Monday, January 23, 2012

Nanu Nanu.

Don't worry, it will make sense soon...
After about a month of waiting "till the conditions were right," Paul brought home three fishes to our little aqua-aquarium.

I told Paul that the aqua-rium was all his to go crazy with, but I asked him if I could claim a single fish as my own and I wanted an algae-sucker.  Algae-suckers are rad.

So I came home today to my first pet in a very, very long time.  Paul bought one algae-sucker (which is, at present, sucking contentedly on a rock immediately to my right) and two honey-colored gourami buddies.

I want to name my algae-sucker.  These are my ideas so far:

Herma (Short for Hermaphrodite, since we don't know if it's male or female)
Kuh (say it like "coo."  It means cow in German, since that's what it is pretty much.)
Spazz (since it spent 20 minutes having what looked like fish-seizures when we first put it in the tank...I'm worried.  And yes, it has to be Spazz with two z's.  It's my vision.)

That's all I got so far.  I think I've lost every shred of creativity I ever had.

Paul doesn't think he'll name his two gouramis (because he thinks that if you name a pet, then it dies.  I think that if you name a pet it dies because all pets die...but maybe he's right.  I don't know.  Never tried not naming a pet).  As for me, in my head I've started thinking of them as "Mork and Mindy."  I don't even know why and it's completely out of my control now.  Just popped into my head.

Remember that show, Mork and Mindy on Nick at Night!?  How weird was that show, right?  Robin Williams as an alien that comes out of an egg-shaped spaceship?  I don't even remember anything about Mindy because my brain still can't get over the egg-ship.


  1. Maybe you should name it Creep. Sucker fish give me the heebiejeebies.

  2. Is it a Chinese algae eater or a plecostomos? Because I have had Chinese algae eaters do that in the past, but I've never seen a pleco do it. If the fishies get sick, send me a picture. I'm pretty decent with fish diseases

  3. I vote for Herma-Kuh. I like it. Also, I have been loving your travel journal. I've been telling people about it.
    Thanks for making me feel like I have global connections.

  4. I like Herma-Kuh because it sounds like "Herman Cain."

  5. While I do like all of your other choices, I just looked up "Mork and Mindy" on good old trusty Wikipedia and found some other potentials if you wanted to stick with a general theme...

    1. NaNu NaNu- tradtional Orkan evidenced in post title
    2. Mr. Bickley- grumpy neighbor that writes greeting cards- (which might be perfect. Algae suckers seem grumpy, but perform a service for those around them."))
    3. Mearth- Mork and Mindy's grown-up baby-man

    Anyway, have fun with your pets. My kids would be jealous. They are dying for some sort of pet that isn't a stuffed animal.

    Love you guys!!

  6. Matt: It's done!

    Sherrie: Mr. Bickley is definitely on my short list now. And, I mean, "Mearth"...for serious?!


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