Tuesday, May 24, 2005

I love my tanks!

With my life steering away from online gaming (World of Warcraft is still fun, just not as "fun" as I thought it would be), I'm dedicating more time to gardening, my pond, and my five aquariums. Here's my 75 gallon tank...I love it. There are 21 fish in the tank, but of course, none of them were up for the camera shot! Where you'll find the pic ... it's the fourth post in that thread.

Anyhow, I've got the 30 gallon stocked and looking purty, the 55 gallon looking great (4 angel fish, some neon rainbows, and some tetras), the 75 gallon (see above), and the 125 gallon looking awesome (5 tinfoil barbs - 3 regular, 1 glass, 1 albino, 4 tiger barbs, 2 gold (female) rosey barbs, 2 clown loaches, 2 silver dollars, 2 bala "sharks", 2 giant danios, and 1 rainbow shark).

It's actually enjoyable just to sit in the living room where my 125 gallon tank is, pluck at the guitar, and watch the fish.

My fifth tank is just a small 5 gallon for guppies...they are funny.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Temperatures around us...

This week my office is suffering from insufficient air flow and temperature control. Today, the office is up to 84 degrees. Dockers and an oxford w/tie just don't seem to do well in that heat. :)

I'm always amazed at how narrow of a temperature range we are comfortable in based on the climates, mostly artificial ones, we are used to. When I lived in San Antonio, a shady 65=70 degree day was just plain chilly. In Colorado, that's really comfortable. I know a lot has to do with humidity, but still...it's pretty amazing how much my blood "thickened" once I lived a few years at 7,500 foot elevation. One day I even went down to feed the horses in jeans and a T-shirt. The air was brisk...but it wasn't until I saw the ice in the water bowls did I realize how cold it really was!

But anyhow...84 degrees in an office setting is just a good reason for frequent breaks to the break room...where's it's just 70 degrees.

Monday, May 09, 2005

Maybe knowledge is evil?

So I've been listening to multiple sides of differing views regarding politics, morality, etc. It's pretty disturbing! :) Hearing Pat Robertson speak to Larry King about made me vomit. He claims liberals and Democrats are more destructive to the country than any terrorist attack, Nazi party, etc. that has ever existed. Did I ever mention that I was a fairly radical right Christian at one time until I became so nauseous at the hipocracy? But that's another story for another time.

And what's up with politicians answering a yes/no question with a 2 page verbal essay? It's yes, or no. If you need to explain why it's "yes", say "Yes! And this is why..." or "No, and this is why I answer that way..." I mean, is communicating that fricken difficult?

Anyhow...my 2 cents for the day!