Monday, April 28, 2008

Married and Back From Rome

Yep, I'm a whole new geek, a Married Geek. Shocked? You thought we all lived in our parents basement and didn't talk to members of the opposite sex except online when its probably another geek pretending to be a member of the opposite sex? Well, yeah, that is mostly true, but I found a lovely young lady to tolerate my geekiness and after 14 wonderful years of courtship we were married. We honeymooned in Rome and now I'm back and will be putting up new Sea Monkey goodness right quick. I thank you for your patience.

Monday, April 7, 2008

South Park post updated

I updated my post about South Park's Sea-Monkey episode adding a video clip and a link to view the whole episode online. Click Here to visit the post.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Monkeys on the Bottom of The Tank

On Monday I noticed that my tank of Sea-Monkeys looked empty of Sea-Monkeys. On closer inspection I spotted my pets at the bottom of the tank. They were all furiously swimming downward, not a single one of them swimming about.

They looked healthy and active. The water was clear. I oxygenated, moved them to better light, and always they went right back to the bottom. I wrote George Atamian at Sea Monkey central and after asking if today was feeding day, it was, he gave it his best guess:

"I think what happened is that the more insoluble & denser food components head straight for the bottom, while other components either float on top or dissolve.

The particles that went to the bottom gradually break up and that is what the little folks are grubbing for on the bottom.

Watch for this the next time that you feed them, OK?"

Yesterday, Wednesday, was feeding day again and George was right. While the reaction was less extreme this time, the Sea-Monkeys did mostly gather at the bottom of the tanks. Mystery solved. Thanks George.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

A Sea Monkey Movie?

I found this article claiming a Sea-Monkey movie was in pre-production with Jim Carrey slated to play the lead. Could this be true? I checked Carrey's page at IMDB and also did and IMDB search for Sea-Monkeys but found no mention of the film.
A Google News search only turned up the one site I'd already found. Hmmm?
I then took one more look at the original article and noticed a link labeled "Source: Get the FULL story HERE!"
Go ahead click it. :)
Today is my favorite holiday.