Tuesday, June 20, 2006
  The Morning News - Mine & Theirs - Black & White & Read All Over

Angelina Jolie turning into cat lady but with babies instead of cats.

Now, like the rest of the planet, I love me some Angelina, even despite the article in Rolling Stone when she admitted to having her pet snake put to sleep because she didn't, um, have time for it? Also, her tattoos are awfully pretentious ("What nourishes us also consumes us" - in Latin) and the whole public affinity for knives was pretty annoying.

Anyway, what kinda of quote is this? "We don't know which -- which country. But we're looking at different countries. And we're -- I'm just -- it's gonna be the balance of what would be best for Mad and for Z right now. It's, you know, another boy, another girl, which country, which race would fit best with the kids."

If race, ethnicity, and nationalities shouldn't matter, why are they taking any of those into account when "choosing" their next child? Seems odd. It sounds as if they're building a collection.

Teddy bear USB drive great for geeks, terrifying for children.

The Morning News cracks me up every day. :)

Last night was my first Pilates class. It was great! The instructor was this awesome older lady - strong, funny.. and she didn't make me do partner stretches with a funny-smelling guy. I love doing all these types of workouts.. Just when I think I'm doing pretty well at boot camp, then I do something like last night and realize that I have all these body parts that still really need attention. Before I had done some cardio and afterwards I did a few minutes of weight lifting, so I had a really good workout in all.

The bloodmobile was parked outside the gym, so at 9 p.m., I turned my head away and offered up my arm. Blech, I hate giving blood. Then I met Balu for grocery shopping. A pretty productive night, if you ask me!
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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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