Fish and valentines day and stuff and a super long entry.

I think Lucy Lawless is one of the most attractive people ever and looking at her face makes me feel things and her voice is so awesome and unique sounding and she seems really badass and powerfull even when she isn’t playing XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS… aaand she really does it for me even though she’s fairly old now. </ end rant about my sexual attraction to Lucy Lawless>

… Anyway… yesterday I set up a goldfish tank. I have been wanting to do it for a while but yesterday I finally got around to *actually getting fish*. I wanted feeder goldfish that would otherwise get fed to bigger fish or reptiles  or some crazy person’s pet duck… I dunno. At the pet store the feeder fish were kept in this big metal trough/bucket type thing. I only wanted 4 goldfish, but they were 6 for a dollar, and the lady basically made me get 6. Plus, a tiny minnow which apparently jumped the divider between the feeder minnows and feeder goldfish ended up in my fish bag… and the lady didn’t feel like dealing with it so she just gave it to me. SO…. I ended up with more fish than I wanted, which means the tank is a little more crowded than I wanted it to be, but they still have a LOT more room to swim around than they had crammed in a metal bucket with hundreds of other fish basically waiting to die. I expected a couple of them to die right away actually, because feeder fish are usually NOT healthy at all… but so far they are all still alive, and swimming, and eating, and doing well.

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They seem pretty happy I think… as much as I’m capable of judging the happiness of fish… They have all been kinda tripping out at the fact that they can see their reflections in the glass, and they keep swimming up to their reflection and trying to figure out what is going on, because they have spent their entire lives in a fucking bucket and they have probably never seen a reflection before. I would still like to add a little snail to the tank, to help keep it clean. We’ve named almost all of them but not quite. Their names include:

-Appa (mostly white fish with an orange spot on his head and tail)

-Momo (the tiny rogue guppy, who seems like the happiest chillest fish of all. He is proud of his great escape. )

-Olympic Gold (a brown looking fish who looks **actually gold and not orange** in the light. Also I have been watching the olympics. :-P)

-Black Star (orange dude with a black stripe on the top of his fin)

-Noticeably F.A.T. (the biggest one, props if you get the Futurama reference.)

The other two are both small and completely orange and basically look identical so I don’t know what to name them… aaaand I just right now named them Hikaru and Kaoru after the red-headed twins from Ouran High School Host Club which is a super dorky anime. Yes, I am satisfied.

So… yeah! Tomorrow is V-day (oh, actually technically RIGHT NOW is v-day.) My boyfriend got me pretty much EVERY SINGLE cliche’ valentines day present. He came home with all of it and surprised me, it was pretty cute.

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Stuffed animal, check. (It’s a dog because I love dogs and it has old man eyebrows and it is cute.) Flowers, check. Pink and purple-y really pretty flowers actually. Balloon, check. Wine, check. Giant heart filled with chocolates, check. (I have never had such a giant heart filled with chocolates… it is fairly huge.)

I have a tiny thing to give him but it is no big deal and I don’t even know if he will like it or think it’s dumb so I haven’t given it to him yet. We have loose plans for tomorrow, they mainly involve staying here. Not completely sure how things will work out, but we will see. In all honesty I think it is a pretty silly holiday, but our sort of unofficial anniversary is the day after, so that has made it more fun.

Merry v-day to all, and to all a good night.

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5 thoughts on “Fish and valentines day and stuff and a super long entry.

  1. Somber says:

    I hope that you have a great valentines day!
    Your fish look cool! I’ve been wanting to get a beta fish because I think they are so pretty! But I’ve been holding off. A couple years ago, I got a tree. And it died. A TREE, died. I just might not be ready for that kind of responsibility.

    • valerianblue says:

      Betas are pretty cool! We had betas for a long time. I think you could handle one, they are very low maintenance and easy to keep alive, assuming you get a healthy one to start with. Really, I think they are easier to care for than plants. Plants can be mysterious, and weirdly difficult to keep alive. We have accidentally killed ay LOT of plants, but our betas all lived really long lives. They can survive for up to two weeks without food, so if you forget to feed them for a day it isn’t a big deal. They make surprisingly good pets, especially if you are alone. They have quite a bit of personality.

      • Somber says:

        That is good to hear! I think my problem was that it only needed to be watered once a week.. I definitely forget stuff like that. Maybe I will get one. If they aren’t already dead at the store. Wal mart is pretty horrible at keeping their fish alive.

      • valerianblue says:

        I feel ya! I have never been good at plants. I think you should get one. I have got one at Wal-Mart before and it was fine. Just try to get one that is swimming around and seems lively.

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