparent in the middle, I can see him whizzing round and round and round and hahahahah serves you right you little monster, you should have stayed out of my house!

(Am I mean?)

=)

Helena said...

Also!
Spiders hate the smell of cloves.
Get some clove oil and put it in a spray with some water... spray it around your doors and windows.... worth a try!