OK, so I haven't collected all the vacation pics yet. BUT - I did find the one of Mikey with the fish he caught. Check him out:2.
Since that's the only one, I'll picspam you with today's fabulosity. I'm so good to you guys. *snorts*3.
Nachos for dinner! They were SO good!YUMMO!
The "Nachos Idea Guy," grinning with his mouth full:
We were in Target and I found a Harry Potter Clue game!!Yes, of course I bought it!
It's a bit more involved than the good, old-fashioned Clue game, but it's still the same basic move-accuse-deduce setup.
You can be Resident Bad-Ass, Neville Longbottom! Win!
Or Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny or Luna. We ended up playing two rounds:
You guys, I got my own fishee!! Look at him and tell me he's not gorgeous:
He's mostly this deep, rich, cobalt blue:
Had to turn the flash off to get that glory-of-the-sun-in-blue color to show nicely:
But the flash brings out that stunning aqua-green beneath!
And Fishee totally needs a name. I can't keep calling him "Fishee." Any suggestions?I'm thinking along the lines of something Thai or Cambodian; betta fish are native to the rice paddies of these places. I've got several ideas, most of them Thai. Chanarong, which means experienced warrior
. Kasem, well being; happiness
. Klahan, courageous
. Niran, everlasting; eternal
. Sunan, which has no meaning. Virote, great; power
. Atid, sun
. Of those, Chanarong would be closest in description - they're Siamese fighting
fish, after all. But I don't really like that name. I couldn't find a Thai name that means "glorious," because MAN, look at that coloring! I want to sink into the brilliance of it.
I found a Vietnamese name, Thanh, meaning bright, clear blue; elegant
- do they have rice paddies in Vietnam, do you suppose? It's the same region as Thailand and Cambodia, after all...
And a Cambodian name, Samnang, which means good fortune
, which of course has nothing whatsoever to do with fish or fighting or gloriously brilliant, sink-into-me blue.
According to an online translator I found, "glorious" in Thai is: รุ่งโรจน์ , which of course doesn't tell me anything about how you say it. *rolls eyes*
I think I'm leaning mostly toward the Vietnamese name, Thanh
, pronounced TAN-yih, because the meaning is closest to what I think of when I look at him. But I also like the Cambodian Samnang
, because I could call him Sam for short and I love that.
Decisions, decisions... Thoughts, anyone? Please?7.
We saw bunnies
there. I want a bunny so horrifyingly badly, but I can't have them; I'm allergic to them in rotten, unlivable ways. I'm allergic to nearly all
the pets we could easily afford and handle, which sucks for Mike because it means he can't have any of them. *shakes fist at the allergy deity*
So suffice it to say I babble at Fishee like it's a bunny or kitty or puppy I can pet and snuggle and love. Yeah, I'm a geek, I know it. *hehe*8.
I keep making these long posts - is that irritating to anybody? Would it be better if I used cuts more often? I wonder, sometimes, if people don't like to see really long entries cluttering up their "friends" pages. Thoughts?9.
I brushed my hair this morning. It hurt. Note to self: next time you bring a brush along on vacation, USE IT.10. A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.
Hmm, it's apparently ten after three, which means it's not even Sunday anymore, it's Monday. I think I'll head to bed; have a good week, all!!EDIT: 12.
I forgot to tell you! That two-hour power outage last night? Completely fried our already-gasping router. *rolls eyes* But we picked up a new one today for less than half what we planned to spend on it, so that rocks. Yay for unexpected sales and finding the last one in stock!