matt'sbettas, aquaticmagic on ebay sells half their plants with free or cheap shipping. That's how I got my marimo moss. I don't know what it's like gettting other plants from them, I just knew marimo moss would survive the trip from Malaysia! lol
My little niece is growing up too fast. She argued with her mom today about wearing a very small shirt to school. I mean, arguing with my sister is like trying to win a triathalon race without training, my sister's firm and intimidating and you don't win against her.. Especially if you're 8 years old. She has a very bad influence for a best friend in school whose shaving her legs and wearing makeup and has her own cell phone (and iPod and god knows what else, at 8 years old!) I hate to see my niece following after this *(no words to describe her)*. I know I cannot influence my niece to pick better friends but I'd hate to see her take up smoking or boys in junior high because her friend now has no boundaries or inhibitions. /end rant.