Friday, April 13, 2007

The Begining and The End

Song Stuck on the Brain: "Oh By Jingo" by Danny Kaye

The Begining -

It's Friday... SCIFI Friday... We get new Stargate tonight! YAY!!!! I've been antsy all day just anticipating the return of the best SciFi series ever. :)

It's a bittersweet celebration though, because it's also the harbinger of the end. These are the final episodes of Stargate SG-1. It's run for 10 seasons, longer than any other SciFi series. (In original episodes, not syndication.)

The exciting news is that the series may end, but the stories will go on. There are already two movies set to release this fall and a third Stargate spin off series will be joining Stargate: Atlantis in 2008. I'm psyched about that.

For all the lastest news and scoops, visit They've got it all.
The End-

Sadly, the end is already here for Thor. My poor little Betta fish. He was kind of sluggish yesterday morning. Then in the afternoon I found him floating belly up in the bottom of his tank. He was still breathing, but I knew he was on his last fin.

My brother told me that he had heard putting frozen peas in the tank would save your fish if they were floating upside down. I figured it couldn't hurt to try, right? He's already halfway to the golden pond. So, I put the peas in around 4 pm. At midnight I found the peas in the bottom of the tank and the water really cloudy. Thor, now right side up, had bit the gravel.
So the peas did work - just not the way I'd hoped. Poor Thor. He'd been my fishy friend for more than two years, so he had a good life.

I'll probably be shopping for his successor this weekend. I'm still debating a name. So far all of my Betta's have been named for Stargate characters. T'ealc was my first.

Since it's a fighting fish, I try to go with warrior like names. I'm thinking of either Bra'tac or Ronan. Maybe I'll get more ideas tonight as I watch the shows. If any one of you are fans and have a name to suggest, leave a comment, I'd love to read your ideas.

Contest -

Don't forget to enter the contest to win a copy of Scimitar's Edge by Marvin Olasky. Click on the book cover on the right to email me your entry. This contest is open to US and Canadian residents only and ends Sunday, April15, 2007 at midnight.
Happy Gating,


craftymama said...

Poor Thor!!! I named my Aunt's fish "Sushi". heheheh...

Lauren thought Ariel's fish was named Tarter (like tarter sauce)...though those aren't warrior type names...I do think they're funny. :)

April Erwin said...

Sushi and Tarter... That's hysterical! I love it. ;)

craftymama said...

She's a funny kid... ;)