Thursday, November 17, 2005
  ok, ok...
apparently i wasn't clear.
i have a library of songs on my computer here at work that i like to listen to.
unfortunately, although there are equal amounts of, say, jay-z songs to mamas & papas songs, i hear m&p every single day and jay-z maybe once a week.  meaning, the "random" feature isn't really random at all.
so are there are any programs to listen to .mp3s that are better than this windows media thing?
no need to get snarky.  :p
the cat guy, maury, came over last night to assess the situation.  we're catching them on sunday evening.  that means that they cannot be fed all day saturday nor sunday so they're good & hungry when we need to lure them into the traps.  it's going to be hard.  i'm going to have to hole myself up in my house so they don't come after me, crying.  heartbreaking!  but they'll be going to a great place.  it's sanctuary to nearly 600 cats.  can you imagine?!
oh, hey, on the radio this morning i heard that there was a survey conducted which said that 78% of people think women should be married by 28 or why bother.  so i have two months before i'm an old maid.  pressure!
thanks to all of you who have donated money to the cats.  something like $230 so far.  and those of you who have not?  go donate a little.. or trust me, i will be harassing you.  :)
usually, working with the kids all day lets me use up all my snarkiness, but sometimes we have these non-teaching wednesdays...
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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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