First True Post

Howdy Folks! This is my first true post. There will be many more to come Universe willing. A little background is due here. I was born Robert O Bauspies Jr to Mr Robert O Bauspies and my dear Mother Janice in February 1960. I have two sisters, Laurie and Melissa, A lovely daughter Tanya, and an even lovelier granddaughter Cali.  I am a Radiologic Technologist, an avid golfer, and have many hobbies including abstract art, biking both pedal and motor, surfing (when conditions are perfect for an old guy), aquarist, and tortoise keeper. My fish of which I have 3 are named "Fishy". The star of my pet show though is my Geocheloni Pardalis, or more simply, Leopard Tortoise. His name is Pardalis, (which means Leopard in Latin) or "Pard" for short. Soon Pardalis will have his own blog site and that's when the fun really begins. Check back for his blog debut in the very near future! Many kudos to my buddy Sean Millis at Circle Dog Media ( for his patience and guidance in getting me off the blog ground! Till next post, be well. -b
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21 Responses to First True Post

  1. Deva Mercado says:

    Ya Bob!!

  2. stephen says:

    All three are named ‘Fishey’? So very clever of you!!
    the pav

    • rbauspies says:

      Sometimes it is better just to kiss!

      • rbauspies says:

        Fishy #1

        The Jack Dempsey (Rocio octofasciata (Regan, 1903), formerly Nandopsis octofasciatum and Cichlasoma octofasciatum) is a cichlid fish that is widely distributed across North and Central America (from Mexico south to Honduras. Its common name refers to its aggressive nature and strong facial features, likened to that of the famous 1920s boxer Jack Dempsey
        Kingdom: Animalia
        Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Actinopterygii
        Order: Perciformes
        Family: Cichlidae
        Subfamily: Cichlasomatinae
        Genus: Rocio
        Species: R. octofasciata

        Maybe I should call him “Jack”!

        Fishy #2

        Tropheus duboisi is a species of fish in the Cichlidae family. It is found in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, and Zambia. Its natural habitat is freshwater lakes.
        Kingdom: Animalia
        Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Actinopterygii
        Order: Perciformes
        Family: Cichlidae
        Subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
        Tribe: Tropheini
        Genus: Tropheus
        Scientific Name: Tropheus duboisi (Karilani)
        Pronunciation: tr-f-s d-bois-
        Common Name(s): Narrow White Band
        Habitat: Shallow Precipitous Rocky Habitat
        Diet: Herbivore
        Gender Differences: Monomorphic
        Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder
        Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
        Conspecific Temperament: Aggressive
        Maximum Size: 5″
        Temperature: 77 – 79°F
        pH: 8.6
        Water Hardness: Very Hard

        Maybe I should call him “Tropheus”!
        Fishy #3

        Rhinecanthus rectangulus
        The reef, rectangular, or wedge-tail triggerfish, also known by its Hawaiian name, humu­humu­nuku­nuku­āpuaʻa, also spelled Humuhumunukunukuapua’a or just humuhumu for short; meaning “triggerfish with a snout like a pig, is one of several species of triggerfish. Classified as Rhinecanthus rectangulus, it is endemic to the salt water coasts of various central and south Pacific Ocean islands. It is often asserted that the Hawaiian name is one of the longest words in the Hawaiian Language and that “the name is longer than the fish.”
        Kingdom: Animalia
        Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Actinopterygii
        Order: Tetraodontiformes
        Family: Balistidae
        Genus: Rhinecanthus
        Species: R. rectangulus

        The reef triggerfish was originally designated the official fish of Hawaii in 1985 but due to an expiration of a Hawaiian state law after five years, it ceased to be the state fish of in 1990. On April 17, 2006, bill HB1982 was presented to the Governor of Hawaiʻi which permanently reinstated the reef triggerfish (humuhumunukunukuapuaʻa) as the state fish of Hawaiʻi. The bill passed into law on May 2, 2006 and was effective upon its approval.

        The 1933 popular song “My Little Grass Shack in Kealakekua, Hawaii” included the Hawaiian name in its refrain, and a song of this title was included in the film High School Musical 2.

        The fish’s name was also included in a scene from the movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall, although pronounced slightly wrong by the actor.

        Humuhumunukunukuapuaʻa means “triggerfish with a pig-like short snout”. It is not, as often claimed, the longest fish name in Hawaiian; that distinction belongs to lauwiliwilinukunukuʻoiʻoi (“long-snouted fish shaped like a wiliwili leaf”), the butterflyfish Forcipiger longirostris.

        Maybe I should name him/her “Humuhumu/Humahumu”!

        Hence the aforementioned statement “Sometimes it is better just to kiss!
        (Keep It Simple Silly!) -b

  3. Mom says:

    First true post? Were the previous ones lies?
    So I think the names for the first 2 fish, Jack & Tropheus (or Trophy, or later, much later atrophy) are great, but I think Hummie (or Hummer) for the triggerfish.
    Are you going to post pics? (or maybe I should read the side comments to see if you already did)
    Just like the Hawaiians to miss a deadline. Paperwork, ptooy. They on Hawaiian time, mon.

  4. Buzzy says:

    What a neat blog. Well it will be interesting to see where you go from here. Also not sure what is behind the mom thing. You need to let the whole family know what you are doing. The B’s in Florida

  5. rbauspies says:

    Thank you so much for checking it out! I will try to keep it interesting for you, so keep coming back for more! -b

  6. rbauspies says:

    Hi Lucila! I am glad you enjoyed it! This is totally new to me and very FUN! I am honored that you will be subscribing and hope you enjoy the show! Thanks again. -b

  7. rbauspies says:

    Howdy facebook poker chips! I think I fixed the problem, give it a try!

  8. rbauspies says:

    Hi Shavon! I love lurkers! I was one myself in the avatar world of “Second Life”. Thanks so much for your praise! I am glad you like my site and efforts. Of course I will try to keep it interesting and informative. Keep coming back as I am just getting warmed up….-b

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    • rbauspies says:

      Thanks for the kudos Dugg! As for the theme, I have my good friend Sean @ Circle Dog Media whom assisted me in the back-end construction and hosting tasks. The photo for my header is one I had taken on a hike in New Zealand. I really appreciate your praise of my writing, it inspires me to be more prolific! On to gather images for my next post!

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  13. Shirleen Schor says:

    Good website! I really love how it is simple on my eyes and the data are well written. I’m wondering how I might be notified when a new post has been made. I have subscribed to your RSS feed which must do the trick! Have a nice day! “A rut is a grave with the ends knocked out.” by Laurence J. Peter.

    • rbauspies says:

      Thanks Shirleen! I am glad you enjoy it! Unfortunately I cannot add any more widgets to this site, namely the subscription widget, so RSS is the only way to go at this time. I may change the theme though, after which you should be able to subscribe. Cheers! Rob

  14. Jerrold Hohman says:

    Blasphemy! Hehe Simply just kidding. I have ever read related items on some other websites. I’ll try to take your word for this. Be solid! the buddy.

  15. Jacinta Michelman says:

    Would you employ some more common updates, however i’m certain you’ve got far more or much better things to do , : ). Could you proceed with the good develop the blog. I kinda enjoy it! Could use a lot more regular improvements, however im rather positive you still have other activities things to attend to just like we all do.

  16. Carmela from Switzerland says:

    Rem. 1983 Florida St. Petersburg Eckerd College

    • rbauspies says:

      Of course I remember!! How could I forget the such a wonderful person and time!? Did you see my grand daughter Cali? She looks a bit like you! Lol

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