Saturday, February 14, 2009


Getting rid of a bunch of stuff, hopefully. I've tried to do this before, but was unsuccessful.
Here's a link to my Ravelry Trade/Sell page. Please look!
Highlights include:
Sari Silk
There's some stuff that is "Free to a Good Home" as well.
I'm hoping for cash or spinning fiber in exchange.. FSM knows I don't need more yarn!

Also, on the yarn front, I ordered some Acid Dyes! I've decided to put my Art Degree and painting skills to work and do some COLOR! So, watch this space in the near future for my adventures in DyeLand!

The Big Fish Move!

Last August when I went to visit my Dad in NY, I dragged home a lovely piece of driftwood from Lake Champlain. This driftwood, while it fit in the new 55 gallon corner tank, didn't fit in the way we wanted, and didn't want to sit on the bottom either. SO it sat in the tank for months, while I bought the new filter, the gravel, etc, and cycled the tank around it.

About a month or so ago we finally dragged the thing back out of the tank, sawed off about 4 inches off the back, rigged it to fishline with suction cups, and stuck it to the bottom of the tank. Then we bought some plants, and a Pleco, and so it has been sitting, waiting, for the Goldfishes.

I finally got brave enough and confident that the new tank wouldn't poison them, and they made the big move last weekend!
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More pictures in the set, click the picture to go to Flickr!

Unfortunately, it looks like my new plants brought with them a nasty guest :( ICK. I hate Ick (as do all fishkeepers), and I especially hate it in a planted tank because I can't use my old-standby treatment, salt, to cure it. So, here's my poor fishes, covered in Ick, and swimming in Malachite Green/Formalin for a few days. They're big healthy fish so they should make it out ok, but I worry when they're sick.
Guess we have to postpone ordering the new Panda Butterfly Goldfish!
Punkin is NOT a happy fishie :(

New Baby Snake!
This little guy is a pure Diamond Carpet Python. We don't have a name for him yet. All the light part will turn yellow.
New Baby Diamond Python

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Weekend, Charlie, Rush Hour

So, Friday I was a bit bummed out because J and I were supposed to go to this club in DC with a whole bunch of people and EVERYONE bailed on us :( suck.

We debated whether we wanted to go by ourselves, and decided to go out to dinner and then decide. We went to this Korean BBQ place that was within walking distance of our old house, and we never knew it was there. Apparently this place has the best, most authentic, Korean BBQ around here.
It's hibashi style, where you grill the meat at your table on a built in grill (gas in this case). We ordered marinated beef slices and shortribs, and a korean onion pancake on the side. In Japan you dont get much in the way of side dishes, so we were a bit overwhelmed when they brought out bowls and bowls of little appatizer/side dishes! kimchi and pickles and soup and egg and veggies... soo much food. We couldn't even make a dent in the pancake, but it was full of raw jalapenos, so we didn't try very hard anyway. The meet was great though, so now that we know how much and of what we like it will be easy and cheap next time!

After dinner we were too full to move, so we rented Max Payne and Pineapple Express and went home. Max Payne was OK, better than Pinapple Express, which we watched Sunday.

Saturday was a lot of fun, and totally saved the weekend. We went to the Visionary Arts Museum with some friends from DC. It was cool to go with people who really get into art and the stories behind it. They loved it! Then we had dinner at Paper Moon, which is a perfect complement to the museum :P Followed by beer RockBand at our house. Good Times!

Also, MEET CHARLIE! Charlie is the newest edition to the household. He came from PetSmart, and is the sweetest, nicest, cuddliest little kitty evar! He purrs all the time! He's still learning the rules of the house, but he's adapting, and so is Subi, amazingly. We even had both of them sleeping on the bed last night!
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More Charlie!

Also, I'm starting a project that I've wanted to do for a while. I'm going to try to take a picture on my commute home every day. Here's today's! Not awesome, but it was off the cuff.