Pass the Puffer Fish - Hermit Werds - purple and grey plaid nail art with puffer fish decals on top
Pass the Puffer Fish

Pass the Puffer Fish

Today I’m back with another fabric and sea creature design. There are so many stamping plates combining fabric patterns and flowers. I am unsure why fish haven’t caught on yet. #AZNailArtChallenge has continued to enable me in this mission by picking ‘P’ is for Plaid and I happily dug out some alliteration and came up with puffer fish (which kinda sucks because I prefer calling them “blowfish”).

Pass the Puffer Fish - Hermit Werds - purple and grey plaid nail art with puffer fish decals on top
Pass the Puffer Fish

Bee’s Knees Lacquer’s “Which Witch Trial?” is a gorgeous charcoal gray with orange to gold multichrome shimmer and gorgeous ruby red flakies in it that just adds an extra bit of coolness. Somehow, I think those puffer fish need all the extra help in the cool department that they can get…

Pass the Puffer Fish - Hermit Werds - purple and grey plaid nail art with puffer fish decals on top
Pass the Puffer Fish

If you know much about sushi, you may have heard that puffer fish (aka blow fish aka fugu) is a delicacy that can get you killed if the chef preparing it didn’t remove all the tetrodotoxin-rich organs. Tetrodotoxin is one of the most powerful neurotoxins in the world. That little bit left on your improperly prepared sushi may be enough to kill 30 people. Pass.

Yet puffer fish are supposed to be one of the tastiest fishes around. The slight residue of neurotoxin slightly numbs the lips and mouth and some people even claim it leaves them in a mild state of euphoria. This, interpreted Hollywood style, makes fugu a great little plot twist. I’ve seen it used in The Boss with Melissa McCarthy and in a series called This Is Not What I Expected, which is currently on Netflix. For some reason, eating the fugu always ends up being problematic. LOL Anyway, I’m sure it’s in more shows, but I can’t watch all the things.

So why did I title this blog post “Pass the Puffer Fish”?

Because dolphins have one-upped humans on the uses and delights of puffer fish. They use them to get high, even passing them around. Afterwards, the puffer fish gets to swim away.

I feel like Sea World is missing out on opportunities, here. Forget petting. Who wouldn’t pay to watch a dolphin get high?

It also feels like it’s an occasion for a t-shirt that says “Dolphins get high, why can’t I?”

One last look at my favorite puffer fish decal:

Pass the Puffer Fish - Hermit Werds - purple and grey plaid nail art with puffer fish decals on top
Pass the Puffer Fish

 

And before you go, check out all the other beautiful ‘P’ is for Plaid manis using the group tag.

#AZNailArtChallenge - 'P' is for Plaid collage
#AZNailArtChallenge – ‘P’ is for Plaid collage

Edit: Woops! I meant to bring in #NailCraziesUnite since I talked about how people eat fugu and their current prompt is food/drink.


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