Monthly Archives: August 2012

Fishie Friends

Exciting news here folks – I finally have a new fish tank!  It all started a couple of weeks ago when my wife and I went to the state fair with a group of friends.  One of the girls with us saw a small child walk by holding a bag of water with a goldfish swimming around.  At that point, she was on a mission.  She was determined to win a goldfish for her husband!  We all walked through the midway of food stands, rides, and games before we came upon the goldfish booth.  You know the game: you stand behind a counter and try to toss ping-pong balls into tiny little vases full of colored water.  Land one in the vase, and you walk away with a new pet…simple as that!  (Yeah, right.)  Fortunately for our friend, it really WAS as simple as that – for the price of a couple measly dollars, her husband walked away with a goldfish that would cost a whopping $0.35 cents from a pet store.

Here’s where everything gets a little more complicated.  Continue reading


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