August 27th, 2007

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Stop me if you've heard this before

So, did I ever tell you the one about my fish?
No? Wellll...
when my daughter's 8th grade science class
came to an end due to summer
all the guppies were dispersed among those who wanted them.
            Lauren came home with a bag of water which contained two guppies,
one smaller and  one larger,
and a bunch of little specks.
Within days of settling them into their new little aquarium,
we had two guppies and 50 to 60 snails.
So pretty.

We named them, the guppies that is, Nino&Nunzio, just 'cause.
The snails, who remained (and have remained) nameless,have ebbed and flowed with
the tides, the phases of the moon, something vaguely unknown...
one minute we have many and the next we, seemingly, have none.

One day Nino? Nunzio? went missing, the smaller one was just gone and
Lauren calmly informed me that she thought the large one ate him, well...huh?
She thinks she remembers hearing that guppies eat their dead.
So very pretty.

The large one became nameless and lived alone
seemingly unaware of his partner's demise,
alone with his snails, ebbing and flowing all around him.
That was until we got him

a betta

We still didn't name them because nothing seemed right. They just were until...
one day Lauren and I were watching them and she inquired,
"have you ever noticed how protective the betta is of the guppy?
Actually, I had but hadn't thought much about it. I looked at her and we smiled.
She looked at the betta and noted, "actually, he does look like he's wearing Armani."
"So, the betta's bigger and dark and wearing Armani while
the guppy is smaller and paler and wearing what? diesel?" I added.

So yeah...they became Brian&Justin.
So very very pretty.

See? I do so still post about them, I just can't seem to write about them lately and
no...I don't know what that's all about.

My sad mood icon is because school starts no no, I don't want her to go.    
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kid doing book meme

gakked from me
I had Lauren do this one. She likes her result even though she hasn't, as yet, read it.

You're Prufrock and Other Observations!

by T.S. Eliot

Though you are very short and often overshadowed, your voice is poetic and lyrical. Dark and brooding, you see the world as a hopeless effort of people trying to impress other people. Though you make reference to almost everything, you've really heard enough about Michelangelo. You measure out your life with coffee spoons.

Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

I agree with the first sentence while she totally agrees with the second.
She does make reference to many things mostly

'The Simpsons' in some way...
"remember how on the simpsons,
remember how when bart or homer (or whoever),
remember how they..." and blah blah blah

but not so much done with Michelangelo just yet.
She measures out her life with the plastic cups her
double chocolate chip frappuccinos come in
while it's me that measures out my life with coffee spoons or really,
more like little double espresso cups,
you know, those little cream-colored ones with the double bands of soft-green.

I remain sad yet...strangely chatty and we have to go.