Wednesday, February 14, 2007
  and now it's almost over...

Some fine suggestions., originally uploaded by Rebecca June.

what a day!

i zonked out last night, in the midst of studying and covered in books. i woke up at about 2 a.m. to shut lights off, wash face, etc. and set my alarm for really early so i could get up and study more. ha ha ha. it's cute how i always have such good intentions, right?

but the test turned out to be a breeze. i won't get over a 90 on it, because there was a type of problem he seemed to pull out of his ass; i studied every damn paragraph of the chapters we were being tested on and i didn't see one type of question like that!

it was, like, 5x^2 -12x^7 + 2x^4 + 6x^ 3 / 4x^2. I didn't even know how to BEGIN that. So I kinda made up a way to solve it and hoped the teacher would give me credit for creativity. :) But anyway, I was pretty astonished - I went to class worried I would fail the test because I understood everything but couldn't seem to remember what equations went with what.. and, oh, come to think of it, I don't know if I got the f(x) stuff right, either, which would take me down to an 80. But I am not aiming for the stars in this class - I JUST WANT TO GET THROUGH IT. So anyway, I learned 5x more than I needed to for this test! In, uh, one night!

after class, i stopped at whole foods to get macaroni & cheese and some chocolate-covered strawberries. how's that for a valentine's dinner? it was 8:30 by the time i got here, and i was ready to collapse.

now it's 11:30. chris is asleep. i was falling asleep but then oreo started crying from outside so i figured i'd come sit with her on the couch; she's asleep at my side right now. she's an easy-to-please girl.

alright. time to snuggle up on the couch to give oreo her quality time before i go back to bed.

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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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