Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Fare thee well Gandalf the Blue or Steve or whatever else I called you

I think I might have a bit of a case of bloggers block. I know you're thinking to yourself "but Ginny your life is just so amazing and interesting you must have something to share!" No I don't so let's talk about my dead fish.

I had a work fish. He went by many names because whenever someone would ask what his name was I would just make something up. "Oh that's Steve, yes.... Steve the fish." Right before he died I finally decided his official name was Gandalf the Blue. I also purchased him a new home for his bowl because I thought he'd enjoy a little house. I think I pretty much sentenced him to death when I did that. He died before the house came in the mail.

Gandalf died when I was in Vegas. I immediately blamed my co-worker that was feeding Gandalf. He looked at me horrified because he had no idea the fish had died or that I actually didn't blame him. I silently pointed to the dead fish laying limply in the bowl to really drive the point home.

I left Gandalf in the bowl for most of the day for the viewing. A few people commented that the bowl was starting to smell. Well I didn't properly embalm him guys, now pay your respects to poor Gandalf.

By the end of the day it was time to lay Gandalf to rest. I thought a burial at sea was appropriate but since I'm not going to walk to Boston Harbor with a dead fish I decided a toilet burial would suffice. I told Gandalf he was a good fish and that I'm sorry he did not get to enjoy his Sponge Bob Square Pants house. I carefully dumped him in the toilet and threw the fishbowl in the trash. My fish bowl cleaning days are over!

8 comments:

  1. RIP, Steve/Gandalf. What kind of fish? Well... other than dead...

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  2. I like your random naming system. What's the harm? The fish didn't know any better. Unless he was a lot smarter than we think...

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    1. It works well for me. I don't know why I couldn't just pick one.

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  3. Maybe you could put him in a hole and planted corn like the Indians supposedly showed the Puritans how to do, although I still wonder whey the Puritans needed to be shown, what with coming from a maritime nation and all.

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    1. ha ha good point. How accurate was this?

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  4. Maybe he'll come back as Gandalf the white...

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    1. how did I not think of this. I am ashamed of myself.

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