FullaBella's Journal, 15 February 2013

Geez, I guess size really matters. After my epic fail with the Beta I started looking around for a solution and found the Ecosphere. No WONDER I couldn't ever find it after searching for 'biosphere' all those years. I knew I'd seen it in one of those skymall mags but kept searching Brookstones.


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Anyway - I can't even begin to psychoanalyze the guy who priced these and arrived at the conclusion that another 1 1/4 inch was worth an extra $180 .... (the 4inch is $119, the 5 1/4 is $299?)

Still shopping but needed to be silly after my morose morning. Just sounded like something perfect for me. After all, both my palm & terrarium came with the label 'requires minimal attention'. After sacrificing a beta in it's first 24 hours in my care - this sound perfect for me :-)

A self-contained, self-supporting ecological system is permanently sealed within this hand-blown borsilica glass sphere. Its careful balance of air, water, plant and animal life was developed as the result of years of NASA research into self-sustaining, bio-regenerative systems where the equilibrium must be maintained for long periods of time, such as long-term space stations. Inside, tiny shrimp feed on bacteria that metabolize organic waste into nutrients for the algae which, in turn, photosynthesize the oxygen needed for the shrimp and bacteria to survive. The life span of the shrimp is up to three years and that of the algae and bacteria is indefinite.

Diet Calendar Entries for 15 February 2013:
1179 kcal Fat: 49.20g | Prot: 99.65g | Carb: 85.80g.   Breakfast: Coconut Oil, Quaker Old Fashioned Oatmeal, Fage , Coffee, Schwans Blueberry, Flax Seed. Lunch: Coleslaw, Chicken Breast, Carrots, Celery, Onion. Dinner: Egg, Tomato, Egg white, Kraft Jalepeno String, Breakfast Ham Hormel, Spinach. Snacks/Other: Cottage Cheese Food Club, Schwan Triple Berry. more...
2109 kcal Activities & Exercise: Sleeping - 24 hours. more...

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I'd really like to see you risk another beta. Take the dead one to WalMart with your receipt of course and demand a refund then take your $$ to a real fish store and by one that wasn't starved to death because for sure you didn't do anything wrong - they just never fed it. The sphere would only make a good book end. What dull lives those little shrimp live. I'm home with my new shoes that came in the mail for a wedding in April. I have to start early because I have big feet and they are not the same size. Flats are okay but heels are a different story. If I take the 12's like I'm trying now with a strap around the heel you can see the white sole sticking out about 1/2". So now I will order something in an 11 1/2 because these only come in even sizes over 11. Sucks having big feet. But we are going out to eat in a bit and I will forget all about my big feet and start worrying about my empty wallet. :) Goofy response. Sorry but you said we were being silly right? 
15 Feb 13 by member: Neptunebch
LOL perfect response! I have big feet too - size 10. As short as I am - if I stand barefoot I look like Fred Flinstone. But .. hey... they're mine, free & clear and they get me where I need to go.  
15 Feb 13 by member: FullaBella
I take a size 11 mens shoe...don't even know what that is in womans sizes. Gave up on womans shoes as they were to hard to find and way to expensive. Your nose, ears and feet keep growing your whole life and losing weight doesn't seem to make my feet shrink. 
16 Feb 13 by member: fatoldlady
We should call this journal 'confessions of the sole' LOL :-) Actually I can wear 1/2 size smaller when I lose - or at least have each time in the past. The cool leather boots I bought in Nov are starting to slip. But that's still big compared to the norm '7'. Reminds me of that line in Steel Magnolias 'I wear a 7 but an 8 feels so good I buy a 9'.... Well, these are 10's... '..... 'Perfect!'.... 
16 Feb 13 by member: FullaBella
Its atrocious how the fish are handled at wal-mart. I went in one once and looked at them. The tanks where full of waste and one even had a dead fish that the others where cannibalizing. Very sad. 
18 Feb 13 by member: Savaticus

     
 

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