I encountered the shower spider a few more times this week, and once even tried to kill it, but that arachnid is faster than anything I've ever encountered before. Needless to say, he's still there waiting to eat me when I least expect it.
My paranoia gave me the scare of a lifetime the other night as I was playing Pokemon Pearl on my Nintendo DSi, celebrating having finished my homework through Thursday. As I laid on my futon in the dark, the only illumination coming from the bright DS screen, all of a sudden something climbed on my hair. I freaked and ran across the room to turn on the light.
As I searched for the culprit I caught a glimpse of a lump of something a slightly different shade than the floorboards.
To my pleasant surprise it was not a giant spider, rather it was a cute little lizard, of the likes I have encountered a few times in my room. He scurried into my cupboard to hide.
In the morning, he had traveled to my screen door where I assisted him in his escape, but not before snapping a few pictures. He may look big, but he was only about two inches long.
I've got to be a bit more aware of my late night gaming becoming a beacon for the creepy crawlies. I guess a petty foreigner can't even avoid drawing attention to himself in his own room.