Now that I have familiarized myself with TONMO.com, I will share my first and only ceph experience. Homer, Alaska, 1992. I was two years old, and visiting the Pratt museum. As I approached the octopus exhibit, the opportunity to feed an octopus was presented to me, and what could I say? I could barely speak, so what COULD I say? Tongs holding a shrimp were given to me, and I held the prey just beneath the surface of the tank. The octopus was quick to react. It immediately grabbed the shrimp, but wrapped some of its arms around my hand, as well! I have only one memory of my life in Alaska. It is me exiting the museum, holding my mother's hand in my left, and a toy octopus in my right. That octopus was one of the catalysts that sparked my interest in cephalopods. I still have that souvenir octopus, too.