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Sea Monkey Diary

Matt Kirkpatrick

Tuesday, January 22, 2002 | Sea Monkeys — Day 1
I've added 12 oz. of water and the contents of packet #1, placed the Sea Monkey "Ocean Zoo" on the filing cabinet, and am patiently waiting the 24-30 hours before adding the contents of Packet #2 ("Sea Monkey Instant Live Eggs").

Wednesday, January 23, 2002 | Sea Monkeys — Day 2
I've added the contents of Packet #2, which contains live Sea Monkeys held in suspended animation. I think I've observed some Sea Monkeys in the water, but it's hard to say. The instructions say that they will be much larger tomorrow.

Thursday, January 24, 2002 | Sea Monkeys — Day 3
My co-workers chipped in for patented Sea Monkey Baseball and a packet of Mating Powder.

Friday, January 25, 2002 | Sea Monkeys — Day 4
After a meeting, my boss came back to my office and, thinking that the Sea Monkeys' Ocean Zoo was a snow globe, picked it up, turned it over, and shook it. This caused the lid to fall off, spilling the Monkey hatchlings all over the floor, filing cabinet, and wall.

Monday, January 28, 2002 | Sea Monkeys — Day 7
My co-workers avoid walking on the spot where the Sea Monkey Hatchlings rest. I considered how I might extract the Monkeys from the carpet fibers.

Tuesday, January 29, 2002 | Sea Monkeys — Day 8
I observed survivors in the teaspoon of water at the bottom of the zoo. I put them in the window, thinking that the light will help them. There are not enough Monkeys for a Sea Monkey Baseball Game.

Wednesday January 30, 2002 | Sea Monkey — Day 10
Today I could only find one Monkey, but he has grown. I added a spoonful of the contents of Packet #3 — "Sea Monkey Growth Food" — to the Ocean Zoo.

Thursday, January 31, 2002 | Sea Monkey — Day 11
The water was cloudy and foul smelling this morning, so I rinsed the Zoo and filled it with tap water. Whenever somebody walks by my office, I pretend to examine it.