Saturday, February 14, 2009

Love is Fishy Sometimes

Happy Valentine's Day! I have always thought V-day was a pretty dumb holiday. Who needs an extra day in the year to figure out something cheesily romantic to do? Aren't anniversaries and birthdays enough? Anyway... it is 12:46 AM Valentine's Day morning and we just got back from Wal-Mart after doing some Valentine's Day shopping. Hold on to your britches folks because we have a long awaited announcement to make.

Jeff, Why are you filling up an empty fish tank? I thought Hank died like 2 months ago.

After an extended mourning period, we decided it was time to move on with our lives and give a new fish a chance to enter our family. Meet Billy the Beta. I wanted to name him Alpha the Beta...but Jeff didn't think that was as funny as I did. 

Who needs flowers? Fish usually last a lot longer anyway. Oh and this was the other gift we got ourselves. Nothing says love quite like a brand new toilet seat.


The Cox Crew said...

I am glad you got another Fish. I personally like the name Alpha, but Jeff is not as funny as the rest of us. I hope Billy lives a long and happy life.

Kim said...

I loved this post! I was laughing my head off. So glad to know there's been another addition to the family. Sarah, please note the instructions on how to change out the water so you don't go killing this innocent, little fishy. I did love the name Alpha the Beta, but I guess Billy will do. And the toilet seat is my kind of gift--just ask Dallas!

Glen said...


I think I have figured out why you can not keep your family additions alive very long.

The instructions clearly say, "Use Room Temperature Bottled or Decholorinated Water" and what is the first photo? It is Jeff using Cold Tap Water that most likely has Chlorine in it.

Look on the bright side. You will be able to raise the new toilet seat for an appropriate burial.

Rebecca said...

But wait--Billy is blue. That doesn't match your decor.

Also, why does it say that sarahthomas wrote this post? I thought that as of about six months ago sarahthomas no longer existed.

sarahthomas said...

Laura, I guess Jeff said he thought of the name Alpha for our last fish, and I didn't like it then, so I guess it's really me that's not the funny one.

Dad and Mom. Hank made it through the first night even without following the instructions. Like anyone reads that stuff anyway.

Becky, aren't you still And I decided I couldn't bear seeing a red fish that looked just like Hank floating around. We had to change it up.