Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Sock Wars again, and replying to some comments

Well, I sent out the 2nd pair of Socks of Doom today. (You know, the ones I got from Stashmonkey last night). She knit the first sock and started a bit of the second, and I finished the second sock. But - horror of all horrors - I forgot to take a picture before mailing. Hopefully the lucky recipient will when she gets the socks.

Edited to add: The lovely Stashmonkey put a picture of the socks-in-progress on her blog here if you want to see them.

And now for a confession:

You have probably noticed that I am horrible about replying to comments. I am also bad about commenting on the blogs of others. Be assured that I do read all the comments, but I hardly ever reply. However, since many of you asked or commented about the fish I thought I'd give a little more detail.

Back when I lived in Seatle my BF-at-the-time and I had an 80 gallon saltwater tank with a porcupine puffer (Kirby) and a blue damsel (Neptune). When I moved to Boston I left the fish with the boy.



Last summer I got a 40 gallon tank and a few freshwater fish. I kept meaning to do more with the tank and I kept not doing it. Then I met my friend Catherine's boyfriend, who has a 75 gallon saltwater tank and was inspired to start one up again. He gave me an extra 20 gallon, which I converted into a freshwater tank, and I bought a bunch of live rock and the necessary equipment to make my 40 gallon into a saltwater. It's been cycling for a good long while, and these three are the first occupants. J.B. is a 4 stripe damsel and Thing 1 and Thing 2 are both blue damsels.

5 Comments:

Blogger javede said...

Wow, that SockWar thing is moving fast!

I'm the same with commenting and replying to comments. It's mostly not that I don't want to, it's that i don't have the time and if i have time I forget about it! Terrible, but true.

3:45 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Awesome! I sent out my second victim's socks yesterday. I'm hoping that I can kill at least once more before being killed myself. :)

6:11 AM  
Blogger Lazuli said...

That fish is almost scary this early in the morning!

I think that if blogger put people's email addresses in the comments that are emailed to us, it would be easier to respond. If we don't have an email address in our email programs, we blogger users have to go track down the email addresses, which makes responding tskr longer. I don't know, maybe that's just an excuse, though, as I tend to be the same way. I do think that's a lot of the reason, though.

6:12 AM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Kirby!!! Awww.... don't worry, you will have really cool fish in your tank. Like a trigger! Or an angelfish! You can get the sister to my angelfish.

7:29 AM  
Blogger Subcomandante Stash said...

I will definitely post a pic of the socks as soon as I receive them!! I am excited - I love the color of the yarn!!!!

9:52 PM  

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