On a bit of a lighter note from yesterday….no pun intended…I just learned something new. Lobsters are solitary creatures – meaning, they like to live alone. I can relate on some level. Don’t get me wrong – I love living with my husband, of course, but I do really treasure my alone time. It’s quiet, it’s serene, it’s lovely. Anyway, lobster farmers have found that due to this solitary lifestyle, when “fishing” for lobsters, a really effective way to set up living arrangements for the creepy crawlers is to set up a condo system! “Units” are layed out and, apparently, things happen on a first-come, first-serve basis. The lobsters claw their way into their little condo to claim their own space and make their home.
The Marine Stewardship Councilis still working to evaluate the environmental effects of this system, as well as the psychological welfare results on the crustaceans. Interesting, I believe, for sure.
I have a very vivid and active imagination, by the way. Once I heard this information, my little mind really got to work. Lobster condos! Wow! Really, the visions that developed over the next few hours are beyond description other than to mention that I’m sure “outsiders” to my little world inside would consider them all quite hysterical. I did google images for this lobster living arrangement and was somewhat disappointed in the results. I thought for sure my visions would be slightly more realistic.
So boring, I know.
I will admit that my musings were a bit more fanciful and akin to Sebastian hanging out in a beautifully opalescent clamshell…
This we do know, however, thanks to Phoebe Buffay’s theory on the vascillating relationship of the infamous Ross and Rachel –
Lobsters Mate for Life.
Who is your lobster?