Thursday, January 25, 2007
  math test = not so bad

we'll see what i actually GET on it though.. (i'm always forgetting negative signs and stupid shit like that, so who knows.)

anyway, i got a snap of the parking garage roof last night! not bad, right? i did my hour-long running-stairs-dips-pushups routine there again last night.

the funny part was when i was crossing an intersection at street level and some lady in a truck who was stopped at a stop sign, with apparent intentions to turn onto the intersection where i was running.. well, she started to go. this would have involved me having to halt mid-street in order to not get HIT. obviously, this is not going to happen; i demand decency, dammit! so i paused and made a "see the crosswalk i'm in?" gesture, a la vanna white. she stopped again, halfway through her turn, made a mean face, and.. well, she didn't quite REV her engine at me, but more like.. stepped on the gas pedal, pissed off. because i didn't think it was right to either stop in the middle of the street to let someone who had a STOP SIGN go, and come within five feet of me... or get hit by a car. god, i have some nerve!

i found this quite ridiculous. manners! where have they gone?

anyway, one of people in my class had what was maybe an anxiety attack in class. couldn’t breathe, couldn’t see… my professor stood by heavy-sighing and impatiently waiting for security to come help her, like he didn’t have time for any of this. what an ass.

i got into bed at 10:30 last night, freshly showered and ready to watch seinfeld. sadly, i fell asleep halfway through the episode...

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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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