For anyone not familiar, this would be a black widow. Had this happened a few years ago, I would have peed my pants and started to hyperventilate. This dude falling from very near my hand into my roasting pan merely made me shiver....and grab a camera.
And then Robert and I debated over whether or not it was actually a black widow because it had red spots on it's back and we couldn't see it's belly once I squished it. Turns out, according to info on the www, the northern black widow has red spots on it's back. ~shiver~