Already? Really weekend just like that you’re over. It seems like just five minutes ago it was 6:00 pm on a Friday night and the work week was behind us.. Yet here we are, nary a blink the eye has gone by, back to Sunday night and the beginning of another work week. Although we accomplished as lot this weekend, it feels like we made no progress. I could definitely use a third weekend day to make me more productive around the house.
In exciting news, we continue to add-on to our new tank. In case you missed it, we’ve installed a 120 gallon saltwater aquarium in our living room and our remodeling the room accordingly. Saturday we added a kole tang, macro algae for the refugium and a couple of coral frags. Thankfully, the new creatures are acclimating to the tank very well. Both the frog spawn and green star polyp corals have opened up, which is exciting. They’re small frags, so we’re anxious for them to grow and cover more of the rocks.
Goalielocks is leading the project for the aquarium as he is the marine expert in the household. We’ve had several freshwater aquariums and a nano saltwater tank before, but this is still a major undertaking. Maintaining a saltwater tank is a lot more complex than maintaining a freshwater system. Nonetheless, Goalielocks is well prepared. Moreover, the tank is really starting to take shape and look great. We’re anxiously waiting for our paired clownfish to host in the anemone, but they’re taking their sweet time.
In other news, playoff hockey continues to be great. The games have been high-octane and thoroughly entertaining. Tonight the Vegas Knights, the first expansion team to reach the finals, won the Western Conference title and are advancing to the Stanley Cup. Not for nothing, but the Florida Panthers’ missteps clearly had a positive impact not he Knights. After all, it was not too long ago that the Cats fired Gerard Gallant (huge mistake) and sent him packing in a taxi. Then they dealt both Reilly Smith and Jonathan Marchessault away as part of the expansion draft. Along with Lars William Karlsson, these two gents make up the Knight’s lethal top line. Needless to say, they’ve had a pretty good season.
Tomorrow night the action will be back in D.C. as the Caps take on the Lightning in a must win game. The puck drops at 8:00 pm, so I am assured another late night. With the adrenaline of playoff hockey, who can sleep right after a game ends? I know I can’t. It would be nice to have a Florida team in the Stanley Cup Finals, but I’ wouldn’t be disappointed if the series went to seven games. I know, I know I’m a little greedy, but the hockey has been outstanding and I don’t want it to end.
In non-hockey news, I have to wish my Great Grandma Brown a very happy 102nd birthday. You read that right, she’s 102 years old. For context, when she was born we were two years into World War 1. When I think of all the changes she has witnessed in her lifetime I’m astounded. I can’t fathom how much our world has changed in the 102 years she’s been on this earth. It’s an incredible thought. Moreover, she still lives independently with her little dog. I hope I got her genes. Please join me in wishing her a very happy 102nd birthday.
I had thought about going back to the daily prompt and writing about narcissism tonight, but I just didn’t have it in me tonight. I thought hockey, saltwater aquariums and my great grandma would be infinitely more interesting. I’ve written about narcissists before anyway and really don’t wish to give them anymore airplay.
Wow, almost forgot there was this huge wedding this weekend. I didn’t get up to watch it. Don’t get me wrong, I like the pomp and circumstance, but I am not a morning person. Later that day I watched the highlights on Hulu. It looked like a beautiful event. Of course, the single best picture of the day was of David Beckham. Who else watched the wedding? What did you guys think?