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11-27-08

11-27-08

Day 839 of 365 Again.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Went to Steph’s brother’s house for Thanksgiving dinner. Was what it was, sat around and ate turkey. But got to see something cooler than that.

Steph’s niece has pet butterflies. This is interesting mostly because it never occurred to me before that anyone would ever keep butterflies as a pet.

Well, that’s not exactly true. When I was a kid we used to go out and catch butterflies and every other insect we could find and keep them in jars. I mean, sure they’d die after a day or two, but they were insects. All we had to do was go back outside and get more.

But this is a little different. Apparently she actually mail ordered cocooned caterpillars and waited for them to hatch and now she keeps them in a little net cage at night and lets them fly around in her room by day. It’s kind of interesting actually.

Of course, I still don’t see why you’d actually order them instead of just getting them from outside. Of course it’s winter right now, so there aren’t any outside, but I mean, I’m betting they’ll come back in the spring.

Totally cute, though.

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