Monday, September 29, 2008

Make a list Monday (MaLM) - Fish Lottery

Make a List Monday -- Fish lottery

Did you ever read The Lottery? It's a short story about the cheery selection of a random towns person's doom. I read it in middle school just in time to form a rock-solid self worth!

Anyway, our fish are about to meet such a fate. We were told that our starter fish would die in the process of conditioning our tank. Except guess what, goldfish are the indestructible dwarf relatives of carp! So we have to "release" (I just reread The Giver) about 8 of the 12.

Just going by name, which would you choose to set free or keep?

1. Slip
2. Pedro
3. Sherbet
4. Sherbert
5. Gorbachev
6. Tiger
7. Dreamsicle
8. She-who-shall-not-be-named
9. Opal
10. Burn
11. I honestly can't remember the last two.
12. AHHHH I forgot maybe my favorite,
Rosita Chiquita Juanita Chihuahua

Which ones will live on?


Julie said...

I say keep Tiger and grace likes Opal and Dreamsicle. And Kate votes Pedro.

Laura said...

Wow! I almost hate to say. What if my answer dooms a poor fish to the deathly whirlpool.

Well, based solely on name (and nothing else since I haven't ever met the fish), I'd say keep Pedro and She-who-shall-not-be-named.

LuckyMatt said...

Honey, this short post is a cultural masterpiece. Good job!

Amy said...

I wouldn't presume to tell you who to kill, but I will say that I read the lottery in 9th grade and hated it. I also loved LOVED the Giver!