well my gerbil Harlequin passed away the other day...
<lj-cut>I got Harlequin over 2 1/2 years ago from a local pet store. I had intended on just ASKING about hamsters but the store manager told me don't get hamsters they're mean lil creatures of evil. (I have since had a hamster and he was the cuddliest animal ever!) So she showed me some gerbs and I saw one with a kink in it's tail she said he was nice but no one wanted him cuz of his tail. I knew then he was mine.
Harlequin was the size of a mouse. He was all black except for a white crooked beard under his mouth. After awhile he started getting gray hairs lol. His nicknames were Gerby, The Gerb, Houdini.
He escaped from his cage once...he enjoyed running around our kitchen for a few hours eating the crumbs on the floor.
He was really really inquistitive and loved eating out of my hand...if it was in my hand it was good...if it was in his bowl it sucked. haha
I love when he made tunnels around his cage I always tried to keep him entertained. He liked making corn-holes around his tank...for who knows what reasons cuz the corn he put IN the holes he never ate...and only corn hmm. If there were a bunch of people in the room he was attentive and curious at what we were doing...he really liked people(we kept him in the living room a.k.a the zoo where there was constant activity). When I switched him to his 15 gallon tank(from a critter trail after a month or 2) he never ran on a wheel again. He was a weird gerb. I brought him out of his tank to run around on the couch while I watched tv sometimes. I loved that he taught himself to use a 'litter box'. He was our little carboard recycler guy.
His fave food was meal worms...then crickets(he became a lil predator when we threw one in).
Harlequin had a great life. I'm pretty sure he just died of natural causes. He was buried in our garden with Sean & Craig present.
this is a couple months after i got him, sans digi camera, you can kinda see his white beard
Probably a year or so old you can almost see his kinky tail
one of his MANY tunnels he built-taken in the summer
pretty recent..taken about 2 or 3 months ago
omigod in 2 1/2 hours i'm going to BINGO!!! i am beyond excited. yes, with my gram & her friend. i better win the $500 jackpot...
but my gerbil is not doing well at all. since i been at craig's i have not noticed anything but when i came home today he is noticably different. he's not greeting anyone when they go over to his tank he can barely keep his eyes open he's so sluggish. i know timmy's been feeding him and there's still alot of untouched food in his tank & an untouched toilet paper roll. he will barely get on his hind legs and show us his t-rex arms. hopefully he makes it. he's just over 2 years old.
craig has moved into an apartmen with his older bro. i've been staying there practically everynight. we shopped at aldi's and wal-mart.. it has been a blasty-blast. last night anthony decided to spend the night also. so they HAD to get alcohol & i had some smirnoff leftover from the weekend. and craig's lil bro jim, after havin 5 beers of his own, wanted to drink with us too so we got him alcohol. i had fun. we sat around and talked mostly. craig barely felt anything after 6 beers, anothy i think was kinda drunk, jim i kow was drink, and i was just tipsy...i only had 2 1/2 smirnoff's and 2 lil shots of orange vodka that they had at the apartment. then craig serenaded me and anthony to sleep(literally) with his acoustic guitar. i kept dreaming of water and everytime i woke i was SOOO parched. but did nothing about it. oh and timmy almost has a gf. hell will be freezing over any day now.
kara, ashley & i went to see bare *cough* brokeback mountain today. i think i found out about this movie in october and counted down the days to it's release, it wasn't released around here though. i checked the papers every week. we were pumped about this movie & the suspense was awful. now that we have seen dare i say it was kinda.........boring? i expected 'an epic love store' i wanted passion, romance, betrayal, drama, heartbreak, gay sex. now don't get me wrong it was pretty good but i think we built it up too much. lol. we did see shane in the theatre.
now, it is a common fact that i believe every human being has the mind power to be 'psychic' if you will. you must learn how to govern the energy you project into the world and interpret whatever is coming at you. this leads me into certain that have happened within the past few years. kara & i talk about events that we want to happen or we think should happen like alot of girls. i think one half of us wants to believe the best possible outcome will come of the event or action. 90% of the time when we talk about the best thing that could happen or possible events it NEVER happens. it was just a pipe dream & we settle for mediocracy. then there is a time when we joke about things that should happen or thing that we want to happen but REALLY know it would never come about...it ALWAYS ends up in our favor & we are generally shocked. after about 4 years we are still shocked when we joke about something that's going to happen and the next day it comes true or unfolds.
now that i work mostly on the computer i have no excuse to deny my lovely journal.
craig's family is moving into an apartment which just sucks. he won't even have his own room. bastards. i won't continue this rant any further it will exhaust me.
my dad is getting very health conscious(his high blood pressure is getting out of control). which means he wants to eat primarily veggies & low sodium things & moderate portions. great it will make us all healthier and i'm all for eating the stuff he needs to...... in theory. my grandma who does the cooking can't comprehend this at all. she din't know until last week that sodium free things in cans even existed. *i* had to run up to IGA one day buy sodium free green beans just to prove to her that there's things out there ghetto Aldi's doesn't supply. But so far nothing has changed...just my dad doesn't eat alot of meals with us anymore. and i received a vegetarian 'starter kit' in the mail incidentally. i mean i love animals it doesn't make any sense to eat them. but on the other hand i really don't like alot of vegetables. i don't know anymore. i think i'll make a effort to slowly cut back on them, especially beef & pork. (i'm already convinced i never want to put another drop of milk to my lips not that i liked it anyway but in cereal & stuff)
===> Milk SUCKS <===
i've been reading ALOT lately. i'm reading the chronicles of narnia & *gasp* i picked up a BIBLE! yeah me of all people. it a children's one with lots of pictures. haha. more to come of that later...
also what's been weird is that i've been listening to stuff i was into around 2001-2003. like metal & pop. lol that's what i was into.