Yeah, there's no habit being formed here except for the "I post when I can habit" ^^;.
Anywho! First we'll start with a rant about my work & some co-workers and then we'll proceed to the betta boys! Feel free to skip the rant!
This weekend our boss said that she would visit us at work. Now this isn't a big deal at most places. For instance, at my previous work place, I could always find something to do. Work was never really done. Here, once we finish our work in a hall there is NOTHING ELSE FOR US TO DO!!! We spent the past two days sitting in dorms for 30+ minutes just so that we could stick to the schedule our boss insists we have to follow!
Don't misunderstand. None of us like lying to our boss about how long we work, but seriously. You have so many people going through these dorms that they WILL get done earlier than the late time. Solution? LET THEM LEAVE EARLY AND TAKE THE FRICKING PAY CUT!!! But oh no! Our boss can't comprehend this little fact!
I hate sitting around while on the job, and I especially hate napping on the job (which we did today since we had an hour to kill)!!!
Also, when our supervisor got fed up with waiting for our boss to call and say she was on her way, one person had the nerve to sit in the basement after sweeping the dorm, and then when I spotted them sitting there while the supervisor and I were working this was the thought process:
BE1313: *WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU DOING* "Hey, we need some help upstairs can you put on some gloves and help out?" *MOVE YOUR CABOOSE NOW BEFORE MY SHOE GOES UP IT!!!*
Person: "Oh yeah, sure!"
BE1313: *MOVE IT! MOVE! MOVE!! MOVE!!!* "Thanks!"
Person: "I was wondering why you guys were taking so long!"
THEN WHY WERE YOU JUST SITTING THERE INSTEAD OF COMING TO HELP US?!!!* "Oh, we've just had to stock a lot of toilet paper-laughs" *evil laughter*
If there's one thing I don't like is lazy people on the job. You can lounge about on your own time! I don't care if we've been stopping in every dorm, if you want to get done in a timely manner get off your fricking high horse and do the work!!!
Now that that's out of the way, onto betta news!
The boys have been doing well. Merlin has taken to enjoying one spot of the gravel that I messed up, so he'll do his happy dance right down to it and then follow the curve up -.-'. I'll have to fix that Wednesday when I change 1/2 their water. Dragoon has learned to flare, or it seems that way to me. I've started to notice him starting to show part of his beard more than I've ever seen him show part of it, but he hasn't fully flared since seeing the camera. He and Merlin still enjoy antagonizing each other a bit at the barrier, but otherwise, all is well with them.
The one thing I haven't been enjoying is repeated dreams of either Merlin or Dragoon ending up on the opposite side of their tank with their neighbor in full on flare/ready to fight mode. It's really making me worried to leave them alone for anything since I'm terrified it's actually going to happen. The last dream really freaked me out since I came back to find Merlin dead and I was ready to do something with Dragoon's body (can't say what) since he was very still and he was missing almost all of his tail, then he started to flop feebly and that's where the dream ended, thank God!
I'm extremely worried about this upcoming weekend where my room mate and I will be gone for 3 days for our fall break. I don't want anything bad to happen to either of my boys.
On that dark note I will leave you!-No! I kid! I kid!
I went into downtown yesterday with my mom since she came up to give me some things from home/visit. While there we looked at a couple pet stores. One of them was an antique store with fish, and at first I was impressed with the large bowls the bettas were kept in...that is until I came across one in a huge tank that looked dead. He didn't move at all while we were in the store. Plus the store owner creeped me and my mom out, so not going there ever again!
Now the other pet store, that one was awesome!!! They had two Red-Earred Sliders in a tank that were absolutely adorable! They thought my mom and I were going to feed them so they were swimming against the side and pushing the other one down (or trying to). It was so cute! There was also a (I think I got this right...) Water Crested Dragon(?) that was their pet, not for sale, but he was cute as he basked under his light, there was a Maine Coon cat wandering around, two bunnies (one big, one small) in two different pens, a momma rat, her mate, and their little ones (so cute!), an adorable ferret who was in need of an experienced home (for only $12!), and their were some guinea pigs, along with quite a variety of fish including male VT bettas that were on sale for $3.29 (no I didn't get one, thought there were some really pretty ones). The best part? They weren't in little cups! They were in clean water, in large tupperware containers that had holes in them so they could breathe! It was wonderful to see that! They had some fake plants for sale (and real ones) but I couldn't find any silk plants that I liked enough to put in my tank. Maybe next time I go there I will find something!