Since I had my camera in my laptop bag, I went to take a few pics.
I wanted to take a macro shot, so I got really close. I didn't use the flash, since I didn't want to startle the spider (or provoke it into attacking me, for that matter).
Below me, in the background, there was a car (Jetta or something); I was trying to frame a pic so that perspective would make it look like the spider was attacking the car, but I couldn't convince the focus to work right.
Anyway, while I was composing the shot, I had the camera case in my other hand.
I forgot that I keep the card reader in the case.
Clatter, clatter, crash, went the card reader, down two flights through the gap in the railing.
I don't think the shot was worth it:
I gave up on more pictures, though.