January 10, 2001
The Frailty of Life and the Vainness of the Blog
Last night a tragedy occurred. A death, two deaths actually, that helped me to come to the cathartic realization that life is a very fragile, frail and fleeting gift. It makes me feel narcissistic to think that you want to waste these fleeting moments of your own life reading my pointless blog. Why you would choose to share in my tragedy and not go out and smell the roses is beyond me, but go ahead and read the rest if you must...I promise I won't use any more "ten-dollar words" like "cathartic" & "narcissistic". Put your dictionary down! Seriously, I said put it down! No, no!! Don't throw it at the screen! That hurts damnit!
The tragedy occurred at around 10:00 last night when I was cleaning my 2 betta bowls (a weekly ritual..and a betta is a fish by the way, one of those big Siamese fighting fish). I cleaned one, Jake, and returned him to my room, he acted normal, so I went back to the bathroom to clean the other and then it happened. A tragedy unlike no other.
As soon as I added Pumpkin, the fish, to his new water bowl he swam to the bottom and right up to the top, stuck his head out of the water, took a "gasp" of air (bettas are one of the few fish that can actually breath air) and died. Right there in front of me. A million questions raced through my mind, "Did I de-chlorinate the water" "Was it the right temperature?" "Did I get soap in it?", none of them seemed to reveal any answers. I went back into my room to get a net (I wanted to make sure he was dead) and then I saw Jake also floating, DEAD. The horror!
The only conclusion I can come to is the water, which I had about 8 glasses of before I cleaned the bowls, somehow poisoned them. There's no other explanation in my mind. This probably means I'm going to die soon. If so, thanks for reading my ramblings and partaking in my vainness! Actually, isn't this piece of crap entry the epitome (oops, I know I promised, no more ten-dollar words) of my vainness? To actually think that anyone would want to read about the death of my fish? Pfffffffflllt. I told you the blog was vain and that life was to short to read it didn't I? You didn't listen to me! Don't blame me for wasting your time because you were warned buddy!
I guess you figured, since I'll be dead soon, it would be nice to humor me. Thanks! It was nice to know you and since this is probably my lassssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss . . . Just kidding. I'm not dead yet. Anyone know where to buy cheap bottled water?
Posted by vixen at January 10, 2001 08:24 AM
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