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Noooooooooo!

Posted 2010.06.27 11.40 in Sports by Stephanie

England are down 4-2 with less than 13 minutes to go… Oh excuse me, 4-1. The goal-that-wasn’t, curse you FIFA and your stubborn obstinance of refusing to allow technology into your lives! Luddites!

Come on England! Go go go!

Dang it. Now who am I going to root for?┬áNo Aussies, no Kiwis, no Brits…

Of the remaining countries, I like German wines the best so I might have to start cheering for Germany…

Snail Football!

Posted 2009.07.18 16.22 in Aquaria, Pointless Blather by Stephanie

So I read somewhere that snails are very curious and will play with any new goodies you put in the aquarium. Thinking it would be cool and funny, I put a fake coral thingy in there – expecting the snails to maybe crawl around it, cover it with snail-snot, that sort of thing.

After installing it, the snails ignored it for a few hours. Then – Speed Racer headed on over.

He didn’t crawl around it though.. Instead, he started digging down underneath it… Then he got his shell under it, and gave it a good solid header… he got it loose from the gravel, then gave it another header… got it up into the current, so it was shoved off into the corner. Then he followed it to the corner, and started work at pushing it into the very back corner.

Snail Football

Eventually he got it into the back right corner, where there is a blue night-light. It actually looks great at night, all a-glow with blue light. It seems the snails have a better idea of what looks cool than I do.

Still, I can’t help but imagine that in Speed Racer’s mind, this was going on…

Here we are with the score nil-nil, Snails versus Fish… and the Snail’s top striker, Speed Racer has the ball! Excellent header there, he’s got it loose and is moving for the goal… only a minute left in this match folks, at this point the next goal wins it… Oh and look at that footwork! Speed Racer has it past the Zebrafish defenders – he gives it a kick – GOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLLL! ┬áSpeed Racer has done it! He’s done it! Yes, this is why Speed Racer is the top-paid striker in Aquarium Football! There he is, getting the game ball, he has done it! The Snails win the Aquarium Cup!