Rough Edges

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I just lost a fucking entire post that was quite long…Man that pisses me off. I don’t learn from my past mistakes…How long have I been blogging? Since 2004? Holy shit! And I can’t take the necessary precautions to prevent this exact thing from happening?

I am all huffy puffy…

Deep breath…Turn on Alexi Murdoch…

That is better…This has been a yucky weekend, I basically worked all weekend (even today) but that is alright because next weekend makes up for it…4 days off! It will be marvelous.

I was originally going to post a rock mix to kick the week off right…But I am afraid that will have to wait till tomorrow evening because my mood had darkened a bit due to some recent events here.

I was going into the garage to put in a laundry (which is usually a happy time because I don’t mind doing laundry, I love the smell of clean clothes and linens so…as weird as that may be to some)

But unfortunately this laundry excursion to the garage would soon be tainted…A little background info: I inhabited a family of black widow spiders that eventually grew into a few little families of black widow spiders in this shed right outside the garage…So I have been on the look out for any widows that have survived thus far and as I bent down there was a little black widow all stretched out in a little web showing off it’s red spotted stomach…Well I don’t really like killing insects…anything for that matter (except mosquitoes) but unfortunately I am allergic to bees, wasps and hornets (I get quite sick) so I really don’t want to see what a widow would do to me…I probably wouldn’t be able to see much of anything because I would die and I think I have a good 25 more years or so before that happens (aside from an accident)

So bug spray in hand I was ready to be strong and brave…I sprayed. The widow fell to the ground and curled into a little ball…After a couple of seconds it opened up and started squirming around slowly…As the poison began to take affect he became slower and slower…And I became quite sad and before I knew it tears were welling up in my eyes…Why was I crying over a potentially deadly insect? I have a real hard time watching any living creature slowly meet the end of it’s life, that slow drawn out suffering I wouldn’t wish on anything…But it is more the slow long drawn out process that I find hard to take not so much the death itself. Because if possible I would have much rather just been able to kill that widow with one swift smack if possible but this widow was not in a position where I could end this poor widow’s life that way.

All of this lead to questions but one main question: Why do we as human beings inflict so much pain and death on other living creatures even our own species?

I don’t get it…For a species who is conscious of itself and who is constantly living in denial of the inevitable end of our own lives we tend to be pretty sadistic creatures…It is a little disturbing.

Anyways on to the music a little instrumental mini-mix from some recent releases all of which I highly recommend.

The Dead Tree Gives No Shelter
(mp3 expired) – Blue Sky Black Death
Buy A Heap of Broken Images

The Long Spring
(mp3 expired) – Explosions In The Sky
Buy Thank You

And the last one will have to wait because I am tired of messing with File Fuck.

*Coming Soon – “An Ode To Beck”



8 Responses to “Rough Edges”

  1. Charlie on November 20th, 2006 5:45 am

    Yeah, what is going on with File Lodge? I blame all the new people that fled EZ Archive and overwhelmed my previously well-working alternative. Except you. You’re okay.

    As for the spider, I wouldn’t worry excessively. If any creature knows how to live in the specter of death, it’s a black widow.

  2. Mentok the Mind-taker on November 20th, 2006 8:40 am

    OMG, I can’t believe I’ve been associating with a spider killer!

    Seriously, I make a conscious effort not to kill insects, but I draw the line at aggressive insects (e.g. wasps, poisonous spiders) and ones which pose a health hazard (e.g. cockroach infestations, but not solitary ones). With those two groups, I figure, it’s their bad karma catching up with them.

    Cut your own species some slack. It’s not just us. Hominidae, the entire family of Great Apes, are notorious for being mean, dirty little buggers. Chimps take delight in killing the children of political rivals, so you see it’s partly genetic and we’re (sort of) getting better.

  3. Andy on November 20th, 2006 3:27 pm

    Black widows are evil, evil creatures. You did the world a huge favor.

  4. Rachel on November 20th, 2006 7:58 pm

    Thanks Charlie, I am sure File Lodge has probably taken a lot on since the death of EZ. Hopefully we won’t burden them too much. :) And then go through this entire process all over again…If any creature knows how to live in the specter of death, it’s a black widow. This is true, you are wise. Thanks ;)

    WTF? :) I was crying for the deadly black widow…I am not a spider killer…I usually try to scurry them outside but I wasn’t about to scurry this fast widow anywhere…And I think we are worse than any other animal species, they kill for survival we kill unnecessarily for power and hate.

    Andy, I take it you have had a little run in with a black widow?

  5. Mentok the Mind-taker on November 21st, 2006 6:43 am

    I was just teasing about the spider killer part. I think it’s admirable that you would feel such pity for a creature that everyone else hates. Good on you. But, no, humans aren’t the worst. Chimps are worse. There’s a comfort in being second worst.

  6. Andy on November 21st, 2006 6:59 am

    I was bit by a black widow many years back. Not a fun experience. I’ve hated all spiders ever since.

  7. mjrc on November 21st, 2006 7:01 am

    i think it’s important to feel sadness and such at the killing of innocent life, even if it is a deadly insect. if everyone felt a bit more compunction at all the evil done, whether by themselves or someone else, the world would be a better place.

    on the other hand, if it came down to choosing between a spider and you, i’d pick you every time. : )

  8. Rachel on November 21st, 2006 1:10 pm

    Thanks Mentok that made me laugh. :)

    Andy, well I am glad I could help out in your revenge against the spiders ;)

    mjrc, I couldn’t agree more people do need to be more conscious of their actions.
    hehe and there is no doubt that I would have your back as well. :)

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