Monday, June 29, 2009

In the Tank: It's a Girl! (I think..)

Well, ladies and gentlemen, just the other day I found a tiny little baby guppy in our fish tank.To keep it out of harms way we put it in a measuring cup that hangs into the water from the side of the tank. i haven't decided on a name for it yet... if you have any ideas, please comment!

Friday, June 12, 2009

I say and you think....

The first one I got off of a website and the second one I made up myself.

Hockey ::  game
Twirling :: skirt
Montreal ::alabama  
Better ::  good
New :: paper  
Rally :: cheerleaders 
Stanley :: higgins 
USB :: cable 
Scouted :: dog 
Cough :: hurt  

computer:: cord
banana:: bandana
understand::not really

Monday, June 8, 2009

From Kaki to Wacky!

 Ever since school ended I'v been in denial about wearing kaki. To tell you the truth, i don't want to see anything kaki for the rest of my life! So, my mom and I decided to do something about it! Yesterday we took a pair of kaki pants, put them in blue dye and miraculously changed them from kaki to wacky! Lol. I know its cheesy but whatever. Instead of using traditional tie-dye we did something called Low-water Immersion Dyeing. For a tutorial click here.

Also check out Dharma Trading Company for dyes, and all kinds of clothing to dye.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

In the Fish Tank: New Residents!

(left to right)Jenna,Toni,Alexander,Eve

After the unfortunate death of my carnival gold fish my tank sat vacant. The friendly humming of the filter was gone, and no light fell through its glass walls. Until, that is, today. My neighbor generously offered to give me some of her guppies and now my tank has four beautiful residents. See picture above. I found a website with the most popular fish names on it, along with their meanings. Here is what i've decided to name them:

Alexander: meaning "defender of mankind," dark grey and white with bright orange fins and tail
Eve: meaning "life," dark grey and white with an orange tail that has dark specks on it
Toni:meaning "priceless," mostly white with iridescent specks and a double tail
Jenna:meaning "smooth and white,"all white

Even though I'm being very optimistic in this post, I know that fish keeping is hard. In the professional fish care world deaths are common place. Hopefully I will have better luck and these fish will live long and happy lives.