Jun 5, 2009

Check Your Boots

Photo by Catherine Stevens
When backpacking I've learned always to check my boots before putting them on in the morning. But I realized just now that I've become complacent about inspecting my shoes when I'm home. Who's to say that a spider didn't take residence in them on any given night? My property is riddled with black widows, after all.

I need to be more vigilant. I'm talking Mad-Eye Moody vigilant.

11 comments:

Robin said...

I think it's Mad-Eye Moody...

Raging Wombat said...

Thanks, Robin. It's been too long since my last reading of Potter.

Cat said...

*Shudder*

LibrarianJessica said...

Gah!

Anonymous said...

Constant Vigilance!

Ellen said...

Shoes? What about is crawling on you in the night. I am going to buy mosquito netting!

Vanessa said...

Good plan, I always find them in my shoes and boots.

Anon-awesome! said...

I was going to say constant vigilance but I see anonymous has beaten me to it!

saskboy said...

Your foot would probably smoosh it before it was a threat anyway right? ;-)

Raging Wombat said...

That's what I tell myself every time I put on my shoes, saskboy. Even if it isn't true.

Galadriel said...

When we moved to our current house, we used to get crickets in our shoes enough that we started calling them "shoe crickets."

It went like this:
Walk to fully enclosed front porch to head outside first thing in the morning, sleepily slip on shoes.

Feel wriggling next to foot.

Jump entirely out of shoes.

Reach down and dump both shoes (for good measure) frantically and thoroughly.

Watch perfectly healthy cricket scuttle off elsewhere.

...so yeah, the "squooshed by your feet" theory? Not so much.