I may be one of the few that have Google Alert on the word “jellyfish.” Yes, I’ve been a faithful subscriber since 2011, collecting hundreds of posts on topics ranging from jellyfish stings to restaurants with jellyfish on the menu to the goings on of an ad agency called Jellyfish to a defunct band by the same name.
I wait for the daily email like People magazine, craving the list of cnidarian news it brings me from around the world. It’s timed to arrive at the end of the day, so as not not to be distracting but to give me that little jolt of gelatinous gossip just before the kids get home.
Today, it arrived as scheduled, and I’m shocked to find I hit the front page! I don’t know why it didn’t occur to me that the story I wrote on moon jelly life cycles would make the list, but here it is: my humble version of happiness.