You know how it is when you get a new car? Before you purchase it, you never notice that car on the road, then afterwards, you see it everywhere.
That is how it is with me and octopus now. Actually, it is Barry that is still telling me octopus stories. This morning he informed me that Paul, the World Cup Psychic octopus died.
You may recall that he, Paul, not Barry, predicted the winners of all Germany's World Cup clashes, and then the final by selecting Spain over the Netherlands. Just before each game, the Octopus would choose one of two boxes, each loaded with a mussel food treat and marked on the outside with one of the teams. The aquarium may build a little shrine in his honor. Apparently, he already has his one iPhone app and clothing line.
Wow, I feel the need to accomplish something now. However, octopus are one of the most intellectual animals in the sea. So I guess I have to give Paul kudos for all he accomplished in his 2 1/2 years.
I also want to add that the octopus is the only thing concerning the World Cup that Barry cared about. He did not watch one minute of the event.