… the ones you see, and the ones you don’t see.
i’m seeing this one, yes i am. he is making his way across the wall in front of me at ceiling level. my camera had killed its batteries and reset itself to just hq images, and so i was on 640×480 when he was at my level. whatsisname says “don’t climb on the table”. i bet the table would hold me, he’s just being an asshole. well mr. spider’s almost to the corner and i can stand on a chair we know chairs hold me we won’t even ask about the chair will we, no sir these are my fears i’m determined to face them.
now you see, that was two, two, two fears in one. heights and spiders. i’m still scared witless but i can get the macro mode to focus better than this, however making my hands not shake is another matter entirely. i’m goin’ back up there though.
ok. this is standing on the arm of a couch with one very wobbly leg (the couch, not me, my legs wanted to wobble but i wouldn’t let ’em), balancing with one hand on a wobbly bookcase, extending my arm almost all the way out, and don’t forget the double fearwhammy thang i had going.
my hair is crawling my skin is standing on end. oh man. i wanted to kill him, but at some point it began to seem … rude. and i kept trying to get better shots, better focus, even though in zoom/macro, handsteadiness really matters and i was getting worse, not better. after the last batch, well, he vanished, last seen right over my couch heading south. which is fine i wasn’t planning on sleeping … ever.