“A church wedding ceremony is a nice thing, but it is neither required for legal marriage in American nor does it constitute legal marriage in America. What constitutes legal marriage in this country is the critical piece of paper that you and your betrothed must sign and then register with the state. The mortality of your marriage may indeed rest between you and God, but it’s the civic and secular paperwork which makes your vows official here on earth. Ultimately, then, it is the business of America’s courts, not America’s churches, to decide the rules of matrimonial law, and it is in those courts that the same-sex marriage debate will finally be settled.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed
Hey I noticed you have the fish hotel things! I have three but have since moved my fish due to the water evaporating, how do you keep yours so clean and keep water from evaporating?
hey! I’ve heard the best thing to do to reduce algae to is keep it out of direct sunlight or keep it from having too much sunlight. I change the water once a week generally unless it looks like it’s clean enough then I wait until it looks a little murky.Although you have 3 tanks and that can be time consuming. Another thing I do is half changes, where I’ll take out half of the water and then add fresh water. (I feel bad terrifying the little guy with the fish net for full changes!) When the water evaporates, I just add more. I’m not sure if I’m doing anything the correct way… but he’s been alive for 6 months and he seems to be happy and healthy. :)
I’ve never been much of a resoultioner but the yearend was weird for me. I think there was some large build up for it to be the end of the year, and then as soon as it hit the new year I was like, “well shoot. Another year. Now what?” I’ve been trying to think of a word that encompasses what I’m trying to create for myself this year. Bright, clean, fresh, colorful, happy, pretty. All of those things, I want to be a more positive person. My life is so strange sometimes. I went through a rough phase in high school, it was less positive. A few years after I was a very positive person and an inspiration to myself which sounds awful I’m sure. I was proud of where I was. And now I feel like I’ve fallen back into this phase where I’m losing my positivity, I’m loosing my “umph” So my plan is to just start adding positivity and live a colorful, clean life as much as I can. I want it to be less of a resolution and more of a new way of living, or my OLD way of living rather.