It is not a good idea to walk from the house to the car while juggling a 6-pack of beer, car keys, several other items, and a cell phone (in mouth) because you will see something large and insect-like out of the corner of your eye, and, thinking it must be the cicada that was buzzing around the carport earlier, ignore it. However, on looking up you will discover that it is a giant orb spider approximately 1.5" from your face. You will try to scream (without dropping the cell phone) and leap backwards flailing about with your laden arms in an attempt to ascertain whether there are any spiderweb threads on you that might form an assault route for the spider. Beer bottles: intact. Dignity: not so much.
Apparently I'm not the only one being attacked by nature.