Wednesday, November 23, 2005
  florida right now

brrrr. it's 65 out now. no, 65 isn't bad in and of itself, but unfortunately in florida, many apartments don't have heat. (you know, because heat would only be appealing one week of the year or so.) so last night was interesting.. i fell asleep on the couch and woke up with mini on my lap, fluffy curled up next to me, and kitten sleeping on the end of the couch. i always feel so popular when the cats are cold. :)

for some reason, i think my allergies are worse when it's cold. i ended up not being able to breathe last night and had to sleep sitting up, after 10 or so desperate primatine shots. i think that's really bad for you, but in the middle of the night when you can't breathe, you don't really reason that out.

today is wednesday but it's like friday and that makes me quite happy. i really don't have any plans for the coming weekend, aside from saturday sailing. i am guessing some bike rides to take advantage of this beautiful, crisp weather - outside, with the sun shining, you couldn't ask for anything better. well, maybe five degrees. ;)

i had tentatively decided on a dive for tonight.. i am mannying out on it, on account of the weather. ugh - can you imagine being WET outside when it's in the 50s? ugh ugh ugh ugh.

hmmm.. only 5 hours to go...

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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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