i finally got around to do a thorough water change on both my aquariums. by "thorough" i mean clean out the filters as well, including adding new activated carbon. it took me around an hour. i still don't understand why the java ferns grow so well in the minibow tank with the tetras and cherry barb but fail so miserably in the guppy tank.
played a little skyrim today, after going several hours late last night. as i explained to elias, skyrim feels like a cross between diablo and grand theft auto. all the exploring and finding treasures and upgrading equipment and skills and fighting monsters of diablo but the free-roaming "sandbox" approach of grand theft auto. i managed to find the golden claw and return it to the inn keeper back at riverwood before venturing off to whiterun. i have to be careful with my playing, it's easy to get sucked into the game (like the video crack that is known as diablo).
i had an early lunch of microwaved lambo vindaloo before later eating some chicken wings while i watched the season premiere of justified. somewhere in between i air popped another batch of popcorn, this time spraying the popcorn with non-stick mazola oil and salt as they came out of the popper. the salt sticks a lot better, but still a lot of residuals on the bottom of bowl. next time: melted butter!