Friday, October 21, 2005
  ahh, i'm such a nerd
too bad i don't like wisconsin.  why?
because i often dream of having a place in the country.  in wisconsin, we have places "in the country."  more, they're affordable.
now, why do i want to live in the country?
first, no landlord getting mad about the cats.
second, i could take the whole darn fluffy-tailed clan with me.  i don't want a dozen cats, but i do want the entire fluffy-tail clan and if that involves having a dozen cats, so be it.  not in a one-bedroom apartment, however.  darnit.
also, i would love to have a cow.
yes, a cow.
i hear they're really friendly.  if they're socialized to people as calves, they will run up to you - like a dog - to great you.  every once in a while, i do a petfinder search for cow to daydream.
look, i could adopt this 2,400-lb bruiser!
or, or..!
how cute!!
maybe i'm destined to live in central florida.  it's a thought.  :)
I am the perfect person to tell you how friendly cows are. Every year, my grandpa got calves and raised them, then eventually sold them. Part of the reason behind me not eating beef stems from being 12 and realising WHY HE SOLD THEM EVERY SPRING.

The best cow he ever had was Blackie, who knew the time of day when my school bus arrived, and who waited by the fence for me. He walked the length of the fence home with me. He fetched sticks. He loved to have his nose rubbed. But he would WAIT FOR ME every afternoon. I loved that fucking cow.
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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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