Friday, April 29, 2005
  i love my little apartment :)
i spent a couple of days there this week and, i must say, i really dig the living-alone thing. no offense to ed or the cats, of course.

i haven't brought my kitten over for a slumber party yet, so for now it's just me and the tortoise.

most of my activities when i'm at the apartment involve:

- watering my plants... and these are just the kitchen plants. i also have a peace lily, a gardenia, gerber daisies, a near-dead aloe, begonias, dahlias, and three catnip plants of varied scary sizes. catnip is about the cutest plant there is, i think.

- trying to find something decent to watch on my no-cable-havin' tv. i get, like, four channels. i feel like i'm in frickin' england. but, hey, thank god for friends. :)

usually i am then left with my book. currently reading:
nickel and dimed - just got this last night.
the empty ocean - i hate people. fucking awesome book, though.
fire in the turtle house - sadness! but i'm almost done
among whales - i really like this book, but it's a loaner from a friend and i don't want to scuff it up, so i'm limited to house reading this. no boat reading or in-line-at-the-bank reading.

meanwhile, the tortoise is typically crawling around someplace by my feet.

here she's on the plate where i feed her. the plate has a HUGE incline that she spent whole minutes trying to walk up. slip, slip, slip.

so i took pity on her and liberated her from the melamine jail...

only for her to get outsmarted by table legs. she did this for, like, three minutes - walk, walk, walk - while i giggled and took pictures. then i turned her around and she walked under my blanket instead.

what a nice, quiet life. :)
Looking for new apartments I saw a post similar to your at this craiglist orlando site. Its wild how they are about the same thing!

have a great day!!
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I'm Stacey. I'm a 31(!)-year-old Wisconsin girl living in sunny South Florida. The highlights in my life are my lovely boyfriend, my aloof cats, my adorable/adoring stepdogs, my two lumbering tortoises, select family members, being outside, being underwater, taking pictures, yadda yadda. Stay tuned for lots of babbling!

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States


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Making a difference

A small boy lived by the ocean. He loved the creatures of the sea, especially the starfish, and he spent much of his time exploring the seashore.

One day the boy learned there would be a minus tide that would leave the starfish stranded on the sand.

When the tide went out, he went down to the beach, began picking up the stranded starfish, and tossing them back into the ocean.

An elderly man who lived next door came down to the beach to see what the boy was doing. Seeing the man's quizzical expression, the boy paused as he approached. "I'm saving the starfish!" the boy proudly declared.

When the neighbor saw all of the stranded starfish he shook his head and said: "I'm sorry to disappoint you, young man, but if you look down the beach, there are stranded starfish as far as the eye can see. And if you look up the beach the other way, it's the same. One little boy like you isn't going to make much of a difference."

The boy thought about this for a moment. Then he reached his small hand down to the sand, picked up another starfish, tossed it out into the ocean, and said: "Well, I sure made a difference for that one!"

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