SOMETHING FISHY: Presenting the Lavarium, a guaranteed ice-breaker with new friends and roommates. Simply plop little Goldie or Gill inside this cheeky aquarium and await commentary on the under water bubbling action and seven psychedelic LED color choices. Sure beats flipping through scrap books, right? Even better, the tank is shatter-proof, just in case any of your new buds decide the next party’s at your place. GET IT: Lavarium Specialty Aquarium, $39.99. Available online from Bed Bath & Beyond.
Just add fish.
By Lisa Petty