I found a large tub of LEGOs abandoned on the side of the road while on my way home last night. Chris and I played LEGOs for hours (well, I played for about an hour, buthe played for a few more while I worked on my ANAGPIC presentation). I made a lobster and he made a rocket ship.


New fish.

On Sunday, Chris and I got some more fauna for my aquariums. I also picked up some test kits (finally!) including one for iron. The guy at the fish store was impressed that I got the iron testing kit, which made me feel better after previously getting into a geeky argument with two of the other employees about the merits of Siamese Algae Eaters versus the merits of Thai Flying Foxes. The jury is still out on that one.

  • 2 mystery snails
  • 1 giant, filter-feeding wood shrimp
  • 3 Amano algae-eating shrimp
  • 1 croaking gourami

Snowy update.

Cost of parking at Midway airport: $58.50
Cost of getting my car towed and ticketed if they declare a snow emergency in Evanston when I’m out of town: $100

Cost of being frustrated because neither of these are good options because I am poor poor poor: priceless.

In other news, my boyfriend is TEH AWESOME. He bought me eggplant and daikon radish papyrus from Hiromi Paper…AND he got me the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Pop-up book that I’d been drooling over! I posted about the pop-up book over on the Kilgarlin blog.