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Have you ever heard of coconut crabs?  The first time I saw/heard of one, I thought it was a joke.  Because…srsly?

Coconut crab. . .

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Look at that!  The thing is about the same size as the trash can!  And no, as far as I can tell, it’s not a tiny trash can.

So anyway, coconut crabs are a species of hermit crabs are are the largest of the terrestrial arthropods.  They grow up to about 16 in with a leg span of about 3 ft.  Three feet!  That’s about the same length as Yaris!  It’s a Yaris-sized crab!  (Ok, I know it’s only the leg span but still.)

They aren’t as heavy as Yaris though.  Yaris is now at a svelte 55ish lbs.  A coconut crab with the dimensions described above would probably be about 9 lbs.  Can you imagine a 9 lb crab on your plate for dinner?  It wouldn’t even be a plate.  It would have to be a platter.  A platter holding a single crab.  And you have to eat it all.  Gosh, why are you such a piggy?

But anyway, you probably won’t find any here (by which I mean the continental US).  Coconut crabs are found on coasts in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, but not all the way out to the continental States.  It’s sad that they also don’t exist in wherever my Animal Crossing town is.  Actually, coconut crabs only made it into one game, I think.  I guess I won’t get to see one of these things up close any time soon.

So…you may have noticed that my recent posts have overwhelmingly been filler posts.  While the stuff I put up as fillers really do amuse me, they mostly do not put forth the appropriate amount of ridiculous that I believe should be in my posts.  And because of Things (yes, capital T on this one), it looks like I won’t have much time for proper, ridiculous posts.  At least, not three days a week.

So…I’ve decided that at least for the rest of summer, posts will be cut down to once a week.  I had thought just putting this blog on hiatus for a month or so, but writing posts does give me something to do in the hotel when I can’t sleep.  I also have all these drafts that I’d like to post and not just sit on.  I’m not sure if any of them are actually time sensitive.  Hmm…

Anyway, so there you have it.  Posts will now be Mondays only at noon.  There may be the random extra post during the week that goes up Wednesday or Friday, but regular posts will only be on Mondays.  You heard it here first.  This probably doesn’t affect you much at all, but I thought I would formalize it with an announcement.  In the form of a filler.

Oh, and I guess to make this filler post more entertaining, I’ll just let you know that I cooked dinner for Yaris tonight (at time of writing).  She had a braised chicken thigh and some steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and orange and yellow carrots mixed in with her dry kibble.  I had…cereal.  Not even with milk because we’re out.  I had cereal and soy milk.  It kind of reminds me of the time when I used my lunch break to go to Costco and I ended up walking out with 60lbs of dog food (this was when Choco was still eating like 6x her weight in food and Yaris was on her puppy diet) and then as an afterthought, I picked up a sandwich for myself.  Tada!  A blurb of a story along with your announcement!