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That tan aint going to burn me either.

Ugh where to start. Somehow I ended up the most popular person at work today.
My phone never stopped ringing or beeping from texts. I need drugs, where do I turn my paper work in, I need a pregnancy test, you need to come see me (my PA), when is the weigh in, have you been to behavioral medicine yet, what time is it? Seriously, I will kill you. Hell I actually threw my phone at one point and almost nailed my 1sgt. It didn't go over so well.

Finally have a date I fly. Not to far away. Well yeah it is. Bleh. But it makes closing on the house that much easier.

Have pictures of everyone taped to my desk. Was caught zoning. Lets face it I like them way more than you! Ugh miss them.

On the up side I got some cool stuff at CIF. My first deployment I got new uniforms, new boots, a set of knee and elbow pads and that was it! Thought I was hot stuff.
I got the new vest and couldn't even figure out how to get in it! I got a gerber that I dont have to turn back in. Holy cow! Check these out
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You put a 9 volt battery in it (they gave me one at CIF Shhhheeeet!) and it emits a blip and someone comes and finds you. In case you get lost. At the mall.

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I thought I accidentally had a ninja identifier attached to my job description. It's a seat belt cutter and it's freaking awesome!! But seriously?!
I thought I was hot stuff for getting knee pads in the acu pattern and a vest and helmet cover that matched. lol! I was most disappointed that I didnt get new boots. That's what I really wanted and need but I did get four new uniforms. Your tax dollars at work. Thank you!
 
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haha just talked to mom. Daddy had Franklin out and was petting him. He fell asleep for about an hour on the couch with his hand on Franklins back. Franklin didn't move at all just took his own nap with his face tucked under daddys chin. Who is the best snuggle baby! My boy! So jealous. :mad:
Just so astounded what a passive and loving guy he is with us but just an ugly terrorist with the other rabbits! When he's out and wants attention he puts his head on your foot. It's cute but almost kills you at the same time.

Daddy put finishing touches on pens. 1/2 in wire on bottoms to keep Franklin dry. Same for Kai because he hangs his butt over the edge and then pees. I love my little brat. Shya gets very upset with the shopvac doesn't mind the dyson but is afraid of shopvac. Kai could care less. But if you lean in with the shopvac he noses you and the shopvac out of the way. Shame on you for upsetting his little bad rabbit! Its the only time I've ever seen him defend her. Usually he's the one hiding.
 

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We, the taxpayers, are glad to support your cool gear needs, haha. I used to work for a fire dept., and I always loved it when we got our new gear. Your military gear's much cooler though. That's nice you get to keep the gerber. I love mine. I tried a leatherman and didn't like it as well.

That's so cute, about your dad and Franklin having bonding time. At least Franklin likes people and likes to snuggle. I wouldn't mind having a snuggle bun that didn't like other rabbits. All mine would much rather be around each other or playing, instead of snuggling with me :(
 

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I tried a leatherman and I didn't like it either. It just seemed so awkward. Hubby bought me a pink spyderco knife, combined with my gerber I'm ready for any crisis.

We are truly blessed to have Franklin. I feel kind of bad how we came across him. And we certainly dont deserve him. "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors rabbit." It's a commandment and we surely broke it. I never dreamed to have a snuggle bun. I mean we all know how Shya is and I just assumed that's how all rabbits were. Once I found this forum I was always jealous of others. I thought I got lucky with Kai who at least wanted some attention. I love all of the animals in their own unique way but Franklin is my true blue anger management. I love the way he smells and his fur is so soft on my face and he doesn't care that I come to him angry. The other animals run like hell until I settle down. Franklins like whatever, get over it, pet me. Omar is no longer jealous either. He pretty much hands him over when he knows I've had a bad day. He's not stupid. He dont want to fight with me.

Wwoooooooooo. That's not easy to give up. Dont even get me started on the others. Or the hubby. I do love him too. Despite what this blog may insinuate. :wink

Oh Secretariate! I LOVE this movie. I use to play it in optometry all the time. No matter how many times me and the docs saw it we always stopped and watched the last race. It never gets old. How can pure perfection ever get old?

Pumped up!!! Gonna go clean something.
 

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We are so pathetic. We are sitting here watching and laughing over the fish.

90 gallon with two oscars (blackie and Ralph), one macaw cichlid (Pepe), an eel (willie) and a rainbow shark (pierre)

One oscar (blackie) is a slight reeree and has been playing in his bubbles all day. Ralph is a big crotchety bully. Pepe is VERY territorial much smaller than the Oscars and gets even Ralph to stand down. Not to mention he has external teeth. Plus he's a dam builder.

Pepe and Ralph currently bullying each other. Blackie is chasing his bubbles up and down the tank then stops to massage himself in them. Ralph mad that Blackie is having fun and scuffles with him.

Rainbow shark and eel are best buds. They're cleaning up their little house. Eel has taken nips at everyone but Pierre. Fish drama. Omar and I just sitting here laughing our butts off. We are so old.
 

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So husband is thinking he's going to pass on the arowana and get a stingray. *facepalm*
Whatever wont be here! I however got a new hi-fin and he's so cute and rather large. His name is Eugene. I have a little female, Sasha, but her tank mate committed suicide four days ago. So she's happily shoaling now.

One of the soldiers in my battery I just found out has a rabbit. Oh yeah I'm gonna be over there snuggling.

Just talked to mom. Daddy let Shya out for some alone time and to stretch her legs. Apparently she's been torturing my moms little wiener dog. The same dog the bird chases. She apparently puts her angry ears on and boxes him in the butt as he walks by. However I seen him chasing her when I was home on leave. So kind of deserves it. Dont feel bad about it.
Of course daddy laughs and mom pecks at him for letting the rabbit out and hurting her little wiener dogs feelings. Which is ok when she's behaving herself. Which then leads to an old person fight. Which I always find funny.

Ugh so sick of waiting. Want to go to Scotland. Drink a McEwans beer. Play pool in a bar and curse with my fellow kin.
 

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I want a leatherman. :(

Fish committed suicide? I need details.
Bah, these little dogs ask for it! Reuben gives Shya his full approval.
 

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I would love to see Reuben in all his glory. As long as his dewlap didnt touch me. How is Nermal doing? I hear New Zealand is a gorgeous place to visit. :wink

No you want a Gerber. I'll send you one! Just dont take it into any federal buildings. They dont like it.

I'm not sure why but her tank mate Nina decided to jump out of her tank. We didnt find her until the next morning. They can jump for sure you should have seen Sasha while they were trying to catch her and bag her. But they've been in that tank for months and I just never even dreamed she would want out for some reason. Need to start collecting that pay check so I can afford hubbys hobby and my cute fish wants.

My big syno is suffering heater burn. Then the heater blew out and the tank got very cold which stressed him and really threw his slime coat off. So he looks so crappy sitting in his little hospital tank. Can't wait to upgrade all the tanks.

Maybe I will take pictures of all the fish. I really have nothing to do for the next week. I stalk RO almost all day. I can only take so much tv watching. And my husband is about ready to THROW me on a plane so he can have some peace and quiet.

Ah life in the military. It's so grand.
 

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Reuben's dewlap is soft, and fluffy!

Well, Gerbers sound ok, too! I want two kinds, though. The pocket tool ones, that have everything, and either a military one, or survival one. Mmm, knives.

Take pictures! Take pictures of everything! I don't know anything about fish, but I can admire the pretty!
 

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We had a green terror abandon ship too, last year. I noticed something next to the tank stand and my hub was in the room already so I asked him what it was and he said "Oh...well now we know where the terror went. He offed himself." I didn't think they would want to jump out of the tank, but who knows what goes through a fishes head. haha.
Now we're just down to the parrots and the strange african catfish and never stops growing. haha.

I'm also relieved to see that I'm not the only one with a bun who assaults the other animals in the house.
 

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you can totally survive with a gerber, it's labeled as a multitool. I have hacked, chopped, cut, cooked, repaired, sliced, and even doctored with my gerber. Mostly my own finger with the above mentioned but still a great all purpose tool. Especially if you're wanting to be an engineer of any kind. I also carry a spydrco knife which I use way more often than I do the gerber. My hubby stole than lost my knife I deployed with then bought me a hot pink one to make up for it. LOVE IT! Spydrco is a good brand with good customer service and a great fix policy.

My blog gets a little boring after awhile with rants and ravings in between periods of Army downtime. Hate to disappoint.

Please Shya has an issue with everyone in the house. To include us lowly humans. Probably the only human she truly gets along with and I'll even go so far as to say she likes is my daddy and the three year old my mom watches Lilly. Crap head traitor.

What kind of catfish is it? Does he swim around upside down all the time? Green terrors are evil. I refuse to let hubby get one. They're aggressive and usually fight everything else to death. Parrots probably conspired and threw him out of the tank.
HAHAHAHAH! Just had the most hysterical little fish cartoon run through my head.
 

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Well, I looked at their website, and there are lots of different types on there. lol. I want one that has pliers, and screwdriver, etc, but I like slashy/stabby knives as well. lol. I avoid knife shops though. I don't think it'd be safe. >.>
 

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My catfish doesn't always swim upside down, but he can. He has a sharp pointy dorsal fin, I think its his defense mechanism. He's black with like grayish/brownish/whiteish spots...hell I don't know, I only see him when we feed them. haha. He stays to himself in a log thing. But he's grown like 5 inches in almost a year, I guess its been that long. I don't know exactly. But he seems really fast growing since my big parrot is over 2 years old and I don't think she's growing anymore.
The terror wasn't that bad, it was the smallest fish in the tank, at like 4 inches. haha. It stayed to itself in a corner of the tank. I really liked the way he looked though, I thought he was really pretty. I guess he was unhappy because the parrots were pushy or whatever. Because they are, they're insane. They splash and fight and court each other and dig nests and never lay eggs because they're giant mutant lovelies. I just love those suckers! hahah. I nursed my big one back to health...BAM! Fish whisperer. haha. Sorry.
My hub didn't want the terror, but I really liked him! haha. I really like oscars too, but they get too big for our tank. I would be scared that they would grow huge and eat my parrots or something. haha. They always have the most unhappy faces and I LOVE it! I also have a super weakness for betta fish, I just love them so much.

Is it weird we get so attached to our fish? Because I really love my fish.
 

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So I need a picture of this thing now!

And I never thought you could get attached to fishes. I always thought they were kind of stupid but after my big silly goldfish I'm hooked. He comes up to me and I can put food right in his mouth and I talk to him. Mostly it's creepy baby Dory talk with a lot of Fishy, fishy fishy! in it but hey he loves it.

Omar's Oscars are kind of stupid. One's a big bully and one is slightly retarded. He loves his bubbles and lives in lala land all the time. The mean one hit the floor twice and always see's fairies at the top of the tank. He's always hitting the lid after something. Could be why he's mean. Knocked everything else out of his little pea brain.

So Fairies explained. Tex-Anne the bird walks around looking at the ceiling at non-existant-ness. She tricks you into looking too. You sit and stare at her telling her you're smarter than her because she's just a little bird and you have a higher functioning brain. You aren't going to look. Then she starts running around in circles staring at the celing. Then she looks at you. Then she bobs her head. Then you look. SON OF A!! Curse you higher functioning brain. So we call it watching for fairies. Cat does it too. I have no idea why we named it that I truly forgot where I was going with this story. Moving on!

My new Nicaraguan cichlid is super awesome! I got a video of her being weird. Need to upload it.
 

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Last post of fishies then I'm done blowing up my blog.

First up the hi-fins

Sassy Sasha. Has an attitude which is strange for this species
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She's farther away in this pic but she is tiny compared to EUGENE!
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They share a tank with a hillstream loach named buzz. His colors are stunning

ROSCOE! My big silly fishy fishy
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My bad forgot to resize it. He's full grown. He's a fan tail gold fish

Tried to get pictures of the Leopard cat. Talk about strange
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apparently forgot to resize it as well.
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Still suckin at life. This is slick. He's a freshwater eel. By freshwater I mean brackish. Eels do really well with others and even other eel species. I have the only two eels in the world who like to fight. It's ugly. There is also a chaca chaca, banjo cat, clown loach, and random Jack Dempsey trying to grow in that tank. Couldnt get pictures of my super cool, super personable synodontis decora. I call him Macduff.
 

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Willie!Willie! He's a little larger than slick. They're supposed to be shy creatures but Slick refuses to eat for anyone but me. Willie see's anyone walk by and he's like feed me? He'll take food out of the oscars mouth. Funnily enough the oscars never mess with him. He also doesn't play nice with poor slick

Speaking of los stupidos
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Ralph on the left and Blackie on the right.

Rainbow shark pierre. He is best buds with the eel and good about cleaning the tank. Because of his little mustache he has a French accent like Franklins just higher pitched. Because he's a fish.
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My new little Nicaraguan cichlid! Who I just found out is a girl. She went from Pepe to Mimi! I LOVE HER!!
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I like your fish but with Shya getting into so much trouble it's amazing you have time for anything else ;)
No but seriously, I've read through most of your blog and it's very interesting, will keep reading for updates :)
 

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Cool cool fish! I know nothing about fish but I always love looking at aquariums. They are so beautiful. I've heard they are a lot of work though.
 

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They can be a lot of work and we're still learning. It's omar's hobby but I enjoy my fishes and figured I'd better learn a few things to help out. We've lost a few fish (some of them rather expensive) but it's all in the filtration you have. That's like 85% of the battle. Airation, temperature, proper tank size and the personalities of the fishes your trying to mix make up the other 15%.

Going to pay off a lot of bills and build omars dream tanks with my deployment money. Picked up a 210 gallon tank while we were in Houston for DIRT CHEAP! Will make caring for them a whole lot easier. Plus we run six tanks at any given time. Larger tanks are much easier to care for then smaller ones. Plus Omar wants to start breeding fish. In particular Electric Blue Jack dempseys which are very difficult to keep let alone breed due to their fragile nature. I'm already 80 dollars deep in dempseys alone and they need their own tank. Didn't catch their picture and the electrics are pretty stunning. The regulars are pretty too but mean. Seen a lot of jacked up oscars who got into fights with dempseys.

Going to the fish store doesn't help any. They had a saltwater fish I wanted in the worst way. He was a picasso triggerfish (fuscus family) and of course he had an attitude problem. He would rearrange his tank and jump out of his tank to bite you! I loved him. Being in the army requires a lot of moving. Moving freshwater isn't to difficult but forget trying to tear down a saltwater tank and get it started again. You can but it takes days.

Phew ok enough fish talk. I really need to quite procrastinating and finish getting my house in order. And apparently step into work for something stupid for someone stupid.
 

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