Geek at the cool table, cool at the geek table. (aspiring2live) wrote,
Geek at the cool table, cool at the geek table.

Hamsters are experiencing a surge in popularity, I think

You know, the difference between "feeder mice" and hamsters at the pet store is about 8 bucks and a meat clever. I'm just sayin'! We weren't able to get one for the boys the other day. Seems all the other parents who thought it was a good idea for a Christmas gift thought to put a hamster in their gift cage. In deciding to let Evan pick his hamster, we have doomed him to a nearly eternal wait of 3 or 4 days to get a newly stocked, properly quarantined, guaranteed for 7 full days, hamster. Poor guy does delayed gratification nearly as poorly as I do.

We went to another (the 4th!) pet store today and they had more, um, "pets" than the others we had been to. In addition to the stock fish, gerbils, guinea pigs (shouldn't these be called Italian pigs now?), ferrets, and yes, rats; they also had three different varieties of tarantula, some green iguanas, and a lot of tropical fish. We were all excited to see Nemo, a clown fish, and there were things in those tanks I've never seen apart from a Jacques Cousteau show. Really. They even had a scorpion. Remember when pet shops had mostly dogs and cats? Oh, none of those anymore, of course. But if you want a python, come on down!

I'm starting to feel like the world is being directed by David Lynch. Think about that one. Sure maybe you love his films, but would you want to LIVE in one?
Tags: humor, kids

  • No tagging, but it's FUN! Try it!

    I went for the 70's very low production look. Your parents may have this in their jazz collection! I got this from Erin's LJ. Instructions:…

  • And now, I'm off to bed.

    But, before I go, watch the whole thing...

  • Update from the rancho

    So, I needed to remember why we didn't go to Golden Corral for the breakfast buffet. In fact, it had been so long that I forgot they offered a…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 1 comment