Friday, January 20, 2006
  Four Things Meme
I don't usually do this, but just for Katie I will.. :)

Four jobs you've had in your life:
1. Hostess at Country Kitchen when I was 16.

2. Customer Service Rep for The Company Store. The only good thing about that job is that I had kickass bedding for cheap and got to spend my free time lusting after Erik Forde.
3. Bored ticket taker at a theatre.
4. Legal secretary at two different law firms, where I drank Tab and filed my nails. I can't wait to get out of the "administrative" field.

Four movies you could watch over and over:
1. A Fish Called Wanda

2. Fargo
3. The Big Lebowski

4. Better Off Dead

Four places you've lived:
1. Viroqua, Wisconsin
2. Mexico City, if three months counts
3. Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, unofficially for a while. By's parents didn't know I was there. That was FUN. :D
4. La Crosse, Wisconsin

Four TV shows you love to watch:
1. Law & Order. Shame if you don't know that.
2. The Daily Show
3. Seinfeld, because for me it's comfort TV
4. Uh.. I like that Mythbusters show, I guess. (I'm drawing a blank past #2.)

Four places you've been on vacation:
1. Huatulco, Mexico.. man, if I could go back, I'd so it so differently
2. Toronto, Canada
3. New York
4. Los Angeles (this is all sad)

Four blogs you visit daily:
1. Dooce
2. Pink is the New Blog

Four of your favorite foods:
1. Enchiladas with platanos
2. Those portobello & cheese tortellini things at Olive Garden
3. Any Thai food involving tofu
4. Kashi GoLean waffles with strawberry jam.. seriously, I could eat the box.

Four places you'd rather be:
1. Well, I'm at work right now, so "anywhere" applies.
2. Underwater
3. The Seychelles
4. Bahia Honda

Four cds you can't live without:
1. Uh, I don't listen to CDs much anymore, so can we say artists instead? The Beatles
2. Billy Joel
3. Juan Luis Guerra
4. M.I.A.

Four vehicles you've owned:
1. My Pontiac POS. Erh, 6000.
2. Beloved VW Golf. I put a bumper sticker on it that read "My Other Car is a Pontiac 6000"
3. VW Fox.
4. My current Civ. Which is in the shop right now, having its muffler welded. :)

I tag Shannon, Dawny, Harriet, and Meg.

Yay!!! It was a fun one to do, no? Now, about your My Space....
Couldn't you have listed L&O, L&O-CI, L&O-SVU and then The Daily Show as your favorite shows?

You could even go with "L&O on NBC", "L&O on cable", "L&O on DVD", etc... ;-)
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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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