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Pictures taken on 01/30/08

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FedEx is here!!
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See? FedEx. With proper white balance, even
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Mike signs for a package from the FedEx dude
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What could be inside, Mike?
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Looks to be a pretty sizable package
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Live fish?
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Mike seems pretty psyched about something
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Cutting open the box
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Another box! Styrofoam this time
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Let's take off the lid..
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No! Mike wants to take his own pictures first
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Now let's take off the lid
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Mike takes a picture of his mysterious styrofoam box
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Time to cut open this box
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What's inside?
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So many peanuts
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And a bag!
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A bag with black plastic around it
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Well there's only one thing to do..
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Rip open the bag!
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It's a live octopus!
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Mike and I knew it all along, I just wanted to build up the suspense
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It's Mike's first pet octopus
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Clark James suggested the winning name: "Octopus Prime"
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"Prime" for short!
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Before letting him loose in the tank, Mike allows the temperature of the water to equalize
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The bag is kind of funny just floating there
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Octopus Prime up close
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Those are his eyes in the middle, sticking out of his head
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Lots of stickers
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Mike takes a few pitures of his own
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Mike seems enthralled
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Prime was much bigger than we expected
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His head is about the size of your thumb
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Prime stares me down
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that's his eye, that little rectangular opening
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Eye horns! He does this sometimes.. we think he does it to scare us
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Prime in the drip bucket, getting used to the pH of the tank
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He doesn't really look this gross, it was just hard to get a picture of him in the bucket. He kept trying to explore.. outside the bucket!
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In other news, I got 143 lines in Tetris and got the Buran!!
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The Buran was Russia's answer to the space shuttle, but it only flew once and wasn't even manned. Still pretty cool though
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Bryce cruises the internet looking for Smash Brothers updates
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Rosie checks out the octopus situation
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What's up, Bryce?
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Time to transfer Prime! Mike was hoping he'd hold onto his rock
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No such luck though
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Mike decides to transfer him in a large cup
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Bryce suggested drinking him and coughing him back up like a gold fish... that's gross, Bryce
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Mike tries to pour Prime into the smaller tank
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Prime decides he likes the cup
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So he won't come out
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We eventually got him out of the cup by submerging it
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Prime kind of sits on the floor. He looks so neat!
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Mike lowers the small tank into the big tank
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Prime will stay in the smaller tank for a few days to get used to the surroundings and learn that Mike gives him food
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A pretty awesome pet, all in all
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