Friday, July 8, 2011

Elyse, killer of fish

Before ya'll wig out on me about the title of this post, let me explain. I have the best dentist in the world. They play movies while you're in the waiting room. This time around for my biannual visit, they were playing Finding Nemo. I hadn't seen this movie in a while and cracked up when Gil says

"All drains lead to the ocean"

and Nemo decides to get himself flushed.


Why might I find this line unusually funny? When I was little I had this goldfish who passed away at an unfortunate time. Poor little Flounder was floating upside down in his bowl and my Mama informed me that we were sending him back home to be with his family in the ocean. My Mama ceremoniously put Flounder in the toilet and flushed him down.

A couple of years down the road I decided to go on a crusade a to win fish at carnivals, fall festivals, etc., and send those poor fishies back to their families. Well how was Little Elyse supposed to release these poor creatures back home when I lived 3 hours away to the closest beach? That's right people, my name is Elyse and I am the killer of fish. It wasn't until later that I realized that these poor, innocent fish did not end up going back to the ocean, but rather the septic tank in my backyard.


  1. :) Awww this is sad, but funny at the same time. Well, now we know and the cycle will begin again once we have kids, haha.

  2. Hahaha I just laughed out loud! That is hilarious! Sad, but hilarious! What an animal conservationist you thought you were haha!!

    oh and ps, I want a postcard. Sending address now :)

  3. haha, i just laughed so hard. Thanks for sharing this sotry with us. Haha. Poor fishies!

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

  4. Ha! It might be a little sad but it's mostly hilarious! I love it. :)