Tuesday, December 16, 2008

What Emily needs:

Emily needs to give Tim food in Social Studies today.
Emily needs a job.
Emily needs to run free.
Emily needs to be told, "No, there are certain things that are just NOT allowed."
Emily needs eating companions around noon on Wednesday.
Emily needs advise.
Emily needs to get her tortillas on Vimeo. (I have no clue what this is...)
Emily needs help deciding how to cut her hair.
Emily needs glasses. (Well, I have some, but I need a new pair)
Emily needs a new chain.
Emily needs background.
Emily needs 4 infusions now.
Emily needs numbers.
Emily needs aesthetics.
Emily needs a lift.
Emily needs to get off the gas.
Emily needs all the people at the table and all the card on the table with her in the middle to decide.
Emily needs a series of exemptions to Harvard’s administrative rules.
Emily needs to have a fly sheet & mask on, and have her tail wrapped during the summer due to the itch.
Emily needs assistance with dressing, eating, toileting and personal hygiene, as well as structure and monitoring for her activities.
Emily needs prayer.
Emily needs your help.
Emily needs to wear green every single day.
Emily needs a "tune-up".
Emily needs a family who will give her love and guidance, yet allow her to have a degree of independence.
Emily needs to help herself every now and then.
Emily needs to learn about responsibilities, and a hard lesson it is.
Emily needs your prayers and good wishes, too.
Emily needs to be with other monkeys.
Emily needs to be saved.
Emily needs a forever family.
Emily needs to win.
Emily needs no special assistance to work in lab practical classes.
Emily needs to be read as part of the American gothic tradition.
Emily needs to explain more thoroughly how writers create effects through their choice of images and details.
Emily needs untruths and lies to make her sound innocent.
Emily needs to use her skills to affect some tangible change in the world.
Emily needs to find a better mood to be in as this one is winding me up more ;).
Emily needs a wheelchair just to navigate her nursing home in Orange.
Emily needs to focus.
Emily needs possible surgery to remove and replace some vessels.
Emily needs to be nicer to you.
Emily needs to reclaim her life.
Emily needs to get out more.
Emily needs some kin people around.
Emily needs to get over herself.
Emily needs to know exactly what the girls want when she and Richard "kick the bucket."
Emily needs a qualifying time of 59.19; her time is now 59.57 in the 100 butterfly.

Interesting stuff...Elizabeth and a few of my cousins have done this, so I decided to google "what Emily needs" and see what I would get. I actually found some really interesting stories about women named Emily. Some of them are old women who need some extra care, some are my age and have medical conditions, one of them was a girl who wanted to be adopted, and one of them was even a horse! Very interesting.

I hope that you enjoyed this! :)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Emily has fish! :)

So a couple of weeks ago, Ison sold his bicycle and acoustic guitar so that he could buy a 75 gallon fish tank. He had 3 fish tanks out in Japan when he was stationed there. He also bought all the supplies to build a sump (filter) for it. I love it that he can do stuff like this. :) He also built the stand for it and is in the process of building the hood. We went to Petsmart and Petco and have been starting our collection of fish, of which the main event will be fancy goldfish. Why? Because they are really cheap to replace if they happen to die (which I hope they don't because I really like them) and they are really fun to watch wobble around the tank. Here is a picture of a few of them together:

Actually, this is all 6 of them if you look carefully. They like to swim around together in a little school. Sometimes they are in a line moving slowly from one end of the tank to the other...like they are playing "following the leader." Oh, and the pipes are in there because we are don't have extra money at the moment for decorative rocks...'tis the holidays and we are driving out to Arizona for almost a week.

Our cats are really liking the fish. And don't worry, they can't get into the tank because we have a temporary cover on it...more to keep the fish from jumping out than the cats from jumping in. Could you imagine one of the cats trying to tread water in there? I doubt that they would take that risk...
Here is Patch looking intently at 2 of his favorite fish: the golden dojo loaches. They like to burrow in the sand. Sometimes they hide so well that we can't find them for a long time, but it is fun when they suddenly poke their heads out.
Here is one of my favorite fish: Goggles. He is a black moor. Ison picked him out because he has light colored circles around his protruding eyes and I named him Goggles for that very reason.
Here is a front view so that you can see the circles better around his eyes.
These 2 fish are both loaches but the one above is a golden dojo loach and the dark one is a kuhli loach. The cats both bat at these two from the outside the most because of how they wiggle all over the tank. It is very entertaining to watch them. We have 2 golden dojos, as I said before, and 4 kuhlis.

This is Skunk. We were at the pet store, again, trying to decide which fish to buy and Ison pointed this unique guy out to me. I instantly said that it was perfect because his name would be Skunk, since it has such a distinct black stripe. :)
This beautiful goldfish is Unico, because of the single red spot on it's head...I don't really like this one a lot because he chases and bites the other goldfish...we had to separate him in timeout in the net a couple of times yesterday because he wouldn't leave any of the fish alone!
This black moor is Nacht because, obviously, he is very black. He is one of the smaller goldfish and very calm.
And this is Lucy. Can you guess why? She has red hair! ;)
*GASP* This final one is Punk. Unfortunately you can't see it in this picture, but he has different colors on his fins and his dorsal fin looks like a mohawk. This was a fun picture to realize I had taken because he looks like he is surprised...maybe because I have a camera pointing at his face.

We also have 16 danios, which are small and fast, thus me not being able to take a good picture of them, and 2 green corydoras, but they were at the back of the tank when I was taking pictures and I couldn't focus on them. In total we have 30 fish and we will be getting more soon...maybe only 4 more corydoras and 4 more goldfish.