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W.M.D.S.

Posted 2009.08.16 6.47 in Aquaria

WMDSThere comes a time when one must stop and consider the ramifications of having eleventy-million pest snails in their fish tank. Specifically, that time is when there are so many pest snails that they start taking up residence upon the other critters that you actually paid money for and gave names to.

Then, as adverse as I am to such concepts, it becomes unavoidable to realize that the pest snails have become a problem, and have outstayed their welcome. It is still a difficult choice, but when weighing the wellbeing of the three big cute applesnails that one has paid money for, given names to, and observed the development of their individual personalities, versus the aforementioned eleventy-million nameless identical tiny pests that have now invaded every nook and even the crannies… it becomes clear that something must be done. One realizes, it is time to deploy the Weapons of Mass De-Snailing.

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Is the Skin Supposed to Dissolve Like That?

Posted 2009.07.19 14.12 in Pointless Blather

So I was having a nice relaxing Sunday bath, but eventually the relaxation time was over and it was time to get cleaned up and get on with the day. About a month ago I decided to try one of these ‘body wash’ liquid soap products instead of the appallingly stone-aged soap bar things that neanderthals used. I’ve been using a fairly well-known name-brand ‘body wash’ product, and it’s been ok. Till today. When it all went wierd.

See, I have these bizzare medical mystery shins, with unexplained scars that are really tender. So of course I’m always careful when washing them, like being gentle and all. Today though when I got the body-wash lather on there, I suddenly found myself transported into a television commercial…

Are you tired of grubby-looking scars that are difficult to clean? Are you tired of being in constant chronic pain? Then we have the product for you! That’s right, with our new body-wash, you’ll look sparkly clean and that annoying old pain will be long forgotten.

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