Brain Barf

May contain traces of nuts.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Do I put this in the wins or loss column?

Because this is the way things operate in Keri World:

Jill the rat is still alive and actually doing a little better but Dave the fish died.

(I feel guilty that I got a little chuckle out of this)


  • At Thursday, March 02, 2006 5:25:00 AM, Blogger JoeinVegas said…

    Please, no cheerios for me.

  • At Friday, March 03, 2006 7:21:00 PM, Blogger Ann said…

    My DH is a biologist. He can kill a rat or mouse painlessly with a thumb in under two minutes. You just need to know where the heart is.

    Let me know if you're interested.

  • At Saturday, March 04, 2006 8:35:00 AM, Blogger doug said…

    Ann, how does this work? I get the part of "death in under two minutes" but its the idea that it is painless that is most impressive.

  • At Sunday, March 05, 2006 6:57:00 AM, Blogger Ann said…

    DH says you just put pressure on the heart so it stops beating. I've never actually done it myself - I think it's creepy. But then, this is a man who can skin a rat with great efficiency (after they're dead).

  • At Sunday, March 05, 2006 6:53:00 PM, Blogger Ms-Chievous said…

    Gah, I know I couldn't do it.
    Will you Fed-Ex your husband please? :o)

  • At Monday, March 06, 2006 7:24:00 PM, Blogger Ann said…

    No way in hell I could do it.

    We used to buy mice to feed to the snake, and the snake stopped eating. So, we'd buy a mouse, put it in the cage, and for several days, the snake wouldn't eat it. Then DH would "thumb" the mouse, and then FLUSH IT, then in another week we'd start over.

    Eventually, the snake died. And he died on his hot rock, so DH couldn't even deposit him in the herp collection at the University museum.

    The snake's name was Darwin. Isn't that a cool name for a biologist's snake? DH had a framed photograph of Darwin on his desk not long after we got married. My daughter saw it, and was incensed. "Why do you have a picture a DEAD GUY, but not MY MOTHER?" So he taped my picture on top of Darwin.

    Sorry for the hijack. And about the fish. Was it a goldfish? Feng shui says that if your goldfish dies, he has absorbed bad chi, and should be replaced immediately after cleaning the tank.


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