Monday, June 26, 2006

Escar-Gone

Tragedy struck over the weekend. My golden mystery snail has died. I hadn't ever seen the true face of a snail until he (or she) joined the marine menagerie in my office tank. You could say that it was almost cute.

It was a brave and mighty little snail, and quite a voracious eater. Unfortunately, the new tank didn't offer the same volume of algae that the old tank offered. I tried to feed it algae pellets, but it simply never got the hang of it.

He was closed up in his shell for about a week, which isn't peculiar. However, upon staggering into my office this afternoon, I discovered that his meat was out of his shell, and was entangled in one of the fake plastic aquarium plants.

I called time of death: 3:07 pm, June 26, 2006.

Reading for comprehension:
1. Are snails gender-specific?
2. What is wrong with the French for them to believe that snails are food??
3. Have you ever gotten your own meat stuck in a fake plastic plant?

8 comments:

  1. Didn't you tube and ship?

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  2. Actually, that's "tube and tuck."

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  3. No, it's tube and ship - Brian's synopsis of what I do in work - just tube them and ship them somewhere else....

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  4. I got my meat stuck in a plastic girl once. No, it wasnt a fleshlight or blow-up doll. She was just dingy....and it never really got stuck. Ok, I'll shut up and go now.

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  5. So basically you starved this thing to death. Nice. I'm calling PETA. Ok, actually, I'm not. I could give a rat's ass about a freaking snail. Nice title though. Ass page clever, that one was.

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  6. Hey - Let's all appreciate that Leah's post didn't somehow triangulate her pregnancy into the snail's death.


    .... You don't think that Leah's pregnancy killed the snail, do you?!

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  7. This was the best blog I have ever read about a snail with a penis innuendo. Really - it ranks high in Blog weekly - two gold snails - I mean stars.

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  8. Anonymous7:17 PM

    I'm starting to see why you all keep Leah around. Making fun of her never gets old.

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Be compelling.

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