Thursday, October 12, 2006
  so weird.

surprise!, originally uploaded by estacey.

tonight, i did the petsmart thing. that's a good 20 minutes from here, way out west. further west than i think i'd been before.

then i came home, by way of the whole foods market as i wanted to check my email before i came home as i didn't think my home connection was working yet (obviously it is). it was the one place i could think of that had wireless that was more or less on the way.

chris was working late, in his plantation office. he was supposed to work until 11.

i was resuming my drive home when i called him at 10:30.

i decided to take a roundabout way home so i could get to the stray cats without having to wait for stoplights and do u-turns and all that.

as we're talking, all of a sudden my phone rings. it's chris! apparently he lost me for a minute. as i re-answered my phone, i was making a right turn and ended up hitting the curb.

i looked back at the traffic stopped behind me and thought, "my god, those people probably think i'm drunk."

then chris, on the phone, says, "wait, where are you? was that you?"

it turns out he was directly behind me. which meant, after i took a minute to re-group after running over the curb, i was directly behind him.

i got this picture, and then we stopped off for a brief, unexpected visit. :)

it was really weird.. considering i had taken two detours on the way home and he got done "early" (after a 15-hour day).. the fact we wound up directly next to one another on the same road, unplanned, was pretty surprising!

how cool is that?!
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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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