Venomous Fish

Today I learned that there are venomous fish in existence. And I’m not talking poisonous┬álike the pufferfish, I’m talking have venom sacks and can inject you with some deadly toxins venomous. Properly venomous like a snake.

Of these fish the most toxic of them belong to the genus “Synanceia”, commonly called “Stonefish”. They’re honestly ugly as sin, and have spines along the back that are hooked right up to some glands full of a nasty bunch of neurotoxin that can make your leg hurt so bad you want it cut off.

That’s right, this little fish can make you want to hack your foot off with a rusty ax if you step on it. If the victim does not receive treatment in a reasonable amount of time, it can even prove fatal, making this one of the planets most deadly animals. This means that an ugly fish that looks like a stone could kill you. Which would be revenge for all the slights against the fish’s perceived lack of attractiveness, I guess.

Candlelight Service

I will admit that I don’t remember a ton of the sermon from last night’s Candlelight Service. mainly because I was distracted by Linnea’s adorableness the whole time. Right before the service started my Father-in-law, Norm, came over to where we were all sitting because she was fussing. Matt, Linnea’s father, said the following:

She’s just crying because she found out her Grandpa wears a dress.

Note of the uninitiated, but Lutheran Pastors still wear the fancy flowing vestments.

Douglas the Fir Tree…

My mother has in her possession a foot tall, holiday themed singing fir tree named Douglas. I hate Douglas and have since he was originally acquired. This year I even attempted to throw him down a flight of stairs. Alas, my little brother saved the fir tree and he lived to sing this year…

Maybe next year I’ll be as lucky as Garfield…

Baby Blues

In light of the season, I’ve decided that I’m going to be lazy and no write a proper blog entry for today. Instead, you’re getting a collection of Baby Blues comics that I’ve found entertaining of late. It’s a cute series from awhile back that I really connected with.

Granted… I was the kid who responded to the phrase “You’re going to have a baby brother or sister” with “Couldn’t we just get a puppy?”…

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