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Monday, February 16, 2009 11:20:03 PM
Mood: Mournful
El Guapo, Flippin' Stick

2007-01-09_betta.jpgThis morning I awoke to the news that my beloved Siamese fighting fish, El Guapo, had passed away. I fed him a few pellets last night before I went to bed and he seemed happy as a clam... or a happy betta. This morning he was motionless. Poor little guy. Sure, he pretty much hated my guts, flaring his gills with malice whenever I caught his eye, but I enjoyed watching him swim around and make bubble nests on my desk. I have fond memories of the way he'd attack the end of my pen through the glass as if it were a rival male, or threaten my cat Leia if she got too close. I'd like to think that he lived a good, happy life, but it still sucks to lose him. So long, El Guapo. We'll miss you.

On a lighter note, I bought a flippin' stick today. I've been looking for a 7'6" medium-heavy rod that I can use to pitch and flip jigs and baits up to 1 1/2 ounces, and I found one today on sale at Sports Authority. Combined with a coupon from CJ and a gift card from the Chens and I practically got it for nothing. Score one for the good guys. Now I just have to get a reel for it and wait for the lakes to melt to try it out.

A Joke by Tocci: Did you hear about the boxer who ruined his own bachelor party? He misunderstood when a stripper asked for a body shot.

It's a bit linky out there. Wear a jacket.