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Old 12-29-2012, 03:08 AM   #1021
 
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Off topic (other than it's still Christmas), for those of you that watched some of my Christmas video, I realized tonight I never uploaded our 2010 Christmas morning video to youtube. I actually forgot we made one. So I uploaded it tonight.

Charlie has grown so much! And he was SO slow at unwrapping gifts. Also, not talking at all. (Making lots of noise, though, lol). I forgot how much he jumped around!
Also, the walls in our basement aren't even finished in this one. Too bad I never showed where the 220 ended up in this video, there wasn't even a wall there back then, it was just open to the laundry room. We bought almost all his toys used that year, I think, all from two different people.


This was last year:


You can actually see the Batman toy from 2011 in the 2012 video, he still loves it. The Tonka dump truck from 2010 is still one of his favorites. We have to bring it with us everytime we go camping. And there is no room in the car.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:40 AM   #1022
 
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Bent fish is fine watched your video on youtube one day before it was posted on here we bought a 3d smart tv on boxing day busy installing it and buying a new bracket for it then went out and bought a 3d blue ray player no big als this boxing week spent too much on electronics plus we have a puppy for a week 2 for a few days busy with 5 dogs here so didn't get any more dennisons barbs plus the weather has been not so great snowing again today yesterday was nice so we went shopping again I had some gift certificates it was a zoo my husband was at future shop at 6am on Boxing day to grab the tv

but bent fish is still active eating I used to have a guppy in that tank that hasn't been seen for a long time my daughter asked where it was and I think it disappeared around the time the dennison barbs went in that tank. can't remember when I last saw it
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:03 AM   #1023
 
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Merry Christmas Boxer!

Glad to hear bent fish is fine, other than being bent, lol.

Congrats on a 3D TV! I just watched Dredd and I hear it is amazing in 3D (ultra violent, I'm not recommending it unless you grew up on the comic like I did, or love slow motion blood splatter. Or Karl Urban, he's awesome. But he's Dredd, so you only see his chin). We bought a projector and a 120" screen a few years ago, right before 3D really got big, and there's no way we could go back to watching a small TV. (Mainly because we have a 10 ft diagonal screen fixed to the wall) So I am patiently waiting for this projector to die so that Jodie will let me get a 3D one. That would be amazing. I've never even seen a 3D movie in theatres (other than Jaws 3D in crappy anaglyph red/blue when I was a kid), I have seen exactly two movies in the theatre since Charlie was born, Puss in Boots and Wreck It Ralph, and Charlie will not wear 3D glasses for more than 5 minutes, so we went to the 2D showings.

I tried one of those 3D TV displays at Futureshop and it blew my mind. You can see so many scenes in newer movies that were obviously filmed with 3D in mind, I am jealous.

I didn't even check for dennisons when I was at the LFS because I really need to not spend money right now. Boxing week is irritating, all those great deals, right after blowing all our money on Christmas. And right before rent is due.

Your husband is a brave man for going to an electronics store at 6am on boxing day. Have you watched any 3D movies yet?

Do you know if you got active or passive 3D? Let me know how it looks!

Missing fish are frustrating. Are they dead, are they alive? Some of my tanks have so many hiding spots, it's impossible to tell. I have a big hollow cichlid stone, and every time I can't find a fish, I assume he is in there dead (I can't help but fear the worst). The thing is big with two little holes, so it is impossible to know for sure.

Edit: I just watched the video of the bent fish again. Was he like that ever since you got him home?

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Old 12-29-2012, 09:07 AM   #1024
 
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I love when he gets to the end and carries the big box around.... ow, wow, wow!... cause it is so heavy! Wonderful memories!!
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:23 AM   #1025
 
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He's so funny, he LOVES watching himself. He woke up at 7:30 this morning, I had only been asleep a few hours. Jodie was still at work, so I desperately wanted to sleep some more. Sometimes he comes and gets into bed with me and I put on movies for him and go back to sleep, but some days, like today, he just wants to go downstairs (where if I fall asleep on the couch he will get into endless trouble) so I told him I had a new Christmas movie of HIM to watch. He LOVES watching himself to the extent that he is probably a narcissist. I made a playlist of the three Christmas videos from 2012 to 2012, plus his Christmas concerts and stuff, and he watched it and left me alone until Jodie got home at 9am. Once she gets home, he gets ultra excited and goes nuts, so we have to come downstairs so Jodie can sleep.

I love that 2010 video. He was so cute.

So now our dilemma is, once skiing is all paid for, do we spend on planting the tanks, and maybe new fish, or do we set up that terrarium? There's a half a dozen outlets roughed in, in our basement, I am thinking of asking our landlord if he can hook one up to the juice. Otherwise I don't know where to put the thing. Might be too cold down there anyway. The terrarium is more Jodie's thing, I like fish. I'm not really into pets with legs (or snakes, either, bad enough I had to pick up a rope fish). I dread having to clean the poop. Hopefully Jodie will look after the damn thing.

Still not sure if she wants a frog or gecko, which I think are the only things that can go in an 18x18x18 environment. I am leaning towards gecko.

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Old 12-29-2012, 09:32 AM   #1026
 
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Anybody in Canada or the colder States ever notice faster evaporation in the winter? I don't know if it's because the furnace is going or what, but I find my tanks are evaporating faster the last month or so.

I don't know squat about evaporation, it's been decades since I was in a science class.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:38 AM   #1027
 
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Totally!! The air is much drier in the winter... that is why we have Humidifiers on our furnaces in the winter, and de-humidifiers in the summer. Those of us with fish tanks will notice huge drops in water levels quickly.... remember that concentrates the minerals and we need to step up the water changes to dilute it.
If your house was incredibly dry you will notice cracked hands and trouble with the inside of your nose, sore and bleeding. Most of us with fish tanks don't experience it as bad.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:55 AM   #1028
 
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That's really weird..... I always have cracked hands..... but looking at them now, and thinking about it, I'm sure your right and mine have been much better this last month since having the tanks......
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:01 AM   #1029
 
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MORE water changes? Yet another reason to hate Canadian winter. I already long for the spring, now I'm even more impatient. When we were out in the snow with Charlie the other day, Jodie started counting the days until spring.

Last March we were skiing in T Shirts. I doubt we'll be so lucky this year.

Jodie is SUCH a weirdo. While I was typing this the phone rang, I had left it upstairs where she is sleeping after working all night. I get up there, and she answered it and is doing a bloody survey, on a Saturday morning, after they just woke her up. I never do those bloody things, regardless of circumstances.

With the exception of polling during an election. I'm all over that.
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:07 AM   #1030
 
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That's really weird..... I always have cracked hands..... but looking at them now, and thinking about it, I'm sure your right and mine have been much better this last month since having the tanks......
You might notice that there is condensation on your windows in the rooms with the tanks.... there's your lost water!
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