[thechat] Small Petty Things - wuz - RE: new year, new life

Luther, Ron Ron.Luther at hp.com
Thu Jan 5 09:18:22 CST 2006

Joel Canfield bespoke:

>>Bite your tongue. Unless, of course, you can get a 
>>semi-toxic snake to bite it *for* you.

<badly done Pacino voice>
Meet my little hissy friend!
<voice />

>>Although, a small aquarium wouldn't be bad. Fish rarely chew 
>>on my books or wet on the kitchen floor

Fish are fun!  (They _do_ wet on the kitchen floor however, 
especially if you teach them to play volleyball.)

By 'small aquarium' I do hope you mean something in the 40+ 
gallon range.  The smaller aquariums are fine for setting up 
a food tank, or a hospital tank, or a birthing tank ... but 
for a community display tank I wouldn't go below 40 gallons. 
The initial cash outlay is higher, but the reduced time and 
effort spent maintaining decent stable water chem more than 
makes up for it.  Really.

But fish tie you down!  It's tough to travel when you have fish 
at home ... unless you don't mind the neighbors overfeeding and 
killing them while you are away.

- You need a pet that's quiet.  

- Something that is hypoallergenic and doesn't mess up the house.  

- Something that doesn't take up much room.  

- Something that doesn't take up much time.  

- Something that will be okay by itself at home while you jaunt 
off to the Emerald Isle for a month or two.

Hmmmm ... Think, think, think ...

Aha! Maybe something like this cute little guy:



Missing his scaly buds.

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