Friday, May 05, 2006

Ahhh, glorious Friday.

This morning, I woke up to a mysterious clicking sound and realized that one of the hermit crabs must have emerged from beneath the substrate. Those poor dudes have been buried under the sand for almost a month now. I dug them up once and realized they were still alive, and since then I've just kept their terrarium moist and left them alone since they are probably molting. I did a daily sniff test, too, to make sure that they were not dead and rotting in there. But I was starting to worry.

So imagine my relief when I grabbed the flashlight and saw Hermit Crab #2 "Raki" sitting on the drinking water dish. Of course I scared the crap out of her with the flashlight, and she squished back into her shell. But I was so happy to see her that I almost cried!

This is why I'm a vegetarian - I have an emotional attachment to a crustacean. I've been very worried!! (Wendy - are hermit crabs crustaceans?)

I'm so glad it's Friday. This weekend is supposed to be nice, so I'm going to do some more spring cleaning. This week was very intense - not so much because of work but some big things are happening in my personal life. I'm not quite ready to announce it to the world yet (NO, I'm not pregnant) but hopefully by the end of next week, I can post it here. It's big, believe me, and I have good reasons for not posting it yet.

Anyway, now that I've got you all riled up, it's time for me to play another round of "Insaniquarium" from It's addictive.


TKP said...

Katie, what is it??? Tell me...dying to know. Is it the PhD announcement? About you going to BD? I need to know!

Anonymous said...

OOH, I'm excited for the big news too! Will be in Montello tomorrow to Wed.; maybe we can talk about it in person! As for the crabs, yes, they're lil' crustaceans! xo,WW

Butchieboy said...

Mmmmmm. Crabs. Muy delicioso.