A beautiful day, and it’s Friday! 🙂 The sun is out, and I think it’s in the seventies. The dog even spent some time on the terrace this morning.
Friday Night Madness has been downgraded, due to the economy. 😦 Instead of going to the local diner/coffee shop for dinner, we’re going to the local chain “bakery” for tea. Aaah, nothing but the finest in half raw coffee cake and rubbery croissants. We’re sticking to the Lipton, thanks. If you avoid the pastries and ignore the gluey film on the tables, it is quite entertaining on Friday nights. By day, it’s filled with nannies and strollers. At night though, a special treat. Young tourists who didn’t realize how quickly their money would run out here in NY, scratching at sores left behind from bugbed filled mattresses at the area “hostels.” And let’s not forget the homeless who come to spend the night. Oooo, yeah, Mama is living large. 😀
So, I was sitting on my couch staring into my tank doing some writing, when an unfamiliar movement in the tank caught my attention. Yikes! Another hitchhiker. I only saw part of it come out of a rock, but I’m pretty sure it’s a mantis shrimp. Tiny right now, but bad. They’re affectionately called thumb splitters, and some people keep them because they can be beautiful and interesting. In their own species only tank. Blech. I haven’t even gotten rid of the aiptasia yet. Luckily, I think it will be a while before he’s big enough to do any damage to any of my livestock.
Happy Friday, everyone!