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Maybe it’s because I just watched Pitch Perfect, or maybe I’m just a sucker for a capella.  Or possibly I just wanted an excuse to listen to some T. Swift without my boyfran-man fussing.  Hint:  It’s all of the above.

I feel like you absolutely need to see this.
Try not to sing along….go ahead try.

You’ve been challenged.

Even if you don’t like the original song, just veg out for the next couple minutes.
Then daydream about starting a band….I’ll be in it with you.

We could be famous.

If you think that is “kinda neato” you should she what they can do with instruments. The kids from Walk off the Earth are seriously skilled.
A warning:  once you start you might as well consider yourself in marathon territory.  It is a serious time-sucker. They cover everything from the Beatles to Lady Gaga, and here is the time-consuming part….you watch every video completely because they are always throwing in surprises.  Like “ohhhh I had so idea he could play the standing bass” “is that the same person” and “wait when did they switch places” oh and let’s not forget “where did that flying ukulele come from”.  Consider yourself warned. Here is the video that is making them famous.The best news is…they are finally releasing original videos.
And they are just as good. I’ll leave you with the best multi-tasking I have seen all year.Is anyone else as jealous of all this talent as I am?

Written by Christina and Tim

Our new Kole Tang...

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We have a new little neighbor in our tank these days. coon He is seriously the sweetest fish.
He blended right in with our existing fish like he was Mr. Rogers or something.  Maybe he whistles, or maybe he brought a peace-offering.

I wish more of our fish would blend that seamlessly.

We waited a while to name thing little guy, he had a pretty bad case of ich.
Now that we have had the pleasure of knowing him for a couple of weeks we have decided that he needs an official name.  Barring any “fish bragging curses” we have declared our Kole Tang’s name to be ‘Coon’.

Don’t get all fussy, there are no double meanings there.  It’s just the whole ring-around-his-eyes thing and the I-am-really-sneaky-hiding-behind-these-rocks-we-can-pretend-are-trash-cans thing.

Well, that and this.

What can I say…sometimes I am hopelessly literal.

Written by Christina and Tim

I hope you all had an absolutely amazing holiday and got to spend time with your favorites while stuffing your face with cheesecakes.  Yes…that was supposed to be multiple.

To bring in the New Year we had a little get together with friends and family.  This sort of celebration called for something….like a homemade photo booth. our photobooth I will spare you all the hilarious out-takes where we tried to get the dogs to sport ‘staches but rest assured that we have renamed our dogs to Enchilada and Taquito.  It is totally fitting.

Did you all make resolutions?

I rocked last years resolution (to not talk about politics on social media…whooo wee election year fiasco) so this year it had to be something semi-attainable and somewhat realistic.  As opposed to “lose 75 pounds”. christinas2013resolution Timothy is real excited about my “bring home more bacon” resolution…he doesn’t care if that means moolah or pig butts.  As long as he gets some.

Tim’s were all pretty generic….save money, get healthy yada yada yada.
So I rearranged his list. tims2013resolution Oh yes….he needs to get on that.

What were your resolutions?


Written by Christina and Tim

Remember when I said you would be seeing some ch-ch-ch-changes around these parts?

I am not sure if you have noticed….but…. Who remembers coming home from school and cheering on the girl who got picked on in high school who is oh-so-hot now in her skimpy leather jumpsuit.  That was my jam…of the peach variety.

So I called in the faithful Jenny to do a switcheroo on my little ol’ blog.  And by Jenny I mean Photoshop and Redbull.  I mean if we learned anything from those makeovers it’s that they are hard work, amirite?

There will still be some changes and tweaking, lots of it actually.
But what do you think so far?

Written by Christina and Tim

How we got addicted....

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We like to think of saltwater tanks as our healthy addiction.

Some of you have wondered how the heck we got into this hobby, well here is your answer.

We have both had fishies in our lives since we were knee-high to a grasshopper.  In fact, I once had a Goldfish…yes a Goldfish….that lived for four years.  Which is a peculiarly long lifespan for a Goldfish, just call me the fish-whisperer.  We both had our share of Betas, and we both had freshwater fish tanks that we were mesmerized by as kiddos.

When I met T, he had a 125 gallon freshwater tank.

Once we started dating, Tim started mentioning that he wanted to get into saltwater aquariums.  Me, wanting to be the supportive gal that he would want to marry eventually, told him that was a great idea.  In fact, it became a huge conversation piece.

I talked him into DIY’ing a stand…

…and he called me yelling about the live rock that “was dying” as we spoke because it got delivered while he wasn’t home.

It didn’t die…drama queen…so then he sent me pictures of all the critters he found in the rock.

The first tank was basically our bonding.  On our first real date, he showed me his beautiful empty tank.

Then I helped him fill it.  One of our first dates happened to be to a fish store!

That is the first set of goodies we took home.  It was super exciting.

The tank was a sixty gallon, glass beauty with old metal halides and a canister filter. For our non-tank friends, that means it was pretty basic and not exactly easy to take care of.  However, saying we were obsessed is an understatement.

It doesn’t look like much to us now, but we used to stare at that tank for hours upon hours.

This is the first video I ever took of the tank, and even though today it looks sad and empty to us….at the time I thought it looked amazing with the five corals and few fish we had.

We learned so much with that tank, but the main lesson….we needed a bigger tank!
We started the 60 gallon in July of 2011 and bought the 210 gallon in December 2011.  Yea, fast movers fo’ sho. 
After we got the big tank, the little one didn’t get as much attention.  Mainly because it was a lot more work to take care of, so in the Spring of 2012 we actually bid our first saltwater tank farewell.  She was a good first tank and we will remember her fondly.
So it wasn’t exactly a show tank, but it spawned our crazy addiction so we have to be thankful for that little skunk of a tank.

Written by Christina and Tim