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Household chemicals- not just for making bombs out of.

Posted on Saturday, April 10, 2010 in Family, Rantings

Being a 30 something fun-lovin’ chick with a hectic social-life, I chose last New Year’s Eve to clean out Laughingboy’s fishy bubble-generator.  That was when I discovered that distilled water is more expensive by the gallon than petrol for some reason.  I decided to innovate, and got to boiling kettle after kettle of normal water and sat patiently all night waiting for it to cool down.  The excitement was pants-wetting.

Four months later, and I discovered that I’d grown a very magical but totally useless algae-garden which had swamped the air-pump and rendered the bubbles obsolete.  Bugger.  There goes the idea of putting REAL fish in there.

Last week I re-hashed the whole process and got clever with kettles again, this time adding two capfuls of pure bleach to the water as I poured it into the tube.  I was so smug at my smart-arsednedness, I was sure I’d cracked it, but no.

I turned around from administering Laughingboy’s meds on the fishy bubblemaker’s maiden voyage and was met with this disturbing entity:

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It would remind you of going to a pub in the UK and watching the barman pour a pint of Guinness.  Complete bubble fail. 

Back to the drawing-board, then.

Bring on the comments

  1. I had fishies once, well twice… Fluffy was first one and “someone” spiked his food with “something herbal” and he went crazy for a few days then died, then there was John Edward one of those weird black ones with the big googley eyes one eye was like waaaaaay bigger then the other so he swam lopsided, he just kinda died.
    I like the plastic fishes but knowing my luck, I’d kill them as well.

  2. Well, on the plus side, it looks like it would make a really cool bong.

  3. K8 says:

    I love that the gange theme has crept in here. It’s amazing how much people look like plastic fishies when they’re stoned. Not that there’s anything wrong with that…

  4. Ian says:

    I remember days in England when pints of bitter looked like that – and tasted worse than they looked

  5. Baino says:

    Well I think it’s pretty . . they put surfactants into bleach because housewives like bubbles . . I learnded that working for a soap manufacturing company. Chlorine doesn’t bubble. Wipe it off the top and make a beard . .you know you want to!

  6. Granny says:

    Sit down before ya break something!!!! LETHAL…

    Ya should be carrying a warning.

  7. K8 says:

    Ian; Bitter and pork scratchings… I never did understand them.

    Baino; I’m experimenting with hair-streaking :) Waste not, want not.

    Granny; I wish the warning would carry me… I’m knackered.

  8. bleach scented bubbles.

    Nice.

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