Hallween Party Pictures are Up
The Halloween party pictures are up now. Making the gallery went much faster than I expected. :)
October and November LARP Pics Up
I've managed to get the pictures from Pale Ice and Black Ice up today. :)
I'll be working on the GenCon and Halloween pictures next I think.
Pretty New Plants for My Fishes
So after running a second go of anti-fungal meds my fish are finally sans mouth fungus. Hopefully it is really dead and will not be returning.
On Sunday I did some major cleaning and redecorating. I did a 50% water change, cleaned the inside glass, and washed all the wood (it was getting a touch slimy). I also tossed out the larger of my two plants, as it was dying and had grown a rather impressive glob of trailing algae. I had some problems with my filter pump, but I manged to resuscitate it. I'm going to have to watch it more carefully in the future as I think the motor is much more likely to burn out that I would like.
I stopped off at the fish store and picked up some hornwort and two little SAE. They're terribly cute although much smaller than the one I had previously. I'm not sure if I believe the store guy that the two of them are going to get along, but they have plenty of tank at this size and I can move or sell one of them when they get bigger.
I really like the hornwort. I think most people use it to back their tanks, but as my tank is viewed from both sides I've spread it around so the fish will feel like they have more cover. It's quite lovely and even if I manage to kill it I can afford to buy more (it was cheap!).
The fish store didn't have much in the way of tetras, so I wasn't particularly tempted to get more. I'm torn between wanting more tetras and liking the fact that I can count all my fish. I think the red phantom tetras would like to have a bigger school, so I'll probably get another six at some point. There should be plenty of space in my tank for that many fish I think.
And also, Bento
The other thing I forgot to mention is that I'm like six bento behind on my postings. I haven't been making them recently, so I'll do catch up bento posts at random for a while.
This one was made on July 24th, 2007. Its a pretty simple, if inauthentic bento. On the left is a cup of sushi rice (4 weight watcher's points) with a garnish of dried vegetable bits and seaweed (zero WW points). On the right is a sandwich of sweet red bean paste on whole wheat bread (I've forgotten the points for this one) and about an ounce worth of star candy (2 points). I cut the sandwich up in eight tiny triangles to arrange it (after toasting it and cutting the crusts off). I liked how this one turned out, although the red bean paste didn't add nearly as much to the mix as I might have liked.
On a tangential note, happy Veterans Day! Be sure to say thanks to all the men and women who have made sacrifices to defend our country and ideals. I know I'm thinking about you, Dad, and about Grandpa. :)
I'm still alive, I promise!
The last month has been very busy for me. I had two LARPs and Alan and I hosted a Halloween party. I wore three different Halloween costumes on three different days (although to be fair, one just amounted to tossing a commercial time turner around my neck) cleaned the hell out of our apartment and stressed out a lot about the party.
I have over a dozen folders of pictures that I still need to put online and I have a bunch more TV reviews to write. I also agreed to be part of a high-fashion goth challenge this winter. I'm looking forward to that, although I don't want to do much other sewing. The SR game that I normally play in is on hiatus until January, so Alan and I will be hosting Tuesday night board / card gaming until then. Other than that I'm going to try to do less and relax more for the next two months.
I've been sick entirely more than I would like recently. Through sheer force of will I've managed to keep the being sick during work hours to a minimum, but I'm losing a lot of nights and weekends to it. I still don't think the HR lady believed me when I said that the weather sometimes brings on my headaches. My doctor is exploring new medication that will hopefully help keep this crap to a minimum in the future.
On a more pleasant note, Alan and I might be getting kittens in January. I'm cautiously optimistic. Now have some cute kitten pictures that will hopefully pacify you until I can get more photo galleries up. :P
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