first, the hamsters. One hamster, actually. This one:
This is Goebbels, my new hamster. Truth is I've had him for a while, but he's camera shy and it's taken me ages to get a decent picture of him. For one thing, he's never fucking awake when I am. If I go to bed at 10 he gets up at 12. If I stay awake til 12 he sleeps until 2. Weeks have gone by where I haven't seen him once.
On the rare occasion he is awake and about, he's a fast little bastard. He doesn't sit still long enough to get a clear photo. In this case I bribed him with a yogurt treat which, by some miracle, he decided to eat immediately instead of stashing in a cheek and running off somewhere.
So why the name? He's named after this guy, another bastard:
Joseph Goebbels, head of propaganda for Hitler. Yes, I named my hamster after a Nazi. Why? Because
a. He's evil. He bites all the time. I have to wear heavy leather gardening gloves to handle him.
b. He's blonde/aryan. He's even got red eyes -- super evil!
Can you think of a better name for an evil, aryan hamster? I couldn't.
Next: Hair. I got mine cut today. Now I look like Ro Laren, but with less hotness. Also less angst. So I guess that cancels out.