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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
freelance alchemist
Life with 'song and Elayna 
26th-Apr-2012 11:53 am
I take a cell phone picture of my new fish and send it to Elayna with the text message "Betta Ray-Bill". (He is a crowntail male betta. His name is Ray-Bill. Because that's how I roll.)

Elayna: ...did you just get a fish?
Me: Yes.
Elayna: We have three cats.
Me: And one fish.
Elayna: One cat is stupid and another is mischievous and has already ruined a plant.
Me: I didn't buy a parakeet. I think I deserve credit for that.
Elayna: Yes, okay, you didn't buy a parakeet. But you bought a fish.
Me: I also didn't buy a ball python or a bearded dragon. And I only bought one fish. I am a model of restraint.
Elayna: I'm not sure that's what that's called.


Ray-Bill is cobalt blue and gorgeous and adjusting nicely to his new home on my desk. I think I shall give him some bloodworm now. (EDIT: Aw, he loves his bloodworm!)
26th-Apr-2012 04:21 pm (UTC)
Picture please!
26th-Apr-2012 04:23 pm (UTC)
You got a nice sized tank, too, right? While they can survive in those little cups they get displayed in, they're happier with more room and even more ZOMG gorgeous as they swim around.
26th-Apr-2012 04:24 pm (UTC)
... and Elayna rocks.
26th-Apr-2012 09:31 pm (UTC)
Yep! They actually had a little tank with a backdrop that matches the blues, greens, and purples I'm using in my office precisely. I might pick him up a plant next time I go get him food...
26th-Apr-2012 04:35 pm (UTC)
*snort* thank you for sharing this
26th-Apr-2012 04:38 pm (UTC)
We keep coming home with new reptiles. First it was the corn snake, then the water dragon, then the dragon got upgraded to a bigger tank, so we got the skinks to go in her old tank (we couldn't have an empty tank sitting around, could we?), then we got the bearded dragon to keep the water dragon company (she was lonely), then we rescued the tegu, then my husband wanted the ball python for his birthday....

...we are not models of restraint.
26th-Apr-2012 04:44 pm (UTC)
But beardies and ball pythons are easy care! (If she would SHED *glares*)
26th-Apr-2012 09:32 pm (UTC)
This could happen in our house. I'm just saying.
26th-Apr-2012 05:08 pm (UTC)
Yay fish!! I think you are a model of restraint for not coming home with the other critters :)
26th-Apr-2012 09:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I am giving myself a gold star.
26th-Apr-2012 05:30 pm (UTC)
She's your daughter, Charlie Brown
26th-Apr-2012 07:11 pm (UTC)
I don't suppose you watch Castle do you? Because the dynamic here kind of reminds me of Castle and his daughter...
26th-Apr-2012 09:33 pm (UTC)
We do, and we love the Castle/Alexis dynamic. :)
26th-Apr-2012 07:39 pm (UTC)
Me: .... I am a model of restraint.
Elayna: I'm not sure that's what that's called.

1st-May-2012 02:13 am (UTC)
26th-Apr-2012 08:18 pm (UTC)
That's the name of that horse-faced alien from Thor, yes? Cool name for a fish :) (Then again, Thor was a frog at one point...)
26th-Apr-2012 09:34 pm (UTC)
Yep. I informed the guys in advance that we were getting a fish; the first thing Adam heard at the airport was "I am getting a fish and naming him Ray-Bill!"

Adam: "Of course you are."
Adam: "A betta."

Because obviously.
28th-Apr-2012 07:10 am (UTC)
Have I told you that I miss you guys SO MUCH?
28th-Apr-2012 12:08 pm (UTC)
We miss you too!
26th-Apr-2012 08:49 pm (UTC)
You have raised snark. Snark has sprung from your loins.
26th-Apr-2012 09:34 pm (UTC)
29th-Apr-2012 08:15 pm (UTC)
It's not a goat, therefore you are a model of restraint.
1st-May-2012 01:16 am (UTC)
I just announced to my housemates that I want a betta fish now. They told me I am an adult, I can buy my own fish if I want one.

You are clearly a good influence.
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