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Friday, June 20, 2008

Accident Fish

Last night, I became a fish owner by accident.

You see, a friends daughter is turning 12,
and she's an animal nut. Since she's getting towards that age of maturity, I thought a good gift would be one that could test her responsibilities. An animal she can call her own, that's hers, that she takes care of.

So I got her a little tank and a Japanese fighting fish.

After all, it's only a fish. If she kills it, it'll be the toilets problem, and I know not to get her any more animals.

I usually see my buddy Thursday nights to hang out, shoot the shit, have a coffee and later a shot or three of whisky. So, last night being Thursday, I got the tank and the little cup the fish comes in and brought it home.

Of course, he was busy last night for the first time in about eight years. Go figure.

And of course, I was busy Friday and Saturday, him Sunday and well, you get the picture.

Now, part of her growing up responsibilities would be to properly prepare the tank, let it get to room temperature, add the proper chemicals, etc. etc. I couldn't let this fish swim around in the cup for the next week, cuz if it didn't die in a weeks time it would probably die shortly after I gave the thing to her. And then she'd think she was a fish killing monster who couldn't be trusted with any animal, sending her in a spiral of depression ending wi
th her being an 18 year old pregnant meth addict stripper.

I didn't want to be the one responsible for that. Be
sides, that's her dads job (kidding! kidding!)

So, I prepped the tank, and am now a proud owner of a fish! I'll get the kid another next week.
Now, what should I name the fish? I was thinking of Fishy McFinnigan. Any suggestions?

Tell you what. I'd like some suggestions, and I'll pick the best ones and put it up on a poll to vote. Whoever wins gets me to guest blog for them! Or stay away from your blog forever, whichever you think might increase your blog's popularity.

Course, this all might be moot. I'm going out of town tonight for a bachelors party (I'm the best man) and will be gone most of the weekend.

Hopefully, Mr. McFinnigan (or whatever his name might be) will still be alive at that point, otherwise the contest will be moot!

Later all,



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11 keen observations:

moooooog35 said...

Here are my suggestions, in no particular ordr:

1) Thor, God of Thunder
2) Sharkbait
3) Moooooog
4) "Jet Li", "Jackie Chan" or "Bruce" (it IS a Japanese fighing fish, after all)
5) Charmin (since he'll end up in the toilet anyway)

Knight said...

I vote JAWS
Professor Swimmington McGillington

Meghan said...

1.) Princess Consuela Bananahammock
2.) Nemo
3.) Trogdor the Burninator
4.) Your mom
5.) My mom
6.)Uncle Jesse
7.) Fishstick

TanNinety said...

lawl @moooooog

In keeping with the spirit of your previous post, how about "egbert" ;) ?

Jessica said...

I need a close up to come up with a name.

I bought a big gold fish a few months back. The kind that are supposed to live for like 10 years. I named him slurpee...he died in a week. :( Better luck to you LOL. Take a close up, and I'll suggest a name.

Miss Milk said...

I say call it Ziggy Stardust. But that might be way too cool a name for a fish. If it has a queer bulge under its tail then definitely.

Jo said...

I love those fighting fish...they have major anger management issues.

Here are my suggestions:

1. Crud
2. Larry...for some reason I've known a lot of Japanese men who go by Larry. But you have to pronounce it Lairwee.
3. Miso Happy

Anonymous said...

hmmmm! Nebaby the fighting Fish!!

I pack a mean punch! does that sound alright? hahahaha!

Jamie said...

Fishy McSwimmy

Okay, that's all I got.

CarmenSinCity said...

Yay - a new fish! How fun. So, how long do you think it will survive? I've killed many in my day.

C.Rag said...

I think everything should be named after me so Cunt or Cunt Rag or Cuntie.