Sunday, July 16, 2017

What is it?



A client brought me a gift on Monday.
It's in this photo.

What is it?
(25 words or fewer)

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53 comments:

CynthiaMc said...
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CynthiaMc said...

Books are really awesome but PANDA SOCKS!!!!

Susan said...

Uh-oh... Who stole Panda-In-Chief's snugglies? Someone's gonna get in trou-ble!

Kitty said...

Θάνατος στη Δήλο, ένα άλλο μυστήριο Αθηναϊκή

PAH said...

3D puzzle of that building...

Carolynnwith2Ns said...

I'm jealous, I always wanted a city pop-up.
Question: Where's the tenth Death on Delos?

Please note that I am ignoring anything which is furry and has many legs - even if the legs are wearing cute socks.

Carolynnwith2Ns said...

Oh PAH that's a puzzle of a building, I thought it was a pop-up.

Amanda Capper said...

A cuddly tarantula with poor circulation.

Jennifer Delozier said...

I spy bear-ly visible spider cozies on them there feet!

Barbara said...

All in all, I think
she brought
those two tacks in the wall.

Lisa Bodenheim said...

Sox the Spoctoper sports socks!
(tip of hat to Colin for Sox's name)

No? That's not Sox? Then it must be Spandelos, a friend who dropped in with the books.

Amanda K. said...

Panda socks for Aragog

Steve Forti said...

It's literally in “this photo”. Rearrange letters to “hip to shot”, meaning he brought whiskey and two glasses. A good drinking partner is a gift.

Kregger said...

Why pandas?
When the American Yeti in Paris was caught without his pants, he decided to become a sock puppet.
The pandas were a bonus.

Amy Schaefer said...

Poor Ms Spider is infested with pandas. The confused bears mistook her elegant legs draped over those leafy green covers for a bamboo forest.

E.M. Goldsmith said...

A spider was commissioned to keep watch over all of Gary Corby's ARCs of Death on Delos. The spider has a brilliant assortment of panda socks. The client brought whisky but the cold spider drank it. Don't tell anyone.

Gabby Gilliam said...

A spider friend had chilly feet
and lamented to a shark.
A client heard the spider's woe
and it tugged upon their heart.
While whiskey warms the belly
it does nothing for the toes.
The client knew that panda socks
were the only way to go.

(Over the 25 word limit, but the socks were too inspiring. Please forgive me, your sharkliness.)

Amber B said...
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Amber B said...

It was bad enough being the only furry octopus in existence, but having to wear hand-knitted panda socks in public was mortifying.

Curt David said...

Dear Janet,
Enough emailing, let's Skype! I'm sending you either a bendy webcam or microphone, your choice!
We'll talk everyday,
Your Client

La Mandarin said...

Undercover reduced mobility arachnid.

Margaret Turkevich said...

Panda booties, maybe for your cats on a cold winter's night?

kathy joyce said...

Dum, dum, da, dum...Spider is getting married!! See the garter? To throw at the reception! Socks? Destination wedding, China. Floppy butt thing? Spider veil.

Kitty said...
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Kitty said...

Somewhere there's a baby panda looking for his socks.

Sherry Howard said...

Spidey's invited to his first overnight, and he can't attend underdressed.
He's decked out now in the latest trend so he won't be overstressed.
Mama's afraid that he won't fit in and she is quite distressed.
No need for worry because Spidey's aware that he's the very best
after decking himself in the fabulous attire sent with such beau geste.
Mama just wishes he'd cooperate and put on his panda vest
lest he arrive at the party and find that he's not dressed like the rest.

Melanie Sue Bowles said...

You all think this is cute. It's not cute. You try navigating a tower of books with two legs crammed into one sock. I demand four more socks!

Megan V said...

Mine. Mine. squawk Mine.

Dena Pawling said...


The bride of Spoctoper! Too smashed to sit upright after the reception. And who dressed her to look like a human? That's humiliating.




RosannaM said...

With Halloween coming soon, the client brought Spidey and Janet matching costumes.

You didn't think Janet would post a selfie wearing hers, now did you?

Lennon Faris said...

When I find four pair of same type, same size,
I cry in joy from my multiple eyes.

Claire Bobrow said...

We’re not bamboo-zled. That’s no Panda! And those aren’t just books. They’re autographed books, from Gary Corby! Spidey’s on guard duty.

Beth Carpenter said...

The spider comes on little panda feet. It sits looking over books and city in silent approval and then moves on. (Apologies to Carl Sandburg)

BJ Muntain said...

Mx Octospider stole Panda-in-Chief's socks, so that's not the gift. But the Octospider seems very relaxed... Did your client bring you bourbon?

The Seasick Mermaid said...

Socktapus in the wild.

Colin Smith said...

Socks for Sox, to help Janet judge the writing contests. The story that leaves Sox sockless wins! 

Barbara Etlin said...

Four pair of panda socks.

Karen McCoy said...

Four panda booties! A spider-specific mid-calf model perhaps? Seems like Aragog got the real present.

Kate Larkindale said...
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Kate Larkindale said...

Panda socks for a spider! All eight feet need to be kept snug for a spider to feel her best. Even if it does hamper mobility to have two feet to a sock. Probably easier to just hang out here on this handily positioned pile of books….

Craig F said...

While the sharque’s away the spocopter will play.

Hope he/she/it didn’t stretch out those new black and laceys too badly.

Brigid said...

With the city puzzle, Aragog recreates its favorite movie: Godzilla. Not for fun, practice. Watch out, New York, there's a whole new nightmare in town.

Julie said...

Happy Spider Toy
Bubbling Baby Panda Feet
Boneless, Cuddly Joy

Panda in Chief said...

OMG PANDA SOCKS!!!!!!!!!
Ahem....
Not only is your Spidopus's brain on pandas, also his feet are on pandas. Or pandas are on his feet, more acurrately.
I'm sorry. I just get so excited whenever I see pandas in any form whatsoever.

This makes me want to find a little stuffed shark for Janet and dress it in a panda costume.

Happy Sunday everyone. I have to run off and eat pie!

Mike said...

Looks like a peculiar gene splice, that reads, stares, and scares.

Kate Higgins said...

Handy pandy sockies for Spidey – four sets for eight footsies, to keep his tootsie, wooties warm....

(Can you tell just spent the weekend with my two year old grandson?)

Janice Grinyer said...

"Unidentifiable, JR knew when to put a sock on it...er...socks..."

Her Grace, Heidi, the Duchess of Kneale said...

Why on earth would your client give you ten copies of the same book? Didn't they know that you can reread a book over and over? Good for the environment.

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Michael Seese said...

I don't know. It's all Greek to me.

Joseph Snoe said...

I envy you having nine copies of Death on Delos.

What is the microphone looking thing on the right side?

elisabethcrisp.com said...

It's a socktopus.

french sojourn said...


I wouldn't want to play poker with it.

He's got 4 of a kind showing, waiting on the river card.

My spidey sense is tingling.