Recently, I’ve had an overwhelming desire to get a tattoo. I’ve been thinking a lot about what I would want, and where. I think I’ve decided on this:
It’s the Zanarkand symbol from Final Fantasy X. Tidus wears it on a necklace around his neck. Now, Tidus is my favorite character from anything ever, and it would be damn cool to have something related to him tattooed on my arm. That’s not why I want to get this tattooed, though. I’m a dork, but not that big of one. To me, this symbol represents so much, and I want any tattoo I get to mean something. I first encountered Tidus in high school. As I played Final Fantasy X, I realized Tidus and I had a lot in common. He felt alone, abandoned, and he had issues with his parents. Thinking about him got me through some tough times, and by analyzing him, I was able to cope with things going on in my own life. My Tidus site remains one of my favorites today for that reason, for that significance. To Tidus, this symbol represented home, where he felt truly happy. To me, it would represent the same, but in a different light. Tidus took charge of his life and attempted to make his own happiness. He said,
This is my story. It will go the way I want…
That’s what this tattoo would represent to me: I’m in control of my own life, and my own happiness. I make my own home.
When I came to terms with the difficult things that happened to me in my life, I realized that life isn’t about what happens to me. I can’t control that. It’s about what I do, and how I choose to live. I’m going to be happy.
Enguarde is doing a lot better today! I think he was probably just in shock from the water change. Next time I change his water, I think I am going to wait a few more hours before putting him in to make sure the water temperature is as close to his old water’s as possible. Enguarde has a nest of bubbles at the top of his tank today, which is a really good sign. Male Bettas his age make bubble nests for breeding. The nest is generally a sign that the Betta is happy and healthy.
I got a new Betta today! In a previous post, I wrote about how I wanted to get something for my apartment with some of my money from my mom, so I can look at it and think of her. I decided to get another Betta tank and Betta. I got a female Betta this time. Meet Shiva. She and Enguarde love each other, haha.
I also picked Huckleberry up a new collar.
He’s looking pretty spiffy.
I watched Gravity last night. It was the best movie I’ve seen this year. Sandra Bullock was amazing; her performance was gripping. I cared about her character. I was on the edge of my seat throughout most of the film. I yelled at my TV during an intense part. I can’t praise the movie or Sandra Bullock enough. You guys just need to see the movie yourselves.
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My apartment is coming together little by little. It’s starting to really feel like a home. When we first moved in, I concentrated on making it liveable. We got the necessities: a shower curtain, towels, a microwave, a vacuum cleaner… Recently, we started getting things we could probably live without, but are nice to have around. No, I’m not talking about our Pops, but those are cool, too. I’m referring to a fold-out table in the second bedroom for Lee to do his art on, two little tables to go on each side of the bed, nicer dishes, and rugs for the kitchen and bathroom floors. We got a $300 Wal-Mart gift card for moving into this apartment complex, and that took care of a bunch of this stuff. We have about $25 left on it, and we’re going to treat ourselves to Gravity with it. The amount of awards it won at the Oscars last night make it look promising.
I’ve started concentrating on the details of our apartment. I hung some posters in our bedroom and guest bedroom. We’re going to be getting a couch pretty soon, and I’m waiting on it before I hang anything on the walls in the living room. Depending on its size, furniture may have to move, and I don’t want to have to move posters, too. Yesterday, I alphabetized our movie collection. This sounds easier than it actually was. Between the two of us, we have a lot of movies.
This is pretty cool, because Lee has a lot I haven’t seen. We watch movies all the time now. Last night we watched the Oscars, but the couple of nights before that, we watched the X-Men movies. The first two are down. We have The Last Stand and First Class left. I love X-Men.
Last night, I changed my Betta, Enguarde’s water. I noticed he was sick when I first got him on Valentine’s Day, because he was so lethargic and wouldn’t eat, but I thought he was getting better. After I changed his water, he started laying on his side, which is not a good sign for a fish. I’ve had Bettas before, and I know how to change their water. I treated the water, and waited on it to reach room temperature before I put Enguarde back in it. I also left some of his old water in it. He should have been fine. I’m worried about him, but he’s swimming normally now, and didn’t die last night like I expected he might. He might have just been in shock by being taken out of and put back in his bowl. I hope that’s the case and that he will be alright. Cross your fingers for me.