For a girl whose father wrote a book about spiders (well, about the effects of pesticides on spiders), I’m not a big fan. This is unfortunate, since my hippie hovel abounds in both spiders and bugs, a mystery, since spiders are supposed to eat the bugs. I must have slacker spiders, laid-back dope-smoking spiders. The one thing they are efficient at is web-building. There are cobwebs everywhere. The other day, I swept them all off the balcony. The next morning, I found a huge, outsized web in the balcony’s arch, a giant spider “Screw you."