|Don't worry, it will make sense soon...|
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.