Wednesday, April 11, 2007
  ack, i've been quiet
sorry - i've just been so damn busy! between movies and math and more math.. oy.

lucky for me, just under a month to go!

a few things.

1. nutella. for those of you who have not yet tried this hazelnut-chocolate combination, go do so. i somehow made it 29 years without having it, but then read a recipe for french toast (my favorite!) with nutella, so i took it as a sign and bought some. and, oh my god. yum.

2. gretchey. the dogs slay me. they really do. yesterday gretchey went swimming.. i figured that meant it was warm enough for the other dogs to go swimming, which is my lazy way of giving them a bath - throw 'em in the pool, let them swim out, cover them in shampoo, and throw them in again. so anyway, they know what's going on by the time they're wet and won't come to me for the shampooin'-up. gretchey especially, because she's very smart. she wouldn't let me get anywhere near her once she saw what was going down. however, if gretchey has an achille's heel, it's that she loves to lick. loooooooves to lick. so i got down on the ground and pet buddy.. ya know, at lickable level. i snuggled up to buddy and talked nice to him. she would approach, try to sneak in a lick, and jump back. and repeat. i usually don't let her lick (allergies and all), but i'd let her lick me. after a few lick-&-escapes, she came and happily licked my chin. "i won!" i said, and took her to get lathered up. :) anyway, it was just ridiculously funny that i know her well enough to know that the promise of getting to lick me would overpower the desire to stay stinky & dirty.

3. speech. i give my second out of three speeches for my class saturday. the cat people are finding someone to fill in for me tomorrow night so i can come home and spend the evening working. phew.

um, i think that's about it. :) for now. i want to go read, but instead should probably go watch at least some of psycho for class. grr. may i say, however, that this whole portable dvd player thing was an excellent investment? i really love it. last night, while doing math for like FIVE HOURS, i got to half watch a fish called wanda. it made it nearly tolerable. :)
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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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