Saturday, April 30, 2005

Fish Sitting: Day Five

From: Brent Don
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2005
To: Mario Villavicencio
Subject: Feliz cumpleaƱos, Thomas

'Sup, dude? It's too bad you're out this week - you missed out on Tom's birthday.


Cathy fixed up a bunch of dips and salsas and we got tacos from Milpas. They made the sauce HOT today.


I swear they're putting something new in the tacos. I don't know what it is, but they were mighty tasty.


Fish Sitting: Day Four

From: Brent Don
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2005
To: Mario Villavicencio
Subject: How's the weather up there?

Man, has it been as miserable in Carlsbad as it is down here? It took me 15 minutes to travel two blocks in traffic this morning.

It did clear up briefly for a while. It was so nice we decided to take the boys for a walk.


Fish Sitting: Day Three

From: Brent Don
To: Mario Villavicencio
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005
Subject: Round three

It was brought to my attention that Chinese fighting fish are actually fresh water fish and, as such, they were probably unhappy and/or dying in the salt water tank. So we brought them back upstairs.

Dane didn't seem to think they were real fighting fish at all, because we've never seen them fight. He started tapping on the glass and calling them "pansies," trying to provoke them, until finally the red one couldn't take it anymore and ... well, Dane's all right. The doctors say he should be back in tomorrow.

Kung Fu

Fish Sitting: Day Two

From: Brent Don
To: Mario Villavicencio
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005
Subject: Day two

You were warned that there would be consequences in the event of non payment.

You may find some consolation in knowing that at least the fish are in a better place now:

FYI, this "better place" is the aquarium in our lobby.

Fish Sitting: Day One

My friend Mario from work is working out of our Carlsbad office for two weeks and has left his Chinese fighting fish behind for us to take care of. Since we figure he probably misses them, we've been sending him pictures every day to make him feel a little less home sick.

From: Brent Don
To: Mario Villavicencio
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005
Subject: Hey, man, how's it going?

What's up, Mario? How's the Carlsbad office so far? We all miss you here. Richard's been moping around all morning.

So, hey, if you ever want to see the Bettas alive again, send us $100 in unmarked bills via office courier. If we don't receive the money by the end of the day, I'm going down to the kitchen and hitting the "fish" preset on the microwave:


Hope everything's going good up there. Say "hi" to Melinda and Jenny for me.