estacey
Monday, September 26, 2005
  i'm also a sucker for foreign languages
this nice, quiet, venezuelan guy at my job rents an office from us.  he used to work from home (he's working for a company in germany) but i think trying to design yachts with two little girls and a wife around is difficult.  anyway, we're doing this sailing thing and the more the merrier, so i mentioned it to him.  sounds like he'd like to go, if he ever has a saturday free. 
 
i don't have his email address so i printed out the email from squid with the info and brought it to his office.  i walked in and realized he was speaking german on the phone.  i leaned over to make a note on the paper so i wouldn't have to interrupt him and he said, "danke, stacey."  i smiled.  "i mean, thank you." 
 
i found that very cute.  :)
 
Comments:
sounds like you are interested......
 
sounds like someone can't think a girl can find something a guy does funny/cute without thinking she is "interested" ... !

the whole thing was that it was neat that he was thinking in german. and slipped out loud.

i like languages, not married men, silly.
 
that is cute!
the spanish teacher that we had for about 3 years is from Madrid but was also studying French. She used to occasionally slip in the wrong word here and there. And we work at the college together, so when we see each other it's this strange spanglish chat that confounds everyone, like a code. It's fun! Languages rawk.
 
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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!

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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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