Sunday, January 8, 2012

Updates on the onion, the water eating hippo, Charlie, and the Korean Mr. Clean

My onion seems to be on a downward spiral. It did really well the first few days in its new tupperware home, but soon the bulb that was sticking out of the dirt started to turn brown and get moldy, and the leaves began to droop and turn yellow. I bought it a pot and some actual potting soil today, although it may very well be too late. What's the average lifespan of an onion anyway?

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I'm sure you remember my apartment's disgusting mold problem and the possible solution of the water-eating hippo... Well, I checked my three hippos today. One was completely drowning already (and that's a mere week after deploying it), and the other two were getting rather soggy. I bought some larger sized ones today, which will (hopefully) last longer than one week.


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In case you can't tell what that is, that's the 'moisture absorbent' calcium chloride, smothered in a layer of water. 

Remember the toy that Charlie loves to play with? It's a bird on a string on a stick. She plays rough, and goes through at least one a month. I've been buying replacements for over a year now at Lotte Mart... but today, not only were there none available, but there was no empty spot showing that they were simply currently out of stock. There were also two new toys that had never been part of the far-too-slim-in-my-opinion Lotte Mart cat toy lineup. So I bought them. One is a fuzzy orange basketball on a string that rattles, the other is a brown, fuzzy thing on a bendy/bouncy metal rod that jingles. Charlie is wary of the basketball, and terrified of the brown thing.


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"If I don't look at it, it's not there."

And lastly in this total random mismash post, I give you Mr. Homestar, the Korean Mr. Clean. (You can't really see it in this picture, but he has the earring, although he lacks the bald pate.)
 
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2 comments:

Foreigner Joy said...

there are bigger water hippos out there...maybe get those

Anonymity said...

Yeah, I got three of the largest size I could find... guess we'll see how long they last :/