Martinez, our Venus Flytrap

On Sunday, Melissa and I bought a Venus Flytrap, be it a buyers impulse or simply just a childhood dream come true. Truth be told, I never actually thought I would get one, not because they were unattainable, more so the fact that they scared me…at least as a child they did. Martinez is a very quiet little guy, he’s small, though the pics will surely show that he’s bigger.

We named him Martinez because we’ve been dying to name something Phil Martinez (he stole my secret) which is kind of like an inside joke from some song. We almost bought a bird and named it Phil Martinez (Martinez being its second first name, kind of like Peanut Chew, Chew is his second first name, not his middle name). In fact, in St. Lucia, the cat that we called Marmaduke was actually named: Phil “Marmaduke” Martinez. We’ll probably attach that name to another creature somewhere down the line.

Anyway, meet Martinez, our Venus Flytrap:

And as you can see, some of them are shut…well that’s because Melissa put her finger in some of them and as proof that they do close they shut. They don’t snap like they do in cartoons or anything like Audrey 2 in Little Shop of Horrors. But it is weird seeing something like that close up so fast.

They took two days to open and they were open today. I don’t know too much about Venus Flytraps but when I learn I’ll post on the blog.


PS And no, Peanut has not met Martinez yet, we’re afraid that his whiskers could trigger the plant to close.

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Marcos Cosme has had a love for writing and film since he was little. By combing those two passions, he started studying film early on in Middle School and High School writing screenplays and working in his High School television production studio. When it came time for college he decided to pursue a bachelors in Electronic Film making from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Marcos continues to be an avid watcher of movies and scripted television series, although he does, on occasion, watch some reality shows. He has watched hundreds of movies during the course of his life and has worked in various roles on small independent film projects, including writing, producing and directing. In his spare time Marcos loves to write screenplays, read books, contribute articles, blogs and reviews on various topics including (but obviously not limited to) movies, television, books, and wrestling; just to name a few. He is a Rabbit aficionado (he has a dwarf rabbit named Peanut-who is the logo of Cos' Blog) and is a Golden Retriever connoisseur (he has two Goldens named Cassie and Chloe). He also love to spend time with his wife and as of July of 2015 they welcomed their first child, Miles, who can occasionally be seen on the blog.

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