tj_dragonblade: (Gecko Advice)
To the makers of Zicam: 'Virtually Tasteless', my ass. -_-x

And memes, for the hell of it.

As seen...around )

I need a haircut. I need someone who knows what they're doing to cut it into the shape I'm after. But I can't for the life of me convince myself that it's worth paying someone to do. I've never had a pro haircut in my life. ^_^;

Also. The latest Gaiden cliffhanger. *vibrates* Gods. Oh. Just...oh.

Elsewise, less randomly. AJ is more excited about Thanksgiving and the 'feast' tomorrow than he's been about christmas or his birthday all the years up 'til now. It's awesome what school does for him. ^_^

And I'm afraid that Nataku is dying. Husband thinks I should put him out of his misery, but I...I'm not willing to write him off yet. I don't know what else to do for him, but I'm not just going to give up on my little fighter. *determined*
tj_dragonblade: (Nii My Precious)
I had my first P/T conference today, and I'm happy to report that it went quite well. AJ's report card looks fabulous, and he loves school. Is actually very upset when required to stay home sick, or for holidays, or inservice days, or these quarterly P/T Conf half-days. Not that I ever got half-days in elementary school, but that's beside the point. He loves school and he loves his teacher, and she tells me he's one of her top students. That he's reading at or above a first-grade level already, omg. And he got a monthly star-reader award for September, with his name printed in the school newsletter and everything. So. Freaking. Proud. of my baby. ^__^

She also said he's doing well socially in the class, as far as polite and appropriate interaction, group participation, etc. Which I'm glad to hear, because that's been one of the things I'm more concerned about (seeing as how I was never very good at that side of things, but adept at the academics). I'm hopeful that kindergarten will help him learn to behave like a six-year-old, instead of this six-going-on-sixteen thing that we're seeing so much of.

Teacher also reports that he and another of her top students (a girl) have latched onto one another, and that the girl sometimes drops words like 'boyfriend' and 'girlfriend'.

AJ denies it, with much theatrical melodrama and kindergarten-y mortification.

*cough*

^_^

So yes. This school-thing is not going terribly badly, from this end of it.

As far as the other-than-human part of the subject-line, Nataku is...well, he's looking damned near female these days. We had a brief bout with little dotty-white something-or-other (ick, I suppose) awhile back. Kicked that, but then his fins began rotting away. I wasn't sure at first, as he's historically been a biter, but it wasn't long before it became pretty f*cking obvious that the damage wasn't self-inflicted (and yes, I'm a little angry that I couldn't tell the difference right away). It's been a long battle to halt the shrinkage, but I think I've got it stopped now. Knock on wood. I've been treating with some green gunk for the disease and some melaleuca-based stuff that's also designed to encourage re-growth, once the rot stopped. So far...I'm not seeing much in the way of recovery. But I'ma keep going. I might have to look into something stronger and more targeted/specific. He's not a Happy Betta, at the moment, and winter temperatures setting in don't help much either.

Goujun, on the other hand, is healthy and gorgeous and happy as can be. Knock on wood. Again. He was feisty all summer, and while he's chilled out a little as the weather has, he's not...mopey, like he seemed last winter. I've got better warming-conditions for the both of them, and hopefully I can keep them more comfortable through the cold this year. I've started feeding them bloodworms as a once-weekly treat, too, and yeah. They likes that. ^_^
tj_dragonblade: (Fishy Goujun)
Zakuro is having swim bladder issues. He's bloated and buoyant and quite clearly miserable. Goujun's had this same issue before, several times, but it's always passed within a couple days. Zakuro's going on a week. I've posted to the betta comm in hopes of getting some advice, and if anyone's got ideas, I'd love to hear. I don't want to lose him to this, if it can become that serious. Even if not, I still want him comfortable and normal again, the poor baby. He struggles so hard to get himself down from the surface and wedged under the leaves of his plant, but he always slips out eventually and bounces back up to the surface. *sigh*

Nataku has, by now, chewed off bits of all of his fins at one point or another. They even out quickly, but they're just shorter. And most of the blue in them is gone, having been on the outer edges where he decided to trim. -_- I gave him a new plant about a month ago, one that can actually hide him completely from view. He was pissed with me the first couple days, but eventually started checking it out and now I find him tunneled into it every morning, and several times throughout the day. Hee. ^_^

Kougaiji-sama also has shorter fins than he used to, but if he's biting, he's doing it in tidy careful little bits so it's not immediately obvious and it takes a little while to realize that no, his lovely finnage is not quite so magnificent as it used to be. No signs of rot or anything amiss with him, so I'm not worried.

Goujun spent most of the winter rather still and quiet, but has livened up a bit with the onset of spring, apparently. He postures at himself quite regularly, now, where he rarely would before. Also. He likes to stalk bubbles on the surface. He'll find a bubble, glide in carefully beneath it, follow it if it drifts, and then snap up and 'eat' it once he's done 'toying' with it. ^_^ Amuses the dickens out of me to watch him.

SexyMinion has acquired a betta, now, and so (since SexyMinion and I now share cubicle-slash-office space separate of the rest of the accounting department) I'm also keeping company with fishies at work. She house-sat for the office handyman/delivery guy while he was on vacation, and that involved babysitting his new office-betta, too. She fell in love with him, and joked about not giving him back, and the guy shrugged it off and said she can keep him, in thanks for the house-sitting. He's a dark blue crowntail, just gorgeous, and...apparently, his name is George. I've been sharing my own limited knowledge with her, since she's a complete newbie to fish and I'm only a partial-newbie, by now. I hope. ^_^; He blew her a bubble nest. A big one. Neither she nor the guy knew what it was, so when I told them, the guy goes out and buys her a female. >_< Uhm. I have done all in my power to discourage the idea of breeding them, thankyouverymuch, when neither she nor he's got any real idea what they'd be doing and no clue what to do with the babies in the end. It's a very pretty little female, though, white that frosts out onto red fins. SexyMinion named her Betsy. Currently the two of them are in adjacent bowls, and flirt with one another quite adorably. And George just keeps building and building away at his nest. ^_^ SexyMinion is totally enamoured with him/them, though, and it's very cool to have that point of commonality between us.

Anyway. Hopefully Zakuro will recover soon. I'm getting worried.

...They're all due for a cleaning tomorrow, too. Must make certain to work that in amongst all the Mother's Day obligations.

...Also. It's funny as hell, only sometimes not, to keep losing my spot at MY new compy here to either the husband or the kid, both of whom are rather dreadfully obsessed with the chess game. -_- Ah well.

Took my jeep into the shop early this week, too, damn the expense. There's still more to be done, but he'll have to go back next month. At least he's no longer leaving little green puddles wherever he parks, and he doesn't vibrate quite so badly when I brake.

Work is work; there are so many things that need doing that just don't get done. We've got two new people starting in the department in a couple weeks (that's why SexyMinion and I got re-located, officially. Unofficially it's got to do with her penchant for drama and my 'grouding' influence and the hope that quasi-isolation blended with my 'talent' for not engaging/fueling her drama will help her mature and grow and harness her potential and all; making room for two additional staff just happens to work out too), so hopefully everyone's plates will grow more manageable as they come on board and start absorbing overflow. Handling six companies with a seventh on the way demands more staff to keep up, thank you.

I've got fics to write that aren't getting worked on, either; my GouTens and my TenKen and my NiiKou and my DokuKou and the Hakuryuu/Hakkais and the 85s and... *sigh* I need to go to bed.

Randomly

Feb. 19th, 2007 05:33 pm
tj_dragonblade: (Goujun Melancholy)
Gaiden )

In other things. I am trying to come up with ten 'weird' things for that one meme, seeing as how I've been tagged. In the meantime, there's this one that's been building awhile. Stolen from Tav. Wherein one describes one's fandoms as if they were lovers. I don't know that anyone will really be able to guess what any of these are, seeing as how I speak very little about most of them. And to be honest, most of them are more Things I Enjoy Watching/Reading more than genuine fandoms in which I've participated. But what the heck. Drafting it out has been fun over the past couple of months.

The Meme )

Elsewise. My Jeep? He is a sexy snow-conquering little black beast of a machine, and he is made of awesome. Winter driving is quite a lot more palatable in his company, yes. Hopefully his doors will not be falling off anytime soon. ^_^;

I'm not much of a gamer, but Super Smash Brother Melee? Currently topping my Most Awesome Game Evar list. Not that I have one. There's just something...you can't beat the wonderfully crack-tastic value of Link grabbing a random harisen and laying the smackdown Sanzo-style on Pikachu. Seriously. AJ loves this game. And so do I. ^_^

And I have four fish-babies whose apartments need cleaning today. Thus. Off to do so. But first:

This is Zakuro )

My parents are apparently doing the try-to-make-things-work thing. I...just...whatever. I don't think it best. But it's not my decision.

Not talking 'bout work today, 'cause I'm not working today. Thank you, Presidents' Day.
tj_dragonblade: (Fishy Goujun)
Okay. So. Yes, I lost my little Konzen a couple of days ago, and the betta-brood now numbers only three. Thank you, everyone, for the condolences. It's helped. Yes, dammit I am very attached to my fish.

Mordred is still alive, and still appears quite healthy. Still very put-out with his 'hospital stay', but I wanted him quarantined long enough to be sure he's okay. Tomorrow I'm going to move him into his new quarters; the old split-tank is trashed. I've replaced the plants, too, but the rocks should be alright if I boil them.

Goujun and Nataku are also doing well, for the record. But I do miss having Konzen alongside them. T_T

In other news, we spent a good half the day today moving father-in-law's stuff out of the unfinished utility/laundry room into a storage shed in the backyard. So god-awfully damn much junk, but heaven forbid we should throw any of it away, oh no. -_-x Feh. So. Despite wearing a filter-mask throughout the entire operation, it seems I couldn't help inhaling a bit of dust regardless. Consequently, I feel like crap. And give small thanks that it's only this bad instead of how utterly incapacitated I'd be had I not had that mask. I feel like I may be running a fever, and my lungs...feh. I need to go talk to my doctor about asthma, I think. But at least we've got the beginnings of what will eventually be More Usable Space.

Aaaaanyway. I did manage to make it over to Value Village in search of Tenpou clothes. I'll be returning again tomorrow, now that I'm a little more certain of my size in men's clothing eheh. Good thing to know before shopping for clothes, yes? ^_^; Though I may have to go with the Chibi-Tenpou design as far as shirt color, since I've got one near that reddish shade already and haven't had any luck getting my paws on a more traditional Tenpou shade. I mean...his shirt's not the same color in every single pic I've referenced, so maybe I can get away with it. And I've got a few other things that need doing to be ready for yaoi-con. Procrastination, thou art the bane of my existence. Yea, verily. Forsooth.

Ahem. ^_^;

Music to be posted shortly.

*frets*

Oct. 4th, 2006 11:16 pm
tj_dragonblade: (Fishmommy)
My Konzen, my little golden baby is not well. *frets* He didn't eat - wasn't up at the top demanding his dinner like usual, which was the first clue. Just sitting on the bottom, and breathing quite hard, and swimming about listlessly. And then I see...there's something with his bottom fin, the front edge - it's pale and fuzzy-ragged looking, and his little body's quite red where it meets the fin, and it looks...I can't quite tell if there's fuzzyiness on his body as well or just on the fin.

I've got him quarantined, and medicated, and Mordred too even though he looks/acts fine and normal because they share water.

*frets and worries*

This will haunt me all night.

*frets and worries and frets some more*

Don't die on me, sweetie, you're tough, I know, you can kick this...
tj_dragonblade: (Fishmommy)
'Kay. So. I had mentioned the bitten tail a couple days ago. There's more missing by now. I don't see any signs of rot, no reddening at the base of fins, no darkening edges, no damage to any of his other fins. I'm still thinking biting, but I'm not quite sure how to convince him to stop if he is tearing it off in bits and pieces. Eck.

Pics for reference )

*sigh* I suppose it's natural he'd trim it back if it's so long that it bothers him/weighs him down; I do the same thing to my hair, after all. But...still.

And I do hope I'm not wrong about the rot, truly. *keeps a close eye on him*
tj_dragonblade: (HH Luv)
Soo. In finally having gotten ahold of Reload v4, and read it through, and soaked in the painfully-delicious goodness that is Gojyo-Hakkai-Burial-Arc (and puzzling over things I just don't remember being in there in the scanlations I've read), I find myself at long last properly introduced to Hazel.

I must say, I was utterly and completely unprepared for the out-dated Texas accent.

And I also noticed that he seems to be dropping the second half of Gato's name. Unless of course it's habit for him to refer to his companion as 'Gat' and I've just never seen it in the little dribbles of Hazel-fandom that I've been exposed to...

Somehow, though, I...not that I know the character well at all, but it doesn't seem his style. Then again, neither does the old-west drawl. *shrug* I'm inclined to think that both are Tokyo-Pop translation quirks, but please, do correct me if I'm wrong. ^_^

In other news.

Nataku appears to have bitten a chunk out of his tail, the little brat. Either that or it's fin rot. I'm inclined to think biting, however, as the rest of his fins appear perfectly normal and it's just the one distinctly-mouth-sized horeshoe-shape missing. Besides, it rather suits his personality - 'I refuse to be the one with the prettiest fins!' *chomp* 'Take that!'

*sigh*

Also. My fellow Hakuryuu/Hakkai fans might enjoy this fic as recced by [livejournal.com profile] baka_gaijin. I'm afraid that I do have issues with the voice and characterization, but I freely admit that I'm quite opinionated and picky about such things - especially where Hakuryuu and Goujun are concerned - and to see past those issues is to find the heart of the story utterly beautiful.

It leaves me pondering a somewhat similar plot-bunny, however; one that bit several months ago, has been relatively quiet since, and in all likelihood will settle back into patient silence before I can attend to it. Alas. For the moment, however, I am indulging this bunny with musical assistance, inadvertent scent associations (ohhh, Sea of Glass *_*), and far more of my brain's attention than I ought to be sparing. ^_^; I'm afraid it just can't be helped.

When, oh when, will this lovely-yet-damnable rain ever cease?

Tee Hee.

Jul. 23rd, 2006 06:46 pm
tj_dragonblade: (Fishy Goujun)
I had the boys in their little cups lined up while I cleaned their apartments - Nataku, then Goujun, then Konzen, then Mordred. Now, Nataku and Goujun pretty well ignored each other, and Konzen and Mordred did the same. Konzen and Goujun, though. Hee. They were ready to throw down. In turns.

See, Konzen went nuts first, flaring and billowing up against the side of his little cup, and Goujun just kind of stared, then turned away. A little later, though, when Goujun came back and flared up in turn? Konzen decided he couldn't be bothered. They went back and forth this way the whole time they were out of the tanks, and only once were they actually displaying at each other properly.

Hee.

*is amused*
tj_dragonblade: (Fishy Goujun)
The digi-cam was still under warranty but apparently beyond repair; we managed to get it totally replaced. And ye gods, but the replacement is much snazzier than the original.

Aaaaanyway. Y'all know what that means, right?

Fish Pics!

PearlyBlack dude finally has a name, too. After having discarded those mentioned previously along with the likes of Shinigami, Hades, Tsume, Raven, Envy, Kali, several variations of Black Dragon and so on and so forth, I finally found his name lurking in the annals of Arthurian legend while considering Merlin. Thus.

Meet Mordred )

And don't forget about Konzen! )

I'd entertained notions of naming them as a 'set', y'know - Ukoku and Koumyou, Eclipse and Raenef, even Yin and Yang (or...vice versa, however that'd go). But their personalities didn't quite pan out that way.

Stuck a pic of Nataku with his new plant in the gallery, too. He's such a big fish by now, and his fins are much longer than anyone else's. He's fiery and beautiful and he gets just furious when I pay attention to one of the others. ^_^

The tear in Goujun's tail is mending nicely, too. He also gets jealous when my attention is elsewhere, but he gives me so much affection when I do turn to him. ^_^ Hee.

Kiro, I hope Thursday treats you better than today did. ^_^ *hugs*

And Inyx-sama?

*SQUEE!!*

^_^

*headdesk*

Jul. 16th, 2006 12:29 am
tj_dragonblade: (ChibiDee)
Aahhh. As it turns out? I totally fail at disposable photography. The flash didn't reach the stage, the pics all just look dark and bad and...well. Sorry, if anyone was actually interested in my con pics. I'm afraid all you get is Hakkai.

Oh, and a pic of Sakura that I stole from found on the local newspaper's website. I mean, no article or anything about the con, no, but at least this pic was plastered on the front page. *shrug*

I'll take what I can get.

This failing-at-disposable-photography? Also means that there are still no fish pics. I finished out the roll on them, but...sh*t. I can't even find my babies among the blotchy unfocused results when I look at the pics. *grumbles* And I had to pay to get the damned things developed, too. F*ck.

Score.

Jul. 15th, 2006 09:07 pm
tj_dragonblade: (Fishmommy)
Hah! He ate, finally, the stubborn little f*cker!

Still can't figure out his name - too spastic for a Homura, Ukoku/Kenyuu/Nii or Eclipse; too angry for an Ares, too sullen for a Panther, just...not an Aku - but at least he ate!

...if 'hakuryu' is 'white dragon', I wonder what 'black dragon' would be...?

...yeah.

Jul. 13th, 2006 11:20 pm
tj_dragonblade: (SGA D'oh)
Soo. That con? That I was positive was this Sunday? Is actually this Friday. -_-x And apparently has been all along, as I can't find one whiff of info about a change in dates when scouring the website. Yet I swear, when I first found out, it was Sunday the 16th.

Feh.

Guess I'll be catching what's left of it after work tomorrow.

PearlyBlack dude still has no name. Still won't do more than play with the food pellet, or he'll ignore it all together. Spends less time lurking under his plant, but still glares daggers at me when I look in on him . Stubborn little bastard. ^_^ He has silver lipstick, too. I'ma go ask the Betta-comm about the not-eating thing, though. I'm really not worried yet, but I want to know how long is long enough to acclimate to new environment/new food before it starts becoming unhealthy.

Konzen has settled in nicely. Swims about among his lily-pad-type plants, hides among the stems when it suits him, stares back at me with this kind of 'So? And?' impassive disinterest, eats as well as the other two, and...oddly enough, I don't think I've ever caught him flaring at himself. Huh. His eyes are kinda droopy, too. ^_^

Nataku and Goujun, though...I think they're a little bit jealous. 'Cause they both go spastic-active when I'm near the tanks but not paying attention to them. ^_^ Goujun runs these lovely graceful looping laps along the side of his tank, and makes adoring...well, puppy-dog eyes at me (and if I stick two fingers in the water, he curls and swims around them like a cat ♥ ^_^). Nataku wriggles and darts in the corner closest to me, very much a 'Look at me, damn you!' sort of display.

*cuddles fish-babies*

*metaphorically, of course* ^_^

...con on a Friday, phoo. Of all the--not all the attendees are high school or college kids, y'know. -_-x
tj_dragonblade: (Konzen Dandelions)
And French was over ten years ago so I may very well have f*cked up the gender-specifics and/or pluralization there.

So. Golden Boy and PearlyBlack dude are in their new home. All's well thus far. Except PearlyBlack decided not to eat. Stress, moving - eh. We'll see how he does tomorrow.

They were both snooty about the food yesterday, too. They ate, but they were quite picky about it. I can only assume they were raised on something else, and will take their time about adapting.

The only reason I haven't accosted you all with pictures yet is 'cause the camera? It's broken. T_T It's killing me, too, 'cause yes I wants to show them off. They're so pretty. PearlyBlack? He's this gorgeaus smoky grey-color, with hints of purple and green in his silvery iridescence. He's got vivid red streaks down the front of his pectoral fins. He's feisty and aggressive and prowling through the cover provided by his plant. He's this jagged little burst of dark light, lurking in the shadows, and his name eludes me still. I just can't quite pinpoint it yet.

Golden boy, though - he's totally lived up to the first-sight impression I had of his name. Thus. He is Konzen. ^_^; Golden and beautiful, aloof and disdainful. And prickly. ^_^ At least, his fins look prickly. Ahaha. [/dork]

Pictures. I waaant to take peeeeectures! *pouts* Phoo.
tj_dragonblade: (Fishy Goujun)
Aaaaand Sexy!Minion spoilers me (and the entire department) for the very end of Pirates2.

Whoops. >_<;

Don't think she quite realized what she was doing, but.

Ah, well. I'll not hold it against her. I've still got the whole rest of the movie to look forward to. Eventually. ^_^

I hear it broke box office records; I know it was sold out all weekend here in town.

Maybe we can hope for a Best Actor win this year. Depp is an incredible character man, is remarkably good at what he does, and it'd be nice to see that recognized.

In other news, both new fishies are thus far still alive. PearlyBlack dude seems pretty healthy; Golden boy seems...not really un-healthy, per se, so much as less active than the other. Or perhaps he might just be a little cold, damn the climate. *sticks him under a lamp* We shall see...

I know Goujun could stand to be a litte warmer. His lamp burnt out last night; I've got to get him another. In the meantime, though, he's beautifully white without the incandescent bulb turning him fleshy-colored and translucent. I wish there was a way to keep the temp up in these little tanks without having them under a spotlight 24/7.

At least all the boys are in clean water, and Goujun's plant got a manicure while it was out of the tank so as to be less of a hazard to his fins - I'm still not sure if he tore his tail on the plant or by some other means but I clipped back all the pointy ends as a precaution. And Nataku has a new plant (all green! and silk!) that brightens him up even more. He's a great big beefy little chunk of fish by now, too, especially in comparison. Both the crowntails are relatively small. Goujun is a slender, lithe, agile little thing. Nataku is a sleek, fearsome little warrior, all compact muscle and fishy bad-ass-ery. ^_^ I do love my little boys, I do. Hee.

And. As my calendar tells me that today/tonight is a full moon (not that I see a whole lot of the moon during the summers, here), I bring you a little lycanthropic love. Of a musical variety.

Sonata Arctica - Full Moon
Awesome Finnish power/speed metal. Machine-gun rhythms under soaring melodies and blended harmonies and liquid-crystalline primal vocals. Very classical. Happy ears, happy ears. ^_^

Type O Negative - Wolf Moon
Slow, dark gothy stuff. It's...it's Type O. I'm not quite sure how else to describe it. ^_^;

Quickly

Jul. 9th, 2006 10:04 pm
tj_dragonblade: (Fishmommy)
Haven't been here much this weekend; there may be more of an update 'bout that but knowing me probably not. ^_^;

However. The one thing I do want to share:

I have two new fish-babies. A pair of crowntails, one gold with black edging to his scales and one a gorgeous silvery gun-metal color. They're from Petco, just like dead Red, so I'm extra leery. The chick there offered to 'give them a bath' before I brought them home, but seeing the number of deads on their shelves I thought it more prudent to change their water myself after bringing them home. Which I have done. They'll remain in quarantine a couple days more, just to see that they're doing alright.

I have several names in mind for both. What they end up to be is going to depend entirely on their personalities, so...nothing yet. ^_^
tj_dragonblade: (Fishmommy)
Fishy-pics! As previously mentioned. ^_^

Cut for pics )

I needed to post about the rain and the sea from today, too, but it would take far too long to gather all the thoughts into the proper words and it's past my bedtime already. Tomorrow, perhaps.

La de lala

Jun. 10th, 2006 11:47 pm
tj_dragonblade: (Fishmommy)
Okay. Spent a few hours this morning--ugh. No. I'm not getting into it. My father-in-law is one of my very least favorite people, and it's really not worth my time now to bitch about the state of his room and why we're cleaning it or the way he treats his family or anything else. I capitally Do Not Like the man; I'll leave it at that.

Fish tanks cleaned today too! I spent a few dollars to completely re-furnish Goujun's apartment at the same time, and omg it looks so much better! No more fugly gravel. No more tasteless plant. Now it's all classy black and white just like him, and eee but I'm so very happy with it! There will be pictures, yes, after the new-water bubbles have cleared. ^_^

Also, the guppies that Jeff had have, sadly, died. T_T He says he's just going to stick to the goldfish, him and AJ. Soo, he has very kindly offered me his 2.5 gallon tank, which he's dividing in half with a piece of plexiglass, for future bettas. Which I think is a very sweet gesture. I spotted a very unique individual the other day - his body was a silvery grey-blue color, and his fins were yellow. Never seen one quite like that. He looked very unhealthy, though, and was gone today. Hopefully to a home that will nurse him back to health. *crosses fingers*

Hit the bookstore today for the first time in a month or two as well, to find that they've totally re-arranged the place yet again. So I found the manga again, and picked up Yellow v3, and browsed a few other titles for future reference. Antique Bakery - it's one I've seen mentioned many times across the flist. Could anyone tell me a little more about it, perhaps? Particularly whether or not it's worth the higher price?
tj_dragonblade: (Watari Yare Yare)
I fear for my soul; I think it somehow got turned over the gods of fishly-ness without my knowledge. We were in Petco today for aquarium supplies, and I was trying so hard not to go look at all the bettas for fear of finding someone else to steal my heart, and also to avoid the indignant anger that the lack of care given them incites in me. But. Damn them, they've moved their stuff around again and while Jeff was picking up filter cartridges for AJ's goldfish, I turned around and BAM! Here's a whole new display rack full of the beautiful little boys. *headdesks* And there was a gorgeous Red, one healthy-acting fish among the lethargic and ailing masses, that deep solid velvety red with the faint hints of robin's egg blue along the scales to either side of his spine, so much like my first baby may-he-rest-in-peace. Alas, I did not bring him home. I've got to wait until space and finances are more solidified before I indulge this new habit any further. Especially since I just got Goujun less than a week ago under circumstances very like todays already. *sigh* But I was tempted. *wibbles* Mightily tempted.

Agh. Tomorrow's my last day of vacation. I think Jeff and I will go see Xmen. *siigh* I really, really don't want to go back to work. Not for any dread of what's to come, no, but just because it's so nice to be off. Ah well. All good things, and all that.
tj_dragonblade: (Fishmommy)
Behold, the loveliness of Goujun-fishy!

Cut for big-ish-ness of pic )

Lots more bishie-fishie pics, here and here. Because I'm totally proud and want to show them off.

Sunshine makes me lazy. Especially in combination with the vacation from work. I totally meant to be getting things accomplished left and right while I was off, but...uhm. Not too much, thus far. I'll have to see what I can knock out from the to-do list in the next couple of days.

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