Sunday, June 12, 2005

Movin' on Up

On my last birthday, one of the girls at work gave me a beta fish that I named Rusty. He came in this small vase-like bowl with a plant on top. The plant has been slowly dieing and poor Rusty didn't seem too happy in such cramped surroundings. Lately when I would walk up to feed him, he would puff his gills out like beta fish do when they are preparing to fight. I couldn't figure out why. I thought maybe it was because the robe I wear in the morning is the same color as he is, but it seemed he was doing it in the evenings too.

Then it dawned on me. He's been reading journals when I'm out at work. He read about Trish and Andi's new digs and all the decorating going on there. It seems he also stumbled upon Tara's journal and saw the cool place she found. I think the final straw was when he saw me move in the bed and couch here. You see, the bed I mentioned in an earlier entry, I ended up getting. It's an exact replica of the bed that I have been lusting over in the Pottery Barn catalogue for the past several years. Except instead of spending nearly a grand to get it, I paid two hundred bucks for it from someone who had it posted on Craigslist. Woohoo!!

But, that left poor Rusty depressed and angry. I think he thought of me as a slumlord. I couldn't have that, so I went out and got Rusty some new digs too. It's about four times as big as his last place and so much prettier too. After all, it's blue!

He seems quite happy now swimming around. I think the other day I even heard him singing the theme song from "The Jeffersons." You know the one - "Movin' on Up." I think his favorite line is "Fish don't fry in the kitchen."

14 comments:

onestrangecat said...

what a great entry.  so glad that beta likes his new home.

kathy

freeepeace said...

Right on Rusty!  Check out those new digs.  Stylin!  He deserves it.  No slumming for him.  :)

yakima127 said...

So funny...wanna be MY landlord?  JAE

andreakingme said...

Hah, hah, HAH! This was too cute, Robbie. You just wuv Rusty, don't 'cha? I think it's so cute. I love his new digs. Swanky!

babyshark28 said...

LOL

very nice
very nice

Rusty's new digs look really great, I am
sure he is quite happy now.

love the coral!
what a thoughtful fish owner you are. :D

ryanagi said...

Spiffy! I love the blue!

coy1234787 said...

Oh ... lucky Rusty, lucky you!
       *** Coy ***


lisaram1955 said...

You're such a good mom, Robbie!  Lisa  :-]  

ksgal3133 said...

lol cute and I'm sure he loves his new surroundings :)

Gretchen

nellemclaughlin said...

Robbie did you get the bed in white or black? That is similar to my bedroom furniture in the antique white. I just LOVE it! Nelle

judithheartsong said...

yea for Rusty!!!! judi

deabvt said...

Woo Hoo!!!   Robbie & Rustie!!
V

mikethedawg said...

Hail slumlord Robbie...Wow, new couch, new bed, new fish tank. Yeah you!

lisita15 said...

Hey Robbie!!! cute entry... Lisa