Comments: Artists, Sand, Fish, Thankfully NO Birds

Oh had to laugh!! My sister thought it would be a GREAT idea to have a little wading pool full of goldfish for the kids to 'catch' at her daughter's birthday party. Thus, my daughter came home with her 'catch' of 11 goldfish.

They ALL died. We now have two little tanks with a Beta in each. Not a fan of fish - but boy are these easy fish to have!!

Posted by Nina at February 22, 2009 12:52 AM

Nina- This is the same mom who decided a few years ago to give out goldfish as prizes.

Holy crap.

I was so pissed. We came home with 8 fish. (Three boys... everyone 'won' at least two.) On the way home I ended up buying a tank and all the stuff for it.

Two of those fish hung on for over a year. I started a 'Die fish Die' chant every morning.

Holy crap.

Not one of these 'centerpieces' are coming home with us. NOT ONE.

And this idea of the buckets of sand... I kept my mouth shut. A plastic bucket of sand has a very high CG. The buckets do not have the same diameter from top to bottom... the bottom is more narrow!

So... I'm wondering how many of these buckets are going to fall over, spilling sand all over the room.

I said nothing because I had already negged out so many ideas due to impracticality, that I became the real black cloud in the group.

I have to shake my head...

Posted by Bou at February 22, 2009 01:01 AM

To solve the spilled sand and future problems, go to a home improvement place and ask where they keep the cement mixing trays. I got a 3X4 plastic/rubber version that's about a foot deep to keep my salty-wet scuba gear from dripping into the SUV carpet and making it smell like dead fish. They're very lightweight and can easily be taken out to be hosed off. I'm sure they have smaller ones. Then ask the idiot car builders why they line cargo areas with carpet instead of easy to clean and waterproof plastic or rubber.

Posted by George at February 22, 2009 11:49 AM

I am not artistic in the least. But, I am . . . creative . . . ahem . . . anyway, the Boy is turning 6 in a couple weeks - 6!!! and we are having a "Battle of the Bands." his invite looks like a concert ticket, he will have a red carpet, I have blue, yellow, green and red hair glue for them to spike their hair, fake tattoos and some other stuff - they are going to play Guitar Hero - World Edition as a band - best band wins handheld guitar hero games. I even have contract riders - pony bottles of water, all green M&M's . . .and a cake that looks like the guitar hero controller. 20 kids . . . in my living room . . . with fake tattoos, colored hair and sugar! Kill me now.

Posted by oddybobo at February 23, 2009 11:43 AM