Thursday, August 11, 2011

World Meet Alberico Fettucini

Ah Petco, not only is it where the pets go, but it's also the birthplace of dreams. Behold, my local Petco, foster parent to my newest adopted son.

Wall o' fish. Okay confessional time, everyone gather close, I want to whisper to Alberico doesn't overhear: I wanted a goldfish. There it is, the big nasty truth lying out there for everyone to know. Phew I'm feeling better. I had visions of a bubble-eyed goldfish and I creating beautiful memories together until the Petco fish attendant educated me on the cold hard truths of the world. 

Turns out goldfish are hard to keep alive. Who knew? I mean they give them out at fairs, what could be so difficult about that?! Nope, they need tanks to filter water for days before their arrival, I obviously did not plan for this, as obvious by the huge tank I was lugging around the store. Betta fish it is then!
I appreciate the 30-day guarantee that if you kill your fish you are entitled to look-a-like. I would like to point out Alberico is a rare breed who does not fall under this 30 day clause. The pressure is on.
Our first family portrait: Alberico and I waiting for the metro. There were signs EVERYWHERE saying barring animals from the metro, and I wasn't quite sure where Alberto fell under this umbrella term 'Animal', so I tried to play it real cool and low key. What fish? I don't see any fish. Nothing to see here....except all the little kids waiting to take the metro did not get with the program and did not care if I had to walk home. "FISH!!" They yelled, "MOM LOOK AT THE GIRL WITH THE LIVING, BREATHING, NON-SEEING-EYE DOG ANIMAL."

Finally! The man of the hour!! Internet may I introduce you to Alberico Fettucini?


I know, the resemblance between us is uncanny.

Fish require a lot of accessories and assembly was required. They left that part out on Teen Mom, I was unprepared for this step mentally and physically.
 That plant is so realistic Alberico will think he is in the middle of Central Park.
Not going to lie, I did not read these instructions. That would explain why I have an extra plastic piece left over whose purpose is an absolute mystery to me. It would also explain why I put the rocks in before the bottom piece. Or why I struggled with the air tube.

Moral of the story: Have more patience than I do, read the manual. This taught me a precious lesson, when it is time to share my genes with the world an engage in procreation I will be more prepared. I will totally read What to Expect When You're Expecting so I don't mess that one up. Alberico is my practice child.
I think the metro was terrifying for him as evident by the floating poops. I hope he doesn't hold this picture against me one day when is older.

He also takes after his mother in that he is not a light traveler. Check out the luggage this guy comes with. Sheesh.
 Living the life. King of his domain!  Just so y'all know Alberico means King of the Elves, that's my boy.

In other news I made cookies. You may notice some of them have a bite or two missing, I'm blaming this one on Charles Darwin and not at all on my love of cookie dough. Only the strong survive.
What I'm working today

90 comments:

  1. Great post! Sounds like you had quite an adventure getting home home :)

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  2. lovely blog :) xx

    http://stylefashionvintagebaby.blogspot.com/

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  3. I have the same type of fish as my work pet! ahha I love the 30 day guarantee! That's hilarious.

    xo L.

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  4. I love it! I was actually thinking about getting a fish in the near future. I'm going to have to get creative to come up with a name as awesome as Alberico.

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  5. He's stunning and has the coolest name! Aww love the fish face as well!

    p.s. I'm still trying to figure out if Fit Flops actually work in toning your legs! But they are ridiculously comfortable!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  6. Haha really cute post! I had a beta too, JimmyPaigeLedZeppelin, aka Fishy. Poor fishy caught one of his fins under a rock and died of starvation. Tragic.

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  7. Adorable fish. I have quite many types of fish in my house. :)

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  8. AWW! When I first went to college, I bought a fish to keep me comfortable :) The lovely Falafel was the best fish evvaa :)
    -Ellie

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  9. I love the name and the surname: Alberico is such a great name!! =D
    Sara C.

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  10. Beautiful fish <3

    XX
    http://www.thelatestfashionissue.com/

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  11. aww I love the vest : )

    cool blog <3 check out mine!

    xoxo
    Mariana

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  12. Lovely purple dress!
    Aww a fish as pet :DD

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  13. i used to have one of these! he ate my angel fish though :(
    http://natallino.blogspot.com/

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  14. ghaha, that's one cool name for a fish! We hve fish in our backyard! x

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  15. So cute....I love animals!


    hugs and kisses by Mani.

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  16. you are hilarious haha...congrats on the new addition ;)

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  17. Your comments always make me smile! Thanks so much for every single one, hun! :)
    How insanely cool is that fish?? I always wanted an aquarium, too! :)
    xx

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  18. I love the name you picked! & It never fails that when you want to hide something, a kid points it out to everyone. Gotta love em.

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  19. The petco photos are super cute. :) x

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  20. I love love love your outfit :) Great colour <3 xx

    http://memoiresdecouture.blogspot.com/

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  21. Oh, and those cookies look delicious. I crave for them now. :S

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  22. ADORABLE! (:
    I'm sure you're going to be a great fishie-mom!

    http://allaboutalynne.blogspot.com

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  23. My husband bought our daughter a goldfish for her third birthday. Mr. Fishy (we've got mad fish naming skillz) sadly passed away 2 weeks later. Instead of explaining the circle of life to her we just told her that Mr. Fishy went back to hang out with his friends at the pet store. :)

    Jenn

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  24. Aw I used to have a beta too! And I love pet stores :)

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  25. Beware Petco: Make sure they actually know what fish they are selling you. Once we bought a "miniature blue shrimp", it turned out that it was some kind of lobster and ate all of my pretty angelfish! Kinda funny in retrospect tho.

    Happy fish owning!

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  26. Ah nice! I bought a new fish today for my sister =)

    ♥ Lots of love, Lisette ♥
    sweetlisette.blogspot.com

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  28. Aww Alberico Fettucini is so cute :) I love Petco!

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  29. aww, how cute! i remember my brother used to buy a fish but it would always die. so he'd buy another one. and trust me, this happened over and over and over again.

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    :)
    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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  30. that's cool! i love your fish face :)
    kiss

    http://chicneverland.blogspot.com/

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  31. How cute! I love his name :) I wish I could have a fish....but my cat likes to fish :(

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  32. really cool name... and those cookies look delicious

    xx
    Rosa

    My Stylish Little Secret
    http://mystylishlittlesecret.blogspot.com

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  33. OMG ! thats so cute ! awsome name ♥
    thanks for your lovely comment btw :)

    wanna follow each other ?

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  34. I like pets with strange names. I used to really want to get a fish so that I could name it Waffle. Now I'd settle for any kind of animal named Waffle. ha! :)

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  35. i've never seen gossip girl but i'm sure that's a compliment, thank you!
    xxx
    alittlebitofroza.blogspot.com

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  36. Cute! I've been reading your blog and it's so nice, I'm following you now! Feel free to follow me back :)
    Hope your fish is fine in its new home and its feeling comfortable! hahaha

    xxx

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  37. He's one cool fish! I'd like a fish but my cats would probably eat it :\
    x

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  38. LOVING THIS POST!
    the first picture is so artistic, love the colors and the lights in there :)

    xxxx
    valennnn

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  39. What a lucky young man with a big bubbly tank all his own! So many of his brethren are forced to live in tiny little bowls with algae crusting the edges. Hehehe thanks for your comment on my blog btw!

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  40. lovely photos! i have new post in my blog, i hope you visis me on

    http://bybestyle.blogspot.com/

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  41. haha, so funny :) You're a good writer!
    You can follow me now, it's working, and thanks for you're comment, that was sweet of you :)

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  42. ah! this is too funny! good luck, good luck.

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  43. yeah i'm really looking forward to mine :-) and cute new pet? :-)

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  44. I love your fishy face. So cute....

    I am following you via bloglovin. ;)

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  45. You had me at the name itself. Hello AF!

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  46. i love the name of your fish. right now of course i'm taking care of my sister's twenty fish!!! this is a big responsibility! love the dress!!

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  47. Those cookies look gooood. Also, I had a beta fish growing up. It was a pleasant experience.

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  48. Your posts are always so much fun to read! :D

    Have a Good Day!

    David

    VirtuallyStunning.blogspot.com

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  49. I LOVE FISH!!!!! ha ha great post!
    Chari T (deep fried stilettos)

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  50. he's pretty cute! I love his name!

    http://breatheandhush.blogspot.com/

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  51. It is true! Goldfish are super hard to keep alive! I got 6 for christmas when I was 8. The next morning I had 1 left! his name was George!

    Thanks for commenting on my blog!
    xx
    Fashion Infactuation
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  52. funny post. I had one of those fighting fish for years. They are so easy to take care of. When you feed him listen really close and you can hear him chew.

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  53. i have a beta fish too! mine's blue.
    Yay! Thanks for dropping me a line !

    :) :) new post!
    www.fantailflo.com

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  54. AW BETA FISH! I used to have one, well our class did in elementary school. I love his snazzy name. :)

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  55. Great post! I used to have a goldfish named Michael Phelps haha. You have a wonderful blog!! Definitely stop by my food blog for delicious recipes and great photos...and maybe follow?

    www.letslivelavida.blogspot.com

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  56. Congrats! He's adorable. Love the name!

    GTBB,
    http://badjoan.blogspot.com

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  57. haha i like that they have a 30 day guarantee if you kill them... i have let 3 of mine die in my lifetime and it isnt pretty =( i though i was the only one. Love this post & your blog. Now following you on GFC & bloglovin xx

    http://hayleyhour.blogspot.com/

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  58. Great lavender dress!
    and your new friend looks quite happy.

    Chic on the Cheap

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  59. Aw you're too sweet! Fish are cool and very peaceful!

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  60. haha thats a great name!!!

    http://fashionindahat.blogspot.com/

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  61. Cool pics!
    Have a great weekend :)

    xoxo Robine @
    WWW.CHOUCHOU-ROBINE.COM

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  62. De nuevo me tienes por tu casa. Siempre un placer.

    Saludos y buen fin de semana.

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  63. cute fish! my fish died a couple of days ago :( i just woke up one morning and he was dead. R.I.P my fish, he never had an actual name, i just called him fish. anyway i really like this post!

    http://sarassweetstyle.blogspot.com/

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  64. Happened to stumble upon your blog and its lovely... nice name for a fish!
    Karen Xavier.

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  65. Cute fish!

    Fashion Cat
    www.firstlookbook.blogspot.com

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  66. Cute ^^

    http://fehmoda.blogspot.com/

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  67. What a great name for a fish – Alberico Fettucini! Love it! :) And yes you think they'd be easier to care for since they get given away at fairs!!

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  68. cute fish!



    kisses from La Mode En Rose = )

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  69. thank you very much for your comment!!
    Lovely pictures!! lots of fun!! :))
    XX
    paquita dinamita

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  70. I love him! He's beautiful :) loved reading this post,

    Rosie x

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  71. Beautiful pics! Nice blog dear :D
    Thanks for your comment!
    Have a nice day :)

    xx
    http://thefashionsky.blogspot.com

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  72. Welcome Alberico! Alberico Fettucini...is it the name of an Italian restaurant in D.C.? Being Italian, because the name sounds Italian, I'm just curious...

    http://notjustaprettydress.blogspot.com/

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  73. Very cute ^^
    I hope my sea monkeys will be as adorable... you know... for little sea-bug-things >.>

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  74. awhhhhhhhhh, such a cute post! you picked a great name for him :D

    Happy Friday!

    Xxx,
    Fashion Fractions

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  75. Cute dress + ah the Petco + I usually only get my cats toys from there + because every bed I've purchased they've destroyed + now I'm using couch cushions + with an old down comforter + seems to work just fine + but I still love going to my local Petco on adaption day + so many cuties there.

    Wyetha

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  76. What a cool fish, with such a sophisticated name! And I totally want one of your cookies!

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  77. my boyfriend is leaving for school across the state. I've considered getting a fish to fill the void. It's probably better if he doesn't see this.

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  78. LOL - Love it! Wishing you and Alberico much happiness. He's a very lucky beta.

    PS- great dress and fishy face. :)

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  79. OH NOO WONDER!!!! When I used to get gold fishes at fairs, OMGOD....they only lasted a week!
    I always wandered why they die off so fast....NOW I KNOW WHY! Thanks to you! :D
    I loove the colors of Alverico Fettucini!! Sooo pretty! ♥
    LOL!!! YOU'RE SOO FUUNNY! LOL @ "They left that part out on Teen Mom, I was unprepared for this step mentally and physically".
    Lol, sometimes, I don't read manuals, and think that I know how to do something.....orrr I just get too excited or I get impatient and figure things out. lol
    LOL @ "I think the metro was terrifying for him as evident by the floating poops", that made me laugh so much, lol :D
    I like your vest, and your so cute doing the fishy face. :)
    -Eliza

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