Thursday, April 30, 2009

Achtung, Baby!

This -- THIS! -- was part of the assembly instructions for our new grill.

Because the economy, the swine flu, and my children's futures haven't caused me to lose enough sleep.

Now I have to worry about SPIDERS building a NEST that could possibly cause an EXPLOSION in my grill.

The heebie-jeebies are palpable, my friends.


  1. Bizarre. And I've decided not to get overly worried about swine flu, even as area schools close for a week. Because all I have heard from doctors is that with proper medical attention, this is no worse than any other flu. And we can handle that.

  2. Spider nests!! It's a good thing Honey does all the grilling at our house. Unless we're pulling out the charcoal. That's my kind of cooking, when we have the luxury of waiting for the coals to fire up.

  3. Anonymous1:41 PM


    A word who's time has come.

    The Griller

  4. Mice will, too. Ask me how I know.

  5. Because of all the mystery bites popping up at my house, I have become a reluctant expert on all things buggy. I am with you on the heebie-jeebies.

    Did you know that if you own a pillow that is two years old or more, that 10% of its' weight is comprised of dust mites and their feces? I should have invested money in pillows before I learned that, because everyone that I shared it with has gone out and bought new pillows, my household included. Gross.

  6. See...I am such a directions avoider that I would never even see those spider warnings.
    But that is quite weird and funny all at ones.

  7. I thought it was bees? Did someone mix up their insects? or have the spiders started taking over bee real estate? Because that's not fair, either.

  8. Yet another reason why I don't read directions (the first one being that I'm just too lazy).

  9. I think the spiders are the ones who should be afraid.

  10. No. Way. That really is bizarre. I had no idea the little beasties were combustible.

  11. Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid. Of Everything.

    That about the dust mites is just yuck. Mites and mite feces as pillow stuffing. Ugh.

  12. Anonymous12:14 PM

    I don't think our grill came with a spider alert- should I be worried? And btw, my weekend plans are in relatively the same status as yours on this "beautiful" monday in spring? (what the heck is up with the weather?- the kids are climbing the walls, some days literally)!
    Here's hoping for a headache free day for you!
    Mirabella MOM

  13. Anonymous8:44 AM

    We used to live in Albuquerque where the Black Widow spiders like to hang out. I always had to do a spider check before my kids could play with anything left outside. I don't miss those days, I get all twitchy just thinking about it.


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