Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Petrified Squid


Despite our global financial woes, petrified squid is flying off the shelves


Petrified squid!

Really, that is exactly what these are. Wyoming was once covered by an immense inland sea - the ground is littered with cryptocrystalline quartz, a stone that holds every color of sunrise and sunset and is only found in deep marine environments. Native Americans found it a perfect rock for making arrowheads.

But I digress. These are petrified squid, from the time this land was sea. They range in size from less than an inch long and less than 1/4 inch wide, to over 3 inches long and over an inch wide. They range in color - some are transluscent amber, most are a deep amythyst, some with an opaque matrix of stone. Collected by moi...

Hat tip to Wagga!

13 comments:

NotAnOptimist said...

Murst! And a late murst at that. Where is everyone?

Akubi said...

Hi Notanoptimist,
I don't know, but I found the petrified squid rather interesting. Do you think it would make a good wedding present?

Akubi said...

Why are all of the petrified squid cut in half anyway?

Akubi said...

Bizarre political moment of the day with WALNUTS.

Akubi said...

Blogger has been eating my f-ing linkies.
Here's the actual address:
http://www.vetvoice.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=2011

Ogg the Caveman said...

Well, I was at my looser W-2 job doing looser things with looser software for a looser client.

Akubi said...

Well, I ended up ordering some petrified squid for my best friend's wedding. It should add a certain drama to a vase or dish or other standard BS one is supposed to give.

Edgar Alpo said...

Booyah! Squid, it's what's for dinner. Mmm!! Crunchy.

Akubi said...

Wow, even Mother's Cookies went bankrupt. No more Circus Animal cookies.

NotAnOptimist said...

Hello Akubi,
I think the petrified squid would make an excellent wedding present, especially since it's cut in half. Perhaps it symbolizes that separateness is petrifying.

No more Circus Animal cookies? But however shall I entertain myself at the zoo, now that I can no longer match up crackers to animals?

edgar said...

no more animal cookies? waa!!

Lab Dog™ said...

Everything is petrifying these days!
I remember pasting Circus Animal cookies on cards for Valentine's Day as a kid.
I couldn't give a rat's ass about the banks this country wasted far too much money bailing out.
What about the Circus Animal cookies we grew up with? They're killing our spirit.

Akubi said...

@NotanOptimist,
I agree. This weekend I'll look for the proper vase to add to the symbolism.