Was staring at the little mystery thingy, trying to figure out what the heck it was (if it’s a hydroid, it is a very pretty hydroid!) and a thin spotted thread emerged from a hole next to it and slid across the rock. This startled both Mystery Bob(s) and thelarge tube worm next to it, who […]
Everybody seems happy in the tank at the moment. When I come in and flip on the light, the snails wake up and begin noshing across the rocks, the ball anemones are fully extended, and the mushroom is blue. He’s not blue all the time. During the day, he spreads out, the better to maximize his […]
I was making oatmeal this morning in the kitchen, and suddenly it struck me. Out of the blue. "You mean, "Buffalo Gals" is about Buffalo, New York?" I mean, I had sort of resigned myself that it wasn’t about were-buffalo, like I thought when I was a kid, but I hadn’t really analyzed it past that. Were-buffalo would have been […]
Went in to check on Kevin, who is sleeping the sleep of the heavily medicated, with the beagle snuggled up to his legs. On the floor by the bedroom door, the border collie is laying down, and Smokey the Siamese has his head pillowed on the collie’s muzzle and one paw on his neck. The […]
Well, that was an exciting evening. I had to take Kevin to the ER–what seemed like an attack of cripplingly painful gas turned into vomiting turned into sufficient pain that Kevin said "You know, I think you need to take me to the hospital now." For the record, driving fifteen miles over the speed limit, in […]
Snails acclimated. Water tests out good. Time for the next member of the Clean-Up Crew–the emerald crab! Crab Bob is small and green mottled with ochre. In keeping with my Defective Wildlife problem, he appears to be missing a leg. (I think those regrow. If not, hopefully the other invertebrates will not laugh at him.) As […]
I do not have time and the world is not ready for a picture book featuring the epic journey of Squishy the Neurotransmitter Meet Squishy I really don’t have time. Really. Much as I love the sketch of Squishy poised to jump across a gulf, titled "Squishy at the Synapse," I still don’t have time.
Coral Reef Restoration I heard a segment on NPR about this–according to one of the divers, the sponges are growing back, and in a year, you’ll have to look hard to tell where it was damaged. Since coral reefs are on my mind of late (can’t imagine why…) this made me very happy. And in a […]
And you can order it now! We should also have Predatory Peppermint in a month or two, and while I think we’re sold out on the trial run of LOL WUT biting-pear-and-clove soap, that will hopefully be available soon too!