Sunday, March 18, 2007
  quick note fo' i got to bed

emu, originally uploaded by estacey.

ah, no time to write. i've had a busy weekend... though all at home. math (though not enough) and a speech test and homework and a quiz in the other class and two movies watched and two assignments for film class....

other than that, today we went on a nice long boat ride down to borders, where i got some chai tea and a book (female chauvinist pigs) (which is funny 'cause some chick with big fake tits flashed some other boat when the guys yelled to her - while i was reading the book! oh, ariel levy, you speak so true!). it was really effin' beautiful out this weekend.

on the food front, i've been doing very well! last week, as well as i can. weekend, i did pretty good - for a weekend! last night was pesto pasta w/ scrimps! mmmm! today i did break and had some ice cream, but eh - it's sunday.

i took sebastian for a jog yesterday. although it was only 75, the sun combined with the lack of hard sand to run in (therefore i had to run in the loose stuff) really knocked me out. i was miserable. i usually LOVE running on the beach. blech. i meant to go again tonight, but you know how that goes...

chris and i went to lowe's yesterday and got a lychee tree (thanks!!!!) and a mango tree and a shop vac and a shower organizer for me. these are all very awesome things. we planted the trees today and can look forward to fruit in a mere five years or so! :D i shop vac'd all the dead lizards out of the garage today, which was a blast (thanks, little orzo). shop vacs are good stuff.

i almost looked at an apt today, but am undecided as to whether i want a roommate again. well, of course i don't, but you can't always get what you want.... but i'm trying to decide what i should do. so i called to cancel.

as for my other problem, that being my extreme hatred of my car beast... which, btw, isn't so bad now except for the a/c. i filled my tires on um.. thursday night and the car handles so much better. it turns out the tires were really low! how did no one tell me this?? i always assumed they checked that stuff when they changed oil and stuff, but apparently not. so i shouldn't hate my car, but in light of the no a/c and quickly-approaching summer, i really do. i think i am going to try to resolve this one, quicklike, even if it means i gotta budget myself even more. (and i've been doing well lately!)

ok, off to seepy-seepy.

a good mechanic will check everything when you have an oil change, but quick oil change places and not-so-perfect mechanics may not. get a good look at your tires when they're properly inflated and you might be more able to recognize a low tire. if the handling is mushy (or i've discovered that if a rear-wheel drive char makes some odd noise while accelerating), tires are the first thing i'd check.
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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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